Sunday, 16 July 2017

Butterflies on distressed timber.

Hi everyone, it's the end of the weekend and the end of school holidays for me.
I did get some much needed work done around the house and rested a lot, so I feel ready to tackle Monday head on lol!

I wanted to play along with the distress challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday. So I've used a few distress inks on this timber stamped panel and distressed the edges with a tool. 
I decided on blue butterflies as this card has such a masculine feel. They are fussy cut and  coloured with inktense pencils.

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I've used stamps, distress ink, inktense pencils, and my texture elements are distressed edges and the frantage enamel embossed sentiment.

I'm also joining the take it make challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine. The theme is anything goes as long as there is stamping on your project.

Take It, Make It Challenge

At Seize the Birthday I'm playing along with the anything goes no toppings option.

 Darkroom Door timber stamp; antique linen, pumicestone, weathered wood and vintage photo distress inks; Hero Arts antique engravings butterfly stamp; Stamplorations birthday die; versamark ink and aged black frantage enamel embossing powder; inktense pencils; happy sentiment sticker;
Tim Holtz distressing tool.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Fabulous wood paneling with great colours together. The silver/grunge embossing on the sentiment is are your beautiful butterflies x

  2. Cathy, Your distressed wood panel looks amazing as do those gorgeous butterflies. What a dazzling shade of blue and the gems are a lovely touch, so pretty.

  3. wow, awesome wood grain background and stunning butterflies. I love the blue tones on the wood :)

  4. wow, the wood grain is amazing, so perfect for your beautiful butterflies. i love the blue tones to the wood :)

  5. Love your gorgeous creation! The background and the butterflies are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  6. It's a STUNNER Cathy. So loving this masterpiece.

  7. Those gorgeous butterflies positively glow against the woodgrain background, Cathy ... they're beautiful ... and fabulous with the chunky embossed sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Gorgeous butterfly card. Love the colours you have chosen on the butterflies. Perfect against the wood grain.

  9. Your distressed timber background is amazing. So much gorgeous texture and mix of colours. It looks like real wood! And your butterflies just shine against the backdrop. Beautiful colours and a wonderful masculine card, Cathy! xx

  10. This card exudes calm and warmth. Beautiful, elegant card !!

  11. I love this rustic and beautiful creation, Cathy! That background is incredible and just the perfect spot for your pretty blue butterflies!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. So so cool! Love the color palette too. Hugs, Autumn

  13. Fabulous creation. Love the wood background and pretty butterflies. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  14. Amazing backdrop for your perfectly colored butterflies! wow!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday!!


  15. Wow Cathy, your wooden fence looks so realistic with the perfect mix of colours and love those sweet blue butterflies, and the ultra thick embossing on the sentiment gives it wonderful dimension. x

  16. Love this ... the wood effect background looks so real! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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