I started with an inked paper that I had saved from a previous session.
I had coloured the paper with ink mat and water and brayer, I think. Probably by laying the paper on the inking mat on top of the ink.
I trimmed it and stamped the butterfly. It was too central so I trimmed more from the bottom and left to make it slightly off centre.
This is where it could all have gone very wrong:
I stamped some flowers and the script in Sunshine and the sentiment in Espresso.
I coloured the butterfly by painting with ink, a sort of green colour but then didn't like it much. So I got a tiny amount of bleach slightly watered down and painted out the colour. I also bleached the flowers which gives an interesting effect. Mounted on orange to finish and highlight the colours.
The butterfly is now a faintly purplely brown colour which I rather like. I've never tried the bleaching effect before so I'm glad I remembered and had a go.
I see so many ideas but often forget them.
I'm entering this into the current Butterfly challenge - I is for Inks. I love getting inky so don't need much encouragement.