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Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Butterflies! (by Christine)

This is my final post on the blog for a little while and you will see there is a bit of a theme running - butterflies!

Chocolate Baroque have many beautiful butterfly designs in their catalogue so I was rather spoilt for choice. For my first project, I used the largest stamp from the Patchwork Butterfly stamp sheet. Using C

Versafine Onyx Black ink, I stamped it straight on to my card. I then used Distress Inks, (Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral, Salty Ocean), around the edge of the card to give the card a sort of gentle coloured halo, leaving the area closest to the image white, as a highlight. 

I chose watercolour pens to colour the image, finally adding some Glossy Accents along the black body and gold Liquid Pearls on selected areas. I chose not to add a sentiment for the moment - I will add one if I need it for a particular occasion. There are many lovely sentiment stamps on the Chocolate Baroque website.

 My second project comprises two tags. One used the Butterfly Tree from the Essence of Nature set, the second a selection of butterflies from the Honeysuckle Butterfly set.

I used Versafine Onyx Black for both tags.

The background for the Honeysuckle stamps was created by spraying purple and yellow inks through a stencil. I used a white gel pen to pick out some areas on the butterflies and then gold paint on others.

The background for the Butterfly Tree was created using acrylic paints and a stencil on my gelli plate and then taking a print straight on to the tag. I used coloured pencils to highlight each of the butterflies and finished them with Glossy Accents.


 I do hope you like the projects.

Happy crafting and take care.





  1. These butterflies are all so pretty Christine and I love the first with the bright colours and echoed in the ink blended background, and the two tags with an all over patterned look are coloured beautifully. Thank you for the inspiration. x

    1. Many thanks Pat - I am so glad you found inspiration from them - I had such fun creating them xx

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