I started mucking about making a mixed media background and it evolved into a butterfly theme since there are stenciled butterflies as well as the die cut one. Here's my card:
I laid down some purple and yellow acrylic paints on a piece of mixed media cs, thinking mauve and yellow are perfect spring colours. Then stamped a text stamp over it.
I love The Crafters Workshop stencils like the one I used here - it's a mish mash of circles, lines, and a trio of butterflies. I stencilled it with a texture paste and then sprinkled gold Perfect Pearls over most of the wet paste.
The purple and yellow were definitely spring-like but way too bright with too much contrast between them, so I sponged over the whole thing with Distress Brushed Corduroy ink to tone it down. Then darkened the edges with more Brushed Corduroy.
I stamped, heat embossed, and die cut the Tim Holtz butterfly and the sentiment and popped them on top with foam tape. The whole panel is popped up on the card base with a piece of fun foam.
I hope you like it! I'm still trying to get comfortable with mixed media! Thanks go to my friend, Christine (aka calex on SCS), for inspiring and encouraging me, and teaching me different techniques!
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