Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Monochromatic Card for the Butterfly Challenge

I don't do monochromatic very often, but when I saw it was this months theme for the Butterfly Challenge I immediately thought of a tutorial I had read in a recent Craft Stamper magazine. I stopped having a craft magazine subscription when I moved to Spain as the increase in cost was far more than the extra postage, and you are not eligible for the subscription gifts nor any of the promotional giveaways. So when I am visiting UK, I usually treat myself to one or two magazines, and CS was always my preferred choice.
I didn't follow Kay Carley's tutorial exactly, but her ideas pointed me in the right direction.
So for my card I spread some Imagination craft Sparkle Medium over a Crafter's Workshop stencil, and when it was dry I sponged distress ink over the background, and highlighted the stencil image with copic markers. I used the same two distress inks - Milled lavender and Dusty concord,  to over stamp with some Chocolate Baroque wild flower stamps, and mounted the whole thing onto a deep lilac card.

I do love that Sparkle Medium. It is much more sparkly than any other paste I have used, and because the alcohol ink is transparent, colouring over the paste didn't diminish the glitter effect.

As you will see, I decided not to add a sentiment at this stage, as I didn't make the card for a specific person, and it could be used for many occasions. So I will add the sentiment when I know what it is to be used for.
Now I will link this up over at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #9; Monochromatic. If like me, you also find butterflies enchanting, and just the thing for crafting with, why not fly over with me and get involved.


Jean Straw said...

This is lovely Kate. I haven't tried this technique yet but it looks very pretty here.I love the colours too.
Jean x

Chris said...

very interesting design , I will have to try it.
Chris P

veronica said...

really lovely Kate, loved the misty effect you got - think will try adding mica powder to the stencil medium I bought and haven't used yet.........

MaryH said...

What a stunning monochromatic card and you chose a wonderful stencil for this one. I'll have to look for the sparkle paste, as it really shows up great in your inset photo. The lavender/purple family was perfect for this particular stencil scene, and really a beautiful card. TFS & Hugs

Mrs A. said...

This is really pretty. I love the colours and how you have added the outlinning on the stencil. I like using Sparkle medium too and have just purchased some more stencils to use with it. Craft Stamper is my favourite mag as well!! Thankyou for fluttering by#9. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Maxine D said...

Hmmm I also get the Craft Stamper, and love i I have not yet seen this edition.. something to look forward to!
Wonderful card Kate, and the sparkle is fabulous.

scrappymo! said...

How glittery and sparkly! This is a beautiful card.