Jul 29, 2013

Life is Beautiful

For our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
we ask you to have fun getting creative with all sorts of text pieces.

I have loved looking at the amazing pieces that people have created using this style
but have never had a go...
so I am thrilled to bits to finally get into ripping into some pages...
I don't know about you but I found ripping a page out of a dictionary
 a little naughty, but strangely liberating
(it helped heaps that it was only an old dictionary that I purchased from an op shop)

The background on this card started with a torn dictionary page
glued onto some cardstock.
Then I thought I would add some patterned tissue paper.
I left a couple of white cardstock areas clear...
then on with some blue and peacock feathers DI..I love this colour!
Then I stenciled some grunge paste through a harlequin mask
(another favourite of mine)
and coloured it again with DI.
I really liked how it looked and let it sit for a day untouched...
just because I liked it just as it was.

Suddenly I remembered that I hadn't actually done any stamping yet...
and seeing as it is a stamping challenge at FSC I reluctantly added some swirls.
I finished it off with stamping and masking some butterflies, cut them out
and mounted them onto black cardstock and just cut around the inside...leaving the edges black.
I attached these along with a lovely cut out from some graphic 45 paper.

Oh, and I added a couple of butterflies onto the top corner to balance it all out.

I hope you enjoy this card as it was heaps of fun to make.
Flonz has a generous $20 voucher for the winner
along with the stampettes top pics, Saturday spotlights 
and the occasional guest designer who plays along with us. FSC is a busy place to be!

Please pop over to FSC and check out the awesomeness of the stampettes!!!!
They are amazingly creative people with some wonderful ideas.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ~


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design, love the colours, images and texture. Shirleyx

Debi said...

just yummy!!! Debi x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful, wonderful depth of imagery and colour Dot. I love the way you have created this and the techniques you have used the butterflies look beautiful and certainly do balance the whole piece out. Gorgeous art as always.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Redanne said...

I can truly understand that you would not want to cover up that stunning background but you did it in such a wonderful way! Those butterflies edged in black are just gorgeous and the lady looks very elegant. A beautiful piece Dot. Hugs, Anne x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Dot, love the colours and the border of butterflies is beautiful ! Sue C x

Fliss said...

What an absolute stunner Dot! So beautifully detailed and gorgeous in colour and style.
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: Hoping to be back soon!

Mrs.B said...

Absolutely stunning Dot.
Fabulous background,colour works realloy well. The butterfly edging adds a lovely layer - just gorgeous.
Avril xx

Janine said...

Wow Dot, this is absolutely stunning! For someone who has never tried this - it's amazing. Beautiful colours and a lovely well balanced design. I love it!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week.
Hugs, Janine xx

butterfly said...

Life is beautiful, and so is your card, Dot - absolutely love the dreamy colours in the background, and wonderful book text, and of course the butterflies. Lovely to have you play along at The Artistic Stamper!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

Wow, this looks fantastic, love the background you created, also the beautiful butterfly edges.

Sandy said...

I am always excited when I discover someone new to follow. Your page is gorgeous and I really loved reading how you did this. Sure am looking forward to more of your art!

Claire said...

Hi Dot, this is such a beautiful card. I love those colours too, all the butterflies are so pretty. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

Fandhmum said...

This is absolutely gorgeous
Rosie x

paper fun said...

Stunning!!! Breathtaking beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


She King said...

Hi Dot, gorgeous card. X

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic card Dot! I sympathize with the difficulties of using torn book pages, but you did a brilliant job here! The background looks amazing, I love the colours and the stamping really adds to it all, stunning make!

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, ooh the colours on this are amazing, so dreamy, and fabulous stamping, a real stunner. Have a lovely day. xx

Ellie Knol said...

It's always nice to have a look at your blog!
I LOVE your DT prject this week!
xxx Ellie xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous piece of art, so fantastic.

Ali- craft said...

This is a beautiful piece of work, just love it all

love lots of messy crafting myself
thanks you so much for sharing it with us on the Ali-Craft blog challenge
ali x

Kate at the Hobby House said...

thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge with this beautiful vintage card
Hugs Kate xx

ARTfulWings said...

What fabulous colours and textures you have created - stunning work. Thank you for joining in with us over at The Hobby House Polly x

michele said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

Angela Radford said...
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Angela Radford said...

Great card, just my sort of thing, lots of lovely detail. Good luck with the Ali-Craft challenge. Angela x

Buttons said...

That butterfly border really makes it for me. Love the way you have designed this Dot. Hugs, Jenny x

Calypso's Crafts said...

Oh my!!1 This is a beauty!!! I love this a lot!!! I can just look at this for hours. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Sentimental Sundays.