Butterflies have always fascinated me. I fondly cherish my childhood memories of happily running after butterflies in the parks, being completely mesmerized to watch them land on flowers and spread their colorful wings. I was completely awe stuck when i learnt for the first time as a child that caterpillars turned into beautiful butterflies. How did those pretty wings mysteriously appear, i would ask myself! Well, that’s the magic of self transformation, isn’t it.
I am on one of my own metamorphic journeys as well. I have always been on the chubby side since childhood, which later grow into obesity, and now this seems to be weighing me down in life, even effecting me mentally. I have pledged to change this and am working towards a healthier me. One day i too will fly 🙂
I am dedicating this card to all those who are on their journey towards a happier you! A shout out for all the efforts and struggles. For bouncing back after every failure.
And now let me tell you about my card.
Its a new year and i wanted to try something new. This is one of my first cards with alcohol inks . I used Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks & mixatives. By the way, I made a DIY alcohol blender by mixing surgical spirit with just few drops of glycerin. This seems to be working well for me. The inks are addictive to play with as the results are very unique each time and the process is super fun.
I die cut the butterflies from an alcohol ink panel. I tried a splatter of silver mixative on black card stock – I have to tell you, it felt good doing it (please note that the mixative takes quite some time to dry). I then adhered only the body of butterflies, leaving their wings free for dimension, before adding with foam tape the white heat embossed sentiment on match black card stock strips. To finish the card, I adhered the card panel at angle for added interest and just to try out something new.
Playing along with :
Time out challenge #99 – New Beginnings
Always Fun Challenges – something new
The male craftroom challege #76 – New Beginnings
Simon says stamp Monday Challenge – Something new
Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge – Something new
a2zscrapbooking challenge – New to me
Animal friends challenge – New Beginnings
Die-cut-divas – Something new
Dies R Us Challenge #88 – Anything goes
heart2heartchallenges – Something new
thehousethatstampsbuilt – Things with wings
Paru’s cardmaking challenge # Jan 2018- New
Do let me know what you think about the card by leaving me comments.
Wishing you Happy new days and Happy new You!