Blue, brown and a butterfly

Today I am sharing another make that I have made for this week’s Sunday Stampers challenge which is to use brown and blue.


I’ve used a piece of chipboard that was packaging from something or other, obviously not ordered by me!!! I gave it a coat of bronze paint (that’s a shade of brown right?) and once dry, applied some clear texture paste. I allowed the paste to dry for awhile and then pressed a stamp into it. The stamp is a background stamp made up of lots of little coils/spirals. You will be seeing a lot more of this – it’s fab! Once the paste was dry I gave it another coat of bronze paint and then sponged on some Walnut Stain distress ink to deepen the colour and highlight the spirals.


You will recognise the butterfly as one of my regular Hero Arts stamps – this time I coloured it blue with Promarkers.


The sentiment was printed off on my computer using one of my recently downloaded typewriter fonts from Da Font. I printed in dark brown rather than black. The card has been inked with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain.


The flowers are actually sweetheart blossoms that I have separated out and then coloured with a Promarker. I’d intended to stick them back together but decided I liked them the way they had ended up. The centres are some blobs of Cosmic Shimmer glue in vanilla.


This is for everyone at Amy and Friends – and in particular for sweet little Knox who I think of every time I see a butterfly. 🙂

In loving memory of Knox Haddon Clay July 14, 2010 – February 1, 2014

His life was short but his impact was huge.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Blue, brown and a butterfly — 8 Comments

  1. Beautiful … that background looks like big blousy roses… Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x
    BTW… deffo bacon butties for protein lol

  2. Gorgeous card, love the brown and blue and yes, every time I see butterflies I think of Knox, what an impact his short life has had thanks to the love of his sister and family. ~Diane

  3. I cannot help thinking that you probably had a great time getting messy creating the brown background. But then the pretty blue flowers are a real contrast, very clean and neat, with the pure white centre.

    Great make.

    Dionne xx

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