Monday, January 24, 2022

Papillon Fun

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I love Eileen Godwin's work and was excited to see that she was doing a workshop
on Facebook.  I'm sad to say that I haven't seen all the videos yet, but I really
enjoyed the first few and wanted to give some of her techniques a try.

I did an alcohol ink background on Yupo, squeezed some alcohol lift solution on top, 
and brayered it over the whole piece.  Then I laid a piece of cardstock on top and
brayeredover top to make sure I got good coverage.  When I pulled the cardstock up,
I had this lovely pastel background.

I stamped the piece with this NBUS butterfly stamp, then used a Lavinia stencil
on the opposite side keeping the inking light.

The sentiment stamp is from the set, and was inked lightly for a little extra interest.

I love this technique because I have trouble with smudging when I stamp
on Yupo or glossy paper.

I'm hoping to take the time to watch more of her videos from this workshop
and hopefully try more of her techniques.

On a different note....

I love snowy days!  Mainly because we don't get many of them.  I was excited
to look out Saturday morning and see this.


NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Papillon, Crazy Talk (TH)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Sahara Sand (SU), Tattered Rose (DI)
Paper:  Neenah, Yupo 
Other:  Alcohol Ink (Shell Pink, Aqua, Lemonade, Alcohol Ink Lift re-inker, Brayer, Laurel Stencnil (Lavinia), White Prismacolor Pencil


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Pat said...

I too love Eileen's work, and I wouldn't have thought of doing the background on the yupo and then transferring by taking a print which has worked beautifully Bonnie, and I love the added stencilled leaves and the pretty black inked butterfly image looks wonderful over the top...a gorgeous card. x

JosieD said...

This card is so interesting and artsy! Plus I love anything with a butterfly on it. Thanks for sharing the deets.

I Card Everyone said...

Such a wonderful card, Bonnie! Love the soft pastels you've achieved here - even though I'm not sure I understand the process, you've really had wonderful success with this technique!
Of course, you know I adore butterflies - such gorgeous specimens!
I sure love your excitement over that snow, my friend - can you even buy a snow shovel in NC? xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie. I love the soft dreamy background you made with alcohol inks. What a fab technique xx

LeAnne said...

SO pretty! I believe I have this stamp, or something pretty close, and you've inspired me to get it inky! I love your snow...I am jealous, we need a wee bit too!

Mac Mable said...

Such a clever technique and then to be able to stamp onto cardstock. The alcohol ink colours are so pretty and once pulled onto the card sure do make a very pretty pastel background. Great stamping and stencilling and such a unique and creative card Bonnie x.
WOW to the snow and so very pretty x.

Susan said...

I love your card - such beautiful soft colours - a great contrast to the black of the butterflies. The stencilling balances them perfectly. I must check out Eileen's FaceBook workshop.

HilaryJane said...

This is a truly beautiful background, I am going to have to have a go at that technique, it looks pretty clever xx

JoAnn said...

Lots of interesting techniques to make this beautiful card. Love the beautiful background and the butterflies set it off perfect. TFS

Bobby said...

I don't know anything about Eileen Godwin but if she taught you that technique you learned it well, Bonnie. I'm always enthralled with different backgrounds and the one you created is fabulous.

Nstiz said...

Just gorgeous, Bonnie! That background turned out fabulous and thanks for describing the technique. I too am an Eileen Godwin fan! Thanks for the heads up about the workshops. I'll have to check that out!

Vicky Hayes said...

I keep reading your process Bonnie but I still have no idea how you created this beauty! I am happy to gaze in wonder!! Vicky x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Love love love your card …background amazing ….stamps …I have this set NBU….over 10 or more years old …
Stunning card …
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lisa Elton said...

Love the contrast of the blacked winged beauties over the soft background you created. This is fabulous, Bonnie! Our niece was just complaining that they get ice in NC and not snow, which disappoints her kids! Hopefully they got a chance to play in some of the white stuff this time!

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie!! I love the soft pastels you achieved with the alcohol ink...soooo pretty! And the stamping and stenciling over top is AMAZING! Lovely, lovely card! And I'm glad you're enjoying your snow...let me know if you need anymore!! Michele and I both have LOTS we can send you!! Hugs. :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful soft colours, I keep meaning to do some of Eileen's FB classes :)

TK said...

Beautiful result, Bonnie, so soft and perfect for the silhouettes!

Yay! I love snow too, enjoy it for me :o)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie, and a great technique. love the soft stencilling over the background that adds just so much interest
Stay safe

Ros Crawford said...

I can see you enjoyed doing this... It's a stunner Bonnie! And I love your photos! Thank you for sharing

Brenda in IN said...

This is breathtaking with the soft colors and stenciling background. The butterflies pop against it. What a great way to make a background and thanks for sharing that.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie. You are so super creative. I did, in deed, receive your wonderfully creative card (thank you) using the fun glimmer washi tapes from Bearly Art. I'm so glad your creative mind was able to use them in such a FUN way. It made me feel so inspired to see what you did with the washi tapes to create that fun background. Like I said, you're very creative. Have a blessed week.

Cat Craig said...

Lovely card and it sounds like a fun technique to try.

oldpunca said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. Alcohol inks are great for creating backgrounds. You did it excellent. I like pastel colors combined with black stamped butterflies. The use of the stencil is great to and makes very artistic look.
Thank you for sharing wonderful photos. At my place we did not have a lot of snow this vinter. It was bearly enough to make a tiny snowman. :-)

BożenA said...

WOW !!! Stunning background, Bonnie. I absolutely must look for these Eileen movies, because the end result for your background made me speechless. It's been a long time since I've seen such a phenomenal card. Thank you for the inspiration and tips on where to find science.
Pictures of winter are beautiful, but winter itself is terrible. I envy you that you rarely see such a view :-)

Papercraft Boutique said...

I LOve the fabulous soft pastels you created with AI, Bonnie! The background is ethereal, and it's perfectly in contrast to the black butterflies. The stenciling and the light sentiment stamping add so much depth to the background.
Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful technique! It's great to know the alcohol lift solution is used this way!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous soft background!… hard to believe it is from AI! I usually equate AIs with vibrant bold colours. Thank you for sharing the technique. You got fabulous results and turned it into a beautiful card. Can’t wait to pull out my NBUS alcohol lift solution to try this!