Saturday, 16 July 2011

Butterflies and Flowers!

Been having a little play with this set of stamps! I bought these months and months ago and just got round to using them! It's the Ruby Tuesday Blooms themeplate from Chocolate Baroque and also the Patchwork Butterfly themeplate! (which I just absolutely adore)!!

Anyway.....I stamped the blooms onto a pack of Elusive Images gorgeous patterned papers Simple Elegance to be exact, then cut them out, layered the centres and embellished them with some Crystal Stickles glitter glue! i then glued them using a hot glue gun onto some curled canes that I received with a bouquet of flowers a looong time ago!

Onto the butterflies - they are just stamped onto 160gsm smooth white paper and then coloured using the ever wonderful idiotproof Inktense Watercolor pencils!

The vase was a little 'bare' chipboard piece I bought a craft exhibition a while ago, i painted it with acrylic paints, just mixed red and blue to get purple, painted it, left it to dry then overpainted with some white. Before the white paint was fully dry I rubbed it down with sand paper to 'distress' it a little, I WAS going to stamp it but I quite like the look of it plain so I think I'll just leave it as is!

Had loads of fun doing this and dead chuffed with end result!

Thanks for looking in,

Take care