Thursday, 7 August 2014

Vellum Butterfly


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
and also the Runway Inspired Challenge inspiration lends itself to vellum:



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.


19 comments:

  1. I love the white embossed & coloured vellum!

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  2. Yay for polyfilla, Shirley ... looks great ... and your embossed vellum's gorgeous! Yes, I remember those magic fish ... in every colour under the sun! Anita :)

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  3. Gorgeous card Shirley, very creative!
    Alison xxx

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  4. So beautiful! I found mine started to do exactly the same. Stronger adhesive definitely needed!! I love your vellum butterfly! X

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  5. oooh I like this very much indeed!

    Lucy x

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  6. Beautiful take Shirley, love the background stamping and colours. Ruth x

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  7. so,so pretty, that script is just wonderful on the vellum.

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  8. Really pretty! Love the texture on the images. Thanks for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  9. such a beautiful card! your vellum pieces turned out lovely, despite all the rolling! i laughed out loud that one of your steps was going to the hairdresser, lol!
    Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  10. Gorgeous card! Love the texture on the images and the stenciled card base! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge "Stencils and Pastes" !!

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  11. Lovely card in pretty colours, Shirley. It's great to play with vellum that way. Thank for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

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  12. Wow an amazing card love the use of vellum great. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  13. Beautiful vellum and embossing...Love your card!

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  14. SO pretty with the embossed vellum Shirley! a perfect card for all of these challenges!

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  15. This is so pretty Shirley! I love the inking!

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  16. Wow! This is one awesome card. Great take on the RIC. So much to get inspired by. I love it. Thanks for playing along, Shirley!

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  17. Beautiful technique Shirley, and such bright, bold colours! Thanks for sharing with us on the Runway ;-)

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  18. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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