Friday, 27 February 2015

Inky Fingers and Spring Colours

I finally got this beautiful die out of the packet and used it!  It's from Imagination Crafts, designed by Lavinia Stamps, and cuts like a dream.  I used Sheena Stamping Card for the die cut shape, then coloured it with Distress Markers and a paint brush, and backed it onto light green paper, adding a little Star Dust Stickles to the butterflies.
 To create the background, I used an Imagination Crafts stencil, which I inked with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, spritzed with water, then ran through my Grand Caliber to transfer the ink.  I then cleaned and dried the stencil, laid it back of the the card, and used an ink dusting brush to add some Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to the white areas.
To embellish, I added some grosgrain ribbon and a bow, made some flowers with a selection of punches, and finished with a butterfly made with a Spellbinders die.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting For All Seasons - #96 - Die Cuts
Inspiration Destination - #22 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes - IC products used - die and stencil
Deep Ocean - #98 - Our Furry Friends
Through the Purple Haze - #79 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #135 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #268 - Use Your Dies / Punches


  1. Beautiful image and flowers Ginny x

  2. Wow! That IS a gorgeous die! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  3. Stunning as always Wendy.....The stenciling is amazing....

    Andrea TTPH

  4. Stunning card, live the design. Gail xx

  5. stunning make Wendy - really gorgeous - I love this die - looks like I need to buy yet another one!!! Hugs rachel xx

  6. A very pretty card

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  7. This is so pretty - I love the colouring! Thank you so much for entering the TTPH Challenge this time, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  8. Aww too cute. Thanks for sharing it with us at TTPH this time.
    Dawn DT xx

  9. Wow...lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.

    Lynn, IDCT

  10. Stunning, this reminds me of stained glass. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x


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