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Friday 8 August 2014

Thistle Butterfly from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks. I really enjoyed making this card and had a lot of fun trying different techniques using Thistle Butterfly and Honeysuckle Butterfly from Chocolate Barqoue (there's a fabby sale on at the minute too with lots of bargains so pop over and have a look)

I wanted to create a watercolour effect so I decided to stamp the image with distress markers, I wasn't sure how this would work as its a very detailed image and also a big stamp so I got to work with my markers, gave it a spritz of water and stamped on to watercolour card. It was one of those crafting moments where you hold your breath but I was really pleased with the result. I used a waterbrush to shade the images here and there and then inked around the edges with distress ink. I  the stamped the small foliage stamp from Thistle Butterfly around the edges and layered the image on kraft card.

I made a distress ink background and overstamped with the larger foliage stamp from Honeysuckle Butterfly. The butterflies are also from the same stamp set, I stamped them on kraft card and embossed with clear embossing powder before adding some colour with distress markers. This is the first time I've tried the emboss resist technique on kraft card but I really like it.

I've added some burlap,, ribbon from my stash and a little wooden button to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: favourite things
(lots of my favourite things on this card, Chocolate Baroque stamps, kraft, seambinding ribbon)
A Gem of a Challenge: embossing
Charisma Cardz: buttons and bows
Crafting by Design: vintage/shabby
Fantasy Stampers: buttons and bows
Inkspirational: Markers or pencils
Papertake Weekly: anything goes

Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Oh wow! I just love everything on this card, lovely subtle colours and beautiful butterflies

  2. What a stunning card. Love it.

  3. This is absolutely stunning!! I had to stop and tell you how beautiful this card is. Hugs, Robin

  4. A beautiful card Claire, it looks like a watercolour painting.
    Yvonne x

  5. Wow, a stunning card Claire I love what you've done with these new stamps. Of course I had to pay a visit to CB and the stamps jumped into my basket before I could stop them.

    Sue xx

  6. Gorgeous multi colouring of the butterflies.
    Thank you for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges. Do come and join us for our nex challenge.
    Pia :o)

  7. A beautiful card hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma! xxx

  8. Clever you trying out new techniques - and you really pulled it off! This is a stunning card, thank you so much for sharing at Fantasy Stampers. Cindy

  9. Stunning garden of flowers and butterflies, water-coloured to perfection! WOW! Thank you for sharing at Inkspirational Challenges!

  10. This is stunning! I love the image, wonderful colours and such a beautiful butterfly.
    Thank you for taking part in a Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

  11. I love the water colour effect, Claire - such a pretty card. Thanx for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  12. This is really beautiful! I love the amazing colour palette and that butterfly is just stunning! Gorgeous work! :)


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