Whimsical Melange and Ephemeral Backgrounds) and stamped them with Jet Black archival ink, then did a bit of clear embossing. Next came sponging using distress inks - Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo with just a few pumps of water from a mister bottle to make the ink react. Everything was starting to come together but it still needed a bit more so out came the new Tim Holtz Latticework stencil, stenciled on with Vintage Photo and then finished off with a few black doodle lines around the edges.
For my focal image I used one of the images from Whimsical Melange, grabbed a piece of left over rusty wire mesh that was floating around my craft desk and glued it down with multi medium matte as a backdrop for my butterflies. Then I pinned my butterfly "specimens", using the pin to hang my sentiment tag on. The sentiment is from Typography. The specimen number tag was computer generated.
I hope your weekend is fantastic and that you are getting some crafting time. Thanks so much for taking time to drop by for a visit!
Designer: Linda Coughlin
The Funkie Junkie