Wednesday, 2 February 2011

True Blue

Morning everyone, it's starting to brighten up here now after a very foggy evening yesterday which is just as well as I have to venture out today having stayed in the warm yesterday.
I have a very blue card here which I've made in response to June's Dezinaworld Spot Challenge, Hues of Blue. This is a colour I love so I had a hunt through my scraps again and managed to find some bits to use up by altering them with inks.

The background paper was made using my Distress Ink Grunge Background Technique (see sidebar for link) using Tumbled Glass and Broken China DIs. I then stamped on a floral spray design from My Paper World by Viva Decor (from The Craft Barn) with VersaFine Majestic Blue ink.
I altered a scrap of white card by embossing with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade damask folder and sponging on Tumbled Glass ink then swiping more colour over the raised areas. I punched a border design on a scrap of navy card with a Martha Stewart punch and stuck the blue strip to this. I added a piece of lace inked with Tumbled Glass then a layered up piece of blue card punched with a Martha Stewart punch with navy underneath.
The image is from June's Blue Beauty collage sheet and the butterfly from her mega set of Butterfly PNGs. I rounded the butterfly out with a large embossing ball tool for a 3D effect.

Thanks for looking.
Fliss x


Fiona said...

This is very pretty indeed Fliss. The co-ordinating backing papers and lace look perfect together.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Fliss - I have just entered mine and you wouldn't believe the similarities in it to yours. Spooky.
Love your blog and going to become a follower.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sharon said...

Wow that is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh Fliss this is gorgeous, a very beautiful piece and love the way you use things up like scraps being inked etc. the image looks so stunning on there too..
thanks so much for joining in the challenge
hugs June

Claire's cards said...

What a great use of scraps, the result is beautiful. I especially love the butterfly.
Claire xxx

Susan Allan said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, the shades of blue you have chosen are delicous. The lady is so pretty, too.

We must be twins. Serendipity visits me on a daily basis.

Sue xx

Faye said...

Fliss, this is really a beautiful work of art. You have so many different blues that go together well. I love all the punched edgings and your background is nothing short of fabulous! I love backgrounds and am going to see if I can do my own rendition of your technique.

Penguins are not really my thing. I just happened to have things that had blue ice and penguins on them. And I had them because my granddaughter is ga-ga over penguins! I try to be a good granny and
do penguin cards for her. Myself, I'm a dog person.

Susan Allan said...

Thank you for the information about Gingersnap Creations, Fliss. I will do it...I will possible make something different, but it depends on how much time there is.

Sue xx

craftattack said...

This is really gorgeous, Fliss, well done!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Fliss, this is perfection!!! I LOVE your card and it's so perfect for the challenge--wow!! June must have about fainted when she saw's so beautiful.

*** Suzi B *** said...

thank you for your comments...much appreciated:) and no its not the same butterfly lol. This is a gorgeous card I love all your techniques.
Sue x

Sharon said...

So very pretty with all the shades of blue
aka Celticrafter

SuzanneK said...

Stunning creation Fliss, I loooove the colours you have chosen, hugs Suzanne x

Sally said...

Lovely to meet you yesterday Fliss. Your cards are an inspiration.
Sally x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful piece, love all the shades of blue.