ISCC12 - scketch challenge

Here it is for Melissa because I did give a tease earlier today...
This is for the blog challenge at innovative stamp creations (See my previous post for a pic of that gorgeous rubber)

I will take some more pics in the daylight tomorrow so that you can see the butterflyies standing out (the scanner is a bit squashy) and the colour's a little better - the scanner really shows the white in behind the colours.

Stamps used:
Innovative stamp creations - about me and art4framesII

inks used:
memento dandelion and tangelo; adirondack red pepper and stonewashed; versafine onyx black

techniques used:
I cut the strips from white cardstock and ripped the ends, then attached them to the card. I started with the red dandelion head then orange then yellow and sponged a little colour into the gaps. Then I wiped the black card clean (it is a little shiny). Next I stamped the butterflies randomlyish to be flying from the bottom left to the top right. (wipe clean black again). The sentiment was a solid background stamp with black embossed "thankful" matted onto black which matched the card.
Instead of brads/eyelets I stamped butterflies with black on manilla card and colourd dtp with stonewashed; they are attached with a little folded peice of card to make them float on an angle above the card.

This was the third draft of this card - I learned that if you stamp the paper up and then cut and split it your brain doesn't like the gaps if you've cut a butterfly down the middle and spread the gap and that if you stamp and then rip the bottom and try to adhere to the card it looks funny with gaps on the top and bottom or patterns on an angle (looked like a bad wallpaper job). But this one I liked!


  1. I like! I learned to think through the layer I was cutting into strips a well. Thanks for sharing! I love the colors, it is so warm!

  2. Congrats on winning ISCC12! :D


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