Thursday, 2 July 2015

Happy Little Stampers July Challenge!

I am so thrilled to have been asked to join the team at Happy Little Stampers.
The focus this month is on Stamping.


For my card, I stamped this huge Indigo Blu butterfly with Versamark and embossed it with WOW Dusky Woodland powder.
I water-coloured it with Distress inks adding some Gold and Clear Wink of Stella.
The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. I tried embossing it with the WOW powder but because of the predominance of glitter in the mix the sentiment was indistinct, so I decided to stamp it in black Memento ink and quickly added some Heat it Up Enchanted gold over it, then  heat embossed. It meant that the sentiment was clearly printed and yet the looks of it tied in with the butterfly.
The front panel was cut with a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle, extending it slightly to fit the UK dimension card base.

35 comments:

  1. WOW! What a gorgeous treatment on that fabulous butterfly Chrissie! Gorgeous design! Hazel xx

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  2. Amazing image, Chrissie!! This is one of the most elegant butterflies I've seen. Love the mix of embossing and watercolouring in browns and golds --- very elegant. So happy to have you on the team! xx

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  3. Fabulous card, stunning colours and as always immaculately executed - CAS perfection!
    Elaine

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  4. This is stunning! Beautifully CAS and gorgeous colours. xx

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  5. Gorgeous butterfly!!! Elegant and stunning! Love it!

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  6. This card is absolutely gorgeous

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  7. wow, Chrissie, you have started with a BANG. Amazing card!!! xx

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  8. What a stunning butterfly!!! I'm totally in love with your card! Thanks for an inspiration it evoke! ;)

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  9. Jaw dropping ...beautiful...stunning! Love it!

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  10. The butterfly is stunning. I really like how you stamped off the edge and the lovely embossing powder and colouring.

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  11. What an amazing card Chrissie - just jaw dropping! Congratulations on being asked to join HLS - all lovely ladies and so talented. When you mentioned about stamping the sentiment in black Memento ink and quickly adding e/p, a tip that I use is to ink my stamp with Versamark before stamping the black (or whatever colour) this way you get Versamark ink on the top of the stamped image and it gives you longer to put on your e/p.

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  12. What gorgeous art work - beautiful card!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  13. Amazing card! You'll do this team proud, Chrissie, Jo x

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  14. Hi Chrissie, Saw this gorgeous golden butterfly over at HLS CAS and popped in to enjoy a closer look and become your newest follower. This is a beautiful use of this wonderful image and I love the golden shimmers you've put on this stunning design. TFS

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  15. Gorgeous card, Chrissie! Love the embossing. So very elegant!

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  16. This really is a stunning card! So beautiful, love the WOW embossing powder you used, it is a very elegant card!
    Annie

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  18. Love this big bold butterfly, Chrissie, and how perfect in brown and gold. We always reach for bright colours but we have plenty of brown butterflies here! And a great tip about extending your die cut, it's frustrating that most rectangle dies aren't the right scale for UK card sizes x

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  19. This is stunning, Chrissie! Love the embossed butterfly (dusky woodland - must try that) and the way you have added colour and richness. Great to see you at HLS :)

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  20. What a gorgeous, elegant butterfly, Chrissie! I'm so excited to be on the team with you!

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  21. Your card is gorgeous Chrissie - I love all the sparkle:) xx

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  22. I saw this at Happy Little Stampers and just had to come by and tell you how much I love this! What an elegant, fab, stylish card!

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  23. This is just unbelievable! It is simply stunning! I have no more words!!!

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  24. WOW, that butterfly looks great, Chrissie!!! Beautiful!!!

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  25. Saw this and had to make a comment. Just WOW, simply stunning and just love everything about it....gorgeous!

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  26. This card is amazing Chrissie, Cathy x

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  27. Wow.. what a spectacular card!

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  28. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!!!!

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie