Saturday 1 October 2016

Purple Power

I'm popping in with a quick post, because a new month is upon us, which means there's a new Mixed Media Card Challenge.  This month's theme is *BLACK and PURPLE* with the optional element being *TWINE*.

I used a diecut butterfly from Concord & 9th to create a mask and sponged the background with distress inks. Then I spritzed it with water to create a mottled look.  The next step was to add some interest by adding some brushos to the centre butterfly. I painted water over the butterfly and then sprinkled the powder.  When it was dry I stamped Hero Arts 'Friendship' background stamp using Hero Arts white ink and then swiped perfect pearls over this. Next I added a machine stitched border and matted the panel with black paper. I then added the white and black layered die cuts and added a bit of bling.  To finish off, I added some twine and gem and mounted the panel on a white base card.

There are more wonderful cards from our design team at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog and you can link up your cards here.

ETA: I am entering the following challenges:_

CAS Mix It Up  (stamping/ghosting + sponging(my choice)


  1. WOW This is stunning - love the touches of black and the way the twine bow echoes the butterfly!!

  2. Ooh, this is so pretty, Jenny! Love the subtle text on the background, and how you've done the butterfly.

  3. This is so pretty Jenny! Great job with using the butterfly mask to create a ghosted image. And your layered butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. What a cool way to add ghosted images to your card, Jenny! I love how you've used the Brushos for the center of this butterfly (my favorite)! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Using your die cut butterfly as a stencil worked out beautifully for your ghosting background. Love your beautiful butterfly as your focal point and your color combo. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  6. Fabulous layering and ghosting! I love the use of the brushos for the centre butterfly and the way you layered the white and black die cut butterflies over it! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  7. Gorgeous card Jenny! It's so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Fabulous butterfly and another beautiful background. Beautiful Jenny.