Saturday, 30 June 2018

Bicycle, Butterflies and a Blooper

I really fell in love with the photo inspiration at Just Add Ink this week

 - so  much so that rather than being inspired by it, I have more or less CASe'd it! I've tweaked it so that it also fits the Butterfly Challenge

Simply by turning those lovely trailing roses into vines, a roosting spot for a flurry of vermilion butterflies!

I started off by stamping the background with vine leaves, a Rubberstamp Tapestry peg stamp, in two shades of green. Then I put it through a stone wall embossing folder -  and here's the blooper - I put it in the wrong way round, so the stamped side came out on the wrong side of the embossing! However I still really liked it, and thought if I'd done it the right way round the vine leaves could have come out looking more distorted than they do this way, so I decided to still use it. OK bulging cement isn't authentic - but then neither is a trailing rose made out of vine leaves and butterflies!

I added a die cut sentiment and lots and lots of punched butterflies.


Mrs A. said...

You have cased the photo perfectly. I really wouldn't have noticed the embossing folder was the wrong way until you said . I think it looks great as as anyway. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Nikki Spencer said...

A lovely idea to include those pretty butterflies Jane, they really pop on your lovely trailing leaves. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Chantell Randall said...

Very sweet - the butterflies match the size of the leaves perfectly. This is a lovely mix of dies, stamps and embossing. Chantell Just Add Ink

ColourmehappyDi said...

What a fun & clever way to combine both challenges, Jane. Great texture & interest. Imagine seeing a wall of butterflies in real life :D
Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.