Today I've been playing with vellum. It popped up at Paper Artsy with this gorgeous card by Keren,
|Keren's card for Paper Artsy|
I used Polyfilla (spackle) and a Tim Holtz stencil to create the base and left it to dry. Then I stamped the images in Versamark and heat-embossed them in white, then coloured the reverse of the vellum with markers and cut them out. Then I went to the hairdressers. When I came back the butterfly had curled up on itself like those free gifts you used to get in comics where you laid a thin plastic cut-out image on your hand and the heat from your hand made it curl up. Remember them? Oh, yes you do. So some extra-strong double-sided sticky was required to pin the butterfly down on the card.
I added some Brushed Pewter Distress Paint on the Polyfilla to reflect the silver on her shoes, sponged the edges of the card with Antique Linen, and partially stamped the numbers (Tim Holtz) and stain (STAMPlorations) in Versafine Smoky Grey and added a few grey credit card makes. Added a few self-adhesive pearls and a part-sentiment (Hero Arts).
The challenge at CAS on Sunday is Butterfly,
and the challenge at Mixed Media Monthly is Stencils and Paste.