Friday 26 June 2015

Mixed Media Butterfly

Hi there everyone. I had been away from home for 11 days and when I got back, I had an early birthday package waiting for me from my gorgeous friend, Loll Thompson. Loll said I could open up my parcel even though my birthday isn't for a couple of weeks. 

Loll spoilt me rotten. Heaps of stencils that she had made me, butterflies galore and boxes of sequins. Thank you so much Loll!

The weather is quite dreary here at the moment with lots of wind and rain. There's no better place than your craft room on days like this so off I went to play with my goodies from Loll.

Here is a card I made using a butterfly stencil.

I had a piece of watercolour card that I had already used my brushos with. It had gorgeous orange and pink colours. 

I placed my stencil on the panel and used Spiced Marmalade distress ink with a sponge to lay down the colour. Using a sponge again, I inked Vintage Photo around the edges of the butterfly but used a flicking motion to create some texture. I ended up doing that around the whole panel.

I also used a Tim Holtz stencil at the bottom and top of the butterfly in orange and pink inks. Lastly, I used a white pen to randomly add dots.

The sentiment is from PTI.

Mixed Media is way out of my comfort zone but I was quite happy with how it turned out. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge

Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Mixed Media Challenge - Collage

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. FABEROONY Kylie, splendid make using your gift. What a kind soul Loll is - enjoy both the gifts and the friendship


  2. Love the card Kylie, Enjoy yuor birthday gifts

  3. Very pretty, Kylie! Have fun with your new playthings.

  4. This is gorgeous, Kylie! Love the texture and the colors! Loll is such a sweetheart isn't she?

  5. A gorgeous card Kylie, love the colours. Enjoy your new goodies. Carol x

  6. Soooooooooo pretty! Gorgeous BG, thakyou for sharing with MMCC!

  7. Glad you are home safely and enjoying time to play! Wonderful stencil! Love the warm colors!

  8. You sure made good use of the butterfly stencil. This is so beautiful Kylie. Love the texture from the brushos and sponged inks over the butterfly. Sponging around the outside edge really brings the butterfly to the front ... great dimension. And I LOVE the white dots and stenciled grids. So beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge, my friend. xx

  9. How wonderful to get home to happy mail! I love how you immediately put your goodies to use in this gorgeous, richly colored beauty Kylie! I would not have known you were out of your comfort zone.
    Carol x

  10. Love the layers of colour Kylie! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge!


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