Tuesday 21 February 2012

Urban Butterflies

I had a lovely time with my crafty friends last night.  After the usual tea and homemade cake we set to work!  We were all playing with these Papermania Urban stamps and here's what I came up with.  I've used the butterfly set this time and a sentiment stamp from Papermania's Portobello Road range.
All the stamping has been done in Dusty Concorde Distress Ink and I've used a mixture of Create and Craft pearl card, Papermania plain Capsule Collection card and Tim Holtz Core'dinations.
The embossing folder is Divine Swirls by Cuttlebug and is probably my most used folder.
Once again, I got busy with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and I inked the scuffed edges with more Dusty Concorde.
I really enjoyed piling on the glitter on this card!  I've used Stickles in Diamond and Aqua and Distress Stickles in Milled Lavender.  I even stuck some tiny gems into the Distress Stickles for good measure!  I also highlighted the main image with some Anita's 3D Gloss.
A paper raffia bow embellished with a Papermania brad, some glass nuggets and butterfly trails done with weeny gems are the final touches.
Is it just me or does Distress Stickles sound like some male affliction of the groin area.  Say it out loud running the words together and you'll see what I mean!
I am entering this card in the following challenges -
Mojo Monday - #229 - sketch
Make it Monday - #77 - anything goes


  1. Beautiful card Wendy, love the layout & bow.
    Have a great day, Teresa xx

  2. Stunning card Wendy:) Sandra H

  3. Superb card. Love what you have done with the images.

    Edna x

  4. That sounds like my kind of evening Wendy and a super card as well.

    B x

  5. Great card Wendy, love the colours! Love Jayne. x

  6. Beautiful Card Wendy, Love the layout, Stunning...

  7. This is lovely. I love what you have done with the sketch. I have left an award on my blog for you. Elaine

  8. I love everything about this card. A really nice work of art.

  9. Oh this beautiful Wendy, I love the gorgeous colour combo and a fabulous layout too :)

  10. stunning card wendy.really beautiful colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  11. LOL! I agree completely...it does sound like an awful affliction! Hahaha.....
    As for the card, not afflicted at all...perfectly gorgeous and love all the TH goodies you used. Wonderful arrangement too.
    Thanks for sharing your talent and humor with us at Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  12. Wow, Stunning, I love the colours and need to check out these stamps. x

  13. This is very pretty. So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 115)

  14. Hi

    Your card looks positively beautiful! I love the layers and the distressing and of course the added glitter always catches my eye.
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday.

    Michelle :o)

    Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

  15. Beautiful card, love the layout and colours, saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look.
    Avril x


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