Sunday, 13 April 2014

Combining some challenges

 I used this Hero Arts "Heart Winged Butterfly" last week by stamping and white embossing it onto vellum (you can see that card HERE).  I thought I'd try it in bold black and oranges today. 
I stamped the butterfly twice, using Memento Tuxedo Black for the one in the foreground, and Versafine smokey grey stamped off once for the shadow. I coloured the wings with Copics.  I really like how the shadow shows through the wings of the butterfly in the foreground, making it look like it has translucent wings.  I added Wink of Stella to the wing to add to the effect.
I then used my blending tool to add Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks, before using a Kaiser Craft stencil to add the leaves in Mowed Lawn DI. 
I will be submitting this card to 4 challenges - The Card Concept "Use a butterfly theme"KIS "use a stencil" , Virginia's View, which is ALSO a stencil challenge, and Less is More "one layer and shadow stamping"
http://kis-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/keep-it-simple-37-stencil.html

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/challenge-7-use-butterfly-theme.html
 Thanks for visiting :)

20 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card,Michelle! I love your butterfly! :-)

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  2. Gorgeous card. I love your soft blue and green background inking,
    and your shadow effect is so clever.
    Caroline xxx

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  3. Beautiful! So cool you played along with our challenge - I always love to see what you come up with.
    Hugs!
    Christine

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  4. such a beautiful card Michelle

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  5. Beautiful card and the butterfly is exceptional Michelle.

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  6. Oh beautiful beautiful!! The blended background is so pretty and I love the way you double stamped the butterfly to look like a shadow! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

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  7. Gorgeous card, love your vibrant butterfly, Cathy x

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  8. great shadow stampin michelle

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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  9. Your butterfly is gorgeous on vellum, and I love that you can see the shadow through the wings! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  10. Not a lot of white space, but a truly terrific card Michelle!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  11. Your inking is FABULOUS, Michele! I love the background that you created! Thanks so much for playing Virgina's View Challenge!

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  12. Michelle what a beautiful card, lovely stamping. Don't be afraid to leave some white space on there to keep things CAS!
    Thank you for playing along this week
    Anne
    Less is More

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  13. LOVE your card Michelle and I think you have a FAB amount of "white" space. It's a Gorgeous CAS card!!!!

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  14. So pretty! I just love the background you've used and your butterfly is perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  15. Helloohoo Michelle! :-) The representation of the butterfly is gorgeous. And you are right. It really looks like the wings are translucent. Thank you so much for joining us at KIS!
    Tanja

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous Michelle.

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  17. Love your shadow image. And those fabulous colors together.

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  18. Soooooooo PRETTY!! Thanks for playing at KIS!!!

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