Sunday, 2 September 2018

Pile It On! Challenge - Think Big!

We have a fun new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...and the theme is:

'Think BIG!'

We are sponsored for this challenge by Angie's Digital Stamps:
Prize - 2 Digital Images of the winner's choice!

I picked one the largest single image stamps from my collection...the rather appropriately named 'Big Butterfly' by IndigloBlu. I stamped it on to some watercolour paper using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it using 'Midnight Dream' embossing glitter from WOW. I then added a large sentiment (from the 'Everyday Messages' set by Happy Little Stampers....stamped in 'Onyx Black' Versafine Ink, and then heat embossed with some clear embossing powder. I watercoloured the butterfly image using 'Black Soot' and 'Chipped Sapphire' Distress Inks, then once it was dry splattered some of the same inks watered down over the top. I distressed the edges a little, then added the panel to a kraft card blank.

The embossing is so sparkly and pretty in real difficult to photograph though, but you might just be able to see if you click to enlarge the photo below:

Here are the challenges I've piled on:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.

PS - this is my second post today...I'm a guest designer this month for the Penny Black & More Challenge...scroll down, or click here if you missed that post.


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Hi Helen,
I love your wonderful CAS card with the beautiful Indigo butterfly, I have them too.
Big hugs Anja

Kathleen said...

A super image and CAS card. Thank you for joining our 'Things with Wings' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Ellibelle said...

Simply beautiful Helen, love the ink splatters and the butterfly is amazing!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!

brenda said...

It is indeed a big blue butterfly Helen and reminds me it's a long time since mine saw ink, needs to address that one. But a beautiful card and perfct for both Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Thank you for being the first one to start us off on our new challenge Helen. Your blue butterfly is indeed, very beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

pinky said...

It's just beautiful Helen! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

KandA said...

Gorgeous card and such a beautiful butterfly xx

Donna said...

Love the big beautiful butterfly!!
Thanks so much for "buggin out" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

NGCARDS said...

Such a lovely card hun :) xxx

Unknown said...

Butterflies are so fun and a card with just a butterfly as a focal point is so lovely! I love how you kept the color tone of the entire card to a soft navy. Very elegant. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a lovely day! xx Ankita

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Wow! Your butterfly is so pretty! I love the sparkly! Thanks for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

A.Rose said...

Love the snow man trio!

Ina G said...

You certainly thought big with this gorgeous big butterfly Helen. I bet it looks aweswome IRL. Thanks for sharing at HLS.

Janis Lewis said...

Great Birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

Kelly Szafron said...

Very lovely sparkly butterfly! Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

Angie Scrapchild said...

Marvellous colours!!
Angie Scrapchild DT for