This week, the One Layer Wednesday challenge is hosted by Heather Telford at Bits and Pieces. You should visit Heather's blog...it is filled with gorgeous creations! Heather's challenge to us this week is to keep it small; to create a mini masterpiece. Your stamped image area has to be no larger than 2″ by 2″. You can add a sentiment outside that if you like. You can choose one stamp or a few stamps or mask off a 2″x2″ area like me if you like, just keep it within the limits. What a super challenge....had to put the thinking cap on for this one.
For this first card, I masked of a 2 x 2 area and sponged in a background using three different colors of DI (peeled paint, spun sugar, and tumbled glass). Then I stamped with a stamp from SU Pocket Silhouettes, added a few dots from a TH stamp, then stamped my butterfly (Hero Arts). I stamped the SU and TH images with HA wet cement ink (it's kind of a light grey). The butterfly was stamped with Mementos black, then I colored him in with TH distress markers to coordinate with the background inking. The sentiment is from Flourishes. Then, unable to leave well enough alone..I added a bit of glamour dust to the butterfly's wings. I like how this turned out.
My second card for this challenge is a bit different. I masked off the 2 x 2 area, then stamped my butterfly (HA) in the center of the square. Using a black micron pen, I filled in the background with lots and lots of circles (doing a little tangling here!). I colored the background and the butterfly with Prismacolor pencils and used a colorless blender pencil to smooth out the colors. Then, just because I can, I decided to add just a touch of glitter to the butterfly wings....so cool! The sentiment if from PTI and is stamped in black.
That's it for me...Thanks a million for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment! Until next time....