10 September 2014

A Indian Summer (Part 2) at IndigoBlu

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the IndigoBlu challenge blog we are half way through the current 'Indian Summer' challenge so the DT are serving up some extra inspiration for you. Here is a simple take on the theme...


I got inspiration for this from some projects posted by Brenda Brown a couple of months ago. The simplicity of the whole look meant the butterflies really came to life and took centre stage.


After adhering some burlap to a card base I smeared white Gee-Sso Good! gesso on top unevenly, heating it a little in places to make it puff up. Having repeated this a couple of times the base was set. I stamped butterflies and the sentiment from the 'Butterfly Collector' A5 stamp set onto a single layer of tissue with Archival Ink and applied it to the base with a coat of Slap It On.


The same butterflies were stamped onto acetate, again with Archival Ink before being cut out. I used ProMarkers to colour the reverse of the butterflies to add colour - remember, don't colour with these on top of Archival Ink as they will react to each other and ruin your stamping. Then a touch of fussy cutting before they were layered over the tissue using Glossy Accents. Simple staples in two corners and a spritz of Victorian Velvet Reinker mist completed the look.


I hope you now take the opportunity to head on over to the IndigoBlu challenge blog to see what my team mates and fellow demonstrators have created before joining in the fun to be in with a chance to win.

Time for me to take flight for now.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

27 comments:

  1. What an amazing idea to use burlap as a canvas! It's so perfect for an Indian Summer theme! Love your butterflies and sentiment too! hugs :)

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  2. Stunning make Jenny, those butterflies are so gorgeous!
    greetings, Alie :-)

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  3. Jenny your butterflies are so beautiful, such a very effective way of bringing extra dimension to a project. Love the whole combination of the butterfly colours with the rustic burlap and textured gesso, lovely card. Mo x

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  4. This is a brilliant idea Jenny. So beautiful. Hugs Veerle x

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  5. A wonderful contrast between the delicate butterflies and the rough and ready hessian.

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  6. Love those butterflies against the textured burlap! Gorgeous, Jenny! Hugs!

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  7. That is a gorgeous make Jenny, love the butterflies and I do need that plate, will give in at Port Sunlight lol. Elizabeth xxx

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  8. Oh! My! Word! Jenny another of your FANTASTIC projects.
    Those Butterflies are amazing
    Have a great evening

    Patricia xx

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  9. Great creation Jenny. Love the burlap panel. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. Absolutely stunning Jenny, those butterflies are simply gorgeous! Love, love, love this... Anne xx

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  11. Those butterflies are wonderful! Love the burlap too!

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  12. This is so beautiful, the butterflies are gorgeous, love the textured background.....lovely. Ruth x

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  13. Love this Jenny x gorgeous flutter ices too :-)

    TFS and hugs Annie x

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  14. absolutely love this card Jenny. The flutterbies are gorgeous and the hessian/burlap background could be used for loads of projects. thanks for sharing lol xxx

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  15. Oh I remember Brenda's pieces well, particularly as I was lucky enough to see them irl...

    Your little canvas looks wonderful Jenny, this has turned out beautifully, your butterflies look fantastic.

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  16. Absolutely brilliant Jenny!! Love the burlap base and those butterflies just pop off the page!!! Stunning!!!! ox

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  17. This is lovely, Jenny. Your butterflies are gorgeous and the burlap background really sets them off!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  18. You are right. The simple background really makes the butterflies pop. I absolutely adore this piece, love the layered wings giving the impression these beauties are just about to take off. Gorgeous, Jenny! xx

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  19. Stunning! The butterflies look so beautiful.
    Rebecca.

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  20. Gorgeous and the burlap finishes it off perfectly

    Sam xx

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  21. Really lovely, Jenny. <3 Candy

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  22. Gorgeous, Jenny!! LOVE the burlap panel as your background!! It makes your butterflies seem that much more delicate :) OH--and those staples in the corners! Love those!! Their 'industrial-ness' just seems to go hand in hand with the burlap! Fabulous card, Jenny!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  23. Boy those butterflies pop! Not just in the 3-D way, but in the rich colors contrasting with the canvas. Lovely!

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  24. I'm in LOVE with this!!! WONDERFUL :)

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  25. This is great! I love the colors you used on the butterflies, I love it all!
    Ivette

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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