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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Abstract Patchwork Butterfly (by Debbie)

Good morning.
I had time this weekend playing with an old friend, my Gelli Plate. Like many people that have purchased them mine is really underused. I attended a workshop recently and it inspired me to keep it on my work desk. If you haven't used yours for a while, they are perfect for making paint or inky papers and backgrounds.

I have a 6x6 plate and tend to cut the card or paper to the size when using it for ease.
The colours of paint were lime green, bright pink, orange and yellow. I used objects that were on my desk to make the patterns in the paint, bottle tops, corrugated cardboard, stencils etc.
The butterfly was the first print and the colour was a lot stronger and when dry I stamped with Versamark ink and black embossing powder.
For the background, only a small amount of paint was added and more printing then another print was taken. I love the abstract feel to the background. I stamped the beautiful Irish verse from the Patchwork Butterfly A4 set in the top corner.

Patchwork Butterfly Rubber Stamp Sheet - A4
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  1. Love this Debbie, fab colours xx

  2. This is just beautiful Debbie, I love your colours and background design and the butterfly is amazing, Kate x

  3. Love your beautiful card, great colours. Must get gelli-plating soon and create some backgrounds.

  4. I love it Debbie, lovely colours

  5. awww Debbie - its a stunner - love it xx

  6. Love this Debbie! Suz (Aka Surrey Crafts)X

  7. Beautiful how the straight lines-background works with the butterfly! Great colours!

  8. This butterfly fills the card beautifully Debbie and the gelli plate background is fabulous with it. A really pretty card! x


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