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Monday, 15 June 2015

Destination Inspiration - June Recipe #2

Hello, Anne (Redanne) here to welcome you to the second in our series of Destination Inspiration posts for June, where one of our Creative Guides uses a 'recipe' chosen by four Creative Guides.

   The recipe for June is:  
                
Product : Any Tattered Die
Colour: Walnut Stain
Technique : Layering Stencil and Texture Paste
Substrate : Watercolour Paper

As there are a lot of birthdays coming up in July, I have made a card which can easily be replicated time and again:
The card was made using the wonderful Wallflower paper stack by Tim Holtz.
The base (at the top of the pic) is watercolour paper.  As it is the base I have just used a piece of watercolour paper from a fairly inexpensive paper pad.  Watercolour paper takes Distress Inks really well - I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then scuffed up the edges.

The remaining three pieces of Wallflower papers were scuffed up and then edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The butterflies were cut and embossed using Tim's Butterfly Duo set and Ranger's Distress Watercolour Cardstock.  This is excellent quality cardstock and I will keep the die cut scrap to use as a stencil, it is far too good to throw away!
I wanted to colour the embossing paste and I simply put some Walnut Stain Distress Ink on my glass mat and mixed in some of Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Texture Paste.  A re-inker would work well to colour the paste too but I did not have one in the colour I wanted.  As I wanted a more subtle look the Distress Ink was perfect.

The stencil is Tim's Flourish one and to avoid stencilling more than I wanted I masked some of the design off.  If you are very careful you don't need to mask the design but as I am a messy crafter it works much better this way for me!  Remember to clean your stencil straight away, after scraping off as much paste as possible (and put it back in the pot) I lay mine on a wet baby wipe and use another baby wipe to wipe off the surface.
I let the paste dry naturally and if you look closely you will see some lovely small cracks in the paste.  If you want larger cracks then just apply the paste more thickly.  I mounted the pasted sheet to one side of the card.
Using the Tattered Florals Thinlets die I cut some flowers.  I was a little worried about using this set of dies, because I have dexterity issues, but the quilling tool that comes with the dies made curling the flowers so easy that I carried on and made a whole set of flowers - they are just adorable dinky little flowers!
The butterfly was coloured using Twisted Citron Distress Ink (love that colour!) and Walnut Stain Distress Ink, I coloured both sides as I wanted the wings to be raised up.  The ribbon and the teeny, tiny flowers were coloured with Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stain.  The flowers make up the body of the butterfly.
I layered all the pieces up and added 'with love' using Tim's Simple Sayings stamp set and Wendy Vecchi's Archival ink in Potting Soil.

Thanks so much for your visit, please visit again next Monday to see what the next Creative Guide does with the same recipe.

It would be lovely to see you join in our latest challenge too.  Sandy is our host and the theme is Celebrations.  Thanks again, Hugs, Anne xxx

34 comments:

  1. What a lovely recipe creation Anne! I LOVE that butterfly - so much detail on the embossing and wonderful colors especially with the addition of the bright coral roses - your loopy bow is beautiful as well as the pretty paste stenciling! Julia xx

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  2. Just adore that two tone butterfly, especially with those little roses, they are so sweet! I love how you rounded off the stencil to make more of a feature from it too, it compliments the butterfly beautifully xx

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  3. Your butterfly is a show stopper Anne! It just grabs all the attention here! Love the simplicity of the gard, which gives all the importance to the butterfly.

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  4. That was a lovely post, Annie! Perhaps it can't be easily replicated by me, but you make me want to try! You certainly set it out in a manner (and with a magnificent result) that would motivate any card artist!! Thank you! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  5. beautiful card Anne as always with my favourite Wallflower papers...love the gorgeous butterfly and all those tattered edges...a great tutorial hugs xxx

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  6. So very pretty Anne! Love all the texture and stunning butterfly! All the distressed edges add a nice touch!

