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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintage Butterfly Queen


This is one of my newest Bombshell Stamps, Butterfly Queen.  I couldn't wait to play with her, in fact, I had the papers all picked out and waiting for her to arrive in my mailbox. My poor postman is becoming used to being stalked.  I am going to have to give that man something special for Christmas this year, Valium maybe?

At any rate,  I thought these papers gave my image a vintage look and I loved adding all the bling and flowers.  Homemade flowers are new for me but I think I am beginning to really learn their charm and they will be showing up more often.  I actually stamped this image in two different colors of ink.  I used a sepia for the main image and then I used Stazon for the paper pieced skirt.  The sepia ink just wouldn't show in the pattern.
I did two different wing styles before I settled on this.  The other was gold embossed and a rose metallic.  It just didn't fit the image in my head.  I did add the rose metallic to the spots on these wings though it is hard to see.  After I cut out my image and went to place it on the background, I decided it was too stark and added some flourishes in Milled Lavender Distress ink.

Bombshell Stamps - Butterfly Queen
Hero Arts - Flourishes stamp
K&Co. papers
Stazon ink
Milled Lavender distress ink
Archival ink sepia
Recollections bling
EK success flower punch
Martha Stewart punch leaves and doily
Sizzix flower diecut
Offray Ribbon

3 comments:

  1. Luv the "homemade"(homegrown??;-)flowers :-) wow, "this girl" looks like me! LOL, except i'm not a blondie! That girl & those papers perfectly match! Gorgeous card!!:-)

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  2. I LOVE this! I've never made Butterfly Queen into a blonde...you did it so well! Your paper piecing is awesome (So smart to use 2 different inks!). And the paper you chose is divine! I knew what paper stack it was as soon as I saw the card. The inside is great too!

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