Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Mixed Media Card Challenge - Butterflies

Where is the summer going?!!  Here we are just about half way through I suppose if we figure summer is July and Aug  - and it's time for the August Mixed Media Card Challenge!  Something to excite us and get the creative juices flowing!!  Shery's challenge for us is to use butterflies with the optional element of gold. 
For my card this month I opted for both!  I have a whole flutter of butterflies - and little bits of gold scattered around. The sentiment, Use Your Wings, is from the Scribbly Insects stamp set by Dina Wakley.
Here is how I made my background - I used a brick stencil with Crackled Texture Paste - and before it dried, I dumped some Mustard Seed Distress Glitter on it.  I left it for a few hours to dry.
After the texture paste dried I sponged the Add a Stencil along the right edge where there wasn't any brick with Ranger Distress Mustard Seed Ink.  Then I sponged the whole panel with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink.  A lot of the glitter rubbed off - but enough stayed on to give a nice sparkle  - I think you can see it in this photo below on the bricks.
The big butterfly is from Studio 490 Blossom Bucket.  I used the Alterations Butterfly Frenzy die to cut all the little butterflies out of Idea-ology Wallflower Vellum paper.  I glued them onto the brick with a line of glue down the center of their bodies, bent the wings up and added a gold half pearl to each butterfly.
 I hope you will join us in the August Mixed Media Card Challenge -  you have almost the whole month to play -  you will find all the challenge details plus lots of inspiration from my talented Team mates over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog here.
Stamps:  Scribbly Insects - Dina Wakley
Paper:  White, Rustic Cream, True Black - PTI, Paper Stash Vellum - Idea-ology.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye and Mustard Seed.
Accessories:  Butterfly Frenzy Die - Alterations, Gold Rhinestones - Michaels, Butterfly - Studio 490 Blossom Bucket, Mustard Seed Distress Glitter - Ranger, Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste, glue dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stencils Basically Bricked and Add a Stencil - Wendy Vecchi.

22 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

What a brilliant technique, love love your card, Julia TFS

Becca Cruger said...

Soooooo much gorgeous texture is going on here. I just adore that crackled brick element. Who would have thought glitter would be so cool on crackle paste?! Awesome!

Sanna Lippert said...

beautiful card, Julia!! I love the "positive" stencil - one of my all time faves :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

Melody said...

So pretty! I just love the colors and texture.

Terry said...

Oh so pretty, Julia! Love the brickwork and those butterflies! Happy Weekend!

honeybeelane said...

Really, really cool, Julia! The brick wall is super!

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic, Julia! Love the final look with all of the elements and texture! Lovely card!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Lovely butterfly card Julia, love the texture from your bricks with all the delicate butterflies fluttering over top of it! Deb xo

Annette Allen said...

what a pretty card.. i love that background and those butterflies are awesome..

Kripa Koushik said...

So soooo beautiful. Love d sentiment too.

~amy~ said...

Julia, so chock full of beauty and texture.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Julia! I love all your wonderful butterflies and the soft shimmer you achieved with your glitter added to the brickwork, so brilliant! hugs :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Julia! Love the brick textured wall and all the butterflies fluttering about!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a fantastic card Julia!! Love the brick background and those gorgeous butterflies:)
Hugs, Samra

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the brick wall and your GORGEOUS butterflies, Julia!

Lee-Anne said...

That brick wall is fabulous! The rich warm colors are so beautiful, Julia! Love this!

butterfly said...

Ooh, I love the scrumptious crackle bricks and the soft honey tones of this beautiful card, Julia - just lovely.
Alison xx

Yasmina TIN SANG said...

Your card is very sweet Julia!

Shari Trumbull said...

WOW, Julia! This is soooo pretty! I love those little vellum butterflies flittering along the surface of your card! Sooo pretty!! XOXO-Shari

shirley-bee said...

Love the texture on the brick background, Julia, and that main butterfly is fabulous!

Kim Heggins said...

Love that texture...what a wonderful and stunning background to your amazing card.