May 20, 2013

Staedtler and Stampendous DT's Sweet Summer Blog Hop - Beautiful Butterflies

Welcome to the STAEDTLER and Stampendous Design Teams combined hop!  This week design team members from both STAEDTLER and Stampendous are sharing projects created with products from both companies.  Today, I'm sharing one of the projects I created, and will be sharing another project on Friday, May 24th.  Along with the projects shared by the STAEDTLER designers, each designer is giving away a Sweet Summer prize package!  Stampendous will be giving away a prize every day! Stampendous will randomly choose a winner from one of the comments left on the designers who are participating on that given day.  Continue reading below to see how you can enter to win!

To create the background for my card and butterfly, I used the Gelli Arts Plate and STAEDTLER Mars Grapic Markers.  I began by applying a thin layer of Gesso to my card stock, as I wanted a bit of texture on my paper, and I wanted to float the Marker colors, instead of having them absorb into my card stock.


Once the Background panel was dry, I cut the panel to size, saving the scrap piece for the butterfly.  On the layer panel, I embossed the flourish from the Jumbo Peruvian Lily from Stampendous, with Aged Teal Embossing Enamel.  The edges of the card are also embossed with same Embossing Enamel.  I embossed the word "dream" using the Vintage Lowercase alphabet, and the smallest butterfly from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio in Vintage Mahogany Embossing Tinsel.

To add a little more interest to the background, I used the Embossing with Stencils Technique from Club CR8, and embossed the Roman Letters using the Golden Sand Embossing Powder.  The embossed butterfly was cut out, sponged and popped on dimensionals over the embossed background.

I layered the stamped/embossed panel onto a White panel, then embossed the edges with Vintage Mahogany Embossing Tinsel.  Then layered onto a Cameo base card.

Details:
Stamps - Stampendous Jumbo Butterfly Trio, Jumbo Peruvian Lily, Vintage Lowercase
Card Stock - White, Cameo
Ink - Versamark, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, Gelli Arts Plate, Sprtiz Bottle, Brayer, Gesso, Stampendous Encusted Jewel Bronze Kit/Encrusted Jewel Teal Kit, Embossing Buddy, The Crafters Workshop Roman Letters Stencil, Diamond Stencil


As I mentioned above, each STAEDTLER designer is giving away this fabulous Sweet Summer prize package shown below!  To be eligible to win, please leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:59pm CDT.  I'll use the Random Number generator to select a winner, and will post the winner here on my blog on Friday, May 31st, so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

The "Sweet Summer" Giveaway includes the following:
1 Set of 6 Triplus fineliners, pastel assortment
4 blocks of FIMO soft oven-bake clay in vanilla, peach, lilac and mint
1 Mars plastic eraser
1 Double hole metal pencil sharpener
1 Mars Lumograph sketch pencil
1 Pigment liner sketch pen
2 Creative idea brochures


Don't forget - Stampendous will be giving away a prize every day to one lucky winner!  The winner will be chosen from comments left on the participating designers blogs for that day. 



For more inspiration, visit the Design Team members who are participating in today's hop:



STAEDTLER DT:
April Derrick * Lisa Somerville (you are here) * Kellie Mowat

Stampendous DT:
Stampendous Impressions * Kristine Reynolds * Tobi Crawford

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll be back on Friday with another STAEDTLER/Stampendous project.  Be sure to check the Stampendous Blog each day this week for links to the participating blogs.

Have a great day!

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61 comments :

Kristine Reynolds said...


Drop dead gorgeous!!!

Pat Moore said...

What an inspiring card.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing! Wow, look at the splashes of color, how beautiful!!

Debi tullier said...

Lisa again you are the best. Your techniques are spot on.

April Derrick said...

This is gorgeous and definitely one of my favorite projects of yours to date!!! Great job Lisa!!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Stunning card with a clever technique on the background

pat said...

I love the colours and techniques in the card! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Jamie Martin said...

Oh so pretty! Great job combing Stampendous and STAEDTLER :)

Judy said...

Oh my goodness. I didn't realize that there were so many layers to your card until I started reading. Some of the techniques I haven't seen before so I was surprised to read about them. Your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Barb Turpin said...

Very striking!

barbara macaskill said...

UH MAY ZING ! ! ! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The bold colors, the beautiful butterfly and the simple yet eloquent "DREAM". Perfectomundo! TFS!

Cindy Cima said...

