Thursday, 11 June 2015

Shaving cream and Butterflies ...

... an interesting combination!!   Let me explain ... I've been reading about creating marbled backgrounds using shaving cream as the base for dropping paint/ink onto rather than the traditional marbling method of using water.  I finally decided that I must have a go ... and I think I might be obsessed with the technique!  This is some of the paper:

This is not the best photograph - the colours are sunset inspired and are cleaner/brighter in real life!
I've used this card to create a number of cards using my new butterfly die (something else I'm obsessed with!).  I thought I would share this card with you:

 I die cut the butterfly from the marbled card and another from midnight blue card.  I then pieced the die back together combining the inside of the blue card with the outside from the marbled card - a crazy idea!!  The main image is stuck only by the body to give dimension.  I added a sentiment and then layered it onto a piece of the marbled card before adhering to the card base.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

"Less is More" Week 227 Colour Sunset
Addicted to Cas Challenge 65 Butterfly



  1. I've seen the shaving foam technique used several times but never tried it myself. Your results are beautiful!
    What make is your butterfly die?
    You used it beautifully too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

    1. Thanks Chrissie for your kind comments. It is a Sweet Dixie die distributed by Personal Impressions.

  2. Wow this is just amazing Elaine, what an amazing result, so very stunning x

  3. Fab card Elaine, yes that technique is very addictive!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. I love how the dark blue highlights the pretty, soft colors of the marbled buttterfly! Such a pretty card! Thanks, Elaine, for sharing with us at ATCAS!

  5. WOW! what a brilliant technique and you've 'rocked' it perfectly.
    So effective in those colours and a great card for both challenge.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. Wow, your marbled butterfly looks great, Elaine. New technique and new die, fab!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. Fun technique isn't it Elaine! And what a gorgeous die and card too.
    Thank you very much for joining us.
    Less is More

  8. A fabulous use of this technique! The subtle pink marbled effect is fabulous against the background. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week


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