Friday, 19 April 2013

Spring wings

     With the arrival of warmer weather comes the expectation of spring. I've seen bumble bees in the garden and lots of the flowers are growing now so hopefully it's finally here.
    This week at Make My Monday it's a colour challenge of blues and browns so that's where I started. Distress Inks Salty Ocean and Brushed Corduroy were used to blend a background, then I used Chocolate Baroque stamps Texture Fragments and a great technique featured at Technique Time Tuesday called Water Stamping, you can see a tutorial here. I also used the blue ink to stamp some colour at the bottom and Archival Coffee for the twigs at the top.
    Country View Crafts are featuring Butterflies this challenge and Creative Moments topic is Spring.  The butterflies are stamped with a Kaisercraft set in Archival Coffee and embossed in clear. They are painted with Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks which gives them a pearly look. I've found that when using Cosmic Shimmer paints it's best to emboss your image, it helps keep the colour contained in the image.
    The small butterfly has his antenae drawn on with a brown pen but the large one has flower stamens coloured with a peel off marker that is supposed to be brown, it looks a little reddish here though...sorry. Each butterfly is fixed by it's body only allowing the wings to be shaped slightly.
    The image is matted on chocolate pearl card and then blue pearl paper before going on to a white card blank. I haven't added a sentiment to the card so it can be used for any occasion.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Blues and Browns
Country View Crafts - Butterflies
Crafty Emblies - Anything goes


  1. Look at you talking up the technique! ;) This is simply stunning, dear friend! I adore all the fabulous stamps you used and the texture created! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  2. Stunning card .... love everything you have done .... gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY-EMBLIES Challenge

    Good Luck

    Tina (DT)

  3. Gorgeous background, thank you for joining us this week at make my Monday x

  4. I love butterflies and this card is just stunning
    Thank you for sharing it with us Crafty Emblies
    Tracy (DT Member)

  5. What a beautiful card! This is a real piece of art, love the composition and the colour work. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  6. wow it´s so romantic - lovely card!!!!

  7. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty-Emblies this month and hope to see you in future challenges
    Elaine aka Ellapu CEDT

  8. Rocky I love it! I didn't know you'd made some more so once I catch up with my commenting duties I'll be back to have a look through. I'm here with one of my other DT hats on!
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us and for joining us at Creative Moments #15 spring challenge. Karen P CM DT ( )

  9. this is great thanks for joining us at creative moments and good luck emma xx

  10. Thanks for joining our DT call at HOC--good luck! Mynn, Owner House of Cards Challenge ;)


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