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:

  1. 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

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

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

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  4. This is really gorgeous!!
    Kevin xx

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  5. Gorgous card and such lovely butterflies xx

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

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

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

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  9. 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

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  10. Very dramatic with loads of visual impact - gorgeous!
    Jane

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

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. 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

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

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

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

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

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  17. What a spectacular card design.

    Hugs Diane

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

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

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

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

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  23. 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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