Monday, 25 February 2019

Rose/Butterfly/Floral Perfumery

Hi all.  Here are my cards which were part of last month's shows on Hochanda.  The first is a Brusho background and the pretty stamp from the Rose Perfumery set was white embossed first before the Brushos were added.  I moved the inks around and added a bit more where needed using a waterbrush.  Scarlet over the flower head, Lemon and Orange for the scent bottle, and Emerald for the foliage.  I then cut the rectangle using a Crealies Pierced Rectangle die and finished the edges with a bit more Distress Ink in Broken China to give it a good contrast to the white background card.  Finally I added a sentiment from the set using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink.

The second card uses Butterfly Perfumery.  The background was made using Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade.  I then added the corners using WOW Gold Metallic Embossing Powder, double embossing to build up the finish.  I then stamped the butterfly border on to spare white card again using the Gold EP and cut out the butterflies.  Where some overlap I chose which ones to cut and obviously had to waste one or two, so had to do two lots to get this amount of butterflies.  I then coloured them using Distress Inks in Fossilised Amber, Blueprint Sketch and Cracked Pistachio overlapping the colours, finishing with some Wink of Stella to give them a lovely bit of sparkle.  I then stamped one of the sentiments from the set heat embossing with the Gold EP, and placed the butterflies around it glueing them just by the bodies so the wings could be bent upwards.

The last card was made using some of the smaller stamps from Floral Perfumery stamped on to a piece of watercolour card using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink as I thought it would probably be a bit paler and I didn't want the lines to show too much after colouring.  I coloured with a waterbrush using more Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord with a small amount of Wilted Violet on the central flowers, and Adirondack Sunshine Yellow and Fossilized Amber for the other flowers.  All the leaves were coloured in Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  I then applied a background using Broken China Distress Ink first making sure that the flowers and leaves were thoroughly dry I wetted the card a little with the waterbrush and then added the ink on the brush first well watered down on my glass mat and working fairly fast to get round the whole thing before the ink and card dried.  I then finished by adding another of the sentiments from the set using Versafine Smokey Grey Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and the matted it on to dark green card. 

Thank you for visiting today and I'll be back again soon.


  1. Pat such a beautiful collection of cards. Love your perfume bottle :)

  2. Gasp! Wow, Pat, these are masterful works of art! They must be your favorites! I appreciate how much detail you give us about your process. Hugs, Darnell

  3. Beautiful selection of cards Pat. You have been busy. Hope all is well. Hugs Flo x

  4. What a gorgeous selection of cards Pat, I especially love the first one, it's such a soft feminine design, but really all are wonderfully created, Kate x

  5. Goodness me, what a splendid feast for the eyes today, Pat? Love the brusho make (frankly, I don't use mine enough), super metallic butterfly dimension on the second and delightful colouring on the third.

    Thank you so much for your visit and comments on my blog. Last year I made a blanket (virtually the same size) in a week but this year I wasn't well - hence the three week timescale!

    Happy Wednesday


  6. What a feminine and beautiful first card with gentle colours and a wonderful stamp. Gorgeous colour combination on the second card and especially love the wispy background and the pretty butterflies. Wonderful no line colouring and stamping on the last beautiful card. Glorious cards Pat....All three of them x.

  7. Wow!! They are so lovely!! I especially love the flowers on your 3rd card ... I can't believe you painted them they are stunning!

  8. This is such a beautiful post and I have to say that we are loving our Brushos aren't we. I can't get enough of them recently and I've been water colouring with them today. Your first card is so pretty and I love the subtly white highlights, they work beautifully against the pastel colours. The butterflies on your second card look terrific and they look ready to fly off, great dimension. A very pretty third card and the sentiment made me smile. Take care and have a good week Pat x

  9. All three are so beautiful, Pat! The soft Brusho background with the emboss resist technique is just perfect for the gorgeous rose and the perfume bottle. The Distress Oxide background for the second card is dreamy and the colors you chose go so well with the metallic gold heat-embossing. The butterflies are elegant and add so much dimension. And what a smart idea to use Hickory Smoke to stamp the images to give a no-line coloring look for the third card. Love the beautiful shades and the clean background coloring!
    Hideko xx

  10. What a gorgeous collection of cards Pat and I love the beautiful dreamy look you achieved with all three of them. My favourite one is the last one with that fabulous no line colouring technique.

  11. so lovely...great collection mf
    x Karen


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