Jun 12, 2021

Butterflies and Distress Inks in Purple and Blue

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It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. We have another wonderful theme this week, with Wendy being our host, and she wants to see "Butterflies or Bugs", so hope you will join in this week for a chance to win a prize from Craft Stash, in fact we have two prizes this week, a beautiful  Woodware stamp set and a Tattered Lace die. And remember you may always join in up to 3 times for more chances to win!


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My starting point for the card was once again the current sketch from MFT. While I'm not so much following sketch challenges any longer, MFT sketches do usually appeal to me and I've been following them once again  in the recent weeks and I try to use them as an inspiration. 



I made my inky background using Distress inks Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch following Loll's Splash Watercolor background technique. 

The focal butterfly is part of the Penny Black stamp Gathering Together, you can see the rest of this beautiful stamp stamped on the large circle die cut using Spun Sugar Distress ink. I inked the butterfly with the same distress inks and then fussy cut using Cutterbee scissors which I'd say are a "must have" for any type of fussy cutting. Following the MFT sketch I cut out another (smaller) circle, inked the edges and adhered it onto the larger circle. My circle dies are an old die set by Nestablities. 





The script stamped in black (using Versafine Onyx ink) I used on the top left and bottom right is an oldie from Whimsy Stamps, and the "Thinking of You" is from My Favorite Things, unfortunately also retired, but this stamp set is similar in style.

A close up below....


It's hard to see, but I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush on the butterflies, and I really do need to purchase a new one as it's running out of glitter! 

Before adhering the card front to the base, I ran the Blueprint Sketch ink pad along the edges.



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37 comments:

  1. Beautifully intense Butterflies Ellie and the design is very pleasing on the eye.

    B x

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  2. A lovely design and pretty colours in both the background and vibrancy on the butterfly wings.
    Fabulous!
    Lorraine

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  3. It's absolutely gorgeous Ellie! Love the colors.

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  4. I love these colours and your different backgrounds work so well together too.

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  5. Now with my DT hat on - Thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.
    A week away will do that to you!

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  6. A really super background in lovely subtle colours that really makes the lovely butterflies stand out.

    Kath x

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  7. Hi Ellie this is a beautiful creation I love the colours you have chosen for the Butterflies they really stand out proud I love it
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  8. Love so much the design, great take of the sketch and fabulous colours! Love how the backgrounds work with the butterflies!

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  9. Hi again Ellie, as Lynn said back with a different hat on to thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  10. Oh Ellie this is exquisite - love your colours and how you have used them, and that butterfly is magnificent
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. This is so pretty Ellie, wonderful colours, xxx

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  12. Gorgeous card! Love the background!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn💖

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  13. Fabulous card and love the bold purple colours;-))m

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  14. A really super colour combination, lovely background and images.

    Kath x

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  15. This is beautiful! it's nice to see how you got inspiration from the sketch challenge and I really like blue and purple together! Such a sweet card :)


    Hope you had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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  16. Gorgeous colours and a beautiful inky background!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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  17. Beautiful design and the butterflies really stand out! Gorgeous color combo!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  18. This is really gorgeous Ellie, I love your inkyness.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  19. This is beautiful! I just love butterflies.

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  20. Such a pretty card. The butterfly is gorgeous! #MMBC

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  21. I love butterflies and I love your card, the colours - everything:) Thanks for sharing at the EAC! Christin

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  22. Gorgeous colors, Ellie, and great take on that sketch! I want to thank you for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Paper Funday. Hope to see you playing again soon. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  23. That's a really pretty card, I love the background you created, it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Fundays Challenge. Kate Dt

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  24. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  25. I'm in love with those butterflies! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

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  26. Your butterflies look so rich and gorgeous against that watery background, a wonderful effect and I be the sparkle enhances it is real life xx

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  27. Oh my, this is lovely! I'd love to make one to with my daughter!

    Marie
    https://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/

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  29. Stunning card Ellibelle. The background is gorgeous and a great backdrop for those wonderful butterflies. Thank you for entering the Something New Challenge at Path of Positivity.

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  30. This card is Breathtaking!! I absolutely love the technique you used with the Distress Inks! layout is brilliant and the butterfly is so pretty! Thank you for joining us over at Paper FunDay, Shandy,DT

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  31. Beautiful card - gorgesou colouring on the butterfly!
    Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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