MMCC August 2015 Challenge #14 – Butterflies

Hi! I’m back with one of the cards I made for this month’s MMCC #13. This month’s theme: Butterflies with an optional element: gold. I’ll share the other 2 next week in a reminder post.

Here’s the August Challenge graphic:

Butterflies!? Yes, I have to admit, I have a thing for butterfly stamps, punches, dies and stencils. This may be honeybeelane’s blog, but Honeybee has a crush on butterflies. πŸ™‚ If you’d like to you can check out the new “Honeybee loves Butterflies” page (tab at the top of the blog) to see all of my butterfly cards! Or you can click here.

I made this card with an Artplorations Stencil and a Stamplorations Stamp set, some ink blending, homemade embossing paste and gold embossing powder. First, I sponged some different yellow inks onto water color paper.

IMG_6276editedThen I trimmed the water color paper. I placed the stencil onto the paper, applied the embossing paste and then let it dry. Then, I replaced the stencil and stamped VersaMark onto the embossing paste. I removed the stencil and added the gold embossing powder and heat embossed. Next I stamped the butterflies into place.

Lots of out of my comfort zone with this baby, let me tell you! The colors, the stencil with embossing paste, the non-CASishness of these all….Phew. I had lots of fun though. πŸ™‚ I’m going to try playing this over at Suzy Bee’s Blomin’ Challenge Blog: wings or feathers andΒ  Frilly and Funky’s Things With Wings Challenge.

So! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s challenge. Make sure you stop by each of DT member’s blog to check out their beautiful and unique creations.

MMCC DT:

Yasmina, Julia, Lysa, Becca , Lee-Anne, Michaela, Maria, Shirley, Tenia, Kripa, Elina, Sanna

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create aΒ mixed media CARDΒ based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by August 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

IMG_6280editedPlaces I’m Playing:

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