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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Perspective Butterfly for Inspiration Journal

The month is nearly over and this is my Project #4 for Inspiration Journal, where the challenge theme is Everything Goes - you only have a day left to enter but there is a great prize on offer of $50 to spend in Inspiration Emporium's on-line shop.

I have a question for you first, have you seen Jenny (Buttons) videos on the British Craft Network TV yet?  If not, you are missing some great tutorials, tips and techniques.  My piece today, was inspired by a couple of Jenny's shows where she used a layered paper technique, dribbles and splats!


The card base is 6" x 6", I cut up strips of Tim Holtz  paper (1" x 6"approx) from my stash, ripped the ends off and glued them down, overlapping in the left top corner as you can see below. 


I added some Tissue Tape  here and there and then painted over the whole piece with a light coat of Picket Fence Distress Paint.  A few dribbles of Chipped Sapphire Re-inker were added along with some builder's scrim for texture. 


Now for the fun bit!  Using several colours of Distress Spray Stain, these were spritzed and dried in turn, over the whole card.  Once dried fully I used a paint brush to add splats of paint all over - it is hard to know when to stop, it is such a fun thing to do - but make sure you cover the whole of your desk/work surface with paper and protect your clothing too!


The butterfly was one I had left over from another project, it was coloured with Distress Stains and then coated in Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.  I added some gauze I raided from the medicine cabinet and some rusty wire to the background, attached with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.  I also added some random stamping to the background using a Wendy Vecchi Vintage Mesh stamp.


To finish off I added some of Tim's Remnant Rubs for some added interest.


So, there you have it, my completed Jenny inspired card.  Apologies for the long post but I wanted to do justice to Jenny's techniques and tips. 

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As always, thanks for looking, see you again on Friday!  Hugs, Anne xx






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28 comments:

  1. I mean, seriously, it's like watching a birth, Annie! I saw the first step, then scrolled up and saw the photo with the butterfly and I thought, "Well, okay, that must be a photo 'inspiration' you are using ...," and then I kept scrolling down and I kept reading about the process with my mouth dropping lower and lower as I saw that first step magically transform into the very work of art shown in the first photo! WOW, what a trip!! You are one sensational and magical artist, my friend!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  2. Wow love this!! The background colour is stunning with all those beautiful blues! So well laid out, with the paper and mixed media items. Hugs, Georgie xx

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  3. Oh Anne you are a sweetheart! You really don't need my help to create masterpieces (as those that I'm privileged to own testify to) but it's such a thrill to know you've been inspired to play. I love how this has developed and emerged, like the beautiful butterfly, into a knock out card. Thank you so much for sharing this. Jenny xxx

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  4. Such a beautiful card Anne. The different layers are very interesting, it's nice to see your step out pics. The butterfly is so beautiful and I love the spatters. I tend to decide to do it at the lst minute and forget to cover up. Oops :) xox

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  5. Stunning card Anne, love the layers of textures and paints, your colours are my favourites.

    Thank you for the step by step inspiration, must get builders scrim! :-) xxx

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  6. Beautiful card! So much neat texture. Thanks for sharing the great description on how you made this neat card!

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  7. Wonderful piece Anne - I love all the texture and the colours are super.
    Toni xx

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  8. Amazing piece Anne! the butterfly is stunning and the background... wow!!! barbarayaya

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  9. WOW!!! As Always - AMAZING!!! This is sooo Beautiful ad I lovedseeing how you work - wish I had your talent! Hugs!!!

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  10. Wow love this,beautiful colours and fab design.xxx

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  11. this is gorgeous and love all those layers and textures x

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  12. Hi Anne this is simply gorgeous and the colours are beautiful. They draw you into a pool of discovery. Love the butterfly too. Thanks for mentioning Jenny is on British Craft as I do watch sometimes and not seen her x

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  13. this is amazing Anne...love all the textures and the butterfly is divine...hugs kath xxx

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  14. This is stunning Anne ..... the colour is amazing and the butterfly is beautiful. Great step by step too. Hugs Linda xx

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  15. Whoa!!!! This is fabulous! I will certainly check out Jenny's piece if it has this effect!!! Absolutely stunning!! Hugs, Chrisx ps are you going to Port Sunny?

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  16. Absolutely fabulous. I love your blue background and you certainly look like you had fun creating it. It's such a shame to cover it up! Elaine

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  17. You layers are fabulous! LOVE all of this, and gorgeous butterfly too!

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  18. A stunning work of art Anne, and yes I really can see Jenny's fantastic style and influence in it too. Kockout gorgeous and your step x step makes it look sooo easy - which its not. Nicola x

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  19. Thanks Anne for the heads up about Jenny's videos off to have a mooch.

    Another delicious make with an amazing layered background that displays the butterfly in all it's glory.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  20. Love the textural background and the stunning butterfly sits perfectly on it - the colours tone beautifully xxx

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  21. WOW...Anne this is so beautiful, Love all the texture & the gorgeous colours...I'm trying to get back on track sorry for being AWOL....Hugs May x x

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  22. this is beautiful - I love the texture - its given me lots of food for thought - I should try to watch Jenny - there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day though - don't know what I do that fills it up so fast!!! Only a week to go until port sunlight - I can hardly wait x

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  23. Gorgeous card Anne, I shall have to go and have a look at the videos.
    Hope you are having a good week and happy crafting, Angela x

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  24. Absolutely fabulous! Anne please dont apologise for a long post - the longer the better I say - I never tire of reading about you n your creativity!
    LOVE everything about this card- the colour palette ( to die for- I was in blue heaven when I saw the photo of the paints lined up ) , the layout , all the mixed media ( the butterfly net- genius) , the textures n stamping n all the extra little touches = stunning!

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  25. Gorgeous Anne!! I never leave your blog without pinning your project...you are such an inspiration!! The background you made is just incredible, I love the different ways you build your texture! The butterfly looks so amazing with the added colours! LOVE IT!! hugs :)

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  26. So glad I came over for a closer look of this card. Your background is so creative and suits the beautiful butterfly in such an elegant way. Have a super weekend, Julie x

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  27. Big sigh - beautifully made Sugar!!! I know I will study this make several times - love it!
    Sandy xx

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  28. Absolutely stunning Anne, I love the textures you've created and beautiful colours, hugs Carole Z X

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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