Leonie's Artist Trading Card challenge this week is called Pretty Papers.
The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is Nature & is sponsored by Crafty Individuals, so being crafty by nature, this is my challenge entry for Arty Girlz as well.
I took a mountboard base & covered it with papers from the Crafty Individuals Miniatures Flowers & Butterflies paper pad.
As the images are 45mm x 45mm to create a larger background I tore five of the images into smaller pieces & using clear gesso, stuck them to the base. Coating over the shiny paper with the gesso, also dulled the surface & gave it a lovely texture. I sanded the edges of the ATC, to complete the distressed look.
I took four of the butterfly images & cut them out. I used silicone glue to stick them to the ATC to give dimension.
Finally, I used the off cuts from the butterfly images & punched out four small flowers.
NB: The stand is a Reeves Mini Easel from Fred Aldous.