I was trying out some of Jennifer McGuire's thinking inking techniques.... this one is using distress ink to cover the background and then using water on your stamp to impress the image onto the distress ink. I used pearlised water in a blue colour to stamp this background.
I used Hero Arts Sunburst stamp to do the water stamping. This was the second go after messing up the first sheet (thanks to Donna's idea I now have a pile of butterflies) I then used a Memento Rhubarb Stalk in to overstamp the Silhouette Grass(Hero Arts) and add the sentiment (Rosie's Studio) The butterfly was embossed in white onto vellum. I added the sheer ribbon and bow and scalloped the edge with a Martha Stewart punch. I have entered this into Anne's Distress ink challenge for August. I was going to enter it for Play Date Cafe's colour challenge but was too late :-( Also entered for Wee Memories ( butterfly) and Simon Says Stamp and Show ( Things with Wings)
On the health front... I have almost got rid of the cold/cough finally. I had a half day Monday and yesterday lasted till 3pm before having to come home and have a "Nana Nap" before tea!!!!! Today I managed a full day........ and did a half hour presentation at our Northern Regional Meeting - presented the overview of a workgroup I am involved in, to 45 of my peers. So feeling a bit tired tonight. I'm making a card the same as above but in greens - then off to bed for an early night.
Take care - the weekend is nearly here.... and only 2 days work next week for me!!!!