Thursday, 29 June 2017

More Butterflies...

Hi there, thanks for popping in. These are the last of my butterfly cards created for a recent Chocolate Baroque, Hochanda TV show.

This first card was made with Butterfly Blush and Patchwork Butterfly stamp sets.
I started by stencilling the grey splodges onto stamping card and then inked up the butterflies with various dye inks. Before stamping the butterflies I inked up the swirly grass from Patchwork Butterfly with red Versafine and stamped onto the butterflies before stamping onto the card. A technique called Kiss Stamping. I finished the card off with a sentiment from Patchwork Butterfly.

My second card was made by placing butterfly and dragon fly masks (from Kaleidoscope of Butterflies)onto card stock and applying Distress ink over the top. I then stamped the butterfly and dragon fly from Butterfly Blush in the space left from the mask. The butterfly in the centre is from Just Butterflies and has been stamped onto acetate and glittered on the reverse side before being glued to the front of the card with 3d glue gel.

Thanks for looking

Julie xx

Friday, 16 June 2017


Hello, thank you for stopping by. Just sharing a couple of cards I made for one of Lesley's shows that was shown on Hochanda.

My first card is created with the Patchwork Butterfly set, using the resist technique. I stamped and then heat embossed all of the images with white embossing powder and then went over the top with Distress inks.

My second card is stamped with two sets, Butterfly Blush and Just Butterflies. The background is just a baby wipe dipped into Distress ink and then dabbed over the card. I then inked up the Just Butterflies with blue Versafine ink and then over stamped them with the matching butterfly from the Butterfly Blush set using Distress inks.

Many thanks for stopping by

Julie xx

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Very Last Colour Challenge...

Hello, thanks for stopping by. Today marks the start of the 3rd week of the very final Colour Challenge over on Chocolate Baroque's Challenge Blog. You still have time to enter so why don't you hop across and have a go because as always there is a chance of a prize.

My canvas using the challenge colours, has been created with the Patchwork Butterfly set that was recently featured on Hochanda. You may have caught a glimpse of my canvas in the background if you watched the show.

To start with I painted the entire background with a green acrylic paint, then once dry I coated the surface with cheap PVA glue. Just as the glue is starting to dry paint on some white Gesso and leave to dry. The cracks will start to appear as the PVA and Gesso dry.
The large butterfly has been stamped onto acetate. I coloured the reverse side with alcohol markers, crystal lacquer and glitter.
The three smaller butterflies came from the butterfly stencil that Chocolate Baroque recently launched on Hochanda and I applied molding paste through the stencil that I had mixed with acrylic paint. Before it dried I sprinkled with Glamour Dust to add an extra sparkle.
The flourish has been stamped with various acrylic paints.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to give the very last challenge a go.

Julie xx