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Monday, May 23, 2011

Long weekend, new toys and creativity

I went away this weekend with a friend, and we hit many a craft store. It's so much fun to get away with a like-minded crafting friend.

Coming home with many crafting goodies resulted in a great deal of creativity today. I ended up making several cards today, which I will share over the coming days. This one was probably my favourite creations today. I love the way the colours turned out:

The stamp was purchased at Joann's this weekend. I cut the card to a 5.25 inch square and stamped the flower four times. I used Broken China, Stormy Sky, Spun Sugar and Wild Honey distress inks to colour the flowers with an aqua pen which gave a nice water colour effect. The butterfly was stamped in black and then I used four colours of distress inks, all in the orange family (Rusty Hinge, Marigold and a couple of others) to colour the butterfly. Then, to add more dimension, I cut it out, embossed it with clear embossing powder and attached it to the card with foam tape. This card puts me in mind of spring, which finally seems to be here, after a long, cold winter, and a slow-starting spring. It is also my entry into the the Less is More challenge here. I am glad to be able to play with the Less is More challenge again- and actually finally post my entry.


  1. I have this flower, it looks very pretty coloured, I have never done it that way
    Delightful card
    thank you Andrea, that weekend sounded so much fin!
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  2. Beautiful card, the colouring is fantastic. XOXO Zoe

  3. A beautiful card, stunning colouring, fab choice of colours. Jo x

  4. Beautiful card, fabby colouring
    Beryl x

  5. You have combined these colours perfectly, so pretty! Love the flower stamp and the butterfly too.

  6. Fabulous, just love the eye catching colours. A realistic butterfly too :)
    Jenny x

  7. Looks like a butterfly just landed on your card while taking the picture!!!

  8. Very pretty card.
    Lynne xxx

  9. I don't really know how to paint with distress inks...but this turned out pretty!