Well it almost is the end of the month and today it is my turn to share another project on the Countryview Challenge blog.
Beautiful butterflies to me always seem to herald the coming of Spring, and with this wonderful season now having officially started here in the Northern hemisphere I decided to create a card with a butterfly as the focal point.
The background was created with the help of Distress Sprays, using the so called salt technique. For those who don't know the technique, - it's very easy, - you spray any kind of sprays quite randomly, making sure your paper is quite wet. Sprinkle with some coarse salt and let dry naturally. I usually make a few backgrounds at the same time and dry them over night.
For this one I added quite a bit of gold mica spray as well.
Here you can perhaps see how the salt creates wonderful random patterns.
Once my piece had dried, I cut it to size and stamped one of the stamps from the Tim Holtz Classics 14 set, first with white paint, straight onto the background, and then again in black, on another piece of sprayed card. I cut the central piece out and adhered it to the card background.
The butterfly was cut from another bit of sprayed card with the Tim Holtz Butterfly duo Bigz die, it has a matching embossing folder, and adhered to the centre together with a pen nib. A word band and some background stamping, finished it all off.
Most of the products used for this card can be found at Countryview Crafts, and for UK people there is never any postage to pay!!!
Thank you for visiting and I hope you like my card!