This was a good opportunity to use a wonderful stitched frame die that I got on the cheap from Amazon . . .
The delightful little butterflies came from the same source. In addition to my 'stenciling with stencil paste addiction' of late, I am also drawn once again to spattering. I absolutely love how it grounds an image (or a die cut) and makes a great transition/connection to its background.
My favorite tool to use is a Kemper Spatter Brush - available practically everywhere - and my most-used medium is gesso: I thin it with water only slightly; this results in spatters that are raised, providing some nice texture. I use a cut down cardboard box with one open end as a spray booth and this contains any potential mess beautifully. A quick rinse right after spattering is all you need to keep things ship shape.
Cardstock: Bazzill Purple, Strathmore Soft White, Generic scraps Black
Stamps: Judikins Origami Background, All Night Media Foxglove, Simon
Says Tilted Banner Sayings: “Wishing you the best”
Inks: Distress Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire,
Watercolors: Lyra Aquacolor Crayons 13067, 13074, 13037, 13048
Emb Powder: Judikins Detail Black
Dies: White Lotus Metal Frame, Simon Says Tilted Banners,
Butterflies from the We-Buys Cute Chrysanthemum Set
Punches: Various leaf shapes by Family Treasures, Punch Bunch
Doo Dads: Studio Gesso Black