Tuesday 28 July 2009

Loving Butterflies

This is currently my favorite butterfly die at the minute, which may well change as I got another die last week. I love it because while is large enough for a layout, is still great in any card size and being a double die means that the options multiply. The delicate and intricate top layer is just fantastic.
I used the Little Sprout papers from Crate Paper to cut the butterfly and some of their glittered die cut shapes to add interest.
As I was demonstrating, I did not have all my crystals with me. In my craft room I have got a quite large collection of crystals in so many colours, most of them from Craftwork Cards as they do the Swarovsky, but for demos I usually only take clear and a few extra colours. Yesterday I was lucky enough to be sitting next to Lindsay Mason a lovely, lovely lady and very talented indeed, and she was demonstarting the new colours of the Alcohol Inks by Ranger. So Lindsey colour some of the clear crystals to fit in with the card. The picture shows it much more pinky that they actually look like in real life, they are more brown.
For the centre of one of the flowers, I used a black permanent marker over some white pearls and the effect it's beautiful, specially for the head of a butterfly or other flying beings. The pitty is taht i did not take photos of it. Hopefully next time!


Ruth M said...

What a gorgeous card, lovely soothing colour combo and lots of texture and interest! That butterfly die is divine and has now been added to my wish list.

Susan said...

Hi Paula, I adore that card, is the butterfly die the one for the Quickutz Revolution?

Chloe - Smith said...

I love all of your cards but this is one of my favorites because the colours work well together and that butterfly adds a nice touch to it!!!!!!!!!!

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