Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Butterflies in Blue

Here is a card I made for a friend's 50th birthday.


I really enjoyed making this one.  All the background card is white card sprayed with water then dragged through Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Ink which had also been sprayed with water on a craft sheet. I  dried it a bit then spritzed with water, dabbed with kitchen roll then dried with a heat gun.  I then dabbed it in remaining ink and dried then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist. The stamping is done with Majestic Blue Versafine and clear embossing.  The large butterfly is decoupaged, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  All the stamps are from the Circus Alphabet set from IndigoBlu which is one of my favourite stamp sets ever! Blue card, doily and Card Candi from my stash.   I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artful Times - Blue
IndigoBlu - Favourite IndigoBlu stamp of the year
Ink On My Fingers - Wings
These challenges are definitely worth a look - all the samples and the other entries are fabulous!  Thank you for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  Take care. Christine xx

16 comments:

Anita in France said...

I love all these gorgeous blue hues, Chris, so beautifully inked! Fabulous texture and dimension with the butterflies and blooms! Anita :)

chrissies said...

Such a beautiful card with the lovely blues and images. Thank you for joining us at Artful Times gor our blue challenge

Love Chrissie xx

Von said...

So good to have you joining us again at Artful Times Chris :) with such a pretty card for your friend :)
Von ♥

Neet said...

Two of my favourite DI's used here. Gorgeous tones of blue.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - good to see you again.
Hugs, Neet x

Sue said...

Ooooo this is gorgeous Chris love the different blues huggles Sue xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving those gorgeous blues, fabby card... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful and stylish card, Chris. I think your enjoyment shows through! I love the different shades of blue you have used.

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful and stylish card, Chris. I think your enjoyment shows through! I love the different shades of blue you have used.

Jude said...

Gorgeous card Chris and lovely colours.
Hugs
Jude x

May said...

Gorgeous card Chris... Love the tones of the blues..Great design... Hugs May x x x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This looks fab Chris and I bet it looks amazing in real life. Susan x

Craftyfield said...

It's a beautiful card and you are right this alphabet stamp set is fantastic! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So pretty and blue! I love the dimensional flowers as it really makes it a happy card. You did some really awesome lining up of those letters. Very professional looking!

♥Gemma♥ said...

This is one beautiful card hunni and also thank you for popping by my blog and leaving me such sweet comments...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Linda said...

Beautiful card, love all the shades of blue. Thank you for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge ..... Good luck! Linda xx

Pauline Wheeler said...

Good luck with your entry in the IndigoBlu challenge
P xx