Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Butterfly Birthday Card

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Birthday Card and it so happens my sister’s birthday is in 4 days. I didn’t actually plan on making this card for her per se but it is so cute I just have to give it to her. 
I am head-over-heels in love with the Distress Oxide. I read some trash talk before the CHA last year that Tim’s career was over...he had resigned as Ranger’s Creative Director and Distress was tired and boring and nothing new could possibly be done with it.  Literally later that day he announced Distress Oxide and I was in love. I have always been someone spritzing water on my Distress projects to get those water spouts and this is water spouts on steroids. I also adore the more opaque but not opaque look.  Mixing them together is fun but this card was ALL OXIDE. 

I inked the butterfly stamps with the Oxides and spritzed with a little water before stamping down on Distress Watercolor paper. I love the look it gives. I hit the image immediately with the heat gun because it was really wet.  The lettering is one of Tim’s Sizzix Thinlet cut from plain black cardstock twice and layered for depth.  

The ribbon is YUMMY.  I was making another project and adding ink from the stamp pad directly to my craft sheet, spritzing with water and adding it to the watercolor paper. I used the rose ribbon to wipe up the extra ink- it kills me to waste it.  I added more water before wiping it up and then added some more to get the ink to blend out on the fibers.  I kept adding more color until I was happy.  Finally, the seam binding was pink seam binding with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide added the same way except it wasn’t as diluted.  To top it all off, I added two rows of gold metallic DMC embroidery floss and a black card back.  Follow me on Instagram at DaneePKaps.

This card was linked to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Friday, August 4, 2017

Butterfly Fairy Trio

I have been posting a lot on Instagram so you can follow me there for more timely updates at daneepkap.  Here is a project I posted a few days ago that I made using a lot of Tim Holtz Idea-ology and Distress Crayons, Sprays, Oxides and Inks.  I love this little trio of whimsy.

This was linked to Mixed Media Place 

Mixed Media for Our Mixed Media Mood

DeeDee Catron is a big inspiration and she has a celebration going called Our Mixed Media Mood. I did a piece- not so great but a piece- based on one of her works.

DeeDee’s piece and a lot more white space and I need to work on that.  Find out more about Our Mixed Media Mood and their Moodiversary here.