Thursday, 6 July 2017

Flying colours

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog  :)  I'm sharing another of my Chocolate Baroque tv samples featuring  their beautiful butterfly stamps and stencils.  This is a quick canvass that I created for the launch shows and it was a lot of fun to do.
I have used stamps from Butterfly Blush, Just Butterflies and Patchwork Butterfly sets; the Kaleidoscope of Butterflies stencil; black Versafine ink, Distress inks, Liquid Pearls, Silver texture paste, pearlescent shimmer sprays from my stash; tissue paper.

I covered a canvass with crumpled tissue paper then spritzed it with shimmer sprays and left it to dry naturally.  The top picture shows the shimmer in the sprays, the bottom picture shows how vivid the colours are.

I took some white card and stamped several butterflies with DIs, using multi - inking, kiss stamping and over stamping techniques.  I sealed them all with Spray and Shine.

I placed the card butterflies on the canvass in the positions that I wanted them, then I stamped a swirl in black Versafine  a couple of times in opposite corners.  I stamped the Irish blessing using DI randomly over the canvass, then stencilled small butterflies near the swirls.  I then stencilled the large butterfly with glitter texture paste several times.  I added pink liquid pearls to the swirls and left it all to dry.

When it was all dry I attached the card butterflies with strong glue. 

I absolutely loved making this canvass!  I always enjoy working in mixed media, using colour and texture to create beautiful projects, and these butterfly stamps and stencils are perfect.  This lovely design could be created in any colour scheme to suit any decor.  I think it would make a great present for anyone.
Thank you for dropping by my blog today, I hope that you've enjoyed this post  and that you will visit again soon  :)  


  1. A fabulous canvas Penny, and I love the colours. The tissue paper certainly gives marvellous texture and the buterflies are gorgeous, love it all, Kate x

  2. Hi Kate, thank you very much my lovely :) The photo's aren't as good as I wanted but I took them in a hurry because I had to send the samples off lol! xx

  3. Super canvas our Penny. The colours are so pretty and love the texture you have created on the background.
    Have a fun packed weekend.
    Hugs Flo xx

  4. Hi our Flo ;) thank you so much hunny - I had a ball creating this one! This weekend we're tackling the garden that has turned into a jungle, weather permitting. And making samples too. Hope you have a great weekend my lovely xx

  5. Love this canvas from the bold colours to the texture. Love the butterflies and could imagine this with water features also

    1. Hi Birgit, thank you so much :) I hope you are keeping well xx