Dylusions Card

Good morning and welcome. Here's another card that started out as something else, fizzled out, and I sprayed some Dylusions over it just to see what the colors would do. Covered up my boo-boos for one thing. Left it for a couple nights, then added a little Distress ink sponging around on the edges (most of which got trimmed off as I was framing for the card). I've got some unmounted stamps in plastic binders, so was looking for some Halloween themed ones that I know DH bought at a convention. Found this pretty butterfly - not sure what vendor made it. I recalled a beautiful Dylusions butterfly card seen here  done by Shirley - who enabled me with the Ryn water stamps and {sigh} now with the Chocolate Baroque stamps. (You'll see why I succumbed if you look here.) After placing the order, I realized I had forgotten to order the Gothic window.

Anyway, once I found the butterfly, stamped it on the sprayed piece using Ranger Archival Ink, I added the wonderful Ryn water droplets stamp. Just to see how it would look, as this was the first chance I've had to ink it. I think it is fabulous. There's a rain drops stamp that I'm drooling over, but I have to wait to get my Chocolate Baroque angel set first. (budget, don't you know!) Now if DH would just hit that big lottery...

Sorry this picture looks skewed. We were busy on errands all day, and by the time I could photograph, it was late evening, raining, so I had turned the card to get best light. Not sure why the right side of yellow mat looks white. My lousy photography probably!

- Dylusions sprays in several shades of blue with a light green. This was done on a regular piece of cardstock, not watercolor or heavy paper. I weighted it down to eliminate the curling - which my w/color paper does too. What I covered with the sprays was a music background stamp, which didn't stamp out well. I started this piece with the intention of having a little of stamping show through. Such is the path of creativity, I guess.

- used some Inkadinkadoo stamping gear leaf stamps in the corners, along with an Impression Obsession foliage stamp. Sentiment stamp is by Magenta with the bottom portion masked off. I need to get some just plain word stamps like Believe, Dreams, etc. Thought I had some...

- added some Derwent Inktense white around parts of the butterfly & should have stopped right there. Started scribbling some yellow pencils, some brown, then what I thought was a very thin gold pen. Turned out the nib was thicker than I thought, but I'd already touched the tip down when I realized this. I will be doing this again, with other spray colors. I'll just leave the butterfly as it stamps...maybe highlight with the white. I did find that the Inktense white gave a better result than did the Prisma white.

- plain black mat, pearlized yellow mat, with black card base.

Hope you like this one, and thanks to all those talented bloggers & cardmakers who provide me with such inspiration. Ya'll have a good day, and come back soon. Hugs


  1. Love your beautiful card. TFS.
    I haven't done misting/spraying my backgrounds much yet.
    Thanks for becoming my latest follower!

  2. So pretty. Great collage of stamps and the sponged / sprayed colors are gorgeous! Loll xx

  3. I need some of that spray to cover up all my boo-boos! Mary, this is over the top awesome!!! So beautiful and love the raindrop stamp on it. Gorgeous!

  4. Mary this is beautiful, the colours are so pretty and a lovely butterfly stamp but l really love the water droplets stamp x Susan x

  5. Wow Mary, this is absolutely stunning! Love it. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Wonderful design, all your efforts turned out fabulous.

    regards diane

  7. This is just so pretty, Mary! The butterfly is gorgeous, and so are the raindrops! Isn't it wonderful how playing with supplies - and sometimes having errors to cover! - can make something so fabulous!

    love Mags B x

  8. Mary, this is so excellent! You have really channeled Shirley from My Paper Creations on this card! Well done!!

  9. Oh, Mary! This is gorgeous! Has Shirley been coaching you? The background is gorgeous as is the butterfly and the droplets are so perfectly placed! Wow!

  10. This one is so inky gorgeous...there I have penned a new word! I love the swirly colours and the stamped bits on the edges.
    The butterfly is beautiful and I think the gold looks great too!

    This is so gorgoeus, should be so proud!

  11. What a beautiful butterfly stamp and great use of your water droplet stamp. The effect is just perfect. Shame on me that I haven't had a chance to try mine out yet. Hugs Mrs a.

  12. Mary, this is gorgeous! I love the colours and that butterfly is beautiful! I'm your newest Google follower ('crystaldolphins').

    Thanks for trying to follow me ( There are 2 ways you can follow and both are listed in the top left column on my blog page (either by email or via Linky Follower). Mine is a Wordpress blog so I can't use Google Friend. HTH

  13. Only you can take something that didn't turn out right and make it look like it was supposed to look that way!! This card is just stunning Mary!! I think yours looks as good as the other ones you admire my friend!! I just love that background with those inks!! Not sure how you do it, but I sure do love it and I love that it looks like water spots on it! That butterfly is beautiful and I love the work "dream" on it! You are so awesome my friend! Hugs!

  14. Hey Mary. I love your card and that you've been inspired by Shirley's creations :) The combo of the butterfly and Water Droplets looks great. I'm personally drawn to a lot of nature themed art. Thank you so much for sharing with me! Would you mind if I share your creations on my Facebook Page? I'll of course link back to you.

  15. Hey Mary! Such a pretty card! You are really jumping in there now aren't you girl!! I dearly adore Ryn's rubber stamps - excellent quality too!

  16. Gorgeous card Mary, love the inky bg. I'm thinking I need to buy some of those sprays too, it looks like a lot of fun :) Cathy x