Thursday, 24 January 2013

Butterflies ... with all my love


Today I've had a change from sorting and recycling. I decided to get inky instead, so I got out my Luminarte radiant rain daubers and used poppy red with a touch of passionfruit with plenty of water spritzing. I wasn't very pleased with what I achieved (too heavy handed with the dauber in places I think), but I made a discovery.

This is what the piece looked like:



And I turned it over to discover it looked like this and I rather liked it:


So I daubed a bit more on the right side until some of the white spaces were less obvious on the wrong side and then dried off well with my heat gun. So this wasn't exactly a new technique, but a new discovery so this is for Paper pretties 242Scrappy frogs: try something new and Crafty boots: new - using something new (a new idea).

I've recently been thinking that I'd like to try getting back to taking part in 365 cards - somehow I let it lapse for a while and the while became longer and longer - lol! - anyway, it so happens that today's challenge, day 24 is 'lovely liquids', so I'm linking for that.

Meanwhile, before getting inky with the radiant rain I had printed out some A day for a daisy 'freehand butterfly 1 with music notes' digi images in three different sizes and coloured with various red copics - R05, R27, R35, R46 and RV29. This is for A day for daisies 62: add some red, also for Copic marker Europe 13: anything goes with Copic markers. I added a few pink and red gems to the butterflies.

I've used the sketch for Flutter by Wednesday 224:

I've used the back of the radiant rain card for the top part and the front for the piece across the middle so that there's just a hint of a purply pink. The middle pinky panel was achieved by sponging a panpastel on white card. - linking for PanPastel 3: nature. I found the sentiment strip from long ago and a piece of ribbon for across the top, but I think this was a mistake, but there's no way I'm taking the card to bits now. The pearlised oval frame is one from a kit of them from years ago mounted on to an offcut of a magazine freebie paper.


I'm afraid that I'm now going to have to be disciplined and put the inks etc away and get back to the sorting and recycling etc (well, for some of the time at least - lol!).

This is also for:

A card a day facebook
Crafts by Carolyn TTCO13-1: romance
Pixie's crafty snippets week 56 - all the pieces of white card that were used were snippets, as well as other bits and pieces - nothing new was used
One stitch at a time 147: love
CRAFT 191: Valentine's day or love
Craft us crazy 35: celebrate love or are you seeing the colour red?
Crafty ribbons 37: love/romance/anniversary
Really reasonable ribbon 64: Valentine's day/love and ribbon
Avadares 7: Valentine's day or love
Paper creators 3: love is all around
Mayzart 9: romance
Fashionista 11: red as your main colour
Tammy scraping corner 46: red and/or hearts
Victorine 51: Valentine/red, white & pink
Use it Tuesday 48: warm it up
DL.ART thankful Thursday 102: use red or pink
Platypus 24: Valentine's
Ruby's rainbow 46: Valentines
Digi makeover 72: warm thoughts
Glitter n sparkle 16: sentimentals
Kaboodle 155: ribbon
Craft room challenge: monochrome
Oozak 10: anything goes with pink and bling
House of Gilli 49: anything goes with pink and bling
Creative craft 2: bling it up
Moving along with the times: bling it on
Whoopsi Daisy: use a digi
Nana Vic's challenge
Digi stamps 4 joy 59: anything goes
Eureka 23: anything goes
The paper shelter 96: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 92
52 card pick up 2.3