All Distressed Butterfly

I’m a bit distressed today – well my ATC is! I’ve used one of my favourite Unity kits – Key to Joy available over at Make The Day Special.

The background has been stamped and embossed with Tim Holtz Rangers Distress embossing powder on a Gesso treated collage background and finished with Rangers Distress inks.

The butterfly was stamped onto Studio 490 Clearly For Art Modeling film that I picked up in Ally Pally (the craft show I was in a huff about missing at the weekend) last September and have been meaning to play with ever since!

Great stuff to use. I coloured it with alcohol inks and then shaped it using my heat tool, adding a touch of Rangers Distress glitter to the underside of the butterfly’s body.

I thought that as my make today happens to be all distressed and the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is Distressing I could enter it in to the challenge! I haven’t had a chance to enter a challenge for ages!

Catch you later.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 12 April 2011 / 8:03 am

    Morning Kim. This is gorgeous, one of my favourite kits…….just love what you have done with it. Let me know if you ever fancy a swap….that Butterfly is something else..stunning. S xxx

  2. 12 April 2011 / 9:38 am

    Your butterfly is REALLY beatiful!
    Sue xx

  3. 12 April 2011 / 11:21 am

    Totally LOVE LOVE that butterfly hun!

  4. 12 April 2011 / 12:36 pm

    Kim, this is so gorgeous! Simply love the butterfly, its delicateness creates a beautiful contrast with the roughness of the background and the embellishments. Great work!

  5. 12 April 2011 / 12:40 pm

    A fabulous ATC, love especially the butterfly.

  6. 12 April 2011 / 1:51 pm

    This is stunning

  7. 12 April 2011 / 2:14 pm

    Love this!!! So artsy and creative!

  8. 12 April 2011 / 2:34 pm

    How great to see you here…enjoying some Kim-time! Loving that deep red on those wings and your textured atc. Just got some clearly art too…itching to play.
    Thank you for joining in with the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.


  9. 12 April 2011 / 4:20 pm

    fantastic kim.the butterfly is stunning 😀

    xx coops xx

  10. 12 April 2011 / 5:25 pm

    Ooo Kim wonderful butterfly, loving this atc and all the details!
    The Simon Says Stamp and Show design Team and I are so pleased you joined in with our distressing challenge this week!
    Pretty bummed I missed ally pally too I completely forgot had far too many other things going on!
    HuGs Kim 🙂

  11. 12 April 2011 / 6:44 pm

    Such a lovely piece. The colours are beautiful and that butterfly is just fab.

    Toni :o)

  12. 12 April 2011 / 7:43 pm

    Kim this is so so pretty, I love the texture of course but the colour combo is gorgeous.

  13. 13 April 2011 / 1:28 am

    Hi there Kim
    another Wowsers card. Love that butterfly.

  14. 13 April 2011 / 3:21 am

    Hi Kim! This is so pretty. Love your distressed butterfly and piece. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

  15. 13 April 2011 / 11:08 am

    just great Kim.

  16. 14 April 2011 / 7:49 pm

    Just love this ATC!The butterfly is fab!

  17. 17 April 2011 / 10:15 am

    Hey there Kim thanks for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show…Love the distressed butterfly, love butterflies and the colors you have used are just great, thanks for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

  18. 17 April 2011 / 2:08 pm

    Oh that is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Love that big butterfly–looks so neat =)

  19. 18 April 2011 / 12:37 am

    I absolutely adore what you've done with the clearly for art!! This is a stunning card! The embossed keys look really cool too!

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  20. 18 April 2011 / 6:33 pm

    OMW Kim…….your creation is BREATHTAKING!! and that butterfly TOTALLY ROCKS!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

  21. 19 April 2011 / 9:32 am

    love the distressed look and the butterfly! 🙂

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