Anyway, it's hard to tell from this picture, but the butterfly was actually stamped, using Distress Markers for the ink, on a separate piece of cardstock, then cut out. So, it's raised up from the rest of it. I used Distress Inks for the background, liquid chalk on top of "punchinella" - that creates the little dots, markers (can't remember if I used Distress Markers - Tim Holtz, of course - or if they were my Tombow markers... I think they're the Distress ones, though. Maybe a combination? I added some Perfect Pearls or Pearl-Ex powders, not sure which...they're both great products! Where you see any glimmer...that's from those. I used Stickles on the butterfly, which is really hard to see here, but there are some little spots of it along the body and the biggest spots on the wings. The green, flowery stuff that goes across the top and bottom is Washi Tape....wonderful, wonderful stuff!!! So fun to use!! I just added gems on the bottom. The sentiment is from a little pack of vellum sentiments, on Love. I had to trim it, to fit on this. The flowers on the corners of that are Prima, with gems added. I just happened to have the perfect color to match the green in the Washi Tape! Yay!
Part of my sister's gift was this book, by Kelly Rae Roberts. Her story is so great; she's such an inspiration to so many would-be artists. My mom and sister were visiting in Sept. and we did some art-work while they were here. I showed them how to do some things. The only problem was we didn't have enough time! They weren't here long enough for a trip to Salem, a trip to Portland (which we ended up foregoing, in order to do art) playing with art, music at the coffee-shop, an over-night trip to the yurts at the coast, etc...etc....!! But, we did what we could and had a great time, regardless.
So, check out Kelly Rae's book. Now, I need to get a copy for myself. :)
Enjoy the weekend!