Sunday, 13 March 2016

FSC Butterflies

Good Morning all,

I hope that you're all enjoying a happy, relaxing, crafty weekend :

The time is just flying by and it's time today for a new challenge over at 'Fashionable Stamping Challenges.' The theme this time is 'Butterflies' and has been chosen by my lovely teamie Dot.  Dot is an amazingly talented artist and I can't believe how lucky I am to be on the same design team. :)

Here's the card that I've made for this month's challenge:


I started by stamping two Creative Expressions butterflies in two different sizes with VersaMark and then heat embossing them both in silver.  One of the main reasons I did this is because it acts as a barrier to stop the colours from bleeding into each other.  I then painted the butterflies with Starburst Stains, Ramblin Rose Pink and Lucky Shamrock green.

For the background, I painted the same Starburst Stains onto a sheet of copy paper and then scrunched it up to blend the colours and to create a crinkled look to give the piece more interest. I also used a piece of the paper to stamp the sentiment on using Versafine Black Onyx. The sentiment stamp is by Lindsay Mason. I used a Tim Holtz die on the paper to create the lattice work around the main focal point.  I then decided to add smaller butterflies around the edge,  These were made by using die cuts.  As I had embossed the main butterfly in silver, I used silver holographic card to the smaller butterflies to make them a little more dramatic. All the pieces were then mounted onto black card as I felt that this gave the best contrast.

We would love you to join us in this challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so please don't use digital images, just good old fashioned stamping.
We are, as always, sponsored by Leo over at Flonz Craft and one lucky random winner will receive a $20 vouscher to be used online.  There will also be a Top 3 spotlight, chosen by the Design Team,

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I wish you lots of happy crafting x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

25 comments:

brenda said...

A lovely collage creation with all the pretty flutterby's Sandra and the focal one with the double layer looks as though it could just float off the page.

I hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Sandra, your card is wonderful... a beautiful design.
Hugs Carola

Barb said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Sandra. Your focal butterfly looks amazing. Barbxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so beautiful Sandra
Gr Karin

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous!!
Kevin xx

Sid said...

Lovely card !!

KandA said...

Gorgous card and such lovely butterflies xx

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful techniques on this card. Gorgeous colours and layout..thank you for the inspiration x

Dots Dabbles said...

I love the layers on this card Sandra...and those Starburst colours are gorgeous. Such a beautiful card!
Dot x

pam said...

Wonderful creation Sandma, gorgeous colours on those amazing butterflies, dark background really show`s them of.
Pam x

Gerrina said...

The butterflies all look so beautiful in those shiny colours! The big one looks like it is moving on any minute...just beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

Jane Willis said...

Very dramatic with loads of visual impact - gorgeous!
Jane

Di said...

Really fabulous Sandra! I love the background that you created and it has such impact!

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Very striking indeed. Thanks for the info on how it was achieved. Deserves a glass of grog in the Tree house methinks!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card Sandra, love the main layered butterfly, the colours are gorgeous. Love the layout with the smaller butterflies.
Avril xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sandma, your butterfly looks so dramatic against the dark background.
Pauline
x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Sandma! I love the contrast of your bright elements against the black background, how stunning and striking is that!! hugs :)

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card....love all the butterflies together...Joolsx

Diane said...

What a spectacular card design.

Hugs Diane

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Sandma!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Feature a creature' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Sandma, love the pretty butterflies too esp. the large one. Thank you for the lovely comments also ;) Viv xx

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

This is such a beautiful card ! thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

Sandy said...

So delicate and pretty -- thank you so much for your visit to my blog and your sweet comment!
Sandy xx

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

This is such a beautiful card! thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

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