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  7. Fabulous from beginning to end Anne! The card itself is just beautiful with all the layers and distressed edges! The butterfly is wonderful and looks super with those little dinky flowers, they have turned out superb! Fantastic step by step with great photos too!!

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  8. This is stunning Anne. The gorgeous papers are the perfect background for you beautiful butterfly. I love the distressed edges and wonderful flourish too. Thank you for a fabulous tutorial.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Wow, this is beautiful. Love that butterfly.
    Toni xx

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  10. WOW!! This is so pretty...... those tiny flowers are adorable. I love the touch of colour to the texture paste and the splash of coral really makes the whole thing pop! xx

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  11. thank you for dropping by my blog :) your works are beautiful! see you around! :)

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  12. Good Morning Anne. What a great card to brighten my Monday. The butterfly is gorgeous and the papers are stunning. Absolutely beautiful . Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. Such a wonderful creation and a joy to see

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  14. SIMPY STUNNING Anne!!! LOVE the way you've used the papers and coloured the ribbon to match that amazing butterfly. And what a great idea to mix the paste with the Distress Ink for a beautifully subtle look! I would have used the stains and made it way too dark but this way you've controlled a really strong colour. MUST remember that one! Jenny x

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  15. Such a beautiful card! Anne Love the flourish that you' ve chosen to keep as a real feature - it definitely deserves it as does the gorgeous butterfly . The hint of citron you've given the butterfly really draws the eye in to admire its beauty . Great composition So pleased you were able to work the tiny tattered florals . thx too for the tutorial . hugs x

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  16. Oh, what a gorgeous card, Anne! I love everything about it! Would it be alright to scraplift it?

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    1. Please feel free Patty, thanks for your comment! Anne x

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  17. I love how you used the wallflower papers Anne and that touch of red is very striking really lifts everything. The butterfly is a fabulous focal image and I love the layers and texture. Perfect birthday card. Hugs. Tracy x

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  18. this is absolutely gorgeous Anne - I adore the pop of colour and the step by step is very helpful. A beautiful make! Big hugs rachel x

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  19. Wow Anne, what a beauty!! The damask patterns with the texture paste flourishes has such a wonderful elegance to it! I love the way the wings look shadowed on your butterfly, and oh boy do the splashes of colour ever grab the eye! WOW! Love it! hugs :)

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  20. Beautiful card Anne ! The colours are wonderful and the butterlfy is fabulous ! Sue C x

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  21. Such a beautiful layout, so elegant and I love the crackled flourish.
    Julie x

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  22. What a gorgeous card, Anne - love how you masked off the flourish, a great effect and the crackle is fabulous. Beautiful colours too.
    Alison xx

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  23. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Anne, you have really cooked up some total fabulousness for the DI June recipe! I so love those butterflies and beautiful design! Love this! Hugs!

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  24. A gorgeous card Anne and such great use of the Walnut Stain with the Texture Paste. Fabulous! and such a great tip about masking off the stencil - I have never thought to do that ! I will now ! Jennie x

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  25. Love the subtle hues of the background, perfect for that gorgeous butterfly....just beautiful. Ruth xx

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  26. Beautiful card and great layers of textures! Thanks for the Step By step..

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  27. Stunning card Anne, from the elegant embossed background, beautiful choice of colours for the butterfly and attention grabbing pop of colour from your gorgeous bow and pretty flowers. Love it ! Hugs Lottie x

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  28. Beautiful, Anne! The abandoned coral with the walnut stain is just stunning! A lovely birthday card that should be framed, so the recipient can enjoy for years to come! Fab use of the DI ingredients! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  29. Beautiful Anne, love all those lovely layers and your textured stenciling is perfect. The pop of colour on the ribbon and the butterflies is wonderful and love your pretty posies, must get that tattered florals thinlits die!

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  30. So very beautiful Anne. Love the little flowers, handy that the tool comes with them. The citron colour looks so cheerful and happy. Gorgeous make and tutorial. Nicola x

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  31. Thank you so, so much for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them! Hugs, Anne xx

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  32. This is stunning Anne, so beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

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