Butterfly Collage

As you are aware I run an online group for all Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators called ESAD (Extra Special Australian Demonstrators). We regularly run swaps for the members as these are great ways to get new or different ideas to your own.

This month we have a swap for a Technique Book which I’m a part of.  All the participants had to choose a technique different to the other participants and make up an instruction and sample page for each participant. So I had to make 12 instructions & samples for this swap and the technique I chose was Collage Stamping.

I love doing Collage Stamping as you can make it your own and create lovely effects and it gives the look of your very own designer series paper.  Now while I was making my samples the other day one of my daughter’s friends was staying over and she asked why I was putting butterflies on the patterned paper – I then explained what I was doing and that I’d stamped all the images on the cardstock myself.  She then exclaimed “Wow how cool!!”  Now this does boost one’s self esteem to no end!

Here is the sample I made for the swap ….

After deliberating for what seemed like days on what set and style to make I decided on this gorgeous “All a Flutter” stamp as the main focus and then popped in some flower stems, leaves and script.

I really do love the final sample and I do love that butterfly!

I’ve coloured my piece using the Stampin Pastels. I love the soft muted tones you can get with the Pastels and they also blend so well!  Now to ensure that the Pastels dont keep rubbing off I’ve given them a light spray with my hairspray.  This just helps to set and protect your artwork from rubbing off.  You dont need an expensive fixative – just the  cheapest hairspray does the trick.

Now as part of the swap we also had to make one card or project using our technique so I thought I’d use my sample and do one of the challenges from the Cards and Things Challenges Blog run by the lovely Krista Driessen.

Here’s my card …

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I love how this turned out and I’ve added another butterfly over the top of one to give it more dimension and make it that extra little bit special.

Stamps: All a Flutter, Organic Grace, En Francais
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Mellow Moss, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Circle Scissor Plus, Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Crimper

Here’s a close up of the layered butterfly …

Starting September I will be starting new Technique Classes so if you’d like to book your spot please email me today.

About Author

I am Leonie and live in Cobden, Victoria. We are not far from The Great Ocean Road!
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments so please comment on the projects you like.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee and collect Charlie Bears

If you have questions please dont hesitate to contact me :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

(11) Comments

  1. Leonie ….these are just stunning! You’ve really inspired me to try this out with my butterfly stamp 🙂 TFS

  2. […] Now, on to the card.  I’m the first to admit that vintage is not my usual style.  I am trying it more and more though as that’s what the trends are showing me.  I know alot of people like that style, so I’m trying to step outside my comfort zone and do a little bit more of it.  Now, I know the butterflies don’t look all that “vintage-ey” (is that a word?) but they were so pretty I had to add them.  This card was inspired by one made by Leonie Schroder here. […]

  3. Dotty says:

    How big is your head now?! (Well deserved!) Great work again!

  4. Jenny W says:

    This is probably the most beautiful butterfly card I have seen on my blogs hops around. Exquisite.

  5. Hi Leonie, you did a fantastic job ! Love your card !!! Thanks for playing along !

  6. Oooh Leonie! I love what you did with this weeks’s sketch challenge at cards & things.. very pretty, and thanks for playing along!! {hugs}

  7. wow. i have never been able to master the collage technique. maybe i should sign up for the classes in september. 😉 beautiful. xoxo

  8. There are way too many superlatives to ue to describe this background. The combination of all the sets is genius. It’s as if it were meant to be all along. I love the idea of Choc Chip and Pumpkin Pie together (as colours…not a food group!!)Your deliberation paid off in spades. ooxx

  9. Leonie, this is absolutely stunning! Just gorgeous!


  10. Wow Leonie….that looks FANTASTIC!!!! I love how well it all goes together. Not my usual style at all, and consequently, not something that I’m good at. Must go and try it now. Thanks for the inspiration. Manda x

  11. I love your collage technique and cant wait to get my swaps back. I also love the card you have made using the technique.

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