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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Monochromatic Butterflies by Brenda

Hello everyone, Brenda here and I hope you are ready for some more inspiration using the stamps Lesley showcased on Hochanda in September.

I rather fancied the idea of making monochromatic card with the lovely Butterfly Dress image so I started by stamping her with Versafine black onto my cardstock, followed by one of the stamps from Floral Edges along the bottom and another from Decorative Edges across the top. Next I used some sticky noted to roughly cover the focal image, masked a sun/moon and flicked some watery Distress Inks. I then stamped the image a couple more times, cut out the Butterflies and added to her skirt, three more fluttering past and some shading around the moon.

A grey board tag was my starting point here which I inked with Distress Inks and used Floral Edges along the bottom and around the top stamped with Versafine Majestic Blue. Some stencilled bricks and flowers stamped from the same stamp set, coloured and arranged on the tag. Finally some ribbon and sentiment from Amazing Mackintosh Words.

After masking a sun I used stamps from Floral Edges joining them to extend across the card using Versafine Olympia Green, sponged some sun rays using a piece of torn paper.........I find it easiest to start from the top and keep moving the paper down so that you can see where you have been. Finally a sentiment from Words of Inspiration, I have had this set for years and it remain a firm favourite which I use repeatedly.

For the background panel I used one of the stamps from Floral Edges, stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with detail white powder and then added Distress Inks. Lady's Slipper Orchid has been stamped with Versafine black onto a piece of card coloured with the same inks. A bow and sentiment from Amazing Mackintosh Words.

Finally one more using Butterfly Dress stamped with Versafine black onto a Distress Oxide background, coloured with pencils and some random background stamping using Decorative Edges. Again the sentiment of from Amazing Mackintosh Words.

I hope I have inspired you to go and check out these lovely stamps on the website.


  1. These stamps are beautiful and they really lend themselves to being coloured but the one that is monochromatic looks superb. I love the background stamping and the colours of the card with the purple bow too. Great work Brenda x

  2. Wow! So many beautiful items you've shared. I especially love the first one, the monochrome butterfly lady :)

  3. These are fabulous! I love the monochrome butterfly lady she is stupendous.
    Linda xxx

  4. They are all fantastic Brenda, and love the monochromatic Butterfly Lady in contrast to the last in lots of bright colours, and love the added ribbon as finishing touches on both. The Floral Edge card and tag are really pretty, and wonderful dimension on the tag with the added flowers, and the sun rays on the card add lots of atmosphere, and love that sentiment too, and the all over floral background really complements the beautifully coloured Orchid flower over the top, and with that super purple ribbon to finish. x

  5. Wow!!! How many fantastic projects!! The monochromatic card is very elegant and just love the happy tag and the and the sunny scenic card! That orchid card looks so feminine with those amazing colours and the flowers on the background and the last card is fabulous!! Great inspirations as always!

  6. Absolutely stunning selection of cards Brenda, Kate x


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