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While the whimsical themed stamp sets such as the new Artful Inkables, Deer Friends and Critter Country are more my creative style, this beautiful, mosaic leaf butterfly from Butterfly Blessings was the image that I was most excited about receiving. The versatility of this stamp for such a huge variety of techniques it awesome! I can picture using my Copic markers, Gamsol Magic technique, pastel/chalk techniques, glitter techniques- get the picture! It is such a beautiful and unique stamp that I can tell I will be enjoying it for quite some time!
I stamped the image with Versamark onto Chocolate Chip CS then heat embossed with Rangers Gold EP. Rangers and SU are my two favorite EPs (often wonder if they are made by the same company.) Next, I painted the image using the Painted Pearls technique. It uses the combination of Pearl-Ex and a Futura filled Aqua Pen. It is a simply technique that really gives a big bang for the amount of effort! The sketch is a stretched out version of todays Sketch Challenge 196. It had been a while since I participate in a SCS challenge but I always enjoy it when I get the chance! Everything else is pretty straightforward. Ribbon is by American Craft, brads are by Paper Studio, and hardware is WRMK. PP is Cosmo Cricket Gretal that I purchase last fall from Jacksonbelle Embellishments and it remains one of my fav Autumn designs. I'll be back tomorrow with some peaks of the cards that I will feature in my first A Muse class- Fall for A Muse. Wishing you fun Times and inky fingers! Take care!