I had an hour to myself in my shiny new studio and decided to just have a 'play' and see what took my fancy! I have long admired people's projects that focus on strong colours and thought that I would use purple (Seedless Preserves Distress Ink) and green (Peeled Paint Distress Stain) and see what happened. In the back of my mind were the challenges at Everything Wendy Vecchi (use two hearts) and Sunday Stamper (Autumnal colours). I decided to use a square Art Part frame and stamp a dotty stamp with clear ink and use clear embossing powder - btw all the stamps I used were from Wendy's gorgeous sets. Over the top of that I swiped the Seedless Preserves ink pad.
The background is some Graphic 45 paper covered with Shabby Shutters Distress Stain. I stamped out leaves in Jet Black Archival Ink and then inked them with the Peeled Paint stain. The heart was stamped in clear ink and then embossed as before, and then thoroughly covered with the Seedless Preserves pad (this was an inky fingers project!!!) The sentiment was stamped in Seedless Preserves on creamy card and then cut out and edged and the heart was stamped out and then roughly embossed.
The butterfly was inked with Peeled Paint stain and edged with Seedless Preserves and a memo pin as antenna with a stamped star in the 'eye' of the pin which was filled with glossy accents. The butterfly was then lightly covered with glossy accents so it stood out more from the heart. Well, I hope Everything Wendy Vecchi forgive me that this isn't actually a card (though it does have card on it!) and that Hels agrees that these are Autumnal colours - though I had such a lovely time making it I don't mind if I broke the rules!!! Gabrielle x