Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SSCB#29 Stitches - Lady Butterfly

Thanks for stopping by today!   Have you been playing along with the Serendipity Stamps Challenge?  It's the half way point so you still have two more weeks to play.  The challenge this month is to add some stitches to your project.  They can be embossed, stamped, drawn or actual stitches.  You're only limited to what you can imagine.  You have to use at least one Serendipity Stamps image or die on your design and you could win a $20 discount off you next order.  The sale this week is free shipping on all continental US orders over $10 through March 26.  All wood mount stamps are on sale and there are also some grab bags at a steal!
The design team always takes the challenge a step further.  We play off the theme of the month but try to throw in a few techniques as well.  We all have projects that have some die debossing on them.  To create my project I started with some heavy watercolor paper. I stamped my sentiment with Versafine ink that can hold up to the water.  Next I stamped and clear embossed my butterflies.  Then I debossed by placing the butterfly die on top of the stamped image.  I tired  a new technique using the Ranger distress pens.  You just scribble with the markers and then spritz with water for a cool watercolor effect.  Drying with a heat gun makes some neat patterns when the paint dries.    If you know me - sewing isn't one of my accomplishments.  I used a border hole punch to make the holes for my stitching. 

Want to see what the rest of the team made?   Just click on their names to jump to their blogs.


Now it's your turn!  I hope I see you at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  Have a beautiful day!










Floral Butterfly DieHaiku Butterfly


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps Lady Butterfly Haiku, Floral Butterfly
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Floral Butterfly
Ink:  Ranger Distress Pens, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Enamel Dots:  Recollections
Twinery Twine Solid Caribbean
Border Punch EK Success Lines and Dots
Clear Emboss Powder

10 comments:

Karen Amidon said...

Beautiful Jeanne! What a wonderful background you got from the Distress Pens...love it!

Cathy Weber said...

What an intricate card...love all the details! This must have taken forever to make...and you stitched! I don't think I have ever seen any stitching on your cards before...love all the beautiful watercoloring!

Marybeth said...

Oh this turned out beautiful Jeanne… Love your hand stitching and the watercolor …… gorgeous colors!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Jeanne! I love the bright colors and emboss resist.

Lynn Hardy said...

As always this is lovely. Your cards always cheer me up!

Miriam said...

Love the watercolor effect Jeanne! Very unique.

Vickie Z said...

Fun card... Love how you used the colors and techniques...stitching is perfect!!

Vickie Z said...

Love those butterflies with the emboss resist BG!! Gorgeous!,

Sharron said...

Beautiful, Jeanne! Love your embossed butterflies with the wonderful watercolor background. The enamel dots and stitching are perfect finishing touches!

Kim Heggins said...

So pretty and your hand stitching is just the perfect touch to your gorgeous card.