Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Butterfly Christening

When my friend Maria asked me to make a Christening card for her Grand daughter using butterflies I wasn't sure what I was going to do.
After thinking it over for a couple of weeks. Here is the finished card.
I stamped the butterfly (by Stampendous) all over white cardstock using Memories Angelic Pink Chalk Ink. I also stamped one in gold ink and embossed with Egyptian Gold sparkly embossing powder. Using they same ink and powder I did the sentiment (PSX).
Next I cut out the sentiment using the petite oval nestabilities, and cut out the butterfly with an x-acto knife
I painted the butterfly with Twinkling H2O's in 2 shades of pink. Then added some antennae made from artistic wire.
I layered it altogether using Bazzill cardstock, some pink ribbon and finally embellished with some pearls and a floral swirl cut from a Spellbinder die.
I think my friend will be very pleased.
This is my last post for several weeks as I am off on vacation to the United States. Talk to you all when I get back
Until Next Time
Inking of you all

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Love Roses, thanks Carol

'I Love Roses' is at the moment my new favourite stamp set from Flourishes. The Timeless Tuesday challenge over on the Flourishes Blog, is to use your favourite set. Let me tell you picking my favourite set was EXTREMELY difficult. I love all their sets.

At the moment I have not yet purchased this set but I would like to say a very big thank you to Carol Southern for sending me some pre stamped images.
Carol and I are both addicted to the Flourishes range and we have just done a swap amongst our selves. I hope Carol likes what I have sent her.

The Rose is stamped in Black ink and then I coloured this rose using Prismacolor pencils and have blended the colors together using odourless mineral spirits. I have used 3 different shades of red for the flower.
Here is a close up
I finished the card off by using Bazzill cardstock and Designer Paper by Kaiser Craft. (from their Christmas range).
I have embellished the card using a buckle cut from the spellbinders range and threaded it with 2 sizes of organza ribbon.
In Australia Flourishes stamps are available from Heavenscent Crafts

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter
Until Next time
Inking of you all

Thursday, April 2, 2009

High Hopes challenge #24

Here is my card for this weeks High Hopes Challenge.... Creative Borders.
I decided to use a paper lace doily. I was really happy how it all came together.
The image was stamped and then embossed onto watercolour paper. I then coloured using Lyra watercolour crayons. I cut out the circle using my nestabilities (I just love them I don't know what I ever did before they came out).
The purple card stock is Bazzill criss cross. I embellished the finished card with some stickles and paper flowers.

Until Next Time
Inking of you all