Saturday 25 April 2015

Distressed Butterfly Panel

Good morning all.
Well that was great while it lasted, the weather that is! Back to normal temps and a bit of rain.
Today marks the start of a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers. This time our theme is -


Now that's not really my comfort zone so while Googling for inspiration some of the results referred to Distressed Inks and they are my comfort zone so that's how I ended up with this -

I'd seen the card over at Muse by Marion Vagg and loved it and wanted to take part as I've not got around to playing for a couple of weeks. This is her inspirational card-

To start I inked up a piece of card with a couple of DIs, then die cut the butterfly with a MB Pippi Butterfly then cut the panel with my MFT pierced rectangle die. I added a spritz of water and a few drops of water to bleach out some colour then stamped Thank You and embossed in white.

The background panel was stamped using my Stampin Up Woodgrain background with Versamark then heat embossed with detail white. I wanted the butterfly to be more of a contrast to the panel so wet it with water, let it stand and then mopped up the excess colour with a cloth. I added a few sequins to finish my card.

So what ever your interpretation of Distress why not have a go and join us. Just remember we need to see some traditional stamping on your project, NO DIGIs. 
Pop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration.

I would also like to join in the fun at -

CASology- Ombre

Thanks for calling around and all your supportive comments.


  1. I like the blue panel a lot, Jules, it's so beautiful with the matching sequins.

    Love and hugs

  2. Wow! Just stunning Julie. Love your distressed panel and bleached out dots. Perfect and elegant butterfly and a superb take on Marion's card. X

  3. LOVE this - and big congrats you won at thePaper Players with your beauty!

  4. This is so striking! Love the background and those fab sequins. Gorgeous! Jayne x

  5. love that background. this is so pretty

  6. Love it! Great colours and butterflies with added sparkle. What is not to like, mum?

  7. Love the panel of colour with the bleached out dots and that bit of sparkle,makes a really gorgeous card!x

  8. A beautiful CASE of Marion's card. Love the addition of the sequins!

  9. Sweet! Love the bright blue and white colours and your gorgeous layered butterfly. Great interpretation of "Distress It". xx

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous Julie!! I love the background with the added "dots"!! :)

  11. Great take on the Muse card!

  12. Julie, this is a great take on Marion's inspiration card. I love the spritzing effect on the distress ink panel...great ombre colors. Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

  13. Beautiful take on Marion's Muse card, Julie! I love how you distressed your blue panel and your butterfly is stunning!

  14. Gorgeous inking on the blue panel and I love the white on white woodgrain! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  15. I absolutely adore the technique and how the butterfly stands out! Gorgeous piece!!!


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