Tuesday, July 21, 2015

So this happened...

No, I didn't fall off of the planet. I simply changed jobs to a completely different field at the ripe old age of 53. The hours of the day that I used to sleep are now my working hours. I never imagined how long it would take to get somewhat used to the daytime sleeping. I just haven't had much time for blogging or even very much time to stamp. However, my sleep patterns are getting better, which will allow for more stamping time! 

This post will be a simple one. Both of these cards were made by using the negative image from the larger die in the Stampin' Up! set called Bold Butterfly Framelits. I simply cut the butterfly from a piece of scrap paper and then used the negative image as a type of mask or stencil. After watercoloring the negative image using my Stampin' Up inks and my Aqua Painter on watercolor paper, I filled in with a few random stamped images. The final touches are pretty self explanatory. I love the look and these really took no time at all to make. Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have. 

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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,


  1. The green and blue butterfly is so soft. Did you stamp off first? What a wonderful idea. It's so much fun to see a whole new way to use the framelits. Makes perfect sense. So, what is your new job?

    1. Thank you. The butterfly itself was just watercolored by using the negative space of the die as a stencil. It was not a stamped image. I am working at a very busy bar/grill for my son-in-law in Branson, Missouri. It is much less stressful than my prior job, which was causing me heath issues.

  2. Gorgeous cards! I am about to make a career change at 53 as well, so this should be interesting! Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks, right?!

    Jeannie T.
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    1. Thank you! Good luck on your job change. Mine has been good for me.

  3. Two lovely cards, I especially love the one with the vellum butterfly. So glad you are getting some crafting time again!


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