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Thursday, March 31, 2016

No need to explain that title is there?

I'm playing along with a few challenges today.

My background is a piece of designer paper that's been pulled through some Distress Paints, dried, distressed, stenciled, and then I added more gold using some foil sheets.  As I've said lately, I'm a little totally obsessed with gold.

The butterfly has been painted with gold paint and then I added mica flakes, glass glitter, and some beads.  The same treatment was used on the flowers and the chipboard sentiment. Some die cut leaves in black and Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker complete the card.

Here's a close up of the detail I added to the butterfly:

Here's what I used:
Paper:  unknown designer paper and Gina K. Black
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  none
All the other stuff:  Distress Paints, Tim Holtz Schoolhouse stencil, Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz distressing tool, misc. chipboard circle, Penny Black Holly & Berries die, Ranger Transfer Foil Sheets, Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint, Finnabair Glass Glitter, Finnabair Mica Flakes, Finnabair Glass Beads, heavy gel medium, foam tape, Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker, misc. flowers, Distress Spray Stains

Challenges entered:
Frilly and Funkie:  Hip to be Square using brighter colors from the hippie era
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  anything goes - they are showcasing Ranger Products
Anything But Cute Challenge #11:

Back soon with more my sweet friends...


  1. This is beautiful! I love your colors and texures!

  2. GORGEOUS!! This just exploded off my screen with all those delicious bold colours! Love those flowers, and that metallic butterfly has totally stolen my heart! So beautiful!! I do hope you will enter this into our Crazy for Colour challenge at Anything But Cute...you have a couple days yet to get it in.


  3. Too cool for school!!! This totally rocks! You have the most fun and lively approach to mixed media I've found and I love it! Totally inspiring, sweet girl! <3

  4. WOW! LOVE the bright colours. Gorgeous design ... all that distressing is AWESOME! xx

  5. Well it certainly is bright but it is also really, really beautiful! Love the butterfly and those gorgeous flowers!

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Crazy for Colour' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

  6. Bold, bright and beautiful! Love your gorgeous flowers and that awesome butterfly!
    Fabulous work!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT xx

  7. Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  8. What a happy project with that great combination of bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  9. This is lovely! The colors are so vibrant! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Beautiful card, the bright colours are gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  11. Fabulous! Loving those bright colours! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x


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