Butterflies are free{bie}!

This week we have our final hidden freebie for you, better catch it before it flutters into the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop:

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Die cuts: Cricut, Sentiment: MSE!

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Die cuts: Cricut, Sentiment: MSE!

I made this set using the Sketchy Cosmos and Filled Butterfly Stamp as well as the Swallowtail Butterfly freebie that you will find on one of my Design team Members blogs. Here is a closer look:

I "Painted" my images with alcohol inks and goo gone, tutorial below.

I "Painted" my images with alcohol inks and goo gone, tutorial below.

This bag is the perfect size for a gift card, maybe for a bookstore...

This bag is the perfect size for a gift card, maybe for a bookstore...

I discovered a new technique using alcohol inks this week. I squirted some out in a plastic palette and let them dry. I filled a empty water-brush with goo gone and used it to paint with the dried up alcohol inks to get a watercolor look on my project without smearing my water based printer ink! Pretty cool huh? Practice a bit first before trying it on your project to get a feel fo it, this will bleed through the paper so you may want an old magazine under where you work. Here is a pic of my setup:

Let the alcohol ink dry in the palette before using. I used Piniata and Ranger inks.

Let the alcohol ink dry in the palette before using. I used Pinata and Ranger inks.

We have a new guest designer this month, her name is Ellen Smith but you can call her “Tink” you can see what she did with my stamps here.

And now for the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design Team:

Katt

Leanne

Melissa Bove

Margie

Lisa

Tamara

Row

Janet

Olena

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Go find your freebie and besure to leave some love on the designers blogs;) Till next time happy crafting!

11 Responses

  1. WOW! This card is awesome. Great job, Lindsay! ~Olena~

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  2. Such a pretty set! Love all of the colors-and the area you photographed in looks pretty too!

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  3. WOW! My jaw is on the floor for your newly discovered ‘watercolor’ technique! Most of the methods I’ve seen to treat digi stamps printed out take away the option to watercolor and here, you’ve provided an awesome one!! Thanks!

    Love your projects with your flutters flitting by! Really love the staging as well. Creativity seems to just ooze from you and we all are lucky to be beneficiaries of it!! Thanks! :>

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  4. Ok, first, you are such a rock star. You are so creative and just so inspiring. I am so excited to continue working with you. SO excited. I also love how you take your stuff outside to photograph it. BEAUTIFUL.

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  5. Wow! Awesome projects Lindsay – it’s great how you combined these 3 great stamps to make one awesome card.

    As for the alcohol inks technique. Brilliant. I don’t like the inks for their “normal” usage – but this is a very neat technique.

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  6. Hi, i saw this on the OSA group, great tip and artwork! 🙂

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  7. Awesome Lindsay! I hadn’t thought of trying to “paint” with my inks!!! Where did you find the little pallette?

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    • Hi Shannon,
      I can’t remember exactly where I got mine but here is one just like it: http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-supply/Q220_4647_masters-folding-palette-wells.asp I order from the regularily and they are goo, plus you gotta love the name “cheap joes” right up my ally. You can probably find them at ac moore in the painting section too, they should be well under $10, i think I paid about $5. In a pinch use an ice cube tray from the dollar store, just get a white one so you can see what color you have!

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  8. Breath-taking!!! LOVE THESE! BTW…I’m now on the MyGraficO DT!!!! 😛

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  9. Lindsay!!! These projects are just gorgeous! I was just amazed (not surprised amazed, though)! Gorgeous coloring!

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  10. Simply amazing projects! Gorgeous coloring, I am going to have to try your technique, it is wonderful!

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