Over at Try it on Tuesday our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Butterflies.
My “Flutterbies” page features lots of butterflies which were stamped using a stamp set from Paperbabe Stamps and coloured using Spectrum Aqua markers; I hope you’re inspired to us too, I can’t wait to see your butterfly creations!
I started by stamping the butterfly wings onto the page using black Archival Ink and a Butterfly Peiredae stamp set from Paperbabe Stamps masking some of the butterfly wings to create the different layers. Then I coloured the smaller butterflies using a Scarlet Spectrum Aqua marker and the larger butterflies using Yellow and Sunflower Spectrum Aqua markers; first by applying the ink using a paintbrush and then using the marker to intensify the colour. I used the black Archival Ink and the Paperbabe Stamps stamp set again to add the body and antenna to each of the butterflies. Then I splattered the page with the Scarlet and Yellow Spectrum Aqua markers and also some black DecoArt acrylic paint. Next I coloured some white cardstock using the Yellow and Sunflower Aqua markers and die cut the letters for the “Flutterbies” wording using an X-Cut die set from Docrafts. The letters were edged using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker before sticking them in place using a glue stick, which finished the page.
For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look at the amazing butterfly creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies; it would be lovely to see you there (grin!).
The colours on my page were inspired by the summer wreath which I made; if you look closely you can see a pink feather butterfly attached at the top (grin!).
As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing our homemade milkshakes – there is either banana or peach to chose from and they are both very yummy – Happy T Day!
Hoping that you’re all staying safe and well!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of the materials that were used to create this art journal page:
- Paperbabe Stamps Stamp Set (Butterfly Peiredae)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Pen (Scarlet, Yellow, Sunflower)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black, White)
- Docrafts X-Cut A5 Die Cut Set (Folk Alphabet)
- White cardstock
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Black 199)
- Pritt Stick
As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:
Art Journal Journey which is being hosted by the lovely Elle from Empire of the Cat this month and her Language theme as “Flutterbies” is used by children as an alternative word for butterflies.
Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #144 – Anything Goes with my butterfly art journal page stamped using the Butterfly Peiredae stamp set from Paperbabe Stamps.
LTSCB#145 – Anything Goes over at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog with my butterfly page.
Frame It challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the thin black frame that I added to my page.
MIUCB#49 Anything Goes + Layering over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with all the layered butterflies that I stamped on this page.
Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge and their Anything Goes challenge with my butterfly page.