Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Butterfly Lady - ATC

This little lady is the first of my artistic endeavors in quite a while.
The background is ink transfer using a technique i picked up from an arts group i belong to; photocopy an image or pattern onto a clear transparent sheet, while the image is still wet, flip it onto absorbant paper the wet ink moves as the paper allows. The original image was actually fleur de leis!
I have hand coloured the butterfly wings using tombow markers as watercolour.
The scroll is a tim holtz stamp embossed in clear EP and cut to fit the image of the 1920's lady.
I have used pearl halfs and small offcuts of stamped paper to finish the detail.
Overall i am really happy with how she has finished up.
I have entered this into the WTA (Winner Takes All) a raffle for Paperarts and although i didnt win, its been a good start back to artistic endeavors.


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging Peta. I look forward to seeing all your fabulous work. Love the touches of blue on this ATC it really gives it depth.
    Great work Dani xoxo

  2. This is a fabbo ATC Peta...I would love to have won it! But I do have the next one of yours which is also great.

  3. Love the backgrounds you picked Peta, well done! I'll look forward to seeing your next instalment.