Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Altered Butterfly and 3D Flowers

It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we have an inspiration board for you. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both! I was inspired by the butterfly photo of the left.

I can't remember where I saw the trick of turning a regular open-winged butterfly into a flying butterfly -- but here's how I did mine...
  • stamped two butterflies
  • embossed in black and painted them
  • cut out two of the same side
  • glued one wing over the top of the other - slightly to the left
  • cut off the other antennae and added it under the body
For a mini tutorial on creating those 3D flowers using one stamp - Visit THIS POST on The House that Stamps Built.

Supplies and Tools:
  • Repeat Impression Stamps:
  • Lace Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Vellum
  • Feather Lace Oval Dies (Gina Marie
  • Garden Greens Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Hotlz) 
  • Forget Me Not Blendable Ink (Ranger - Wendy Vecchi)
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger):
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Dusty Concord
    • Twisted Citron

For my blog readers:
  • Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store  by using the code: rr10ea
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month


Donna said...

Stunning take on the photo, like the deep colors and dimension!

Laurie Unger said...

Awesome! I've never altered a butterfly like that. Great idea and I'll have to give it a try.

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - love how you did the butterfly and instructions too. I have not seen this done before. Your flowers add just the final element to this card.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is so pretty. I really like that embossed vellum. Your butterfly steals the show with those gorgeous colors! I know I have seen that trick with a butterfly, but I had forgotten.

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! I LOVE how you created your butterfly; so glad you explained it. And your flowers are so pretty! (While I'm here: Thanks for playing with LTSCB.)

Conniecrafter said...

so lovely, I think that is a neat way to make the butterfly in the flying position. your flowers are just gorgeous!

Henriƫtte Creatively Happy said...

Awesome card Esther and a clever tip, never thought of making the butterfly this way and I now that there where times I wanted a flying butterfly and I don't have one.
Thank you so much for this awesome inspiration and have a nice day.

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Esther! I thought the inspiration photo was so pretty, and love all of the DT's creations! You rocked this one, as always!

Dorlene Durham said...

Oh my goodness. the color scheme is fabulous and I can't even grasp how beautiful the flowers and butterfly is! Wow! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTSCB

Shauna said...

This is so pretty! I like the color profile and the texture of the embossing and the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna said...

Beautiful card in rich colours Esther. Love the butterfly but the flowers are awesome too.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Kristina B. said...

Gorgeous card Esther, thanks for joining us at a2zscrapbooking

Karen L K said...

Very pretty card Esther! Love the butterfly & flowers. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking for the September challenge.

Arlene said...

So vibrant. WOW. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.