Very pretty card!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card!!!Very colorful,this is great!!!

Nancy Kelley said...

Love the card - especially the background! Thanks for the tag on FB :) Shared your post on our FB page, tweeted it and pinned it!
Nancy Kelley
Gelli Arts

Tami said...

Yay! I love giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Fondly, Tami

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness.. What an amazing stunning, gorgeous card!!

Kailash said...

Love the techniques you used that makes this a fabulous artsy creation. The colors blend beautifully..gorgeous card!!

StampendousGraphics said...

Lisa, this is just dreamy! Love your super texture and mixed media madness! Wow... Thanks so much for playing with our products in this hop!

cal8007 said...

Lisa, thanks for posting your beautiful card; now I know where to use my gelli prints. Your card is gorgeous!! Thanks also to Stampendous for a chance to win the stamps.

Hugs,

Carmen L

Patzee said...

What a vibrant creation. Thanks so much for all the details and a chance to win.

Darlene S. said...

Amazing card!!! Love the colors and thanks for sharing how to do this!

SQ54 said...

Thanks for sharing. Very beautiful and motivating. You are so talented!

Kathleen said...

The background makes this card look like a very expensive piece of artwork. Actually looks like it's on canvas, which with the gesso I'm hoping that was what you were after.

Edna Siu said...

Wow, what masterpiece! lovely background color which makes the butterfly so outstanding, it is beautiful.

butterfly said...

What a sensational card - fabulous background!
Alison x

Fit Kitty said...

I love anything to do with butterflies! This is so creative - I've never heard of the Gelli Arts Plate so I'll be looking into this. Also never used gesso. The background is so lovely. KT

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the big butterfly and strong sentiment.

Always been a big fan of Staedtler!

cathy< jt said...

Beautiful card !! Love the colors ..

Carol said...

Such a pretty project, I love butterflies and the colors are amazing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara said...

This is such a beautiful card and it looks like a journal page as well. Love that and the beautiful coloring techniques!

Suzanne C said...

Striking card! Love the background and the butterfly is beautiful!

Kathy M. said...

Love it! I want to try this technique.

MichelleZ said...

Fabulous! Those colors are so rich and vibrant!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great effect you achieved with these products...very pretty.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

kim said...

Love this! You do such a beautiful job of using all those elements to create something beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I want to learn more about how you did this technique!

Sue D said...

Very colorful--I like the techniques you used.

Kathryn said...

Takes using colored pencils to a new level that I never would have thought of!! I have used colored pencils for 20 years but never had those great results! Wonderful card! So inspiring!

Tami B. said...

This is unusual and very, very striking. Beautiful job.

steph said...

Absolutely stunning!

Karen Buchanan said...

Beautiful piece, so many layers! Butterflies always grab my attention.

Angelica Chambers said...

I really like the beautiful layers and your gesso idea to make the markers "float"! I need to try the Staedtler Mars Graphic Markers! I have other Staedtler markers, but obviously I need these too! This looks like a superfun mixed media card! Thanks for the post.

Miriam Prantner said...

There is just so much beautiful texture on this card, the background looks amazing!

Colorado Crafter said...

Gorgeous card... can't pick out just one thing I like about it because every element is perfect.

Beth F. said...

SO beautiful!

Laura Turcotte said...

wow---sooo beautiful!!

Isha Gupta said...

Superb card. Love the colors. TFS

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous background you made! I'd like to check out the markers you used on the gelli plate cause Ive never used any markers on my gelli.

Gita said...

Wow, that background is gorgeous!!!!

jengd said...

Lovely card! Those bold colors are amazing!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving your Gorgeous colors on that BG! Just fabulous!!!

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

What an interesting background, it really made the stamping pop. I love it!

Textile Recycler said...

Awesome card... awesome giveaway! Thank you!

Iris said...

fabulous - just so beautiful

Marilyn C. said...

Outstanding! The vibrant colors used just added to the depth and beauty of the card. Thanks for sharing.

Ava Gavloski said...

lisa, thanks so much for share the deets on how to get the look of your card. truly showcased all the product so well, my nose was 2 inches from the computer screen as i was reading the deets...smile

Yolanda said...

Beautiful card.I love the embossed butterly.

Tenia Nelson said...

Just gorgeous.

Janis said...

Stunning!!!

Debbie K. said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous color combinations, Lisa. Love that butterfly....

 
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