Thursday, September 1, 2011

Butterfly Rainbow

Hi There
September, really! I need to get a job. When I worked the weeks were endless and weekends, especially long holiday weekends, could never come soon enough. Now that I’m retired the weeks and months just wiz by. I need to get a job and slow the clock down.

My card today was inspired by and made possible by
the LOVELY and EXTREMELY GENEROUS DI. When I complained of my unsuccessful attempts with the brayer and assorted blending techniques Di sent me these wonderful Inkylicious Ink Dusters. 

Thank You Di!! I love them although I’m not crazy about TH distress inks. I only bought them this week but they seem rather dry. I can actually see a line showing the pads aren’t completely saturated. I found I had to pounce on the pad quite hard before I got ink on my brush and I got some bristle marks when I pounced on my card. I didn’t have the proper color for this card but in playing I found my old Adirondack inks were much easier to work with giving me a much softer result. Back to my card. When Di posted her card here Annie suggested a rainbow. I remembered an old paint company’s ad where they’d used butterflies to show their rainbow of colors available.

I set about to recreate a scale down version of that ad. I pulled out my scraps and punched MS butterflies, then put them all in a Swiss dot EF and ran them thru the Cuttlebug then glued them to my cloud background. The sentiment is a clear $1 stamp.
I am entering this in Jules' Crafty Snippet Challenge Week 34  

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  1. Super idea Bernie! That's two clouds cards and butterflies in Jules snippets challenge this week, one from each of us.

    I'm with you about the TH ink pads - my tumbled Glass one is new and fine but others seem dry. You can rub the stamp on a bit of silicone sheeting and spray with a little bit of water - that helps. I'm going to turn my TH pads upside down for a day or two to see if that helps - I'm certainly not in the market for spending a load on re-inkers for them!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Very colorful and pretty....wonderful clouds, too. Enjoy those dusters!

  3. Hi Bernie

    This is wonderful .. and I love the sky you have created.

    A gorgeous line of butterflies - they look great with their embossing.

    Thank you for sharing your snippets for a second time this week .. .. hopefully your snippet mountain is reducing nicely.

    I'm not sure what happened to your other links. I have even looked into the history of Mr Linky and they aren't showing there either!! I wonder if I was scheduling a post at the same time whether that makes any difference? Never mind .. I got to see your gorgeous creations eventually.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Those ink dusters look really cool. I've never heard of them before (I actually thought they were shaving brushes!) Your card turned out beautiful, and I love the rainbow of butterflies.

  5. this is lovely..great idea with the butterflies and your clouds look fab x

  6. Hi Bernie . . . this is great use of your duster brushes. I see you've also been the lucky recipient of brushes from the wonderful and generous Di.

    I often use my non-stick craft sheet to pat the whole ink pad onto and then whisk up the ink from the craft sheet with the brush. Like Di says - if it's a bit dry you can spritz it with water. I've been very pleased with my TH Distress Inks . . . but ANY dye ink will do - as you've discovered.

    Happy inking!

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Love this Bernie and it's a wonderful way to use up those snippets. Carol x

  8. Hi again, Bernie, great card - love the butterfly idea. Got to agree with you about the TH ink pads - most of mine are not too bad but Spun Sugar is impossible - I had to use some cut & dry to ink up the Crafty Individual stamped topper I used recently - the ink duster could not pick up enough ink. I like the Adirondacks and the Big and Juicies are good too - and the colours are often prettier. Love your $1 sentiment - a real bargain :) Elizabeth x


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