Thursday, 5 March 2015

Monarch Butterflies


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses some of the beautiful butterfly stamps from Hobby Art. I have stamped the butterflies with Archival Black Ink onto Crafters Companion watercolour card, then painted them with Spectrum Aqua markers (brilliant pens). I then added a coat of DoCrafts Artiste 'Glitter Varnish' over the top. The patterned paper was made with a Tim Holtz stencil 'Latticework', some more watercolour card and my Aqua markers. The crackle effect background was made by applying a coat of gold acrylic paint to some plain card and drying. I then added a coat of DoCrafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium' and a thick covering of Artiste 'Blanc' paint and dried with my heat tool. The scalloped circle is a Spellbinders die and the scalloped border and ribbon border have been cut with an old Marriane Designs die. The lace is new and from my local craft shop and the buttons, ribbon and pearls are from my stash. The card is 6 1/2 square.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 


http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/ - Something Old - Old Marianne Designs Die

Hope you like my first attempt with the Spectrum Aqua markers, I really enjoyed using them, they are lovely to use. 
        Sally.

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, lovely colours and effects

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  2. Gorgeous card Sally lovely design.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  3. So beautiful its a gorgeous design those butterflies are so vibrant the pens give a lovely finish. Fabulous love and hugs Carole x

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  4. Oh very striking colour combo

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Friday!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  5. Wow Sally, this is just gorgeous!! I love the backgrounds you have made! The cracked paint is amazing and the work you did with the stencil is brilliant! Love those butterflies, such a gorgeous card my friend! hugs :)

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  6. Just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
    Rene

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  7. Stunning details and design Sally.

    Hugs Diane

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  8. This is just beautiful! Love the rich colors! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

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  9. Really striking card Sally! I thought the background was machine cut. A wonderful lot of techniques in this card and the butterflies look fabulous. Debra x

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  10. Stunning card! Love the ribbon going through the die-cut. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  11. Elegant card, and love those butterflies. Luscious looking lace. Thank you for entering our Love To Scrap challenge this time around.

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  12. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations Challenge. Agnieszka DT

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