Sunday, August 26, 2012

hurricanes and water stamped butterflies

The feeder bands from Hurricane Isaac have begun to pelt us so I thought I better get this posted in case we lose power.  We've had a few strong storms pass alrready.  Our prayers are so for those on the Gulf Coast who will bear the full force of this storm.

The Creative Belli Challenge #150 this week is Winged Things. 

I made a couple of cards with the waste basket rescues from Bev Gerard's WaterStamping Technique.  This wet day seems like a perfect time for wet techniques! 


The butterfly on this card came from the lightest waterstamp rescue.  I stamped it with Versamark then clear embossed it prior to cutting it out. 

For those of you who may not know what happened, I threw my first few tries at this technique in the trash then tossed the wet paper towel I was using on top of them.  I was going to empty the basket when I spied the two pieces below and decided to rescue them.

It still amazes me that both of these pieces resulted from the same colors that were blended just a bit differently.

You can see the orange on the reverse side of the butterfly.

When it blended with the purple, it turned a pretty pink color.

I used the darker piece for a more dramatic card.   I stamped this Rubbernecker Floral #10 simply in black and accenting the flowers with dots of black Stickles. 

Supplies: Card 1
Ink - Versamark, Versafine Black
Paper - Neenah; X-press It; Bazzill Linen texture
Other - May Arts silk ribbon; Spellbiners Label die; flower (Michael's)' sewing machine

Card 2 -
Ink - Versafine Black
Other - May Arts Black Twine; black Stickles

Uh, comes another squall!!
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