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Saturday, 30 January 2010

Messy butterfly card

I had loads of fun making this card as I used all sort of lovely inks and things and generally had a very messy time.

The scan is rubbish and doesn't show the colours accurately at all maybe because I've used a lot of glimmer mists and moonshadow inks. The BP is a from Joanna Sheens country lace pad, the other papers were made using lots of inks and messy things lol. The oval is a piece of glossy glittery card which I splodged with raisin, espresso and gold alcohol inks - it looks fab 'in the flesh' so to speak. The lace was also coloured with moonshadow ink. The butterfly is a stamp by Wendie Rhodes that i've had for ages but rarely used, it is stamped on to acetate and embossed with gold detail EP then the back is glittered although again that doesn't show up too well on the scan.  The flowers are scraps of glimmer misted paper punched with a woodware punch, the gems were coloured with alcohol ink (raisin) and the velvet ribbon is from my stash. I love the sentiment from Elusive images which I have stamped in sepia versafine onto a scrap of card which has been used to mop up the other inks I'd used

I've made this card for quite a few challenges:
Roses on Paper, which is a gorgeous sketch
Paper Sundaes who have a recipe challenge -
Ice Cream: Chocolate, of course! (brown)Sauce: Strawberry (pink), Topping: Whipping Cream (lace), Finishing Touch: Flowers
Flutter By Wednesday - an open challenge this week but of course including a butterfly, angel or fairy
Quixotic challenge which this week is Flutter By
Tanda Teaser which this week is 'ink it up'
and last but not least this weeks challenge from Pile it on, which is warm wishes

Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. A gorgeous card Claire, you obviously had a lot of fun making this one with all your inks and messy

  2. Stunning. It most be positivly eye popping irl because here it is just stunning.

  3. Just stunning Claire! I can imagine it was messy! Tess x

  4. This a so beautiful! Love the gold butterfly. Thank you for playing with us over at Paper Sundaes!

  5. This card looks fantyastic even though you say the scan is rubbish. Love all the dofferent techniques you've used on it and the colours.
    Beryl xx

  6. What a gorgeous card! I love all the inking you did and that butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  7. Wow, so rich and I can imagine in real life even more stunning! That gold embossed butterfly is so wonderful! I'm glad you were able to join us with this weeks Paper Sundae challenge.

  8. That is a stunner Claire, I just love all the different things and layers you have used. The colours are so rich and oppulent, you have a good eye.

    Jenny x

  9. wow, this is one cool card - love the colors and the lace paper. And the butterfly is just perfect! Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  11. This is a beautiful card but unfortunately you did not use one of the required stamps for our Roses on Paper challenge. Please see our challenge blog for a list of stamps that are eligible. Thanks.


  12. ooh, messy can be so Fun! Great card! Thanks for playing at paper Sundaes!
    Shanna :)

  13. Wonderful card! Very beautiful, and I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  14. Wow, totally amazing card. I'd love to see it IRL because if it looks this good in the scan I'm sure I'd be blown away by the real thing. It looks like it was a blast to make! Thanks for sharing it with us at Pile it On - you rocked the challenge!!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous Claire...stunning card!
    Thanks for joining us at Quixotic Challenges.
    Carole x

  16. Stunning and gorgeous Claire, I can tell you enjoyed having a messy ink's time.
    Beautiful colours and a butterfly which of course I love.
    Christine xx

  17. Stunning card Claire, you could have entered this for last week's teaser too with all that lace going on! Love it!
    Thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser this week!

  18. What a gorgeous butterfly and such a pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  19. Thanks for visiting us at Roses on Paper. Your card is stunning, but unfortunately you have not used any of the required stamps from our challenge. Our current challenge runs through til the 15th Feb so you still have time to make another card and join in


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