Hope everyone is having a spiffy May so far. Feels like Spring has finally sprung in Vancouver. Its bright and sunny but a little bit chilly. Not complaining...just saying. Anyways, the month of May also brings the first ever Papertrey Pixie Challenge - creating your own background. I went back, back, back into the stamping archives to the first resist technique I ever learned. Of course, I have forgotten its name but it is something like the resist that never ends. Basically, you start with a piece of white card stock, stamp your images in Versa Mark, cover with clear EP and heat . Once your entire sheet is covered in embossed images to your satisfaction, do a little direct to paper with your colour palette of choice and then put another piece of card stock on top and iron until the embossing lifts to the blank sheet so it kinda looks like this.
So now you have two sheets to choose from (or more if you decided to keep ironing onto blank card stock). Anyways, I cut 1/4 of the sheet and proceeded to over stamp with more butterfly images, layer, embellish with ribbon and voila:
Stamps: PTI: Butterfly Dreams, Round and Round/Stampin' Up: Well Scripted
Ink: PTI: Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest/Versafine: Black/Versa Mark
Paper: PTI: Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart and True Black
Ribbon: PTI: Berry Sorbet satin
Other Embellishments: Sonya's stash...sorry I can't remember where I bought the pearls but I think the flower is an SU brad.
Well, I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and mother's day. Taking the mom person out for Lebanese food tonight.