Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quietfire Design Blog Flutter is Here!!




Quietfire Design would like to introduce you to the new Butterfly Circles stamp set! (Note from Wanda - I LOVE this set)  Each day of the flutter one of the designers will be posting brand new artwork they have created using this set.  Visit their blog on the day of their featured project, post a comment on their Blog Flutter project post and you will be eligible to win a grab bag of Quietfire Design rubber stamps valued at $50!   We will be giving away five grab bags in total and all the names will be drawn on Friday, January 20th at midnight PST, one name from each blog, so you have lots of time to enter!  Tell your friends!

The Butterfly Circles rubber stamps will remain on special at 20% off throughout the Blog Flutter!

Each Design Team member will be randomly choosing a winner from their list of comments, so make sure you’ve commented on each blog.

All winners will be posted on the Quietfire Style blog on Saturday January 21st. If you are one of the lucky winners, please contact Suzanne privately with your snail mail address within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.  (Her email address is in the sidebar of the Quietfire Style blog) 

Here is the schedule:
Sunday, January 15th: Yogi  
Monday, January 16th: Suzanne 
Tuesday, January 17th: Robyn  
Wednesday, January 18th: Monica 
Thursday, January 19th: Wanda  (that's me)

Happy Fluttering!!
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I am lovin' this set of stamps but how could I not when the theme is butterflies.  I have always liked butterflies!!!!  And I was very excited when Suzanne decided to do more butterflies (I've used her other butterflies a lot).  I have 2 projects to share today and will share another one when I post the winner of $50 worth of rubber stamps from my blog on Saturday... be sure and leave a comment on this post for your chance.  

My first project is a card...


It's a 6" x 6" square card.  The base is folded Core'dinations Distress Cardstock, light pink (should be either spun sugar or tattered rose but they aren't marked so I'm not sure which).  Around the edge of the front I've stamped the smaller flourish butterfly using Distress Ink fired brick and then peeled paint and finally also stamped some with white paint.  There is also Distress Ink peeled paint sponged around the edge using an ink blending tool and foam.  The next layer up is a piece of paper from the 7 gypsies 6"x6" pad Savannah trimmed to 5 1/8" square and edged with gold paint.  The next layer up is a piece of paper from the Prima fairy flora collection and the edges have been distressed using a Zutter Distrezz-it-all.  Finally our focal piece....  I stamped the circle "butterflies" with Archival Ink jet black onto natural cardstock, centered the Spellbinder Butterfly Circle die over it and cut it out.  The edge has been inked with Distress Ink spun sugar.  The smaller butterfly flourish is stamped in the center using Distress Ink fired brick plus an extra butterfly stamped on a scrap of natural cardstock.  The extra butterfly is cut out (just the butterfly, not the flourish or antenna), inked with spun sugar, and just the center glued over the original butterfly so that the wings fold up.  Pearls added between the punched butterflies and on the center butterfly.  The 13mm silk ribbon is colored with Distress Ink spun sugar.  Another small butterfly is stamped on natural cardstock with fired brick, cut out, inked with peeled paint, glued onto the bow and a pearl added to the body.  Three larger pearls are attached to ribbon as shown.  

  


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My second project is a 5" x 7" canvas board...


I placed the Dreamweaver Vertical Butterflies stencil along the left side all the way to the top and added white embossing paste, removed the stencil and let the paste dry.  After it was dry I sprayed the canvas with Ranger Color Wash butterscotch, cranberry, and espresso.  I dried the Color Wash with my heat tool and when it was almost dry I also dabbed a little in a couple places with a paper towel to create texture in the color and then finished drying it.  I used a brayer to add gold paint on the butterflies and also in random spots on the rest of the canvas and on the edges, dried it.  Placed the stencil back over the butterflies and added more gold ink to the tops, removed the stencil and dried the paint.  Used a black fine tip pen around the butterflies to give shadow and depth.  Sponged white ink through punchinella here and there and then did the same with paint.  The quote is stamped on a piece of paper from the 7 gypsies Savannah pack, edges distressed with the Distrezz-it-all... this is layered onto a natural piece of cardstock with the edges distressed (Distrezz-it-all).  I cut a piece of natural cardstock using Spellbinder's Butterfly circle for the outer edge and Scalloped circle for the inner edge.  Inked both the outer and inner edges with Distress Ink fired brick and vintage photo.  Cut the circle in half, over-lapped an edge of each one and stapled them to create the center of my border, glued the piece to the canvas and cut off the extra from both sides so it was even with the canvas.  I cut one butterfly from the scrap, inked it and placed it as shown where the 2 pieces met on the canvas.  The rose trim (Tim's trimmings) is sprayed with butterscotch Color wash, dried, and lightly inked on the top of the roses with fired brick and vintage photo.  Took some of the butterflies left from die cutting and glued them on as shown.  And finally sanded a bit around the edges.  




