Sunday, 15 January 2012

FSC #13 - It's all about butterflies...

...and bugs ;).

Yes, that's right! That's the new challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges ;) and it's right up my street as I looooove butterflies!!! I suppose you'd never know if I didn't tell ya... lol ;)))

As always, our lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts has prepared a fabulous prize for one lucky winner!

And here's my card for this challenge:

My card was also inspired by the January Muse CASE Study card (butterflies and colours):

I used my brand new Dahlia set from Stampendous and the papers are DCWV Mariposa pack. The flower was coloured with distress inks and oil pastels and then sprayed with gold cosmic shimmer mist. I stamped the flower three times and decoupaged it to add dimension.

The papers have been distressed with a generous amount of random border punching, tearing and inking... For more inspiration on this technique visit this fantastic blog by Finn, she is a truly inspirational artist!

The light background paper has got lovely glittery spots, (I love bling!) although they are a bit difficult to photograph...

I added some accents to the butterfly swirl with Liquid Pearls and also added some beads and gems to the butterflies' bodies - more bling! lol ;).

And can you see some more butterflies hiding in the corner? ;).

I hope you will join us for this challenge and you must have a look at the samples prepared by my Fashionable Sisters as they are simply outstanding this week!

Have a lovely Sunday and thank you for visiting!

Ps. In case you missed it yesterday - I have a short tutorial on how to add sharing buttons on Blogger which you can view here.

Big hugs 

Challenges for this card:
Stampendous Saturday Challenge - Bling
CBGM #1 - Decoupage
Mark's Finest Papers #90 - Use border punch
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Spots and/or stripes
Addicted to Stamps #21 - January blues
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #168 - Anything goes with blue
Southern Girls Challenge #35 - Show us some sparkle
CASE Study #73 - Inspiration card
Flatterby Wednesday #185 - Bright colours
Heart Songs Designs #30 - Border punches/Torn paper
GC #133 Chestnut Theme Challenge - Use a set
PanPastel UK #1 - Anything goes
Splendiferous Creations Bloggers Challenge - Wings and Things - Blog hop:


Brenda Brown said...

Stunning work Joanna, the depth created by the layering is amazing and such beautiful colours.
Happy Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Terry said...

I so love these butterflies and the dimension is spectacular. So many beautiful design elements, not to mention the color! Wow! Have a great weekend!

Val said...

Fabulous piece of work. Love all the detail created by the layering.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Joanna :-) the whole design is absolutely stunning !! all the punching, colouring layering and distressing look fantastic ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Kazza said...

Beautiful card. Love the layered flower and of course the butterflies!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls for our sparkle challenge.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!!

Unknown said...

Your card is Gorgeous. Such amazing colors and your butterfly looks beautiful.. Another great creation my friend..

HOpe you are enjoying your weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Ephemera said...

Such an amazing project and the composition is fabulous with all the layers that work so beautifully together, stunning. XX

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, I love the layers and the colours.
Yvonne x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creation.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A gorgeous card with such pretty colours, reminds us that Spring is around the corner.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic card in great colors. All the butterflies on it are fabulous.

2amscrapper said...

Although we travel in the same circles, I'm actually here today from the Flying Unicorn. These are wonderful photos of your masterful creation. I'm following you now. Helene

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love your butterfly swirl and such a beautiful colour.
Avril xx

Carol Q said...

another stunner of a card Joanna. love the way you've layered the big flower and you've just kept adding and gorgeous embellishments. beeeooo tiful! x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining us at CBGM this time.

Linda DT

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness - what a beautifully detailed, gorgeous card! Love all the butterflies:) Thanks so much for playing in the Flutter By Wednesdays challenge this week.

Claire said...

Wow Joanna what a gorgeous creation, the colours are so beautiful and I love your new stamps. That distressing technique looks fab too I'll have to check it out. Thanks for joining our challenge at PanPastel UK and good luck
Claire xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely beautiful card, I love those colours and the butterflies are so gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Brenda Brown said...

Just back to say thanks Joanna for entering the PanPastel UK 'Anything Goes' challenge with this fabulous creation.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxo

Unknown said...

Stunning design love the design and LO thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel Uk.

Kerry DT Leader

Ink Art Designs said...

I agree, a stunning design...I LOVE all the hidden butterflies, just when you find one you realise that there is another...magical! Can I have a favourite??(the one stamped in the top right corner in a pale blue ink onto the pretty!)
Dot x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is totally exquisite!!! I adore the design and the colors--it's magical!!!

Eileen said...

Great work and a super blog ... I will be back!
I am now a follower! Thanks for joining in the PanPastel Challenge.
Eileen xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE your DT piece! LOVE the way you colored the big butterfly!

xxx Ellie xxxx

Jingle said...

This is just so very pretty! Thanks for joining in on the Stampendous! challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty - love your mix of colors and design! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

1CardCreator said...

Stunning card, love the colors and the distressing!

Linny said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. Linda

downrightcrafty said...

oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Aimes said...

Wowzers! So many beautiful butterflies - I love the ones peeking from the corner ;D
Thanks for joining us on CASE Study this week :)

Teneale Williams said...

This card is simply amazing! I don't even know where to start telling you what I love the most...look everything! Just fabulous stuff.

Clare said...

WOW, what a work of art! Love it! thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week!

anna christensen crafts said...

Joanna, I've just found your blog - gorgeous, I have joined you as a follower. This card is fabulous - really beautiful

Cazro said...

Your card, as usual is simply amazing. I adore the shabby chic look of it. Caz

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. So intricate and detailed. Thanks for playing with Speedy Fox and Friends challenge this week, hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out the challenges on SpeedyTV with the Friends of Speedy for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Pat said...

Gorgeous colors. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Dodici said...

Your card is so amazing!!!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

May said...

This creation is STUNNING, A pure work of art, Just Love it the butterflys are fab x x Hugs May x x

Fliss said...

An absolute stunner Joanna and so sorry to take so long to hop over and say so! I've just finished off all my urgent work so can now do some crafting - yippee!
Hugs, Fliss xx

BumbleVee said...

What beautiful colours! and what's not to love about butterflies.... lovely...

Cindy Adkins said...

Your card is so gorgeous! Love the colors and the butterflies. Love your blog. I'm your newest follower!

Shoshi said...

Oh I just adore those butterflies! Such rich colours, and absolutely stunning. Really inspiring work!

Just off to return your compliment and sign up to follow your blog!!

Shoshi x

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