Sunday, November 1

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #18 | Texture

Welcome November! I am loving all the fall photo ops these past few weeks! The trees here in New England have been soooooo pretty! I have posted a bunch of pics on my Instagram account if you'd like to check them out!
A new month always means a new challenge on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. This month our challenge is TEXTURE!
The Design Team was so lucky this month as we received a TON of product from IndigoBlu. We received a product called Mega-Flake. When used with a special glue, "FlitterGlu" it creates a gilded look on just about any surface. I used a pretty IndigoBlu butterfly stamp, pounced some glue on the stamp and stamped it on heavy white cardstock. Then I sprinkled the mega-flake all over the stamped image, pressed it in with my fingers making sure all the tacky places of the stamped image were covered with the flake. With a special sponge, I scraped off the excess flake and ended up with several gilded butterflies for my cards.
Each butterfly came out different and even though it was quite messy and sticky, I LOVE the results!! Here's some close-ups ...
For this card I used a wood grain card base, texted vellum and beads for the butterfly's body for texture!
For my second card I embossed a kraft card base and used a doily for texture ...

Thanks so much to our sponsor this month!! Check out their website for some unique stamps, mega-flakes and more products!!!
We hope you will join us in this month's challenge! IndigoBlu is offering a great prize so get your craft on and join us for a chance to win!!
Have a great week and I'll see you soon. I have lots to share this month!


46 comments:

Sara Barker said...

Lynn, when I saw these beauties at Mixed Media Challenges I just had to come in for a closer look! I love those butterflies and they look amazing on those simple backgrounds! Very inspiring and oh, so pretty!

Beatriz S B-arte said...

Que belleza con tan poco!!, es fabuloso el resultado!!. Me parecen preciosas y encantadoras!!. Muchísimas gracias por la inspiración!!!. Un abrazo :)

Lee-Anne said...

Stunning butterflies...love the look and how they were created!

Lynn Price said...

This butterfly is one of my favorite Indigo Blu stamps..... it looks absolutely amazing with the glitter flakes! Very lovely set of cards - love the use of kraft here; that would never have occurred to me!! xx Lynn

JackieP Neal said...

Lynn,
Your butterfly cards are absolutely stunning!!
Jackie ")
http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com/

Phyllis said...

These are just simply beautiful and a doily to boot

Corrie Herriman said...

Those butterflies look amazing.. Fantastic !
Corrie x

Linsey R said...

What stunning cards, Lynn! OH yes, you really nailed the texture on them too--it's simply gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration!!!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Your Gilded Butterflies are so Amazing!! I love your technique and multiple photos showing your closeups. Your backgrounds are so different and perfect for both your butterflies. TFS and Inspiring Lynn.

Pawsitively Creative said...

These butterflies are awesome sauce! Sure looks like you have had a fun time. So many different ways you have used the butterflies and each is a treasure. ~Niki

Maria Lillepruun said...

So elegant! Love it!

Maureen said...

your butterflies are amazing! Wow! I'm all about half doilies too! THanks for sharing and inspiring!

Lisa H said...

Wow, those butterflies are fabulous! I love your cards. =)

KarenB said...

So pretty!

PsyPenguin said...

Wow! Those butterflies are absolutely stunning! Xx

Sabahat S said...

Those butterflies are to die for!

Mac Mable said...

Just loving these butterflies, the mica flakes and the layouts. It all comes together so beautifully, thank you so much for the inspiration x

butterfly said...

Wow - love the bubbly effect of the beaded butterfly bodies, and both card variations are wonderful with the kraft, book pages and rustic look. Fantastic!
Alison x

WendyK said...

Beautiful cards and those butterflies are fabulous.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! The butterflies are gorgeous with the touch of metal on their wings.

Glennis said...

Wow! your butterflies are amazing

Ruth said...

Such beautiful butterflies and love the doily and thread additions. Lovely! Ruth x

Riswana Fathima said...

Aw so pretty.! The butterflies & bg are both lovely :)

Riswana Fathima said...

Aw so pretty.! The butterflies & bg are both lovely :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful card with embossed background, great layers and gorgeous butterflies!! Love them a lot Lin

Lynn K said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments!!

Irena Stefanova said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I just have to come look closer and study your artsy because I love butterflies Lynn. Thank you for telling us how you did them. The flakes turn out beautifully. Gorgeous cards! Hugs xx

Kathy Bradley said...

So very beautiful and elegant - and love the gilded flakes on the pretty butterflies!

Lisa Minckler said...

I could take 30 or 40 of those fluttering around my garden! These are just beautiful and the texture makes it all!
hugs,
Lisa x

Lili Sulastri said...

The butterflies really attract my attention. Lovely cards.

little world of wonderland said...

ohhh I just love both cards and main attraction is the butterflies ,,love all details :)

A Pink said...

Two beautiful cards Lynn . Love how the opulence of the gilding flakes contrast with the natural kraft card . Beautiful butterflies x

MakaArt said...

So wonderful cards!!

Toni said...

Your cards make me so happy! I've been expanding my CAS style into mixed media lately and am glad to see that mixed media doesn't necessarily have to be an everything and the kitchen sink approach--LOL. Your cards are fantastic and inspiring. thanks for sharing!

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great cards, Lynn...full of texture and colour

maria f. said...

Amazing butterflies. I totally love the white card with just the touch of text in the BG. Really makes the gorgeous butterfly stand out.

PiHi said...

Lovely butterflies! I love the texture.

Simply Shaz said...

Fab butterfly cards

nichtniedlich said...

What a wonderful mix of different media - the doily fits perfectly to the delicate, shiny butterfly - love it!
kind wishes, Irmgard

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! You created two beautiful cards - I love the way the gilding has transformed the butterflies! Chrisx

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the beads and texture paste on your butterflies. So lovely!

Ann Chuang said...

Amazing butterflies. Great colors and lots of nice texture!

Pon Malar said...

Beautiful cards, both are stunning in their own way. The monochrome look, texture & the butterfly are all awesome ❤❤

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the gilded butterflies!

Lilian YF said...

Gorgeous! Love those butterflies!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio