Friday 12 June 2020


I've been caught up with the excitement of Tim Holtz's new colour Speckled Egg.  I could only find a Distress Oxide ink to begin with but it's a start.

Someone on Facebook asked me for a tutorial - I didn't really take pictures as I was doing it as I was just going with the flow but here's a description of how I did it.

I started off with a piece of SU Very Vanilla for my background.  I added a soft brushing of the Speckled Egg first and then added some Tim Holtz's stencils - Splatter with a darker sponging of the ink and Faded Dots with Speckled Egg and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I used a touch of Walnut Spray stain on the Faded Dots stencil and then added that to the background.  

On a separate piece of paper I added some more Speckled Egg and Gathered Twigs and used the Wildflowers thinlets to cut out the flowers. From the same paper I cut out the Scribbly Butterflies - as I don't have the glaze I simply pushed the butterfly into my Versamark pad and covered it in clear glaze.  I layered it onto another butterfly cut out in brown card stock.

My SU trimmer is quickly running out of sharpness on the blades and as these are no longer available it is starting to rip my card - so I went with it and ripped the edges and then sponged them.  

The sentiment is from Tim's Clippings Sticker Book and it was just perfect for this butterfly - I added some linen thread to a last piece of the sponged paper and added some pearls which I also coloured with a bit of the Speckled Egg ink.  I added it to some Very Vanilla card stock but sponged the edges first with the Speckled Egg as the background. 

I'm adding this into the following challenges :

Creative Artiste Mixed Media #61 - Anything Goes
A Vintage Journey - Rustic
Moving Along with the Times - Things with Wings
Fusion Challenge - Butterfly
Time Out Challenge - word prompt - Butterfly/gardens



Astrid Maclean said...

A real beauty of a card, that Speckled Egg is indeed such a gorgeous colour!! I am still waiting for mine to arrive, but it's great to see it in action here, it's lovely!
Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge over at A Vintage Journey.

toni said...

A gorgeous card! I love the restrained colour palette and the delicate butterfly. Looks like that gorgeous Speckled Egg is a must have!. Thank you for joining us over at A Vintage Journey . Toni x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love the vintage feel of this card. I need Speckled Egg, and you have made me push the button. Love that wonderful butterfly and all of the wonderful elements in your beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with 'Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog'; it fits perfectly with our 'Things with Wings' challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

Michelle Lupton said...

Thanks for joining us at Fusion card challenge - love your butterfly creation!

Unknown said...

Such a stunning card! Your design is amazing and you used the Speckled Egg ink so beautifully 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste and also at A Vintage Journey! Take care! Hugs, Jo x