Tuesday 28 March 2017

ATSM Photo

Well over here in the UK, the clocks have been put forward, so I shall hopefully be in the land of nod when this post to announce the start of a brand new challenge at ATSM goes live!
Edited - The dog had other ideas!
This week it is our photo inspiration and for my card I've been pretty literal!

Here is this week's photo.

See what I mean?
My card is pretty CAS using the blue splashes and butterfly as my inspiration.
To start, I took a piece of MM paper and placed it in my MISTI. I stamped the STAMPlorations butterfly with Salty Ocean DI then gave it a generous spritz with my water mister. I wasn't too bothered about the splodging that resulted, in fact that's what I was aiming for. I inked it up again this time with Blueprint Sketch DI and repeated. With a straw I then blew across the puddling ink to create the fine lines and splashed some of both blue inks over the panel. When completely dry I stamped the same butterfly and sentiment from the new release from STAMPlorations with Blueprint Sketch DI. I was able to layer up the different images because my stamp was always in the same place thanks to my Misti. You could do it without it, but I guess you would get a slightly off edge effect unless you are A1 at lining up your stamp!
When dry I cut my panel down a little and adhered it to my base card.
Please stop by the rest of the team here for more fab inspiration.

Joining in over at-

     Take It, Make It Challenge


  1. Gorgeous colours. And I really love the sentiment and the beautiful splashes of colour you have achieved.

  2. This is so lovely Julie, it really is about time I got a bit inky and tried some of your lovely techniques xx

  3. This is so pretty Julie and your stamp layered butterfly is beautiful!
    Carol x

  4. Love this ..... great splattering in the background. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  5. This is truly amazing, Jules! Talk about rocking a photo inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. This is fabulous, Julie. I love the blown ink and I don't know why I don't think to do it. It and the splatters matches the photo perfectly.

  7. Gorgeous translation of the inspiration photo...your beautiful butterfly sees me swooning!

  8. Just GORGEOUS!! So glad to see your card in the gallery Jules! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. Wooowww the result is Fantastic Julie
    love this adorable butterfly stamp from stamplorations too
    Great DT card Julie
    (I made similar like yours but with blowing technique :) but similar card we made hehe LOL)

  10. That's lovely. Adore the butterfly.

  11. What a dramatic and romantic impression on the inspirational photo, Julie! Real beauty!


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