This is an ATC swap from a while ago which never made it to the blog.
When the theme was announced for this swap 'Things With Wings', I knew I had to use this butterfly stamp from Crafty Individuals (CI-347).
This was the first time out for the Distress Markers, they were were used for watercolouring the butterfly image which was stamped with sepia Versafine ink.
The backgrounds were prepared with a collage of stamps; script, lettering, alliums and postmarks, using post-its as a mask in sepia Versafine ink. Brown colours of Distress Ink and a co-ordinating colour to the butterfly flourishes were added from a craft mat. Once dry 'splats' were added from a brown colour Distress Stain.
The butterfly stamps were trimmed and mounted on the cards with dimensional glue. A final embellishment of a self-adhesive pebble, was added to each card.