Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Flourished Flight

As you may be able to tell due to the fact that I have a number of posts today, I have had a productive day....I was experimenting with these gorgeous retired Stampin' Up stamps that my SU Demo, Ann, has so kindly let me play with. I have made this card for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge, which was an Inspiration Challenge...you can see the poster that inspired me here. I was inspired ny the butterflies and the colours! It is also for the Die Cut Dreams Challenge which has just started this week...you can find them here.

I couldn't resist try the emboss resist technique with it.....
I embossed the butterfly in clear embossing powder on DP and then sponged it with three different colours, orange, tan and choclate brown...it took quite a lot of sponging with the ink and then I buffed it with a tissue, which brought the butterfly to life!! I then tore around the image and layered it on some DP mounted on brown CS. This in turn was layered on Embossed CS which had been sponged around the edges.

I added sheer ribbon which had been knotted at one end underneath the image and then added layered flowers with brads and punched branches. The gold embellishment on the middle flower is from a local fabric and craft store - it is from the jewellery department and works beautifully with the flowers - there is so much more variety buying them there!

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  1. This is beautiful Linda. This was one of the first sets I stamped with. I went to a SU party and we used it. I love the way you did the embossing with all the "fallish" sponging. I can't believe the stores here already have fall and Christmas decorations out. I am not ready for that. SUper job. Have a lovely day.

  2. WOW Linda!! That card is awesome! I have missed seeing your wonderful work. Sending you hugs too!

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  4. Wow, Linda that is a stunner!! You really have an eye for colour and your style is incredible!!

  5. Ooooh, this is gorgeous Linda!!! Love the colours --- very vintage!!! :)

  6. Love the emboss resist on this. Pretty! Chriss x


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