Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Crackle Butterflies

Hello, I hope you are having a fabulous day!

The background for this card is a piece of watercolour card dipped into Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron Distress inks which I smooshed on my craft sheet and sprayed with water and Glimmer Mist.  I dried with a heat gun then stamped the gorgeous Clarity stamp, Butterfly Montage (I have had this stamp for years and never used it before!) with Imperial Purple Versafine.  Then I stamped the main butterfly from the Montage stamp again three times on odd bits of card from my scraps box, in black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  I water coloured them with the same inks then I fussy cut them out.  You can buy the large butterfly separate but I don't have it.  I then painted each butterfly with Ranger Rock Candy Crackle Paint and left them to dry naturally - the crackle effects looks gorgeous but I am not sure how well you can see it in the photo.  The sentiment is also Clarity, stamped in Imperial Purple and embossed with clear powder then cut out. I glued the three butterflies and the sentiment to my card. The mesh behind the two butterflies on the right is on a roll from a DIY store.  It comes white and I coloured it purple with a Promarker.  A few sequins for added bling and a purple card base then its all done!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie;'s Snippets Playground - Use Snippets
That's Crafty - Get Cracking
Clarity Stamp - Fussy Cutting
Darnell's NBUS Challenge - Never before used Schtuff!

All these are wonderful challenges, please pop over and have a look!

Thank you so much for visiting me!  I am sooooo grateful!

Take care.  Christine xxx


Shelagh Metselaar said...

Hi Chris,
A lovely use of the butterfly montage; love your chosen colour palette, too. Many thanks for contributing to this month's Clarity challenge and best wishes. ;~}

chrissie said...

Very beautiful and the glittery effect on the butterflies looks magical

Love Chrissie xx

crafty said...

like what you havee done here lovely colours nice fussy cutting good luck clarity challenge x

Redanne said...

I love the combination of the Wilted Violet with the Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron, they look beautiful together and I love the gorgeous butterflies too! The sequins are a lovely finishing touch too - a really beautiful card Chris. Hugs, Anne xx

Angela Simpson said...

A lovely use of colour and the montage stamp Chris. Thanks for joining the Claity challenge this month. Good luck! x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those butterflies are fabulous, such bright colors and then shiny and popped up. I remember when that mesh was all the rage. They called it Magic Mesh in the crafting stores and drywall tape in the hardware stores.

Di said...

Really pretty snippets card Christ - I love the colours you used, the butterflies are fabulous and very clever to add the piece of mesh.

Thanks for coming to play in the Playground.


Di xx

Mrs P said...

Beautiful piece of artwork for the August Clarity Challenge Chris. Lovely choice of colours and the butterflies look stunning.
Good luck in the prize draw x

Neet said...

Hi Chris - thanks for the visits to my blog first and foremost. You are a sweetheart!
I love this card, the colours you have used are gorgeous and work so well with those pretty images. Reading about the techniques you have used I can imagine that in real life it is even prettier than it looks on here (if that is possible).
A beautiful card.
Hugs, Neet xx
Remember me telling you about a friend who has a daughter with the "noise" problem? Well, they have finally moved to a quiet little village in Wales. I just hope life gets better for them. Thinking of you and yours! xx

Sue - said...

Beautiful card with such lovely colours.

Inky and Quirky said...

Gorgeous card Chris, the butterflies have the wow factor. Just popped in to say a long overdue big thank you for the lovely comments you leave me over on the That's Crafty blog, I really appreciate them :)
Have a great weekend
Donna xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

So much to love about your gorgeous card, Chris! Your smooching is excellent and those butterflies are utterly divine! They could be worn as brooches!! I also love how you used the mesh! Thank you for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Monika Skinner said...

Love your colours, Chris. Mopping up DIs is such fun and makes for great backgrounds like yours. It's a perfect combo with the butterflies. ☺

Anita in France said...

Soft and so pretty, Chris ... those shimmery butterflies are gorgeous ... so lovely against the smooshed background! Hugs, Anita :)

Jackie said...

Your card is beautiful, Chris, and the crackle on the butterflies looks really good (although I bet it looks better 'in the flesh'). I never have much luck with crackle, but have just treated myself to a new brand, so will see how it works.
I love the added bling of the sequins - just the right finishing touch. Jx