  
  

56 comments:

happybooker said...

Wanda, I can't choose which of your creations I like the most! They are both so beautiful. I particularly like what you did with the new butterfly stamps paired with the butterfly nestabilities. Thanks.

Judith said...

I just love the look you have achieved on the Nestabilities with the soft ink blending combined with the pearls. It is so pretty and the little pop of dimension in the centre adds an extra lift as well.

Ally White Cat said...

Your creations are breathlessly stunning. beautiful elegant and wonderful.

susan s.

Linda Ward said...

You are so creative !! Your backgrounds leave me breathless !!The projects are stunning.

Marjie Kemper said...

These are so gorgeous, Wanda! Love what you've done with the stencils/paste, especially. FYI - there's a butterfly challenge over at Fashionable Stampers this month.

Karen said...

Gorgeous! I love the numerous butterfly accents that echo the theme of the beautiful butterfly stamps. These are wonderful and such creative inspirations.

Yogi said...

beautiful as usual Wanda. Love that you cut out those little butterflies on the card and put one in the center circle, nice touches.
Love the depth of the canvas piece. reallt pretty.
Looking forward to seeing your 3rd project...

Joy H said...

wow, both of these projects are amazing. I love how you background stamped the butterfly in different colours for the card and pulled in lots of little touches, like the butterfly on the ribbon. The canvas board is just stunning too.

BlackCats said...

Lovely projects Wanda. Great attention to detail.

Therese said...

Love your card, Wanda! One of my favorite colour combinations is pink and green. Really love that soft seam binding as well. The rough edges of your quote and layer really work with the texture of your canvas!! I am wanting to try a project using more texture so thanks for the inspiration!!

Have a great weekend!

Therese
www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

this is so beautiful. I also love the canvas project.

I have been inspired by all the projects this week.
thank you for sharing them with us.
Caroline
Minnetonka, MN

CraftyJo said...

Wow, two gorgeous projects, thanks so much for sharing and giving us a chance to win. I'm loving all these butterflies

Carole said...

Wonderful, wonderful butterflies! Lovely projects Wanda.

Kaye said...

Your two projects are stellar, using a variety of techniques that are so delicate together! I think I need some nestabilities! Thank you Wanda!

Carmen said...

Wanda: Both your cards are wonderful. All the little details you did really add up. Loved the way you put the little butterflies as part of your background. I finally see why they call the Spellbinder nestability a butterfuly circle. I had not picked up the butterflies in picture before but your close-up showed them. Carmen G.

SherylH said...

Wow -- two beautiful cards! Love the way you did the backgrounds for both and thank you for giving all the details.

Froggietalks said...

Love the cards Wanda. Especially the circle butterfly, it's gorgeous!

lizzie said...

Love the stamps. Love yours cards especially the one in pinks and greens

Debbie in LA said...

I really like your projects, but especially the canvas one. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sally Taylor said...

Stunning, Wanda!I love the look that you have created. Top stuff - as always.

Beth Akins said...

Wanda! The card and the canvas are beautiful! I like the way you incorporated so many butterfly elements! The little butterfly on the ribbon is cute as can be!

Robyn said...

Wanda, i love how you use everything!
The destressing with the distress it all is dramatic! Elegant use of the pearls too- not over done just right!

Jodi said...

