Thursday, January 21, 2016

Inspired by Others

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I was inspired to pull out the pearl-ex powders by Autumn at Sew Paper Paint, and to stamp and emboss onto vellum by Suchi at Suchi's Cardstock.  Both techniques I have not used in a while.  Suchi coloured her stamping on vellum, but I ended up not doing that, other than on the body of the moth.


I started by stamping a panel with the silk moth image (a now discontinued stamp) in Versamark, and then brushed pink pearl-ex over it.  To seal the colour onto the card I gave it a quick spray of hair spray - it worked a treat.


I started using the other side of this paper, but when I turned it over I decided to use this side with it's softer colours and subtle images.


The sentiment was stamped and white embossed on a snippet of the same card as the base, and cut into a banner - this was mounted over some loosely looped gold thread, and raised with some foam dots in the centre.


This is a close up of the silk moth image - I coloured the body with a dark brown marker on the back of the vellum, and then adhered the fussy cut image with some foam dots under the coloured body.


A few rhinestones finished the card.  

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23 comments:

  1. Maxine, this is so beautiful, love your butterfly.xx

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  2. Wow! Such a beautiful card Maxine...adore your embossed moth ! I am so happy that you were inspired by my card- it surely made my day! Thank you so much dear lady! :)

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  3. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  4. Just beautiful Maxine!! Love the colours in the background, the two panels create such a wonderful backdrop for that gorgeous butterfly!! Great minds think alike (you will see what I mean next Wednesday). LOVE IT! hugs :)

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  5. This is simply stunning, Maxine! The vellum is perfectly suited for showing off the delicate patterns on the moth, and the subtle background complements it beautifully. A gorgeous card.

    Lynne

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  6. Oh my goodness, Maxine... that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous! Lovely card!

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  7. Looks so beauiful! That butterfly is realy a delicate eyecatcher! Hugs, Gerrina

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  8. Gorgeous card! And that butterfly! wow! xoxo Olga

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  9. Oooooo! This is so elegant! That vellum butterfly is extra special! So pretty!

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  10. The dual pieces of DP , bling and a big butterfly says Happy Birthday so sweetly. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

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  11. Maxine, this is STUNING!!! I am thrilled that you were inspired to play with your old powders. What fun this is, don't you agree?! This card is top notch and perfectly executed! The colors are amazing (I'm actually wearing these colors today!) and the layout is perfect. What an amazing butterfly stamp. Don't you love these oldie but goodies. <3 Thanks so much for the sweet shout out, dear. Big warm hugs, Autumn

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  12. Lovely card, love the big butterfly! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "3-2-1" challenge!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful Maxine. I love the butterfly.

    Fran

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  14. Pure BEAUTY dear Maxine!
    Have a happy weekend!
    oxo
    Susi

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  15. What a pretty card! That's a great ornate butterfly.

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  16. I love the way you did the background! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    TTCRD DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  17. stunning card Maxine. Butterflies are a favourite of mine and this one is amazing.

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  18. Beautiful Maxine - I love that butterfly and it looks gorgeous white embossed! {{{hugs}}}

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  19. Just gorgeous, Maxine, wonderful how different one stamp cam look isn't it,
    God Bless dear friend. Shazx

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  20. what a pretty card & such a fun take on our 3-2-1 challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! ♥

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  21. Wonderful! I always love the elegant look using vellum adds!

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  22. This is GORGEOUS, Maxine. That butterfly looks like it's ready to fly right off the page. It's lovely, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your wonderful art with us. Have a blessed week.
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  23. I love your embossed butterfly, Maxine. It's so beautiful! Thanks for joining our Embossed Delights challenge this week at Creative Knockouts. Hugs, Cathy DT

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