The Play Date Cafe Challenge #92 - Polished Stone Butterfly Easel Card

Suggested Colour Combo -
Coral (Melon Mambo), Petal Pink (Pink Pirouette) and Antique Gold (Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with Soft Suede)

This is the first time I have played along at The Play Date Cafe and was drawn in by the beautiful colour palette and the desire to re-visit the Polished Stone Technique combined with the Presto Pattern Speciality DSP. I was limited by my stash of re-inkers so the colours aren't as pretty as the ones in the gorgeous inspiration collage.

I needed to do a Butterfly Easel Card as a swap for a friend who I met at Melbourne Convention and I wanted to make this one a bit different to the previous line up.

The base of the card is cut from Pink Pirouette card stock, stamped with a sentiment from Fresh Cuts in Melon Mambo and the 'stem' stamp from the L2 Hostess Set, Love and Care, is stamped with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Soft Suede re-inker to make the antique gold colour.

The top butterflies are cut from Presto Patterns Specialty DSP and dots of Gold Re-inker were placed over the butterflies and then dabbed with a cotton wool ball that contained rubbing alcohol (Isecol) and a drop of Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette Reinkers (for the polished stone technique). I've discovered this technique doesn't really work that well on card stock other than Glossy White. The end result didn't quite go to plan but it looks pretty anyway.

I sponge daubed the edges of the smaller butterfly with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Soft Suede mixture and added 3 Gold Brads to finish it off.

You can find my Butterfly Easel Card Tutorial HERE.

Thanks for stopping by my blog,


Anonymous said…
Thats beautiful (Andrea & da dogs)
Mae's Cachet said…
This beautiful easel card is well worth the wait for that lucky Convention goer!
Nikki Spencer said…
Gosh, Bron this is superb! your colours are absolutely stunning.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial and
Congrats on 2yrs of blogging too!
Tracey said…
GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE the PDCC colours and the easel amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)
Anonymous said…
I love your butterfly easel cards :)
But this is amazing - the color is awesome!
Patrice said…
Oh my goodness Bron this is just stunning!
Andrea Ewen said…
Oh my goodness...what a fabulously creative design! That butterfly is so perfectly delicate and colored marvelously! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at the Play Date Cafe!
OH WOW! This butterfly easel card--GENIUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE your mix of colors--beautifully done:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!
Well ... even though "not as planned" ... this is gorgeous, Bronwyn! I love the colour combo ... and your butterflies look so pretty! Hugs xxaxx