Just beautiful Wanda! Both projects are stunning!

christi said...

your first card is so spring like and i'm amazed by the canvas. i just love how you took advantage of the texture and made it so warm. beautiful work.

Sonia said...

I love cards and both of yours are especially appealing! It's great that you used the tiny butterflies cut from the butterfly circle to decorate the 2nd card. They add a sweet touch!

June said...

I love your projects,especially the second one. So unique!

nise said...

WOW! I LOVE your card! I am totally inspired by your butterfly background - - it's way better than patterned paper. I have a huge soft spot for Prima fairy flora and use my pad sparingly. Really like your gold edging and I thought I didn't "need" spun sugar, but I may have to reevaluate that one. You truly did this beautiful stamp set justice. Thanks for sharing.

Beach Girl 115 said...

I love your card with the beautiful colors and layers, the pearl accents and especially how you surrounded the lettering with the circle of cutout butterflies. This card is simply stunning.

Moe said...

Wanda, you do beautiful work! My fave is the first card, but both show an attention to detail that's admirable (I aspire, but haven't really 'got it' yet). You definitely have an eye for beauty!
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Jan Castle said...

Sooooo, so pretty - both projects, and very creative designs!
Jan

Christine said...

Your creations are really an inspiration to all of us. The one with the distressed edge was my favorite

Elise said...

Love these butterflies!

Kathy Cardon said...

These are beautiful - both the cards and the stamps. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

love your cards Wanda. Very creative. Beautiful use of the butterflies,
Anne Atkinson, North Saanich.

Daphne said...

How beautiful is that canvas....wow!

Cher said...

Wanda u make it hard to choose! lov love the canvas...but I so look forward to your email updates all the time...just love your work!

Gary and Evalee said...

Wow, so beautiful. Love them both.

Maureen said...

Lovely use of the stamps! Love all the detail!

artbyjolis said...

These are gorgeous, Wanda. I love, love, love the first one. I volunteer to be the recipient of it. ;)

Shairon said...

Two stunning pieces of artwork. I love them both but if I had to pick a favourite it would be the card. Thanks for sharing.

Helen Martin said...

I love your background in the second piece, very complex but unified in appearance, but the card is quite lovely, especially the butterfly border

McStamper said...

Wanda, your projects are great, as usual. Especially love the canvas.

Amy S. said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love the swirls in the font used in the stamps. The colors and butterfly die-cuts give them such a lovely feminine quality. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as usual! You continue to amaze me with your artistic abilitiy to apply ink to stamp and to cardstock! Nelda

cindy b. said...

Thanks for taking the time to share your talents with all of us. Beautiful! cindy b

KayK--CCCC said...

Am enoying admiring both of your cards. I really like the soft pink sponging around the edges of the butterfly die cut and the placement of the pearl accents on the first card. I really appreciate your clever use of the butterfly cut-outs from the die cut on both cards and I really love the way you used the die-cut to fashion a unique border across the bottom of the second card. BRAVO!!

Deborah said...

I don't know how to describe the softness of these cards. They are beautiful!

Sher said...

These are stunning. Love the effects from the embossing paste and all the layers that you did. Wow! What a lot of work for both cards. Thanks for putting such clear directions.

Pat Moore said...

I love the card and then I saw the canvas. WOW.

Betty said...

Beautiful! My right hand is in a cast now and all I want to do is stamp. Oh well, have to wait but can look.

BarbaraW said...

I love the stamp inside the die cut on the first card. Your second project is awesome. The background is breathtaking.

marilynwillauer said...

Oh my!!! How beautiful these cards are. Love the first one, the pink and the pearls just add an elegance to it. What pretty color choices. Your second card is also very pretty.
Love how you used this stamp!!!

luvthatstampin said...

Very beautiful art work. That butterfly combination is timeless.

suzieq23 said...

Thanks for sharing your butterfly projects. They are lovely. Would love to be able to play with the new butterfly set!!

Patty B said...

Your cards are so beautiful! The second one is my favorite, colors are just wonderful and compliment the stamps perfectly!

Quilt Knit said...

Wow! This an awesome Project blog. Congratulations.