Today I am up on the Tando blog with my chipboard butterflies for our week on 'things that fly'. The butterfly decoration was a happy mix of experiments. I started by dunking them in a meltpot full with Ultra Thick Embossing powder (UTEE), then I had a go at stamping in them with a rubber stamp....but it just didn't work. So I then melted the stamped image back into the butterfly with a heat gun so it was mostly flat again. I then scattered some white pearlescent embossing powder onto the warm UTEE, and directed the heat gun in the centre of the butterfly - so you get a kind of marbled effect on the butterflies and because the heat was directed at the centre it all fans out like a butterflys wings.
For the page I started by scraping some gesso in the centre of my kraft cardstock with a palette knife. I then layered up lots of strips of Teresa Collins Memorabilia papers, adding in a few of her die cuts too. You'll see a little star embellishment which was made with a cookie cutter and the UTEE too. The little cabochon flower was from a do-crafts set.
The photos are from a holiday earlier in the year when we went on a long cycle which ended with a beautiful adventure trail and zip-wire which the kids loved clambering around.