Thursday, 22 August 2013


I had trouble with this month's quintiles - too much choice! The theme was 'anything goes' , and I have a LOT of Chocolate Baroque stamps - in the end, as I was also supposed to be making ATCs I used the one theme for both sets 'Things that fly'. To my surprise I found that I only had one teeny tiny dragonfly stamp, so that ruled out using my gelli plate background using a dragonfly mask, so butterflies it was. Almost too much choice there, but I eventually found 2 matching butterflies in differing sizes, and used those for the quintiles.
The first one had a stippled background of distress inks, then the stamp from wild meadow repeat stamped to form the meadow effect - can never remember what sort this is, but it must be one of the most-used stamps from this set. The butterflies themselves were stamped n embossed in black, coloured with very ancient H2Os, cut out and glued on.
 The second tile I stamped the butterflies first, coloured with H2Os again, then went over them with a versamark pen and clear embossed them. The background uses distress inks and leaves from the garden as explained by Elaine. This gives a lovely effect, and is quite addictive - also works with die cut leaves.
 I used the same techniques for the ATCs, and the smaller of the butterfly stamps, with the addition of a punky flower stamp from a grab bag of stamps.


  1. Great quintiles and ATCs Vronnie

    Jackie x

  2. Beautiful butterflies. Love them all. Kate x

  3. Yes it was difficult to settle on a subject when given free choice but you have done well with the butterflies. The varied backgrounds just show them off to perfecton. I like that meadow stamp and always think of it as angelica (one of the many umbelliferous plants). There seem to have been lots of butterflies around this year in the garden so very appropriate for August.

  4. I love all the butterflies, very pretty tiles and ATCs.
    Jean x

  5. OH and I were both saying the same as Val only this morning, that there have been lots of butterflies this year but sadly not so many bees or even wasps (don't like them though)and even less ladybirds. Your quintiles and ATCs are all beautiful Veronica. Love the different techniques you have used and the butterflies look stunning in each case. So beautifully coloured.

    Lesley Xx

  6. Chocolate Baroque's Wild Meadow is a favourite of mine so great to see it combined with the butterflies in your first sample. By rights that should be my favourite but I really fell for the second quintile with Elaine's background acting as a super foil for your deliciously coloured red butterflies.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Love how you have made your quintiles and Atc's. The backgrounds are lovely, beautiful stamping and colouring of your butterflies. Hugs x ChrisB


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