Simon Says Stamp & Show where it's all about your favourite stamp.
I could have picked a whole shelf full, but convinced by the amount of ink on these butterflies, I went with the well used and loved Papillon flutteries from Mr. Tim and after quite a stint of colour, I went full on Grungy and shabby...
Grungepaper beauties my hands and eyes were content with a slightly less extravagant version (one day then...!)
gesso sponging it on to create texture. When dry I bashed up the edges and applied Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I white-washed a piece of Kraft Resist paper with Picket Fence Distress Stain, flicked on a little ink, stitched around the edges and layered it onto distressed brown card.
Rust Alcohol ink. I played with the composition and when I knew where I wanted everything to go, I glued a piece of rusty scrap metal to the background. I found it on the floor walking to town and have kept it for months! I then sewed the wire to the paper layers with a few hand stitches which I could cover with the butterflies.
Matt Medium and I finished off with an Idea-ology Metal Word Band, again, inked up with Rust. The hanging chain is just a sink plug chain from the hardware store which is both sturdy and fitting for a Grungy piece!
team-mates and read more about the challenge too. I'm sure you could all find plenty to spend this $50 prize on at The Store! Just so many wonderful goodies...
Enjoy the May Holiday Monday if it's within reach and have a great week too. Thanks so much for taking the time to call by!