Flutterby by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Happy 2017 to you all, it’s Donna here today with Tim’s big and beautiful butterfly.

What To Do:

To create the background for this card, lightly brayer several different shades of DecoArt paints directly onto a piece of Strathmore paper, dry, then spritz a couple of shots of DecoArt Media Mister, blot slightly with a kitchen towel to absorb some of the colour then set aside to dry.

Randomly stamp on the background with a circular Pima stamp using black Archival ink.

Stamp the butterfly onto white card and then colour with Spectrum Noir pencils, using the blending solution at the end to unify the colours, fussy cut and stick to the front of your background.

Adhere to white card stock, adding a Tim Holtz sentiment for the finishing touch.

I love this butterfly, such a lovely size to colour in too. 

Supplies Used:

Spectrum Noir Blending Stumps

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. That background is so cool, I have to try that technique. Lovely butterfly, coloured in so beautifully! Love the sentiment, too! xx

  2. So lovely it makes me yearn for spring

  3. A gorgeous background for the awesome butterfly! xxx

  4. An amazing background Donna and the butterfly looks stunning xx

  5. Brilliant background, great card
    Amanda x

  6. A vibrant background with an eye catching butterfly. Beautiful x

  7. Donna, this is incredible - it seems as though the butterfly is going to take flight at any moment!

  8. Wow - love this! The butterfly looks great against the fabulous textured background.
    Alison x

  9. Beautiful and grungy - just perfect!
    Gill xx


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