Friday, 1 July 2011

Air Mail for The Artistic Stamper

I think you enjoyed creating for last months challenge, thanks for playing along :)
So it's a new month and a new theme
"Hot Summer Colours"
Over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team ;)

I stamped the large calligraphic mat 13 in Distress Ink weathered wood onto a square card.
Stamped the butterfly/moth from insects and butterflies 1...
...(I can never tell the difference, although this looks like it might be a moth!)
...onto watercolour paper using black Archival and coloured in using Distress Inks as my watercolour medium.
Yep...they can be that bright when used this way!

Just a little note....when cutting out the butterfly don't bother with the fiddly antennae...cut them straight off! I added wire ones instead to the card.

I like to colour the back a little just in case the underside shows.

I also like to swipe a black Sharpie pen around the cut edges. adds great definition.

I stamped the Paris tag from the labels plate in Archival coffee onto Kraft card and cut out...
...tattered the edges and coloured with Distress Ink walnut stain.

Here is a short interlude for a special announcement!

Starting this month the design team are additionally being asked to showcase certain items that will be on special offer to you over at The Artistic Stamper shop for that month. that's music to  my ears....Special Offer ;) ;)
This month it's buttons and I was very happy to use one of the buttons from Accoutrements Fanciful to become a focal point on the tag.

...I coloured the central clear gem with a Copik marker to co-ordinate with my card.

Stamped the postage stamp in Distress Ink worn lipstick and air mail in Archival black.
...both from the Airmail bird collage elements. 

....Finally I gently curled the wings of the butterfly and attached, along with the wire antennae, using silicone glue.

Head over and take a look at the "Hot Summer Colours" created by the rest of the team and here are the DT member links for you.

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Hot Summer Colours"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, journal page ;)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until July 31st and the winner will be chosen by shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux


  1. I think the butterfly is just STUNNING x just a beautiful card all round x

  2. Love your card, the butterfly is stunning!

  3. What a wonderful butterfly! I love the touch with the sharpie round the edge....

  4. Oh no. that lovely card just cost me. Been tempted by that moth for ages and have now given in!!
    hugs Joanne xx

  5. Beautiful card Sioux!! I love the way you coloured the gem to match!
    Google Chrome is slow, isn't it? I thought it was meant to be faster! Lol!
    Alison xx

  6. This is a beautiful card Sioux loving the focal point (butterfly/moth) I like everything about this card just YUM!

    Love Dawn xx

  7. this is gorgeous!!! your butterfly is just amazing!!! HUgs Juls

  8. What a clever card ...and a stunning butterfly.

  9. So pretty! Love your butterfly!

  10. This is beautiful, Sioux. Your butterfly is gorgeous and thanks for all the little tips. I shall definitely be trying the sharpie outline.
    hugs Lisax


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