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Sunday 15 January 2012

Butterflies or Bugs at FSC

Hi there, we're back on the catwalk with a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this fortnight our theme is 'Butterflies or Bugs'. As always we're sponsored by the lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts who is offering a fab prize for our lucky winner. You may need your sunspecs for my DT card lol

I've created the background with PanPastels using white and yellow applied with a sofft sponge and given a quick spray of cheapie hairspray to fix. Next some splodges of acrylic paint, once this was dry I added some 3d stencil paste through some sequin waste and coloured with yellow mica powder. The bees are from  one of the Sheena Douglass paint fusion sets, they've got glamour dusted wings and yellow viva gloss gel on their bodies. 

The butterflies were created using some of my old favourite butterfly stamps from Chocolate Baroque (Butterfly Bliss and Just Butterflies). I stamped the butterfly silhouette with London Fog memento ink, cut out and coloured the back with yellow PanPastel. I used the detailed butterfly stamp with black stazon on Clearly for Art film, cut them out coloured the reverse with alcohol inks and heated them so I could curl the wings. I added Ranger black enamel accents to the butterfly and attached them with silicone. The tiny white 'pearls' were made with a Viva pearl pen. To finish off I've added some lace, yellow chiffon ribbon and a silver bee charm.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Crazy Challenge: Lace and or pearls
Fabulous Friday: use paint
Flutter by Wednesday: bright colours
Gingersnap Creations: (GC 132): Soft yellow and white
Make My Monday: Nature/animals
Shopping our Stash: glitter sparkle or shine

Thanks for calling by. 
Claire xx


  1. A beautiful card and great techniques Claire.
    Happy Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  2. When I saw those gorgeous butterflies, I thought they were from shrink plastic! I will have to pick up some of that gel! Love what you did with the 3-D paste, another I need to find! Love this card and the lovely butterflies and bees! Have a great weekend!

  3. Claire, Such a sunny, lively, sweet card. I love all the details you put into it. Have a great weekend. My best to you! Yvonne

  4. Beautiful card and loving your butterflies and the honeycomb effect is fabulous. Have a great Sunday. XX

  5. You've done it again Claire, this is lovely and so many ideas rolled into one.
    Jenny xx

  6. My goodness this glows! Those butterfly sets were amongst my first purchases as a Guild member but it's only now I'm realising how to use them. I keep coming across those Pan Pastels now too.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Wow, how cool - your card looks gorgeous, all the texture on it. Fantastic.

  8. Really nice, Claire. Love all the techniques and the texture you have created.

    Janet xx

  9. Gorgeous card Claire, I love how you've used the Pan Pastels for your background and the butterflies look like they're just ready to fly away ! Sue C x

  10. Another stunner, Claire!!! Love the butterflies, beautiful dimension and gorgeous colours! xx

  11. What a gorgeous card Claire, I love the combination of the butterflies and bees and the background is fab. Love the colours that you've used for this one.

    Sue x

  12. Wow Claire...those butterflies are so lush!!! they are magnificent. And the bees and beeswax just makes me smile. A wonderful card with wonderful effects.
    Dot x

  13. How lovely - what a great card, Jx

  14. LOVE your DT piece! The colors are gorgeous!

    xxx Ellie xxxx

  15. Love your card Claire, the butterflies are gorgeous.
    Yvonne/Meggymay x


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