Monday, September 24, 2012

Every Day Miracles

It's time for this week's CAS challenge...and it was a sketch challenge.  (You can check it out here on Splitcoast!)  I loved the simple sketch this week and stayed pretty true to the sketch.  I used washi tape from My Minds Eye for my two banners (and PS - I LOVE washi tape!!), rhinestones from KasierCraft, and a sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy, from the Every Day Miracles set.

Now that butterfly...oh la la...the butterfly was created by using the Layered Butterfly template from The Crafters Workshop.  Isn't is fabulous?!  I am loving these stencils!!  Why have I not used them until now??

I started by laying the template on white cardstock and securing the template with some tissue tape (yes, it's perfect for holding stencils in place as the low tack adhesive keeps it from tearing your paper).  I then used Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed Distress Ink (the two together made a great orange color!) and my blending tool to fill in the butterfly background.  I removed the stencil and reapplied the second part of the stencil, the swirls on the wings, over the top of the the already colored butterfly.  I used Dusty Concord Distress Ink and my blending tool to very lightly go over the swirl stencil.  Oh man, the results...the quality of the Distress Ink gave me a great color combo that was perfectly blended.  I literally cheered out loud when I picked up the stencil..serious crafty love going on!  I then added a quick spritz of Perfect Pearls for just the right amount of shimmer!

Enjoy today's card and be sure to check out all of the Crafters Workshop stencils at eP!!


Marlena M. said...

That butterfly is out of this world beautiful!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Kim, this is lovely. I really like the color combination you used on the butterfly.

Kari Webster said...

I just LOVE that butterfly!! Its gorgeous!! I nominated your blog for the Liebster blog award -