Thursday, 21 August 2008

Damask Butterfly

This is a card I made for a challenge on the Artylicious site to use stampbord. This created many problems for me, and nearly didn't get made. The butterfly on the stampbord turned out paler than I wanted but I couldn't tamper with it as it's my only piece and I would probably have wrecked it!

Then the background ended up much brighter than I wanted so I streaked diluted gesso on it and kept sanding the colour away. I suppose I can't hide from the fact that I'm a bright colour lover!

The only way of copying it to here was to photograph it, in the dark, on a white cloth. So it is really a square card!


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Stamps : Elusive Images Delightful Damask and Butterfly Whimsy

Inks : Adirondack Stream, Willow and Lettuce; Inkessentials White Gel Pen

Extras : Gesso; Sandpaper; Stampbord; Ribbon; Prima Flowers; Brad; Black Paper

10 comments:

Hazel said...

Hi Ros, this is a really beautiful entry. I love the softness of the butterfly on the stampbord. Your work is stunning, as always :-)

Phree said...

Well done rescuing your piece when it did not turn out quite how you had planned, the finished card looks gorgeous.

Dawn said...

Beautiful!

Pascalebrad said...

Hi Ros I do wear the necklace thanks for your kind comments. I was admiring your artzy girlz challenge picture yesterday I think the colours are vibrant and gorgeous. I love this entry for the competition. Lovely combination of greens. Good Luck Pascalex

Lavender Rose said...

This is beautiful, the pale butterfly is stunning, so delicate!

craftimamma said...

This is lovely Ros. Good luck

Lesley

mamaluke said...

Ilove this card, the colours are lovely, and the damask pattern is divine!

Ang C said...

just beautiful

sam21ski said...

Very stylish, great papers and images - good luck

Mags said...

Beautiful card