Monday, September 29, 2008

Butterfly Dreams

Unity cardThe DH and I went to see Eagle Eye yesterday. Wow, what an intense movie. I recommend it, but be sure to take your blood pressure meds first, though. LOL.

The Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS today was to use the batik technique. Can't say I love this technique, but it was fun to try something new.

I colored the butterfly with Koh-i-noor pencils and blended it with odorless mineral spirits.

Next I cut out the image and covered it with Versa Mark ink, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. (Repeat X 2)

For the batik backgroun, I stamped the tree on water color paper with Versa Mark and heat embossed it with clear EP.

Next I filled some spritzer bottles with a little water and few drops of yellow, red and tangerine inks. I spritzed the paper with those until I was happy with the results and let the paper dry.

Then I sandwiched the paper between some scrap paper and ironed it to lift the embossing, leaving a flat surface.

The card base is Creamy Caramel. All images are from Unity Stamp co.

Have a great day!

Edited to add...

Angela just posted a super sweet discount at Unity. Check it out.

25% off your total order!
Starting at 9 central Tuesday ending at MIDNIGHT!!
September 30, 2008
Orders over $100.00 get a FREE {a} Handle!
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catdidit said...

What a beautiful card! I really love how you colored that butterfly, and looks gorgeous on the bg you created with this technique!

Angela said...

Thanks for spreading the word on the SALE! Much appreciated! LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! ...and look how PRETTY YOU ARE! Have a HAPPY HAPPY Tuesday! See you in the FORUM!

Melanie said...

love your misting, I got a mini mister today in the mail from Bee for her blog candy, will have to try this beautiful technique!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my!!! That Batik look is just stunning!! So gorgeous and elegant with the butterfly!!

Gretchen said...

Oh my gosh this beautiful! I love the butterfly.

Carolyn King said...

This is gorgeous....I am such a fan of your work---so glad to have found your blog.

Julia Aston said...

Your butterfly is just gorgeous - wonderful coloring on it and love the bg batik too!

Trina said...

This card is beautiful! I love the strong, vibrant colors on the butterfly! It's an amazing card!

Judy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the butterfly and how you colored and embossed it. Beautiful batik technique background. TFS

Donna said...

fabulous! the tree in the background is marvelous

Shirley said...

I can never just look at your cards and then comment. I have to look up close. Your attention to detail and the colors you choose are just wonderful!!! Love this butterfly and the tree is just the perfect image to go with it!