Sunday, September 16, 2012

CC2C week 21

I've made another collage on a corrugated cardboard base for this week's Compendium of Curiosities Vol.2 Challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. The technique this time is blended stains found on page 45 of Tim's book.  I used it on my background paper, which was first stamped with white acrylic paint to give a fun resist, on another piece of background paper created with different colors and then stamped with butterflies and cut out, and finally on the piece of seam binding ribbon.  I felt a need for some softer vintage colors when I got the stains out to play.  I've been enjoying my bright colors, but it still is nice to turn to the softer ones now and again.

The close-ups let you see the details better, and also see how stacking two of the butterfly images gives them more dimension.

Stamps: background: Hero Arts, butterfly: recent cover stamp from Craft Stamper
Distress Stain colors: tumbled glass, bundled sage, victorian velvet, dried marigold


Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful Penny with this nice butterflies
Lovely greet

Sue said...

Hello Penny
This creation has a rustic feel to it with the use of the corrugated cb and the torn paper, your stained bg looks wistful, so is perfect as a backdrop for your butterflies.

My name is Erika. said...

This is really pretty Penny. I like the combo of soft colors, and I see you threw in some orange too. Are you liking this color any better.
See you Thursday at class. Can't wait.

Debbie K. said...

Oh Penny! I love, love, love this! Everything about it is just gorgeous!!

Linda said...

this is one gorgeous card-wow!

Lorna said...

Really lovely! Your composition is great, I like how you did the butterflies and the grungy cardboard background

Lorna said...

Really lovely!! I like the soft colors contrasted by the pop of color on the butterflies. The grunginess of the cardboard in the back is just the right touch - love it!