Thursday, March 01, 2012

Butterflies Kissing

Hello Crafters !    Wow, March is here and Spring is around the corner !  Can't wait !    I'm still suffering from a wicked cold.   I haven't had such a bug in years !   I've cancelled my plans for today (again) but hopefully my energy comes back a little more and I can work on cards :)    Then the day would be more pleasurable !

I'm posting a card this morning that I created last week while playing again with Stamp-kissing and also using Distress Inks with the Acrylic Block technique.  Some things ended up in the recycle box but that happens when I'm  'playing' and trying different colours.     This card was created using both techniques. 


I used a large acrylic block to add both Tumbled Glass & Scattered Straw Distress Inks with some water sprayed on the ink and then stamped onto smooth white cardstock.   The Butterflies (Impression Obsession stamp - D5565 ) were stamped several times using Stormy Skies Distress Ink that was spritzed a little with water first.  Next I sprayed the background with Gold Glimmer Mist which is hard to see in the photo.  It really added a nice sheen.   

The Butterflies stamp was covered with Harbour Colourbox Pigment Ink and "kissed" with IO's Cover a Card CC108 Greenery and stamped onto white cardstock.   I embossed the images with clear 3 times to give them a hard shine and then cut them out and adhered to the background.   

The label is from Spellbinders Shapeabilities S4-322 set which was distressed around the edge.   The sentiment is from Kaisercraft CS921 set.    The polka dot designer paper is Quick Quotes - Andrew Avenue.   A few rhinestones and co-ordinating ribbon are the final touches.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day !



Sorry to hear you're not well Shirley - hope you are soon feeling better.
Love the colours and techniques you have used on this beautiful card - it really is a stunning creation.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Shirley beautiful. The colors, your background, the butterflies. Super. i send you my love too.
Lovely greet

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Sorry you're feeling under the weather Shirley. I know they say blue and green should never be seen, but this is beautiful. Sometimes playing brings lovely results.

Hope you feel better soon.

Sue x

Ted and Helen Howard said...

Lovely card Shirley,Hope you are on the mend and that your cold disappears like we want the snow and ice to go.Love your creativity even when you are not feeling 100% yourself.
Hugs Helen

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! Fab techniques and what an amazing card! It's just beautiful.
Suffering with a cold too at the moment - miserable isn't it?
Well, you've inspired me to go play with my distress inks again (it's been way too long!)
Sharon xx

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! Wow I am sure now that those blues and greens are my favourite colours! How gorgeous! What great techniques you have used, does it ever look great! LOVE the butterflies too, so sweet! And the background is so nice, very funky! Super great card! Well done!
... and wishing you a speedy recovery from that cold! Hot drinks, warm bed, and great thoughts on pretty creations!
Greetings! Marlene :)

Ellen Taylor said...

A gloriously gorgeous card Shirley! Love the colors and surreal butterfly background! Wonderful dimension with the 2 popped up! fab work girl! I wish I could make something that pretty when I am sick as a dog! Feel better soon!!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley
Lovely card with the beautiful colours and the butterflys.
The colour choise is just amazing!! Thank you for sharing!! I hope you get a soon recovering. Take good care. Love from Saakje

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Sharon said...

Hi Shirley: Your card is very pretty with the distress ink background and the kissed butterflies. Great colour choice too!

I want to thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog for
my dragonfly tag. You can find the stained glass technique on
Tim Holtz' blog under his March 2012 tag post.


Donna Ellis said...

Another WOW Shirley-creation! It's a gorgeous card, and just when I thought butterflies could not be improved upon any more than they already have. Thank you for the Liebster Award! What a surprise. I have passed it along to 5 others who have enriched my creative life. Thanks again, Donna

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Shirley, I'm smiling too when I saw the message of Donna Ellis. I will write her back this afternoon. But today I was at Posthumus in Amsterdam and meet there my lovely girlfriend Miranda Degenaars. And you don't believe it but also your niece (I thought) I forget her name but she regocniced me and Miranda sais that it was your niece. She recognized me from the picture on my blog. Wonderful isn't it?
I must write this to you, I liked it so much.
Have a nive weekend and my lovely greet

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Here I am again.
Ni mail from you. But look at my blog above on the right )under my gig photo' there can you find my emailaddress. Maybe I made a mistake in the adress. I wait.
Hugs Marja

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Don´t laugh, I read yet your °about me° on yout blog better and I have meet your aunt Saakje today. That´s her name. I asked her for it but I didn´t know the name when I were at home. Now I read the name and that´s it. (Stupid from me, huh!!!!) And I have yet to laugh at myselves too.

Shannon White said...

Goodness is this Ever Gorgeous! Love the Beautiful butterflies and Lovely color scheme! your CUstom BG is just Fabulous! What neat techniques! I am definitely going to have to give them a try! 8-)


Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!! Love all the inking and stamping techniques!!!