Jul 31, 2011

Anything Goes at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

This is my very first design for the new Fashionable Stamping Challenge...pop on over and check out the stunning designs by the other very talented ladies. They are sooo clever!!! Their cards are amazing.  "Anything Goes" is the first challenge.  I am looking forward to checking out all the entries that come in too. Have fun stamping! There are 2 prizes up for grabs to start with...and keep an eye out for the DT call that will be coming up soon. xxx
Thanks Marina at Cottage Crafts for the prizes
Congratulations Shirley and Andrew!

Happy, carefree, natural, precious and forever 
~ are some of the feelings I wanted to get across with this card. 
It's like it's full of nature's little secrets....playful.
I was having a play with this card by using the resist technique....the white ferns are stamped in versamark and clear embossed.
Then I have coloured the rest of the card with distress inks (some of my favourite colours).  I ironed off the embossing and then overstamped some ferns using the same inks as the background.
The butterflies are just stamped and embossed on patterned paper with some copic touch ups to add more depth to the colours.
The centrepiece is also then covered with UTEE and frozen and cracked.
The stamp is from Tim H collections.


Shirl said...

Couldn't wait for you to say how you made this card Dot, loved your creations as soon as I saw them and your description fits it perfectly.

Not only is it full of nature's little secrets it's all floaty and whimsical looking. A very true sentiment we should all dance in the rain.

Thank you for such an inspirational card on our very first challenge.

Hugs Shirley x x

Brenda Brown said...

A stunning creation Dot, just perfect for our first challenge. I love the colours that truly represent all the the natural elements you wanted to get across and you have used great techniques.
luv and hugs (brenda} xoxox

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is really gorgeous. Love the new challenge blog too!

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Dot, that background is stunning, I'll have to try that technique it looks beautiful. Love the butterflis, they are beautifully coloured
Claire xx

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG, this is an absolutely stunning!!!! project/card, LOVE IT!!
Off to check the new blog now and thanks for stopping by or I would not have found this....

Nancy said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!

Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

This card must be nature's most beautiful secret! Love the fern leaves and the colours are gorgeous :) And the butterfly is stunning!! Big hugs, Joanna x

Ellie said...

Gorgeous card, the theme is what I like to work with as well, butterflies, nature... and of course COLOR

Fliss said...

Hi Dot, just doing the rounds as I realised today that I hadn't done my comments - oops!
Really gorgeous creation and I love the colours on the stunning background with the beautiful butterfly.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Alison said...

A favourite phrase of mine, I love your gorgeous background Dot! x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic piece, love the background and the colors. The butterfly looks fabulous.

Mina said...

wow Dot what a stunning piece of work...its so beautifully designed and created
Mina xxx

Stephenie said...

Love this card! The butterfly is just perfect among the fern leaves.