Wednesday 4 August 2010

Butterfly 70th

I was asked to make a personalised 70th birthday card for a lady who particularly likes green so I hope this is acceptable to them. Stamped image is from Elusive Images coloured with Distress inks, background papers are from Artylicious. The butterfly was printed on acetate from My Craft Studio Wings & Things and the colour altered to match the card.  Numbers were cut with X-cut dies. I added some matching pearls as a finishing touch. The card has a matching personalised insert.

Tuesday 3 August 2010


I was tempted recently to buy some of the new cottage stamps from Elusive Images and I've used two of them with some masking techniques to build up a scene with bushes and so on.  Images were painted using distress inks and a water brush - some details were added with coloured pencils. Background paper, sentiment and the flower were all from the Essence of Nature CD by Artylicious.

Monday 2 August 2010

Key to my dreams

This is a first card using the wonderful new Artylicious CD Essence of Nature - the papers included on this are wonderful and really deserve pride of place so I have gone for simplicity by printing out a square and simply stamping and embossing using stamps from Elusive Images Key to my dreams set (Dusty Concorde Distress Ink) which was also lightly sponged around the edges.  There are so many beautiful designs and colours that it was difficult to know quite where to start and I'm sure I will be using this CD a great deal.