Thursday, 28 June 2012

Nature with wings

It is very hot and humid here on the South Coast today, but its never to hot for crafting!


"Flowers and Butterflies
Drift in colour
Illuminating Spring"

Today I am sharing another card which I made purely for enjoyment. I bought the background stamp from HobbyCraft yesterday and its by DoCrafts Papermania. The sentiment is from a Creative Expressions stamp set and the flourished from a free set I had from a magazine some time ago.

To make the card I stamped the butterfly background using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, then I overstamped with the flourish stamp and sentiment in Black Soot. I stamped the background again and cut out a butterfly from it, used Distress Inks and a waterbrush and then used Sepia Accents to give it a glossy look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge- Nature
Dream Valley Challenges - Wings
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Fashionista Challenge - Winged Things

15 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,fabulous butterfly and colours.xxx

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful card, love the image and the 'extra' butterfly really pops agains the background.
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Avril x

Dawn said...

A lovely elegant card. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley this week x

Pat K said...

Lovely card and the butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing in the Fashionista Challenge. hugs, Pat K.

Joan said...

Gorgeous card, love the sof background and the pretty butterfly,great sentiment too

Joan

Shirl said...

Emma I adore cards when they are made for no other reason than enjoyment. This is gorgeous with an amazing colour scheme and how stunning is that butterfly.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

lynne said...

Hi
This is beautiful. There is a lovely appearance to the background as though it were parchment and it reminds me of an illustration in an old nature book.
Thank you for joining us at FSC with your beautiful card.
Wishes
Lynne

ju said...

Love this card, so soft and pretty x

Dots Dabbles said...

Sometimes the free stuff is awesome and just makes a difference to so many projects. I love the butterfly here too, it looks spectacular on this card.
Thanks for joining in the fun for the nature challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a beautiful card, wonderful butterfly. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Cathy Clouston said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining in with Craft Your Passion this week!

Dawn said...

Oh this is beautiful, and how lovely just make because you felt like it this is usually when true inspiration is present. I thank you for the comment on my blog and I really do hope you get chance to play in your journal, I look forward to seeing what you create. Love Dawn xx (journal Journey's)

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, love your layout and colours, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely card...your butterfly looks real enough to fly off the paper :)

Your ME is very nice too

Happy Weekend to you from HOT and Humid Virginia USA
oxo

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