Tuesday, August 9, 2011

no flowers...

Our Creative Corner, has a blooming photo inspiration challenge, but use no flowers!! 
Here is my entry :

This card is based on a sketch from 365 Cards, and the colours are from the OCC photo.

I'm trying out a new technique, which is masking and glimmer mist. This is the first time I'm using the mask (something new!), and it looks a bit gaudy, doesn't it? I overstamped it with a subtle text stamp, but it did not come out well in these photos. It's much more noticeable in reality.
I've then layered it with a doiley. The embossed chipboard fence forms the base of the card, which is simply finished with ribbon, a button and bow.

The focal image is a butterfly, which has been double embossed with holographic powder. It sits on an embossed shape (one of my earliest dies, and still a favourite ~ Ü ~) and chipboard vine. This, too, is finished with a button and bow. I love these butterflies, they are just so pretty!
Nearly everything have their edges inked with DIs. I don't think there are any projects done without this since I got my first DI ink pad! For this, it's a combo of tattered rose, fired brick and the perennial vintage photo.

Other challenges entered :
Kreative Stempelfreunde - handmade background
Incy Wincy Designs - something old, something new
Truly Scrumptious - buttons & bows
Craft us Crazy - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - no designer paper
Cooking it up with Katie - show me your new favourite old thing
addicted to stamps - anything goes

supplies: sizzix dies (fence & vine), cheery lynn die (butterfly), spellbinders die (shape), cuttlebug embossing folder ( swiss dots), sizzix embossing folder (wood grain), tattered angels mask & mist, tim holtz stamp. distress inks, ranger embossing powder; others from my stash


Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining in on our theme this week over at Truly Scrumptious.
Hugs, Anja

Nadell said...

Beuatiful card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Tui Nathan said...

A simply gorgeous creation ... that butterfly is adorable and I love the gold thread, it adds such a nice delicacy to the card. I think the background masking technique is a pretty wow technique, must look gorgeous in real!
Thank you for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, you've done a great job of masking and misting, love the text on leaves. Thanks for joining us at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday.

Glitter Monkey said...

Beautiful card - love the masked background. Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Holly Kean said...

I really like the masking and spray misting on this card. It adds a nice texture. Great colors, great butterfly and great background. Thanks for joining us this week on Our Creative Corner!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so beautiful. The masked background is a beautiful base for all your gorgeous layers. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So pretty! I really love how you clustered the die cuts together on the right-hand side of the card! Thanks for playing along this week at Our Creative Corner!

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC with this lovely card, great work, hugs Liz xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining in with our Best Foot Forward Challenge with the Crafty Calender Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next month!
Caroline x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining in with our Hot Colours Challenge with the Crafty Calender Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next month!
Caroline x

Rose said...

i think you did a fantastic job on the masking :) very pretty card and i just love that butterfly :)

wendipooh13 said...

soooo pretty!!! love all the layering and butterfly!!!

Marlies said...

What a beautiful card with lovely details!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
hugs, Marlies