Saturday, 13 July 2013

A Couple Of Firsts!

 Evening, it's me again. Wasn't sure if I was going to share this or not but it contains a couple of firsts for me so if I didn't share it, you wouldn't know if  I ever get any better with practice lol!
It's the first time that I've used white embossing powder, or sea foam white to be prezact  lol! , I've been meaning to open the pot for ages but kept forgetting, then yesterday I saw the lovely Eileen's card  boy oh boy is this lady talented! Anyway, when I saw the LIM theme this week, I came up with this idea. The other first for me was using masking fluid, I stamped, embossed and coloured my butterfly, painted masking fluid over it so that my colouring would be safe when I sponged distress inks over the area. I then used the negative of my die cut to ink the centre of my flower. I can tell you it's fun removing the dried fluid to reveal the butterfly again, if you've never used it before,  check this out, this lady is the queen of masking fluid!



I'm using this card for the following challenge:-
LIM128, One layer shaped card.

I do wish that I'd thought to add some shadowing around the wings to help "pop" the butterfly from the flower, oh well, maybe next time!
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


17 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

You have some amazing ideas Julie and this is another one. Stunning card. Think I'm stumped on this one this week! Lol x

angelammartin said...

This is a gorgeous card, I really love the idea of creating a flower shaped card.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card-what a fabulous shape to choose for the challenge.
I have never tried masking fluid-but it looks like fun!
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Rein said...

Fab card!!

Helen J said...

Beautiful card.

Kathyk said...

This is just fab - LURVE the shape. Pan pastels challenge this week is butterflies, if you're interested

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

This is such a pretty card Julie, the butterfly looks gorgeous and the card shape is terrific.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful card Julie, I think you're right a little contrast will define your butterfly but what a pretty shape card and such delicate colouring, Bravo :D x

Gerrina said...

Love the shape and butterfly! Great card! greetings! Gerrina

Linda R said...

I think it is a beautiful care. Love the Butterfly..

Hugs~

Lucine said...

A gorgeous card! Love the butterfly on the flower.

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card.

GinaA said...

This is so pretty, a great idea colouring is super and I love the butterfly.

Pia S said...

I REALLY like this one layer design - the yellow flower center adds just the perfect amount of color, and the butterfly and sentiment are so decorative! Well done!

coops said...

wow this is gorgeous Julie.fabulous shape and design :D

xx coops xx

Jen said...

cute julie

Sorry for my late visit.
Thanks for joining us this week x
Jen
"Less Is More"

Viv said...

Such a great card Julie :) Viv xx