Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hello Butterfly :-)

Hi all :-) I just got back from a lovely trip to Rome, visiting Amy who is 'studying' there for 5 months, I don't think much studying is happening but she sure is enjoying her stay :-)

I made this card just using a brand new 'Peacock Butterfly' die from the Wild Rose Studio

The strip of green dotty paper is from a new 'Icing On the Cake' paper pack. 

I love using embossing paste ! it gives such a lovely texture and added interest to a card, if you haven't tried it then you just HAVE TO ;-)

I used a Tim Holtz stencil and used Squeezed Lemonade and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to colour the background and then smooched the white paste over the top, as distress inks react with water the colour just seeped into the paste to create a lovely ice creamy look. ,,, YUM.

I then splattered some Hero Arts Yellow Dabber paint over the top.

I die cut the butterfly twice, once out of white card and once using vellum, which I then glittered and then popped the whole thing on top of some white irridescent twine.

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one ;-)

Cheers from Rome :-)


Brown Sugar ,,,, Dots and/or Stripes
Fussy and Fancy ,,,,,, Things with Wings
Die Cuttin Diva's ,,,, Things with Wings 

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x



Gorgeous card Lol's hope you enjoyed your trip and fab pic of you and your daughter
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Lols. The butterfly is beautiful but I especially love the stencil.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful and lovely photos
Hugs Kate xx

Lin said...

Oh what a lovely card, Lols! That butterfly is a real beauty, so lacey! So glad you got to spend time with your daughter; I'm sure she loved showing off Rome to you!

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovley card.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,lovely

aileen (mum) said...

Lols totally love the colour combination of this card. I am one of those people who has bought the embossing paste and not quite built up the courage to use yet but I love the idea of the colour seeping thru so will have to go and have a go. Beautiful eyecatching card.

kanda said...

Beautiful card Lols. Such wonderful fresh colours and so delicate looking xx

Sandra H said...

This is just gorgeous fabulous butterly image with stunning details and those drinks look refreshing xx

Gloria said...

Thanks Lorraine for sharing your lovely card with Brown Sugar Challenge Blog this week.
Kind regards,
DT member at BSCB

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Lols!! Almost as gorgeous as your lovely family! Great pics! Glad you had a great time seeing Amy!!


Pat N. said...

What a lovely card! Love the techniques you used. TFS at DCD.