Sunday, August 03, 2014

Purple Honeysuckle & Butterflies

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.

I have a couple of cards today featuring  Chocolate Baroque's gorgeous new Honeysuckle Butterfly.   They also released another set Thistle Butterfly,  both are available individually or as a multi-buy.  

This first card was a bit of an experiment.  I worked on it in a few stages, partly because I've been very busy and partly to let it dry between layers.   These are fantasy as I've never seen Honeysuckle this colour :)

I started by stamping the flower & butterfly image from Honeysuckle Butterfly with black Archival ink on mixed media paper and then dry embossed with the swirls.  Sorry but the embossing folder doesn't say which company it's from.     I used coral chalk ink to darken the embossing.

Next I sprayed with Purple and Midnight Dylusions inks.  After drying I painted here & there with white Gesso and finally I painted with Silks Acrylics over top.

I coloured the main image with Prisma pencils.   I stamped the image a second time on separate card stock, coloured and 'fussy cut' the butterflies.  I embossed them on the back with a stylus for dimension, added stickles and popped them up on the background.   I also added lots of clear rhinestones on the background as you can see.

Next I have similar colours again using Dylusions inks but I did not add acyclic paints.

I stamped the daisy image from Honeysuckle Butterfly.  I coloured it with Prisma Pencils.   The background is Midnight and White Dylusions inks.  I stamped the thistle (which I coloured with Prisma pencils) and flourish from the same set in the the background.   I stamped, coloured and 'fussy cut' two butterflies from the set to pop up onto the card.  Die set used:  Spellbinder Opulent Ovals.

And here is a look at the two new sets.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing more butterflies, I love these beautiful stamp sets, Chocolate Baroque's designer is very talented :)

This is a scheduled post, I'm on a 'blog break'.
Have a great day


  1. Beautiful cards Shirley! I love the texture and fab colours in the first card, the second is very elegant! Xxxx

  2. Gorgeous cards both of them! Such wonderful stamp sets!

  3. Beautiful cards with these very pretty stamp sets and you very own backgrounds

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Both beautiful cards, love the extra you did on the first card. I have bought myself some silks so will have to give them a try.

  5. Beautiful cards again! Like the purple most, but that's due to a little "purple-stage" I seem to be in at the moment... Hugs, Gerrina

  6. Really lovely fantasy purple cards you created dear Shirley...
    Honeysuckle and butterflies really speak Summer to me!
    Thinking of you...don't work too hard...

  7. Beautiful cards with amazing colours. Love the great stamps and fabulous backgrounds.
    Mar x

  8. Two beautiful cards Shirley with all sorts of different inks and paints. Both of the stamp sets are lovely, and the background stamping is delightful. Hope all is going well. x

  9. Shirley so nice to see your card again....I love the description on 'how to' and I really want to try this. I have had to leave a few design teams due to family commitment with my dad so I may have just a bit of time to relax and play for just myself....keep in touch and I have a birthday candy if you want to enter....I have no idea who has or has

    The Journey is the Start

  10. I'm loving the blues and the purples, great cards as always, Shirley. Hope all is going to plan.

  11. Fantastic, these colors are wonderful.

  12. Beautiful stamp sets - they remind me of your incredible park-like garden! Your experiment came out marvelously, and is oh-so-pretty, Shirley! Your second card is a beautiful masterpiece with the royal blue background! Wow!

    So tell me true -- have you packed your craft room yet? LOL

  13. Gorgeous! I love the colors.
    Sandy xx

  14. so beautiful, rich and velvety .. yummo ...AND I adore your cats , I am a cat lover too xoxoo

  15. Both cards are gorgeous! The stamps you've used are beautiful ... I especially love the daisy stamp.

    Gaby xo

  16. I know you're not in Blogland right now, Shirley, but I had to stop in and say how gorgeous I think these are! It's obvious you spent a lot of time on them. I'm thinking Mother Nature will be jealous of the stunning honeysuckle color! Whenever you see this, know that I'm thinking of you! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Every time I see your work, I lvoe it dear Shirley. Beautiful colors. lovely greet and big hug

  18. Two stunning cards Shirley, and I love the colours you've used along with the embossing folder too. Arrived home this morning and have had to order these new beauties already.

    Sue xx

  19. Das sind wundervolle Kreationen, ich bin begeistert! Die Motive und die Farben sind eine Pracht!
    lg Uli

  20. Great cards both of them dear Shirley , your colours are again amazing, I love the way you make your cards and I admire your style!!
    I hope the move goes well!!!


  21. These are stunning, Shirley! Love the colors & images! Hope you're relaxing while you take your blog break.

  22. Hey Shirley, great job with these beautiful stamps. Love the colour choice for the butterflies and flowers. Feels like dusk in the garden. Just before everything goes to sleep.


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