For this layout I started by scribbling with a Uniqolour marker on a small plastic bag, using a colour that co-ordinated with my papers.
I then sprayed it with some water
And dabbed it, in a diagonal line, onto a piece of smooth white card, repeating this process with two more colours and set aside to dry. I am using this for the base of my layout. I use the same technique on another piece of smooth white card but this time covered the whole piece of card. This piece will be used for stamping butterflies.
Onto the piece of card I am using for my layout base I added some roses using the 6 x 4 Roses Mini Designer Template and some texture paste.
I cut a piece of Butterfly Meadow Paper 01 that measured 12ins tall and 4ins wide and another 4 ins tall and 4.5ins wide. I used a border punch on each of the long sides of the 4 in piece. After layering the 4 in piece onto the 5 in piece I added them to my page 2.5ins from the right.
Next,using Smoke Kaiserink, I stamped lots of butterflies onto the piece of card that I had covered with Uniqolour splodges and fussy cut and die cut them out.
For my photo mat, from the reverse side, I cut a 5.25 square from Paper 03 and a 5.5 square from Paper 04. I used foam mounting dots to layer these up with my photo on the top, keeping the pads away from the edges of the paper and photo, and added to my page 3ins from the top and 2ins from the right.
I used Paper 03 and the Layered Rose decorative dies to cut some roses and the Paper 04 and Décor Flourish decorative die to cut some flourishes. I inked the edges of the roses with Smoke Kaiserink before layering them up and added Orange Rhinestones to the centre of each one.
To complete my page I added a rose at the top left and bottom right of my photo and then clustered butterflies either side of the vertical strip of paper. I used my Silhouette and Paper 03 and Paper 04. to make my title.
It was fun making my own inky background and a really easy way to achieve striking results.