Hello Friends, We have gotten into a rainy pattern over the last few days here in sunny Florida, which is not a bad thing as we really needed it. Plus it gave me a great reason to head into my studio and play a little. A good friend of mine is hosting this week’s MIUM challenge over at Stamp TV, and I didn’t want to miss out. I paired her great challenge of masking up with this wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I love starting my creativity with a sketch it really gives me that push I need to get my juices flowing. I then stumbled upon this great new challenge site called CAS-ual Chic. It is a sister challenge of the popular Casual Fridays Challenge. Over there they are encouraging us to use layers The UAL in CASUAL stands for Utterly Adorable Layers. Isn’t that cool! This week they also want us to use embossing, so I jumped right on board. I really had quite a difficult time getting this photo to come out well. Every time I took it in doors it looked washed out and you couldn’t even see the vellum leaves or the intensity of the inks I used. So I waited till dusk and that seemed to help quite a bit. I just wanted to explain why the photo is so dark. I can’t tell you how fun this card was to make! I had to mask multiple butterflies at once to get the effect I was looking for. I really, really love this masking technique! Then you pair it with Emboss Resist and WOW! Thanks sooooooo much Barbara! I had so much fun I went ahead and made two cards, but you will see that one in a few weeks.
Here is a little card info: I heat embossed with white embossing powder. The stamps are from Gina K-Take Flight and Happy Birthday Duo. I also used my Sizzix leaves die with vellum. Love that look!! The inks are a little bit of Momento and TH distressed inks.
I so appreciate you coming by today! I Enjoyed myself I hope you did too! Nanc’