Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pink butterfly

Greetings - Yes I am back again for a fourth time this week - it must be just about a record!!  Thank you for bearing with me and continuing your support.

I have had a wonderful week crafting, and I must admit I am making the best of it, as in a weeks time I will be with my DD and DGD for a short stay - not that I am complaining.

Yesterday I decided that I wanted to experiment with a background that I saw here called Ink, Spray and Smash... I was quite pleased with the result, but looking at the original, I could have used more water, but one lives and learns.

Here is a small close-up of the background.

After the card had dried, I used the Layers of Color Botanical swirls stencil to apply embossing ink, and then embossed it in silver.  It made for a busy base,  more so than I had anticipated!!

I mounted the background onto a blue base card, after trying various colours to see which complemented the colours. 

I decided to go with pink for the sentiment and butterfly base. 

The butterfly is from the Layers of Color Joyful Noise stamp set, and was embossed in silver, and a touch of colour was added with some metallic pens, and the rhinestones. It was mounted on some dimensional tape.

The sentiment is from Montarga, and gain embossed in silver, with rhinestones added for an extra touch of bling.

So without further ado - here is the final result!  

I am quite pleased with it and feel it is quite feminine, for the lovely lady it is intended for.

Thank you for calling by - I love knowing that you have visited, and thank you for any comments you leave, they are very encouraging.

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Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxone - this is just DIVINE!!! I love the inspired way you are using the Layers of Color images! The silver is such a fabulous touch -love it! I love the smashed background too - totally stunning ny friend. The pink is the perfect shade for your background - GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing Maxine - you are a blessing! {{{hugs}}}
Linda LOC Design Team

Sarah said...

Very pretty card! I love the colours you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!


savvy teaching tips said...

Wow. This is outstanding. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Shanda Stirk said...

That's an amazing technique! Your card is very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Stunning work of art, Maxine!! I adore the colors, the embossing and silvery effects and the 3-D butterfly. Totally gorgeous!!