Thursday, May 21, 2015

Soft Wings on Mixed Media

Hello, blogging buddies.

I don't do a lot of mixed media.

For some reason it's a scary thing to me.

Sounds like too many things for my brain to have to process.

But I find if I take it one step at a time, it's not so scary.

So let's see if I can remember  how I did this...

The background was sponged, stamped with the French Script stamp and
stenciled with Frost White paint through a harlequin stencil.

The butterfly was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and
colored with Copic Markers.

Then I smacked the butterfly with VersaMark ink
and clear embossed to bring out the colors.
Then I die cut it with the matching Delicate Wings die.

I adhered the butterfly with dimensionals to the background.

I'm going to enter this is the

Mixed Media Card Challenge


I used a Penny Black Die.


The butterfly stamp is Penny Black's Soft Wings.


Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
The Harlequin stenciling is very subtle, but it's there.

I'm glad you could stop by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Soft Wings (PB), French Script (retired SU)
Ink:  Pool Party, Sahara Sand (SU), VersaMark
Paper:  Naturals White, Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Copic Markers, Clear EP (SU),   Delicate Wings Die (PB), Harlequin Stencil (Silhouette), Frost White Paint (Tsukineko), Sponge Dauber  

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Betty said...

well you should do mixed media more often 'cause this is gorgeous - beautiful colors - love it!

Pat said...

This is a beautiful butterfly Bonnie and I love the background colour and the script is complemented so prettily by that Frost White harlequin stencilling. x

gail said...

Beautiful card, love the back ground and your butterfly looks gorgeous. Gail xx

Virginia L. said...

Well done, Bonnie! Your card is a gem! Love the details and layers of clear embossing and stenciling! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Stencil It” Challenge!

Whisper said...

Simply stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, your mixed media card is gorgeous! You need to do more. That butterfly is so pretty and the background is lovely!

Hettie said...

Gosh Bonnie. This is beautiful.
Now that wasn't so hard was it? You did a super job.

Loll said...

Great job Bonnie!! Love your mixed media card ... all the layers work so perfectly together. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers and Mixed Media Card Challenge. xx

nancy littrell said...

OMH Bonnie...Stunning butterfly! I love every single detail of your beautiful card. TFS my friend.

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie this is fabulous - love the colours and sheen on the butterfly, and the subtle stencilling on the background!

Mervi said...

Stunning card Bonnie, Love the background and one of my favourite butterflies beautifully coloured, just perfect!!!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more,
good luck and welcome again;-))m

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your very brave and successful at mixed media Bonnie a beautiful card.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful job with the mixed media. The butterfly is fabulous.

Bobby said...

I, too, shy away from mixed media, Bonnie, but reading your step by step makes it seem easy and your results are fantastic.

OH Babs said...

Gorgeous Bonnie. Congrats on putting on your big girls pants and doing a mixed media card. I have not done so.

MaryH said...

Ahhhh! It's awesome. I don't think you need to be scared of mixed media! You've got the touch on that just as you do on the w/coloring. That is one fab butterfly,and superb idea to versamark over the copics (Liked the smacking reference! LOL) Also liked the way you added the Frost over the stencil & stamping. Added a lot of depth to the bkground. Well done! TFS & Hugs

maria f. said...

Well you certainly nailed all those challenges, Bonnie! The butterfly is gorgeous in all his majesty, but my favorite detail is the oh-so-subtle white harlequin pattern you added to your BG. Great touch. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month.

Inkyfingers said...

This is just a beautiful work of art Bonnie!

laurie said...

For not doing mixed media very often you sure have a winner! It's should do it more often!!!

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie! This card is amazing!! I love that you did mixed media. It scares me too, but you have made it sound pretty easy. I am so loving how this card came out, just beautiful!! Hugs, Brenda

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous butterfly card, Bonnie - just love the delicate writing with the stencil over it!

Darnell said...

I was going to say that your stunning butterfly looked real enough to fly away off your card, but then I read that you smacked it, so I guess it won't be flying anywhere from now on! Hee Hee! Love, love, love, Bon Bon!! Enjoy the long weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Dunbrook said... the look should do mixed media more often!!!!!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous butterfly & background, Bonnie! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

Pam said...

This is fabulous!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous butterfly Bonnie! thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Julia xx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! I'd love to have you share it with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Always Anything Goes - Great prizes!