Sunday, March 22, 2009

Celebrate Spring

I've signed up for a Celebrate Spring swap on ccswaps. I'm really looking forward to warmer weather and more flowers, so I will create that in a card if I can't get it outside yet. I had a sheet of dictionary paper that had been painted with gesso. I sponged on some Distress ink and then stamped on q vine floral background in the same ink and heat set.
I stamped a dandelion stamp with VersaMark ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, heat set then ran the same Distress ink of the surface to create some contrast.
Ironed off the embossing. Lightly added some darker Distress ink, heat set, then sprayed some water with Perfect Pearls in it to add a bit of glitz. Colored the edges with black Brilliance ink.
Printed a garden fairy image on acetate and layered it over a sparkly white paper. Cut out butterfly shapes from the same sparkly white paper and a sheet that had been in the bottom of my spray box.
I adhered the butterflies back to back. Ran it through a swirly Cuttlebug embossing folder and ran the lighter red Distress ink over the surface. Then ran it through a traditional butterfly design Cuttlebug embossing folder and colored the edges and raised area with black Brilliance ink.
On the reverse side, instead of Brilliance ink, I ran black Archival ink over the surface and quickly rubbed of the ink to have a lighter black tone.
Took a strip of large fabric floral ribbon and got the wet, than ran Perfect Pearls over the surface to give them some shimmer.
I attached the floral ribbon to the background with yellow brads as floral centers. Layered the background on to a dark yellow sparkly card. Attached the butterfly by just its body, so the wings are raised. Colored in the butterflies antennae and body with a black permanent marker and covered the newly black colored areas with diamond glaze. Stamped letters to spell "Spring" with black Archival ink.


Rosie said...

This is so charmin g carol! You make wonderful use of your CB folders - such fun ! Gorgeous images (thanks for the link to Elizabeth's blog!) =)

Maggi said...

Gorgeous!!!!! It's so sad that you are going to MN as I know for sure that spring won't be there until late May!!!! Have a great trip!