Saturday 28 November 2009

Paper Pieced Butterfly and Flowers

This is one of the cards the ladies made at my class at the Glitter Pot on Wednesday. It uses Hero Arts stamps and My Mind's Eye Beloved papers. The flower image is stamped onto white card, and the leaves painted using a watercolour marker scribbled onto a tile, and then a water brush to pick up the colour. The stamped image includes the frame, and after painting the whole thing was cut out using scissors, and trimming around the leaves and flowers where they project beyond the frame. The flowers are paper pieced using the same designer paper as the backing for the card. The larger flower was cut out twice so that it could be layered - had a little bit of shaping as well with an embossing tool.

The butterfly is also paper pieced - the hearts on the inner wings are the reverse of the yellow polka dot paper. His body and antennae were inked up using a black marker, and stamped on the background before sticking on the cut out image with the wings popped up. See here for how I like to pop up my butterfly wings.

Finished off with some doodling around the edges, a punched lace strip, some stripy sheer ribbon, and three little punched hearts with clear gem centres. Click on the image to enlarge for more detail.

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1 comment:

Sartassa said...

absolutely gorgeous, I love the patterned papers a lot ;)

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