Wednesday 17 June 2015

A Touch Of Summer

Hi all.  Oh dear, I've done it again.  I made this card for a birthday and also with Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge in mind but the challenge had already finished by the time I made it!  This seems to be becoming a habit

I used a NBUS Peony stamp from IndigoBlu, and a NBUS Sunflower doily die from Xcut, and also some NBUS Papermania Butterfly stamps. I also used two Sue Wilson Creative Expression dies, Finishing Touches Trailing Ivy and Petite Vinery, and Configurations Collection Elegant Laced Edger, the corner die.  Behind the doily I also used a Simon Says Die Stitched Circles which is another NBUS set of dies.

I started with the background which I made with Clarity gelli plate card which takes the water very well, and then used the smooshing technique with Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.  I then stamped the Peony all over the background using the Peacock Feathers.  When dry I cut it to fit the square base card and darkened the edges by sponging some more Spiced Marmalade DI around the edges with blending foam. I adhered this base layer to the white card.

When I had cut the doily using a snippet of white card, I filled in the doily a little more with the stitched circle which I embossed on to another snippet of white card, and I cut with scissors on the outside line of stitching which made it slightly larger so that it fitted the space up to the outer edge as you can see, and then glued it to the under side of the doily.  Using more snippets of white card I die cut the corners and the Petite Vinery flourish using just one of the two dies and cut the flourish in half so that it would mix in with the Trailing Ivy which was a left over piece cut from dark green card a month or two ago.  The last things I did were the peonies and the butterfly which I stamped using the Peacock Feather DI and coloured with two shades of blue and a yellow Spectrum Noir pencil.  I then cut them out with scissors and inked the edges of the flowers and the butterfly with some more Peacock Feathers DI to darken and define.

I finished by inking a snippet of white card with some more Peacock Feathers DI using blending foam and went over it until it had a good coating of the ink and then die cut the sentiment using a Britannia Word Dies set.

Thank you for dropping by my blog today and thank you for all the interest shown in my little corner of blogland.

Pat  x

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - where we use up our snippets. 
Penny Black and More - Wings.
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches.
Butterfly Challenge - Butterflies + F for Flowers.  How lucky as the new challenge started today and my card has flowers.  Mrs A I've made it this time.


Di said...

Hi Pat! Love this card, such pretty colours and a lovely design too. AND, it's valid for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - it's Flowers this time! Yay!


Di xx

Linby said...

wow-this is beautiful - love the effect you created with the gelli plate.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors and patterns! Love this butterfly and the lacy corners!

scrappymo! said...

Very, very pretty card. I love that shade of aqua you achieved here.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Pat, great combination of fabulous colours, background and die cuts! I hope you are doing well. Thanks for all your kind words at my blog, Shirleyxx

My Paper Cat said...

Great detail, Pat and I'm pleased that there was still time to enter it into the Butterfly challenge. Thanks for playing. Glenda

Mrs A. said...

Such a lot of work has gone into this card. Loved reading all the detailing especially about the colours you have used. Those peony flowers are a delight to look at along with the gorgeous Butterfly. So glad you fluttered by #33. hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Ah, another lovely, lovely. The beautifully colored butterfly really stands out..and with all the other wonderful embellies on this card, that's really saying something. Loving the doily treatment. Great idea to layer as you did. Those gorgeous flowers are so pretty, and of course, you know I love the SW dies. I just got some of the new configuration ones - thanks to your sweet enabling self. Wish I could send you a bit of our heat. Expect it does not get that intensely hot where you are, but I wouldn't like the cold & damp either! One just stays inside and is thankful for a/conditioning. And we wait for Fall! TFS & Hugs.

Sarn said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Pat. Thanks for sharing how it was made. xxx

brenda said...

A stunning colour palette Pat and totally delightful creation.

It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Darnell said...

This is lovely, Pat! You put a lot of NBUS and work and love into this beauty!! Great job! Hugs, Darnell

Teresa Kline said...

stunning, I so luv the layered stamping and colors! I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by to enter.

sparkle & shine *~*

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colours and details.
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Wings & Things' challenge and good luck x Susan x