Friday, August 5, 2016

Sprayed Butterfly

While trying to dilute the Colorwash sprays, I tested on a piece of Mixed Media paper.

It's not pretty, but works pretty well for die cuts.  Especially one like this
Concord & 9th delicate butterfly.

I added some shimmer spray to it too.  It shimmers prettily when the light hits it.

I'd like to add that I have a wonderful cutting plate for my Big Shot.
Nancy Stislow sent it to  me and it makes those delicate dies cut like butter!
It is saving me a lot on cutting plates too.  I was having to replace them frequently.
Between cutting sets for classes and the class participants themselves, my Big Shot gets 
a lot of heavy use.  If you're interested, I'll be glad to connect you with Nancy.

Less is More is having a two week challenge.
I have embossing paste, a die cut and sequins.

The challenge this month at CAS Mix Up is
I have stamping, Spraying, Die Cut, and Stenciling with Texture Paste
(This stencil doesn't seem to be available anymore.  I've looked and looked for it.
It's my favorite so I just have to use it occasionally.)

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Script Sentiments #1 (Inky Antics)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Other:  Floral and Flutter Die (C&9), Tim Holts Colorwash Spray, Vanilla Shimmer Spray (?), Scraped Paint Stencil (retired Memory Box), Moonshine Sequins (SSS)


Esther said...

So classy and stylish, and I love the monochrome colour scheme! The embossing paste in the background sets off the butterfly so well. Thanks so much for playing with us at Less is More!

Heather said...

I love the background; it looks like your butterfly is on a window on a rainy day. Very pretty.

JosieD said...

What a cool looking card -- very artsy b'fly die and as always, you know things to put it with that make an the choice of stencil and paste.

TK said...

Beautiful, Bonnie! The distressed background, the delicate die? Very gorgeous! I'm curious about the cutting plate too...

Loll said...

Love the texture in the background. Perfect place for the shimmery butterfly to light. xx

Mac Mable said...

Love the colour of the delicate butterfly against the white textural background, beautiful x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Simply fabulous Bonnie! Love that butterfly amongst all the wonderful white space and that bit of embossing adds texture without detracting from the focal piece! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS Bonnie, love the embossing and the delicate butterfly.

jimlynn said...

Love that big bold butterfly! So beautiful and elegant looking.

Liz said...

Very elegant, the butterfly looks striking against the white background.

Just wondered what your new Big Shot cutting plate is made from. Sounds intriguing. xx

Neets B said...

This is lovely, Bonnie. I too have that stencil and it's great for backgrounds...still available in a few places in the UK, just did a search. Love the expanse of white and that open butterfly, so pretty.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Maxine D said...

How beautiful Bonnie - love the shimmery butterfly, and that subtle texture behind it.

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your spritzed, delicate butterfly with the subtle, stenciled background!

nancy littrell said...

If only you could see this gorgeous card in real life. It is on display on our dining room table catching the light and shining beautifully :-) Thank you again Bonnie. Your delicate shimmery butterfly, textured stenciling are Stunning! Hugs..

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty! I like that stenciled background.

For the longest time I used my Cuttlebug plates in my Big Shot. Recently I had a die that was too big for them so I stated using the BS plates. It's like using new plates because there were hardly used before. New plates are fun! Cut so nice!

JoAnn said...

Love the pretty and delicate die cut butterfly. Great background too.

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card!

I'm very curious about the cutting plate you mentioned. Can you tell us more about it so we'd know if it is something we'd be interested in contacting it's maker or seller? I'd hate to bother her if it is out of my price range at this time. :)

Nancy Stislow said...

I LOVE this and love that die cut butterfly! I studied your card for quite a while and at first, thought you drizzled glue on that beautiful background! Bonnie, this is so beautifully designed. And a big thank you too!

Brenda said...

Oh, I am loving this card Bonnie! This butterfly has been all over blogland and I'm falling more and more in love with it each time I see it. Love the sprays you have used on it, I bet it shimmers in real life! Who is that embossing folder by Bonnie?? I just love it each time I see it. SU maybe?? Yes I would like to connect with Nancy to get a plate to help cute tricky detailed dies please! This card is a winner for sure! Hugs Brenda

Sandy said...

I love your background too Bonnie. Beautifully designed and made card.
Sandy xx

Barb said...

I really like this card Bonnie. Great texture and love the shimmer on your butterfly. Barbxx

Pat said...

CAS and extremely elegant Bonnie and that is a beautiful butterfly die, I have seen it recently over at Sarn's blog too. I love the shimmer and the texture in the background and finished with the pretty sequins and sentiment. x

Greta said...

Really neat looking card, Bonnie! I'm interested in your new cutting plate. I'm starting to avoid delicate dies, even though I love them--takes so long to get them totally cut even with my metal adapter.

Nance said...

So elegant and pretty!