Monday, 23 August 2010

Art and Nature

Hello everyone on this rather breezy Monday. We have quite strong winds here but at least it's not raining at the moment.
I'm finally starting to get back into challenges and have a card to show you that I've managed to fit into 3 different challenges.
The background paper is made using my Distress Ink Grunge Background Technique (link on side bar) with Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick Distress inks. The stamp set is my favourite Inkadinkado Garden Delight 97623.
The butterfly is also from the set and was stamped in Memento black ink (essential to avoid colour bleeding when working with alcohol based pens) and coloured with Promarkers. I then sponged on embossing ink and embossed with crystal powder for some glitz.
I finished off with a quote from the Butterfly Kisses stamp set Clear 2 Collage stamped in the Memento black and coloured with a Meadow Green Promarker. I added some pearls and gems from the Prima E range as the final touch.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot August Challenge - Bring On The Bling (this is about as blingy as I get lol)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Q For Quotes
Craft Your Days Away Challenges - With Wings


Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Fliss! Love the colours and the shiny sparkly finish! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month

Francesca said...

Wonderful card with stunning details
thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!

pinky said...

Loving all that ink work, amazing finish to the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun just adore the background on this,the courls are totally brillaint love that butterfly too,hugs cheryl xxx

brenda said...

Morning Fliss

I love it !!

All my favourite inks and colours and you have created a beautiful infusion of all things Summer - sorry I know that's sadly absent this year, but we can dream.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is fabulous Fliss. This is one of my favourite stamp sets too and I love how you have used it for this card.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation Fliss, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lesley said...

Lovely card, fab colours and I love the butterfly! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Rainmac said...

Ooohhh Fliss, this is stunning, what gorgeous summery colours and a touch of sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x