10 May 2012

Something Old...

Good evening all.  Another project to share with you which was created in part to enter the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge 'Your Favourite Stamp', and partly to scratch an itch created by a project by the super talented Terry entitled 'Paris On My Mind'.  I love her use of the colour yellow in this piece - it's a colour I find scary normally.

I've had Adirondack Sunshine Yellow sitting untouched for over a year, but with Terry's inspiration I decided to use it in combination with one of my all time favourite Artemio manuscript background stamps.

The yellow was applied DTP on plain white card, distressed with umber and gold, and stamped using my background stamp and a combination of four inks (a range called Color Kiss that came from Japan - vine green, cobalt blue, red bronze and bright gold).  This was overstamped using clear embossing powder.

The floral panel was distressed and ink spattered with umber and gold, stamped in Archival black using a Rubber Stampede wooden stamp, and painted using the same colours as the manuscript background.  This panel was then glazed wth UTEE. 

The butterflies were embossed, cut out, covered in the same inks (heat set between each layer) and Rock Candy crackle glazed. To add that finishing touch, small antique cream beads were added to the centre of the butterflies, and the distressed card edges were inked with gold and colbalt blue.

Having tried something new with something old I'll definitely be reaching for this colour in future - the manuscript stamp will remain a staple in my crafting repertoire!!

Thank you for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments.  They make my day.
Hugs, Buttons x


  1. Buttons your piece today is really beautiful. The repetition of shades and tones worked so well. The butterlies look ready to fly away!
    Playing with yellow has certainly been good for you!

  2. Nice work! Couldn't figure out how to send you an email response from your comment on my blog--thanks for stopping by--the little ticket was stamped and then watercolored (distress reinkers) and then Glossy Accents (thickly applied) on top. Thanks!

  3. Wow, Buttons,, this is a stunning piece, I love the yellow! I bet you will be using yellow again now - love that image and the butterflies too. Hugs, Anne Rx


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