Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Happy Little Stampers Butterfly with Mixed Media

I was so excited to get my new Happy Little Stampers sets.

This butterfly is from the Butterfly Birthday set.

I stamped the butterfly with Archival ink on watercolor paper
and colored with my Zig markers.  After it dried, I fussy cut it out and
covered it with clear Wink of Stella.

I popped the butterfly over a snippet of a background piece done

Long after it was dry, I used the Ghosting Technique.
I place a stencil over the inked watercolor paper and spritzed with water.
Removed the stencil and blotted with a paper towel after a couple of seconds.

I love the way it turned out!

And it was the perfect background for this butterfly.

I'm going to take this over to the
I've stamped the butterfly and heat embossed it.
Then colored it with Zig watercolor markers and added WOS.
The background uses inking and ghosting.

I've been working on growing a butterfly garden in my yard.

Since I used a snippet of watercolor paper and background, I'm off to

I'm glad you stopped by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Butterfly Birthday (HLS)
Ink: Archival (Ranger)
Paper:  Watercolor (Strathmore and Arches 140 lb. cold pressed)
Other:  Zig Clean Brush Markers (50, 70), Clear Wink of Stella (Zig), Flourish Stencil (Tim Holtz), Re-inkers (SU)


Kylie said...

Wow wow wow! Bonnie!!! I LOVE it. I really need to try that ghosting technique too. xx

Mrs A. said...

I like the look of both of those techniques. Your butterfly looks perfect against your green background. Hugs Mrs A.

Desire Fourie said...

Bonnie I just adore the lush colours.
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SARN said...

BRILLIANT inking and ghosting to make this pretty card Bonnie. Love it. xxx

Di said...

Totally wonderful Bonnie! I need to try that technique - there again, my effort wouldn't look anything like as gorgeous as yours. Sigh.


Di xx

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Bonnie. What a beautiful background and the wink of stella gives a very pretty shimmer. Barbxx

Pat said...

Wow Bonnie! I love the colours and the watercoloured background with the ghosting technique is perfect with that gorgeous gold butterfly. x

Greta said...

Wonderful design--gorgeous butterfly!

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful green background and the butterfly really pops!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I love it!

Karen D. said...

what a beauty Bonnie...love how the bkg turned out..gotta try it.

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...absolutely stunning card Bonnie!! I'm jealous that you can get Wink of Stella to show up in your photo...that butterfly is just gorgeous! Your background is the showstopper though...it's just incredibly beautiful and a perfect backdrop for your shimmery butterfly! Love it! :0)

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful background and card Bonnie!

Loll said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous Bonnie. LOVE your background with the deep colours and the ghosting design. So pretty and the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous butterfly. xx

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is beautiful - love your background panel, and the contrast of the butterfly is fabulous.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the techniques you used for the background and also the pretty butterfly. TFS

Susan said...

Your ghosting technique background turned out perfectly - I haven't tried that yet but you've inspired me! And the butterfly must be so sparkly in real life with the Wink of Stella.

Maria A. said...

Gorgeous colors, that background is stunning, perfect for your sweet butterfly to land on.
Thank you for sharing.

MaryH said...

Wowsers! I love it too! That is one gorgeous butterfly and I'm loving that background. Perfectly lovely place for this little guy to perch, and I'm off to read about the saturated w/color technique. Got lots of catchup to do! TFS & Hugs

Lysa Collins said...

That butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Lysa Collins said...

That butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Marybeth said...

I am going to have to click all the links you gave us so I can see how you made this amazing background . Gorgeous butterfly,Bonnie!

Faith A said...

What lovely burst of colour, a beautiful card

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The ghosting technique sounds really nifty. This is a fabulous card! So bold and beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Wow Bonnie! love that green panel - what great techniques you used on it - your sparkly butterfly really sets it off! Thanks for playing with the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Julia xx

Emma Williams said...

Very pretty card and such gorgeous bright summery colours with great techniques! Thank you for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Bobby said...

I need to start using my stencils more. That technique looks terrific with the wonderfully colored butterfly.

Peach said...

Fab double technique combo! ♥ it!

Sanna Lippert said...

adore the bold colours and your design! great card, thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

Elina Strömberg said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! Love the bright colours and the CAS style design.
Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in September! ♥