I've been watching all the beautiful projects that the very talented Lin Brown has been creating lately and one of the things that's caught my eye is layering, either with stamps or stencilling. I started with the background and first of all I blended some DI over white card stock. Then I used a Creative Expressions mask called Circles and sponged Broken China DI over it. Then I used the circle stamp from the Oxford Impressions set called My Story, and stamped with Rusty Hinge DI. The sentiment is from an Elusive Images set stamped with black Archival ink. The main image is by Indigo Blu and I stamped it twice and then cut the centre section out and layered it with foam pads.
The butterflies are cut using the mini butterfly die by TH. For the one in the left hand corner I cut one from Grunge Paper and one from card. I used Distress Stains to colour them and then stamped over part of the card one using the Stampin' Up stamp called En Francais. The flower is made using the TH Tattered Flowers die cut from Crinoline, which you can buy from the lovely Linda's Zibbet Boutique. Then I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Stains to colour it and also the seam binding. The swirl is made with the mini flourish TH die, again coloured using Distress Stains. The word 'sister' is from a Dovecraft stamp set and the lovely brad is a Marah Johnson.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
- Divas by Design - Favourite things - My favourite thing is my butterfly die.
- Craft us Crazy - Photo inspiration
- Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day/ Special Girl (my sis is very special!)
- Crafts and Me - Things with wings
- Crafty Catz - Mother's Day/ Special Lady ( my sis is a very special lady too!)
Hope you're all having a lovely week end.