Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Butterfly Basics

I am LOVING this Butterfly Basics set.
It is perfect for the layering collage effect.

Out came my recently acquired NBUS
{Never Before Used Stuff}
(see below)
in the form of these big brushes.

They can give an air brushed look,
that's a lot easier than with a brayer.

Here's the card using Bermuda Bay,
 Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red Inks,
then Memento Black for the fern.

After masking, brushing, stamping etc!,
I used a fine black pen to make a squiggly line to outline the panel.

A 'squiggly' line means you don't have to worry about doing a straight line!

Don't forget that any inky attempts that don't go quite right,
can be used to stamp on and punch out!

It is also fab for stamping a sentiment on the outside,
and a coordinating one inside,
not forgetting the envelope too!

The stamp set is new,
but this is the first time I've used my brushes,
and so will enter Darnell's challenge:

Do pop over and visit her page,
it is VERY funny!



  1. Wow - absolutely LOVE this inky and collage-y card Lesley. xxx

  2. Fabulous! So pretty and gorgeous colours xxx

  3. I love NBUS too, especially the way you have used them to created this delicate beauty. X

  4. You did a marvelous job of stippling your colors with your new brushes for this colorful sky, Lesley! I love the pretty garden scene with butterflies and your squiggly line (great tip!) is a cool detail!! Thank you so much for linking to my NBUS Challenge #3! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell


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