Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Shades of Blue

SHADES of BLUE is the title for this week's Less is More challenge .

The brief:
"You can use a white card base, but we do want to see more than one colour of blue, not just one!"

This is my submission
I bought several Crafter's Workshop 6x6 templates a while ago but these, until now, had not seen the light of day! I attached the butterfly one to a 15cm square card with a little Blu Tack ( I love Blu Tack - it has got me out of a number of tight spots - not all crafty!!)  This then acted as a mask when I applied a mixture of Stormy Sky Distress Ink and Impress Lavender.
I stencilled the dragonfly and two of the butterflies on white card and cut them out.  This time I used Broken China Distress Ink and Adirondack Denim.
Now my weapon of choice to apply the ink was........a shaving brush. It was a new one that my dad hadn't got round to using.  I am going to Doncaster next week and , at the top of my shopping list are those Ink Duster Blending brushes.  However, the shaving brush will stay in my toolbox. I'm sure that I will find another use for it.
 Finally,I though that a little bling was in order, so............. out came the Stickles.
The sentiment is from a set by Personal Impressions which I attached with 3D foam pads.
You can see that I shaped the wings before gluing to the base. 


Juls said...

Fabulous!!!! Hugs Juls

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful card, love the whole idea

Suze Bain said...

A beautiful card. Great stencil and lovely shades of blue! xx


Wow - fabulous card! Love the beautiful butterflies and swirly trails. Gorgeous shades of blue too!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC card, super stenciling
WE do prefer a bit more white space in all honesty
But super nevertheless
Thank you very much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

GinaA said...

Brilliant effect for the background, love the white swirls very effective.

MonicaB said...

Wonderful card! Love the movement it captures.

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful swirly butterflies, love it, great card, Gay xxx

Maja said...

Stunning card!

Angela Weimer said...

Lovely card and fab butterflies. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela


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