My stamping group had a week of challenges while I was gone on my trip to Michigan. So bummed I couldn't play along with them but I have decided to still do a few of the challenges they did. This one was called Pillowtop technique. If you would like to try this technique yourself HERE is the link to the video .
I couldn't get the color correct of the background, it is a little darker in these pictures. The coloring of the flower was done with the same inks. I used plain cardstock for the background and stamped and watercolored the flower and dragonfly on watercolor paper.
I stamped the butterfly with a green ink onto the watercolor paper and then went over it a little with my waterbrush to blend the color a little bit, after it dried I added a lot of stickles to the wings and let that all dry over night, came back the next day and cut the dragonfly out, I like that better than how I would normally cut it out and then add the stickles, this way the paper was even thicker and made for cutting out a small stamp a little easier. Stickles were also added to the flower center for more sparkle. I did two of these backgrounds but I haven't used the other one yet, but I am sure you will be seeing that soon :)
Inkadinkado -- Beauty Stems from here, stamp set, water color with distress inks
Distress ink -- Dried Marigold, Tumbled glass and two greens that I forgot to right down
Dashes Dots and checks -- Ribbon
Stickles -- Diamond
David Tutera - Celebrate sentiment
I am entering this card in the Sisterhood of Crafters Background challenge.
Hope you all enjoyed a nice 4th of July weekend.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and your comments,