Sunday, 17 July 2016

Take 5 - Rainbow Butterflies

Sylvia here with another Take 5 rainbow colours post from me today.  I have been inspired recently by the beautiful colourful creations I have seen around using masses of different sized butterflies to make a swathe of colour.  This is my take on this theme using two Oak House Studio butterflies and a small die cut butterfly with pure colour chemistry inks and pigment ink pads and a wall paque.

I coloured a piece of paper with bright coloured pigment inks using an ink blender and added a little stencilling for interest.  This was glued onto a wall plaque to make the base for my butterflies.  Using pure colour chemistry inks I sprayed seven pieces of card with bright rainbow colours ready for stamping.  Two sizes of the Charming Butterfly stamp were used to stamp butterflies onto  each of the inked cards using co-ordinating pigment inks.

The butterflies were fussy cut and one large and one smaller layered together.  I die cut a smaller butterfly from each of the colours and over stamped them with the butterfly stamp.  

A die cut banner was coloured with pigment inks and stamped with the Without Change sentiment.  I added the sentiment to the bottom of the plaque and placed the butterflies  round it and up to the top of the plaque in the rainbow colours.

I only used two Oak House Studio butterfly stamps but the new butterfly bundle stamp set has a variety of butterflies and the sentiment you could use to give more variety.

Don't forget to join us in this month's challenge, post your projects on your blog or facebook and let us know where to find it and we will pop over and take a look.


The Decorating Diva said...

What a beautiful thing to hang on a wall, so bright and happy. Can I ask, does "fussy cut" mean cut with scissors?

Sylvia Ames said...

Yes "fussy cut" is cut with scissors or a craft knife as opposed to die cut. A great activity to carry out while sitting down watching TV.

Sylv xx

Angela Dodson said...

oh this is soooo beautiful, love the layered butterflies cascading with lots of rich colours,fab project Sylv :) x

Lee Stephenson said...

Some gorgeous pieces of artwork Sylvia x they show of the fab stamps and those stunning coloured inks sooo well x great job x

Eileen said...

Nice one Sylv .. a real colour splash! .. right up my street
Eileen xx