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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Jewelled Butterfly Stamp from Carolines

I loved this stamp when I saw it on Carolines Blog.  Caroline had used a similar one  on a card she had entered into our challenge on CD Sunday and I just had to buy this one as well as  the one she had used.  This is my first play with it using it stamped on 140gsm parchment paper.
After I had stamped it I embossed the tiny circles from the back, painted the almond shapes on the front using PCE No: 3 (Pergamano felt tip pen).  Then on the back I scribbled with Faber Castell pencil No: 115 (Dark Cadmium Orange) and then spread it with Zest (spreading medium) to an even coat.  Then I embossed the painted almond shapes from the back which makes them lighter and 'pop' out.
I just took out the wings without the feelers and body and made my own parchment body which I attached using Perga Glue.  I then decorated the body with self adhesive Kanban half  pearls (my favourites) to look like a segmented thorax.  Then finished off with stamens (from stash) as feelers .

Hope you like it.  I had fun making it and perhaps you might like to have a go - it is really very easy. The colour combinations could be endless.  I want to stamp it on to rainbow parchment paper to see what effect I get.

10 comments:

  1. I really really like that Carol... love the colours! Could you point me in the right direction so I can get one please! hugs. xxxx

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  2. Thanks for your visit Debs. Glad you like it. Here is the link - hope it works. Just choose Butterflies on the menu.
    http://carolinescatalog.com/

    xx

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  3. Stunning as usual Carol. Hope you are well and enjoying your parchment craft. Hugs x

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  4. Wow it is stunning, love the colours.
    Kevin xx

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  5. Hi Anne and Kevin. Thanks for your visit and your comments which are much appreciated.
    xx

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  6. Oh WOW, this is gorgeous, guess I will have to pay Caroline a visit to get yet another butterfly.
    Hugs
    xxx

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  7. Lovely as always Carol. Like the different techniques used, really effective.
    Hugs
    xxxxxxx

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  8. Absolutely stunning, Carol - I love your colouring.
    x

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  9. Hello Carol, I love your blog and your parchment works! :-)

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