Just playing

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.



Just playing — 9 Comments

  1. Stunning wall hanging, I love all the texturizing you did with the inks, cardboard and paints, and the butterfly is stunning! Enjoy your weekend and your dessert too! ~Diane

  2. This is very pretty. I’ve stored up some corrugated board, and now you’ve given me the inspiration to use it. You’ve done such lovely work this week that I think you should get both ice cream AND cake!

    • Ooh I hope you do Roberta – I have some interesting corrugated packaging I want to upcycle but not quite brave enough to try yet. I will be sure to follow your instructions and have both treats 🙂

  3. Your new butterfly stamp is a stunner, as is your wall hanging. Love these sepia tones and the gorgeous lace and flowers.

    Have a great weekend


    PS The butterfly stamps are now on my wish list.

  4. This is gorgeous! The butterfly is amazing and I love the choice of colours with the corrugated background.
    Thanks for joining in with our That’s Crafty Inky Antics challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

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