Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Autumn Butterfly

Stretching my wings (metaphorically speaking) a gift bag with card is the craft of the day. I have been watching tutorials on mixed media. I have been reading blogs on mixed media. I have been buying some supplies that work for mixed media. So, I decided to do something different than a card and tried a gift bag. I decided to do a card that would match since the supplies were out.

Since autumn is comine, I decided to used browns and fall colors. I am using an ARTplorations Happy Flowers stencil, Mixed Media Grunge and Trendy Butterflies stamp set. I am also using another stencil that I do not know the name of.

1. Mask off area for a square. Using ragged masking tape gives a rougher edge.
2. Apply Gesso and let it dry.
3. Using water soluble colors, color and blend the background.
4. Stamp written image in Distress Ink.
5. Stencil with texture paset items you would like on your bag. Let dry.
6. Color images with water soluble colors. I used gold paint on one stenciled ares.
7. Stamp butterfly in Distress Ink and lightly coat areas on the stamp with gold acrylic paint, line up and stamp butterfly on top of the
previous image.
8. For card layer and add metal embellishment.

A closer look:

The card and gift bag is for my sister, Julie. I put a metal piece with a j for her.

Autumn Butterfly is linked to:
STAMPlorations http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2015/08/stencil-sunday-august-2.html

Just Us Girls http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/08/just-us-girls-304-word-week.html

Mixed Media Card Challenge http://themixedmediacardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/08/mmcc-14-butterflies.html

House of Cards http://www.houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-challenge-metallics.html

STAMPlorations http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/p/stamplorations-anything-goes-challenge.html


  1. Wow wow wow wow wow! If she doesn't love this she is absolutely crazy because I am IMPRESSED!! Go you for trying something new!

  2. What a great mixed media project! Thanks for playing along at HOC, Jo x

  3. Jerrie, this is AMAZING!!! I LOVE all the fabulous texture and beautiful use of stamp elements! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. What a stunning combination this gift bag and card are!! And you are super clever for thinking to do mixed media on a gift bag - SO super cool!! Love the way it turned out and I bet your sister will LOVE it!! Thanks for inspiring me to try something new today!! Have an amazing, beautiful day!!

  5. These are awesome! Way to go!

  6. Love the matching bag and card -Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  7. love your mixed media gift bag - thanks for sharing your lovely projects at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

  8. Very cool gift bag and lovely card too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  9. That's a lovely set! Beautiful!!!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!
    The Leaf Studio

  10. what a great bag and card set - love all the texture with the pastes and stencils - very creative! thanks for playing with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Julia xx

  11. cool-and I bet it's fun to touch!

  12. I love this matching card and bag set, Jerrie! Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  13. Hi this is really a great mixmedia work on your gift bag. Nice textures and stamps. Well done.

    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at House of Cards
    Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT