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Color Layering Butterflies ~ Hero Arts


It’s an ANYTHING GOES month here at a2z Scrapbooking. Sometimes that makes things easier and sometimes I just like a bit of direction with a specific challenge – what about you?

I started by stamping the butterfly “inners”. I decided that I would have 3 butterflies on the left, with slightly different orientations.

Color Layering Butterfly

Then, I added the second layer to the butterfly by aligning the stamp over the initial stamped “inners,” trying to keep an even border around.


This is what the card looked after this second step.


Next, added the butterflies body and antenna. When stamping, I tried to keep the “head” slightly above the body.


It felt that I need to add something more, so I cut out masks from yellow post-it notes and covered the stamped butterflies.


Oops – I forgot to take a picture of the next steps. I added the sentiment from the same stamp set. With ink blending tools and tumbled glass distress ink, I added color. The masks were required so that the broken china color didn’t cover the stamped butterflies. I removed the masks and then added a bit of broken china on the edge of an acrylic block. With a water brush, I flung ink splots (is that a real word?) over the card in a random fashion.


Hope you’ll join us at our  July – Anything Goes Challenge

You’ll need to use a Hero Arts stamp, stencil, die or digi as your main element and you could win a $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

How would you like a 15% discount off of purchases of more than $25 at a2z Scrapbooking store? Use my code Sue15 for that 15% discount.


Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies

Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pale Tomato

Hero Arts Shadow Inks Passion Flower

Versafine Onyx Black

Distress inks – tumbled glass, broken china




4 thoughts on “Color Layering Butterflies ~ Hero Arts

  1. So pretty! Love the colors and how you showed your steps in creating this beauty!

  2. Beautifully stamped and the splatters are just perfect!

  3. WOW… this is so beautiful!!!

  4. Beautiful and I love the splatter.

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