Thursday, 8 November 2018

Butterfly Daisy Collage

Hello there my crafty friends,

I hope that you are all keeping well and happy.  I'm full of cold at the moment but on the plus side, that means that I can relax in my craft room for a while and take things a little easier.

I mentioned a few week ago that I won a raffle prize at the Stamp Magic show which consisted of items donated by the exhibitors that were there.  There were lots of goodies in the bag which I'm still working my way through but I have to say that I was blown away by the generosity of Chocolate Baroque  who had given an A4 stamp sheet.....'Butterfly Daisy Collage.'  The stamps are  absolutely divine and I've really enjoyed having my first play with them which has resulted in the following card:

 I've taken the first photo from the side as it's difficult to see the dimension of the butterflies from straight on.

I made the background using Brushos and I have to say that I love the vibrancy of it.  I stamped the image using VersaFine Clair (Nocturne) which is my favourite new ink pad as it pick up every single detail and on most occasions, it only takes one press to achieve a perfect impression, can't say how much I love this product!

I stamped a second image over the Brushos background and then fussy cut out the butterflies to give them some dimension.  I coloured the daisies using a white 'Posca' marker which is another new favourite as flows beautifully and covers really well.  I promise I'm not on commission for any of the products that I've mentioned but if I like something, then I have to say so.

I had another two very nice surprises this week.  The first one was on Saturday evening when I won Visible Image's October challenge with this wall hanging that I made recently.  I'll share more about that in a later post when I've had a play with my new stamps.  The second surprise was on Tuesday when I saw that I'd won a £15 voucher from Chocolate Baroque.  My name was selected randomly for commenting on the DT posts.

I'd like to thank Lesley and David from Chocolate baroque for their incredible generosity and for the hard work that they both put in to keep bringing us all such amazing products.  I love watching Lesley's demos on Hochanda and she's always coming up with new and interesting ideas, and techniques.

That's all from me for today as I'm busy working on some samples for Crafty Individuals' next show on Hochanda.  I'll let you know the date and times a little nearer the event.

Needless to say, that despite looking and sounding like someone from a cold and flu ad, I'm felling very blessed.

Take care and I hope to be back with you all very soon xx


Stamps and Paper said...

Another stunning piece of artwork Sandra and amazing such colours I'm not surprised you won with your wall hanging it was fabulous and well done for winning the CB commenting posts....


Pat said...

Sorry to hear you have a nasty cold Sandra, I know how you feel as I am just getting over the worst cold I have had for years. This card is absolutely gorgeous and what a beautiful bright background to accompany the pretty butterflies and flowers and the die cut frame looks great over the top. Congratulations too on your win over at VI and that wall hanging was another stunner. I hope you do the lottery as you are having a purple patch at the with your CB win and then the products you won at the show as well as VI. I hope your cold is soon better, and looking forward to the next CI shows on Hochanda. x

brenda said...

You really are on a roll at the moment with prizes Sandraand all from lovely stamp companies. Beautiful colours on this one, it's a super stamp set and mounting the image into a black frame works so well and draws the eye.

Hope you shift your cold soon, seems to be lots of them about.

B x

Carole said...

Oh what a vibrant and stunning card! Congrats on all your are on a roll and I am sure it cheers you up when you are feeling miserable with a rotten cold..get well soon. Hugs xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sandra
Gr Karin

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so stunning!! The colors are amazing!! I love the details you added!! Congrats on your wins!! And I hope you are feeling much better soon. Big hugs :)

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cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sandra, sorry to hear you are poorly with the cold, hope you feel better soon.
Congratulations on your recent wins. I was so pleased that you had won the comment voucher on CB, well done.

Now this card is absolutely gorgeous, what a beautiful stamp and as always your colours are wonderful, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwwww..... It's just AMAZING!!! Such fabulous stamps and colours! Love the dimension of the wonderful butterflies and the vibrancy of their wings and the background!!
Congrats for your prizes! Enjoy your lucky time (despite flu...! ) :D!

Maria Illsley said...

A stunning card the butterflies look so real.
Congratulations on your recent wins and I hope you feel better soon xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow Sandra, I love how you've used this gorgeous stamp set. Hope you feel better soon.

Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Another stunning card Sandra... love all the colours you have used
Sorry to hear you have been poorly
Hugs Sylvie xx

Kathleen said...

Such a stunning background and love all the black on top of it, beautiful butterflies too. A stunning card.

Kath x

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful vibrant card. Fabulous creativity and your layout is so eye catching X
Hope you are feeling better and well done on your fabulous winnings ? X

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your very generous prize.Fabulous background and brilliant stamps-love the beautiful 3-D butterflies--hope you're feeling better
Carol x

Leanne Harris said...

Go you! You're on a lucky roll Sandra! A beautiful make xxxx

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