Friday, 2 May 2014

Lavinia's Birthday Girls.

Morning, with the new start date of the second day of the month, it's time for a new theme at 
Lavinia Stamps.
The theme this month is

My first card was made simply by using the scraps on my desk, inking them and stamping, the remains of a die cut that just begged to have the gorgeous Lavendar stamped onto it.

I had some fun making this card,stamping the gorgeous 
Zen Butterfly with a clear versamark randomly over a piece of A4 card and using clear embossing powder.

I then used a selection of ink pads and sponges to gradually build up a lush colourful background. 

I've got a board on pintrest where I pin colour mixes and these colours were inspired by one of them.

I then just stamped into the spaces using a bright pink ink pad and the tiny stars 1 stamp. I just couldn't bring myself to throw away the colourful offcuts after making this card so instead, I cut them into 2.5 cm squares and glued them around the edges of a 10 cm square of card, added inky stitching and popped it onto foam pads after removing the centre to form a patchwork effect frame. I've used this technique in the past, it makes me happy lol!
 The butterfly was stamped and fussy cut before I sponged its wings to match the frame.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
STB Birthday,
SOC, Wings.

Thanks for stopping by,


SaraJ said...

Your patchwork card is beautiful!

Irish Cherokee said...

Both cards are exceptional. The first for its elegant simplicity and the second color and that beautiful butterfly.

Chris said...

Well, Julie! What can I say??!! Not 1, not 2 but 3 stunning cards! Can't decide which is the most beautiful, I'll just have to keep coming back for another look until I make up my mind!!!

Darlene said...

WOW Julie ... these cards are gorgeous! Love your choice of colors and the designs are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Zoe said...

Stunning cards Julie, gorgeous colours xx Zoe xx

Wendy said...

Such pretty makes! Xx

Unknown said...

Well Julie, These cards are amazing. I LOVE the wonderful color. It looks like you had some fun with these.

Happy Friday my friend.


Stamping With Bibiana said...

your cards are awesome! love that patchwork and the colors are fantastic...the butterfly stands out and they are juts simply beautiful...
I want to try that quilt technique!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so beautiful! I am really loving that background....such pretty colors! Love the butterfly too! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Pauline Butcher said...

Three fabulous cards Julie, I do love the butterfly ones especially, they are so pretty. Hugs P xxx

Hellen Pearce said...

Hi Julie, great to meet you last week! Love the colour combinations you used on these cards - absolutely gorgeous x

Karen said...

Gorgeous Julie just love them all, great colours. Kx

Barbara said...

what would we do without this Zen butterfly, Julie?? Love what you've created here, in different ways, my favourite being the patchwork card xx

Nancy said...

These cards are wonderful...your last one is AMAZING! Really wonderful work! So impressed! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Kerry said...

Schtunning!!!!! xx

Macarena said...

Lovely watercolor background! Love the butterflies.
Thank you for joining us at STB this week.
Hugs, Marzena, DT

Macarena said...

Lovely watercolor background! Love the butterflies.
Thank you for joining us at STB this week.
Hugs, Marzena, DT

Karen Dunbrook said...

wonderful cards...I love the last one!