Dig out the old stamps! Challenge from Innovative Stamp Creations

Betsy challenged the Design Architects to use some of our older butterfly and dragonfly images. I went immediately to the Artsy Swirls – one of my fave stamps sheets from Innovative Stamp Creations! These images are incredibly detailed and stylized, and lend themselves to so many different techniques.

I recently took a class from Fred B. Mullett and was inspired to use his “dancing rubber fish” technique on Betsy’s images.

The butterfly was stamped on cream cardstock with black & cream pigment ink. I used three different embossing powders and then colored with watercolors. The background is rice paper, stamped and embossed with clear EP (using another image from the Artsy Swirls sheet) and colored with concord distress stains from Ranger.

Tiny tag was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, painted with white acrylic & distressed with concord distress ink from Ranger. The little flower and leaf is an Ideaology piece from Tim Holtz.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Evelyn in Oregon
    May 25, 2011 @ 11:54:40

    This is wonderful! I wish I could learn that technique!

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