Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Butterfly Girl

I made this for my friend's daughter's 13th Birthday, I hope she likes it as it is not the original card I was going to make as that went horribly wrong!

I have been after the stamp set, Butterfly Beauties by the Stamp Man, for ages.  It was discontinued a very long time ago and I managed to get it on Ebay recently - I was so pleased!  The background is Mown Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress Inks randomly splodged on the card then spritzed with water.  I dried it with my heat gun then dabbed all over with an anti static bag before stamping with Black Versafine and embossing with clear detail powder.  Without using the bag there would have been oodles of embossing powder everywhere!  The sentiment is made in the same way and is from the same stamp set.  The pops of colour in the centre of the flowers are painted on using undiluted ink from the same ink pads.  The numbers are Cuttlebug.  I kept it quite simple as I think the images are just so cool they didn't need any additions.  As usual I have to apologise for not being about in Blogland much.  I have spent some time with my Daughter and new little Granddaughter who is just so beautiful!  People told me how wonderful it would be to be a Grandma and its so true - I love it!  I can't wait to see them again, thank goodness for Skype!  Thank you for visiting me - I am so grateful!  Take care.  Christine xx


chrissies said...

Very beautiful Christine--such a lovely image

Chrissie x

Annie said...

A beautiful stamp Chris and I love the colours........perfect for a Thirteen year old.........TFS

Annie xx

Suzanne Bramble said...

Isn't it great to get something you so desperately want after waiting? I have a stamp set that I fell in love with a stamp set when I started stamping again a couple of years ago, I still look but have yet to find it!
Your card is fab, you have such a great eye for colour. XX

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Christine,

Very cute card! I think your friend's daughter will love it.

You know, I bought those napkins hoping to use them on canvases! Tee hee


Anonymous said...

Oh this is so perfect for 13 year old, Chris ... soft colours, amazing retro-y image and great detailing! How fabulous that you at last got the stamp you wanted ... thank goodness for Ebay! Anita :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chris a wonderful card, I can see why you had your heart set on this image it's stunning. It's indescribable being a grandma isn't it? I am going to see my two little ones next week! Susan x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful colours there Chris in your back ground - love it! Shaz in oz.x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, this card went horribly right, Christine! Wait, that sounded wrong. What I mean is, it is perfect in design and color and execution and I'm sure she is going to treasure it!!

I'm so thrilled for you to be experiencing the joys of grandmotherhood, especially with what else you are going through. Skype away! It's the next best thing to holding that precious girl in your arms!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Knott said...

Hi Christine,
I have only just come across your blog and was drawn to comment as I am also a recent 1st time grandma and our new grandaughter is also called Freya !
Your card is very pretty, i love the colours perfect for a 13 yr old, I'm sure she will love it.
Best wishes

Jackie said...

Congratulations on becoming a grandma, Chris! Definitely a priority!
You card is lovely. I love how you have applied the colour and the stamps are gorgeous. I bet the 13 year old loved it!

Scrapmate said...

Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother. The stamp you've used is stunning and your beautiful BG enhances it so well.

Sandy said...

So very pretty - I think anyone would love to receive this make!