Every once in awhile it’s nice to just play with crafty stash without having a particular end result in mind. Today’s project is the outcome of one of those occasions. I am sharing this over at That’s Crafty Challenge Blog for their second challenge which is “Inky Antics.”
I could have turned this into a card but instead opted for the upcycled corrugated card and made it into a little hanging. You will see that this encompasses all the techniques and supplies I have been using recently plus, you may notice that a new butterfly stamp is making its debut.
I’ve used cream card and a variety of background stamps – text, dots, splats and lines to build up layers. I mainly used Vintage Photo with a little Walnut Stain. I swirled on extra ink using an Ink Duster.
The butterfly stamp is one of the new releases from Sheena Douglass and it is HUGE! I’m very grateful to my friend Dionne for alerting me to the fact that these were on the market as I was able to get them at a bargain price over at Create and Craft. For those of you that are aware of my lockdown on new craft purchases, worry not, butterfly stamps are, of course, an essential.
I inked the antennae and stamped them directly on to the background, then stamped the whole image on to a separate piece of card, cut it out and coloured it with distress inks.
The pretty lace and the paper blossoms, which are inked, are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Thanks for all your lovely comments this week and here’s to a happy weekend. I have requested cake and or ice cream with Mr Beez. He has told me that it might snow. Now that really would be the icing on the cake.
Thanks for buzzing by.