Jun 17, 2012

"Love Is In The Air"

 "Love Is In The Air"
Love is everywhere at FSC at the moment with half the team having anniversaries.
Congratulations everyone...and I hope you all get spoilt heaps by your families.
(Ellie ~ 25 years)
(Shirley ~ 30 years)
(Sylvia ~ 30 years)
(Caz ~ 40+)
(Paula ~ 28)
Our theme this fortnight at FSC is Nature
and I have chosen butterflies for my focus...hence the sounds of love is in the air.
And I send heaps of love to all my teamies who are celebrating!

My First Card
This card has been distressed to the max...in gorgeous pumice stone, black and dusty concord...and to make the whole lot pop...I added highlights of tumbled glass.
 The heart stamp is on acetate (yes...again!) with stayzon ink
and coloured with aqualip pens on the flip side.
I was 3/4 finished with this easel card when I had an idea of throwing in some psychedelic pink butterflies...
and sprayed up some dylusional sprays, stamped the butterflies, added DI, cut and added in a way that the wings are raised.

This is a close up of the inside of the easel card to show you how well the colours go together.
I love distressing my inks!

My 2nd Card
For  a change of pace I have created a second card in black, white and silver.
The centre piece is a reverse embossing technique, where it is cut and joined together with the opposite colour.

 The flourish highlights are shadow stamped and embossed because it is on shiny silver cardstock.
I also had my first go with my new cropodile.
I have layered the centrepiece and added lots of bling to bring out the femininity.
Yes...black and white can be feminine! lol

Thankyou to all my new followers, I hope you enjoy my journey.
And please, everyone head over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges and see what all the fashionettes have come up with for this theme...
Everyone is so very different and each person shows us nature at it's finest.


I am entering these cards into the following challenges ~


Netty said...

Loving your beautiful cards, they would both fit beautifully into Happy Daze's June Challenge, I hope you will enter them Dot. Annette x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dot! Both of your cards are just stunning! I am particularly drawn to the black and white one. I hope all is well for you. Best wishes, Yvonne

Bonnie Irvine said...

Both cards are beautiful...so rich in contrast and detail. Thanks so much for joining our Black & White challenge at Stamp N Plus. I hope we'll see more of your entries in future challenges.

Dan said...

Whoever recieves these cards is going to absolutely love them - great splashes of colour from the butterfiles and flowers! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Susan said...

Dot, Both cards are GORGEOUS!!!
sadly THE GAME's challenge is ONLY black and white...no silver allowed.
Thanks for playing with us anyway :)
Susan (DT)

ParkNSlide said...

Your cards are glorious! Thanks for joining our B&W challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Totally awesome things with wings inspired cards. Love the purple creation best.

Thanks for joining us.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot WOW these are magnificent, totally totally gorgeous, I adore the colourings on your first one particularly, stunning. xx

Sue C said...

Both cards are gorgeous Dot ! I especially like the blend of colours on the first one, absolutely beautiful ! Sue C x

Shirl said...

Love them both Dot keep looking to see which is my fave but adore them both for different reasons. I'm with Paula though I think the colouring on the first is just sooooo amazing.

Hugs Shirley x x

Sophie said...

Wunderschöne Arbeiten, fantastisch.
Ich bin begeistert und ab sofort dein Fan.

Liebe Grüße

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Dot, beautiful cards!!!! Love the butterflies and the flowery heart, great colour palettes, too! Big hugs my friend xxx

Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful!
Beautiful colors and lovely details.
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

Meggymay said...

Wow, both beautiful, but the first one is my favourite, love the way those butterflies seem to be dancing off the page.
Yvonne x

Fliss said...

Wow Dot! These are both amazing and the colour effects on your easel card are just stunning. Love those psychedelic butterflies too!
Sorry for the lack of comments lately - need more than 24 hours in a day!
Hugs, Fliss xx

zandra said...

Love all the butterflies, beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

lynne said...

Hi Dot
Well you have quite blown me away this Sunday afternoon.
The detail on the cards are stunning and I love the contrast of one card being a beautiful riot of colour and the second card having that classic colour combination.
Have a lovely Sunday.

Redanne said...

I love the first card because the colours are so beautiful but I like the second one too as it is very dramatic. They are both gorgeous.

Tinkerella said...

Hey there,

thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge "Inspired by a Song"!

Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)

Claire said...

Wow Dot, fab cards :-)
The first is pure inky gorgeousness with those stunning colours and the second is so elegant. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

Brenda Brown said...

Dot these are just stunning cards. Of course the butterflies are wonderful and the colours superb and the second card is in a class of it's own as far as sophisticated and stylish cards are concerned.
hugs {brenda] xox

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow, awesome cards, just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at S G Challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

Ildiko Cseh said...

WOW, bot are gorgeous but my fav is the 1st one. I luv my TH inks and I use 'em a lot, thanks playing along with TioT

Debs said...

Two stunning cards Dot. The colours of the first one are beautiful and the embossing techniques of the second one is perfect.
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampavie & More this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both of your easel cards are wonderful, cannot decide which I like best.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, Love both of these cards, and what a contrast.
The colours of the first are gorgeous, love the addition of tose stunning butterflies. The second is is so stylish, always love that colour combo.
Avril xx

Ellie said...

How lovely..

xxx Ellie xxx

Terry said...

Well color me drooling over these! The first one is so vibrant and those butterflies look so real! Love these both, Dot!

Patti J said...

Hi Dot! Found you on Outlawz, and had to come to follow. Love your blog, but mostly I loved reading about you. You are an amazing woman, and I'm glad to be 'meeting' you. Your cards are beautiful! I am your newest follower, and hope you will follow me, as well! Hugs...

Jacqy said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely love your work AND your blog. Wow. This is probably the neatest looking blog I've seen for a while. How creative are you!!! Your cards are just beautiful. Very classy. Love the layering and distressing. My kind of cards.

I am at outlawz as well. I'm also a newbie like yourself. Come visit me at my blog.


Mommamea's favorite things said...

This is so pretty. Love the butterflies, the inside one is my favorite.

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful cards, love how you did the black and white embossing with the butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp N Plus black and white challenge!

Cindy Groh said...

That is so creative. Love the black and white butterfly. Well done. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

Marjie Kemper said...

So different and each so beautiful... lovely!

Samantha Read said...

love those colours, a beautiful creation.
Thanks for joining us at Happy Daze, good luck :o)
Sam x

Gisèle said...

Hi Dot, thanks for your lovely comment....your art is fantastic; I am coming back for more after my shower !! and you have made yourself another admirer ...xoxooxG