This months challenge over on The Artistic Stamper blog, is Springtime. Springtime always makes me think of the colour green, and Butterflies. I hope you like this little accordion book, and it inspires you to join in this months challenge. Please pop over and see my team mates inspiring pieces as well.
After that I scrapped clear texture paste through the petal masks. Once that was completely dry I covered all the card with green dylusions paint. Stamping over the top with a darker green paint and the swirl background stamp.
Once those layers were dry I took different butterfly stamps and the dragonfly stamp from the butterfly #2 plate and stamped the all over the card with orange dylusion paint and archival black ink. When stamping I made sure to alter the direction of the butterfly's and also to stamps some over the edges of the card.
I then went around the words with a black pen and added black spots in different areas around the edges. To make the covers for the book I cut two squares of cardboard just a little bigger than the book, once it was folded. I wrapped the cardboard with a thin pieces of kraft paper and glued them to the ends of the folded card. I then cut a piece of ribbon to tie the book closed. I only attached the ribbon to the front cover as I knew this would be hidden. I cut and decorated a small bit of card to match the inside and glued it onto the cover hiding where I had attached the ribbon.
All of your comment are greatly appreciated and please join in the challenge I look forward to see everyone's entries.