Monday, 8 February 2016

Don't forget to fly

Hello everyone, 

For a bit of fun I made this card ... I love to make backgrounds with model paste and, in this case, Mica powders and water...

This piece of card stock was cut slightly smaller than the card I put it on. First I used on of Tim Holtz layering stencils with model paste and a palet knife to add some texture. 
After it dried I gave it a coat of gesso and let that dry too. 

I then used mica powders and a paintbrush and water to add the colours to it. I used blue and green. When this had dried I added some white paint with a palet knife along the edges and on the raised bits of the flowers. I also added some background stamping. Next I stamped the butterfly on watercolour paper and coloured it with Lindy's stamp gang sprays. I didn't spray them but used a paintbrush. I then cut it out and thought that adhering it straight to the card panel, it didn't stand out enough... So I cut a white circle from book text, added some gesso and doodling to it and adhered it to my card. I then stapled the butterfly to the circle. Lastly I stamped the sentiment, cut it apart and adhered that too. 
All stamps used are by Finnabair via Prima Marketing. 

Thank you for stopping by ! 


  1. Ik heb deze set ook, wat een prachtige kaart heb je weer gemaakt ! Erg mooie en diepe kleuren ! Prachtig gewoon !

  2. wow dat ziet er prachtig uit!

  3. This is beautiful. I've not used gesso yet but must have a go. Love the colours you have chosen too.

  4. Oh Corrie, this is amazing!!! Stunning colours and textures!! beautifully put together, love it!!

  5. Beautiful Corrie, love the textured background.
    Amanda x

  6. Wat een super mooie achtergrond! Die groen-blauw combi vind ik mooi, maar vooral die textuur is prachtig! Groetjes, Gerrina

  7. How beautiful - the shading on the butterfly is just lovely.
    Alison xx

  8. Absolutely stunning!
    The most gorgeous colours.

  9. I was just about to write stunning and saw Lynne had just said that so . . . breathtaking! xx

  10. This is really beautiful, Corrie. Great texture using the model paste and TH stencil. Love that you adhered the butterfly using staples. An awesome detail!