Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Purple Steampunk Butterfly

Hello Everyone &  Happy Boxing day !    I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

I'm back with another Steampunk Butterfly from Chocolate Baroque.    I've used Dylusions Inks again in combination with a Crafters Workshop Stencil. 

I used Crushed Grape & London Blue Dylusions on the background.   Next I blended Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink with Crafters Workshop Mini Gear Stencil.  I over stamped with the Gear Fragment with navy chalk ink. 

I embossed the Steampunk Butterfly with black and used Dylusions to colour.  I use a fine tip water brush for some of the detail.   'Because I care' is from the beautiful Pretty Poppies set.

Again I would like to thank all my followers & visitors for all your inspiration, visits & kind comments in 2012.   Without you, blogging would not be so rewarding.

I wish you a happy, healthy & creative 2013!


Paula (PEP) said...

Absolutely striking with your black matting & accents enhancing the ink colours you used. Love the overstamping of the stencilled background, the eyes really pick up the teeth of the butterfly's wings with the way you have those teeth echoed in the background.
Have a super New Year & thank you for all your inspiration.
Paula (PEP)

Creations by Shirl said...

Adorable Shirley~ That steampunk butterfly and colours just pops off your card....
Hope your Christmas was full of christmas wishes...
Now to celebrate the end of the year!

Gerrina said...

Stunning card! Love the hard-soft combination of gears and butterfly. And I think these are great colors together! Hugs, Gerrina

froebelsternchen said...

such wonderful new creations Shirley! Happy new year to you!

xxx Susi

Sophie said...

Großartig, Shirley.
Eine tolle Kombination von Farbe und Stempel. Super!

Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Oh Shirley, that is again such a exqusite creation, I'm always speechless!
xox Anja

AngelicaS said...

Once again a wonderful creation, gorgeous colors and I love the stamps.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another stunning card Shriley, I love the colours, and the background that you've made. The stamped cogs and the masked ones look really great together.

Hope you haven't got caught in the bad weather.

Sue x

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as always, Shirley! A wonderful Healthy Happy New Year wish to you and yours and hope your Christmas was wonderful too!!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Oh gosh, I LOVE this card! Absolutely gorgeous! This is a great stamp for sure, and I love what you create with it! Love the cogs and the butterfly is so pretty! The colours are stunning! The blues and pinks are such a terrific blend, it is a real eye-catcher, so pretty to keep looking at! Well done!
Season's Greetings to you and the very best for a terrific and creative 2013!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, really like the layering in the background of this one. I´ve been so excited with layering lately. Of course I´m noticing it everywhere that I go ;)