Frigid temps here today and looks like tomorrow too. A couple of great days for staying in and crafting. I have been having fun with watercolouring "parts" for future cards and today's card uses one of these so called parts. The fabby
Miss Darnell is hosting over at Inkspirational and the inspiration photo had me pondering from day one.
I have come up with the above. All parts of this card have some sort of texture and that's what I was aiming for based on the inspiration. I started with a sheet of card stock in my stash from PTI. It's hard to see, but it has a grey-ish blue tint from the pattern on it. I believe it was some sort of a grid cs to use with their Guide Lines stamps. I was never able to quite figure out how to use the stamps with it, but lets just say that this is a NBUS item now put to use. I used an old EF called Debossed Exotics for even more texture and then used an old SU Linen background stamp and stamped over the whole card front with Dove Gray from Staz On. If you click on the pic you can make it out. The PTI butterfly was cut twice, once in grey vellum and another time in a metallic chartreuse. After cutting the chartreuse, I also used the die with a tan embossing mat to dry emboss the butterfly. The butterfly's body is made up of one of my watercolour leaf sprigs that I heat embossed with Ranger liquid platinum and used distress inks on watercolour paper. This little leaf sprig is quite old and I don't remember if it was from a Hero Arts set or a K & Co. set. If anyone knows, let me know...pretty please. I hand cut the sprig and layered over as the body. It has a slight arch to it and I like the organic feel. The PTI Birthday wishes sentiment is also heat embossed with Ranger LP onto a scrap vellum strip and a little sewing on the edge with metallic silver thread finishes it off. The card is also headed to the following challenges. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you are having a great start to your week!