Friday, 3 April 2015

Tiger Lily Butterfly

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at The Craft Barn the weekly challenge is Retiform.  So glad Jane picked this theme.  I had seen Dawn's card and really wanted to try out this technique but probably wouldn't have found the time without this extra little incentive. 

I started with a pale grey base and decided to use Watering Can archival.  I masked off and sponged on the ink.  Forgot to do the edges!!!

Really like the dimension this technique gives.  I masked off again and stamped the tiger and happy birthday from Mark's Finest Papers Tiger set.  Love that tiger.  The 'leaves' around the tiger are actually part of a Sweet Pea stamp, a girl hair!!  Kaisercraft butterfly collage cos it was on my desk from last night.  A variety of PaperArtsy text and postage related stamps.  It was fun to do and I really want to try again with different stamp and colours.

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Retiform
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 255 - Happy Birthday and include a butterfly
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 94 - Favourite Go To Stamp
Crafting Musketeers Challenge 24 - It's a Man's World 

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a lovely sunny Easter weekend.  Hugz


  1. Fab card, The tiger looks great in the center. :)

  2. Wow! What a great technique and looks great with the Tiger image. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge.

  3. The tiger is beautiful! Great retiform, love the depth given by the shadow lines.

  4. Love the "layers" effect you have managed to achieve with the technique. I had not heard of it before, but just looking at everyones entries which are all so different I have learnt so much and am going to have try so more. x

  5. Wow! Fabulous. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

  6. This looks so good!! The depth is amazing! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge!
    Jane x

  7. what a creative card!!! :) thank you for playing a long with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

  8. This looks like lots of layers of paper piled up. It's a great effect.

  9. I love this technique. The card looks amazing. I had to come check it out because I thought it was layered. Thanks for sharing with us at MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends.

  10. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 24, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  11. Superb card, thank you for trying it too. it makes me smile seeing people making something inspired by my blog posts on the craft barn. x

  12. Thank you for entering this months challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , we love your entry xx


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