Monday, August 9, 2021

Beautiful Butterflies

Hello Again, Friends!

Today I've got a fun mixed media card showcasing the lovely Poppies and Roses paper collection by Little Birdie Crafts.

To start off, I found this portion of paper with the pretty bird and the writing in the background and thought it'd be perfect for a mixed media piece.  I cut it down and layered it over a piece of the textured paper from the Chevron in Aquarelle pack.  The canvas/linen feel this paper has is really neat!

Next, I heat embossed using gold powder.  I only used a portion of the gorgeous background stamp called Impressions from Little Birdie Crafts.  I knew this rough hexagon would be a perfect accent to my project.

Then, I tinted the Mulberry Sparkle Paste using a little of the watercolor to get it to a tone that went well and accented my project.  I "splattered" it all over the lower portion and the left side.  I really like how it adds some dimension and some sparkle!

Next, I heat embossed in white onto some watercolor paper.  My card was starting to tell me it wanted butterflies so I used the Watercolor Pan set to add color to my images.  I tried to mix colors that would look natural but also keep my color scheme going.  I then tore around the edges instead of trimming them.  This "imperfect" look feels great for this mixed piece.  I sponged on a little ink around the edges so they wouldn't be stark white.  I used dimensional tape to adhere the butterflies.

Lastly, I stamped the word Beautiful from the Butterfly Kisses stamp set. Once boldly and then many more times faded.  I like that the card gets to speak for itself.  A few iridescent flat sequins and we're done.

I hope you enjoyed this fun mixed media piece and that you are inspired to get out those watercolors and embossing powders and have a play!  Until next time....


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