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Friday, 22 June 2012

Woo Hoo I Made A Card

What with one thing and another I seem to have had very little 'me' time these last couple of weeks, so it was very nice to get in my craft room (the rather chilly conservatory 'cos surprise surprise it's still raining) and make something.
As it's Summer(?) Sir Tim has brought out a new set of Distress Inks and I didn't want to be rude by not trying them out.
The background is Kanban Kandi Core that's been embossed and sanded. My inky layer has been inked in Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean, and both are my absolute favourites. The top part has been stamped with Tim's Papillon stamp and embossed in white. The bottom has been stamped with a Wendy Vecci stamp, and again embossed in green and white.
The butterflies have been stamped on an old book page, and put onto some cheesecloth to give it a bit of texture. The flowers have been cut out of more Kandi Core.
My butterflies have been painted with VerDay paint and sprayed with the patina solution. It was meant to give it a nice verdigris finish, but I think I overdid it with the spray 'cos it's rusted it to within an inch of it's life lol. Actually I think they look quite nice but I need to keep practising with this. The little gem accents are from Prima.
It was really nice to do this, and I'm entering it into the following challenges;
Fashionable Stamping - Nature
Frilly and Funky - Photo Inspiration
Happy Daze - June Bug
Simon Says Stamp And Show - A Bit of Brown 
Pan Pastel - Summertime
Thanks very much for looking and have a fab weekend x

24 comments:

  1. Really super design love the colours thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

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  2. Gorgeous card, Sue! I have a set of the new distress inks reserved so I'm off to pick them up tomorrow. Got a feeling I am going to love them as much as the spring ones!

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  3. Great summery design Sue, know what you mean about the lack of "me" time, thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK.

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  4. Really stunning, I love the texture and the colours. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  5. OOOAAAHHH I need these new colours they are fabulous.. adore your card love the textures and colours... beautiful butterflies.. Hugs May x x x

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  6. I adore Sir Tim! I have the new summer colours as well ... super work here, great design .. keep warm! lol Thank you for joining in this weeks PanPastel challenge Eileen xxx

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  7. Beautiful card and colours, lots of interesting details to look at, too. Valerie

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  8. Great to see you got the chance to play and what a result! You have really put that Kandi Core through its paces! Hugs, Buttons x

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  9. Lovely card Sue, didn't think you'd be missing out on T!m's summer collection

    Sam xxx

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  10. fabulous card, beautiful colors and the texture! have a nice weekend!

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  11. Such an amazing card those colours just pop and zing everything is perfect for our challenge.


    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  12. Loving your beautiful card Sue with its fab textures and colours. Thank you playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

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  13. Great use of the summer distress colours :) Thanks for joining in this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

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  14. So much detail..lovin those inks! x

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  15. Beautiful card Sue ! Love those colours, really fresh and zingy ! The rusting on your butterfly is fabulous too ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  16. Great card Sue, love your sanded paper in the background and the colours are gorgeous combined with the butterfly images. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  17. Wow, that's a breathtaking card, fantastic details and elements. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  18. Beautiful work, Sue. Love all the wonderful textures and patterns and colors you have combined here, making for a rich and interesting piece of work. I love the way you rusted the butterflies. I need to do more work on patinas and rusting because I so love the look! So great to have you joining in the fun with us again this fortnight at Frilly and Funkie.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  19. Hi
    A beautiful card with some lovely textures and such vivid colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Love your butterfly garden! Great use of colors textures and design! Thank you for joining us at both FSC and F&F!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your color is fantastic and so is the color!!! Thank you so much for this beautiful design and playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight!!!

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  22. Love this Sue! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Happy Daze and good luck!
    Sam :o)

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  23. Thanks for joining in with our nature challenge at FSC and sharing your lovely creation.
    Fliss x

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Thank you so much for your comments x