Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Butterflies & Blooms

Hi everyone !  I hope you are doing well, it's been very gloomy here this past week.   But any snow that we had has melted again. 

I have another design using  Chocolate Baroque's new Steampunk Butterfly set.  I've had so much fun with these designs and I'm a "Steampunk Newbie" !   This time I've used the Gear Fragment and the small Butterfly from the set.

I created the background using Dylusions Inks (London Blue and Fresh Lime).  I sprayed the inks, then spritzed water & blotted with a paper towel roll.     I over stamped with the Gear Fragment stamp using Night Sky VersaMagic Chalk Ink.

I embossed a flower from the Bold Blooms set along with the small Butterfly from the Steampunk Butterfly set with brown.   I sprayed them with Dylusions to colour.   I still had some cogs in my stash that I added to the flower centres and around the background.   I used micro beads for the bodies of the butterflies.

If you have time to visit the Design Team Blog over at Chocolate Baroque my team mates are posting gorgeous designs almost every day !

Thanks for stopping by, your visits are appreciated !
Have a great day,


Shannon White said...

Goodness this is So Gorgeous and Vibrant Shirley!! Love your Wonderful Butterflies and the Fun gears and sprockets too! 8-)


Creations by Shirl said...

Gorgeous Shirley~ those colors just pops right off your card, love that steampunk look and butterflies a lot...

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous bright colours on this card Shirley, I love it. It certainly brightens the day at this end, as it was cold and frosty this morning when we got up, and now we have freezing fog to finish the day.

Sue x

Bianca said...

Wow I like your card, lovely colours, and the stamps are beautiful.

xxx Bianca

Karin said...

Stunning card, the colors and design are great! Greetings Karin

Donna Ellis said...

Don't those gears make the perfect flower centers? Such a vibrant background with the butterflies blending in. Shirley, wonderful dimension, textures and colors (as always) ((((hugs))))

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wowww what a vibrant colouring Shirley...lovely stamps...great total!

greetings, Alie :-)

Tracey said...

Oh Shirley you totally rocked this creation!! Love it and those colours are so gorgeous !

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautifull steampunk card Shirley I love the butterflies on this card as well as the background!!!


Paula (PEP) said...

The combination of navy & brown with the bright aquas & greens is just stunning & I love how you have used the flower from Bold Blooms too. The micro beads really are effective in giving those butterfly bodies dimension & texture. A joy to behold this & very exciting with how you have made this absolutely glow.
Paula (PEP)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love the colorful combination, very amazing collage, dear Shirley.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Woooow this is really pretty and nicely funky! Just love it! Beautiful blues and greens with those dylusions inks, really great! Love the gear fragments, that is such a great look! Nice touch with the cogs in the centres of the flowers, and really neat with those micro beads for the butterfly bodies! Really fun and gorgeous card! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Bonnie said...

Another fantastic card! I so love your backgrounds!