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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Things with ..... Wings

Happy Wednesday,

How's your week going ......... good I hope.
I had a lovely day yesterday ...... lunch out with a friend and a bit of shopping in town.  Didn't buy anything major .... just window shopping really, things for the new house.  As we're moving to a bigger place we are going to need a few bits and pieces ...... furniture shopping .... always fun and usually expensive!!!

Hello and Welcome to my latest followers ...... I've spotted you on the wall of fame up there!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and join me in my little piece of blogland, it's nice to have you on board.

Another CAS design for you today ...... this time it's for the Less is More challenge.
It's Theme week ..... and it's all about


When you think about it, there's quite a few things with wings ...... birds, bees, dragonflies, angels, fairies, aeroplanes and of course ........ butterflies

How gorgeous is this new butterfly? It's from one of Tim Holtz's latest stamp releases ...... Perspective (CMS 213)
It's such a fabulous size, great to colour and easy to fussy cut too!

I started by using the new Cracked Pistachio Distress ink (my new favourite Distress colour by the way!...... although that could change very soon ...... Abandoned Coral found it's way onto my workdesk yesterday ..... and I've not had chance to play with it yet ..... guess what I'm doing today!) 

I applied the gorgeous new Distress colour through a stencil to give a nice background for the butterfly, and a little bit more interest to the card

I stamped the butterfly over the stenciling using a black Versafine ink and added the sentiment (Chocolate Baroque's Butterfly Dreams)

I then stamped the butterfly again, this time onto a piece of cardstock coloured using one of my latest addictions purchases ...... Brushos!
I LOVE these little pots of magic! I'm still getting used to how they work, and how they react on different card etc.,  and getting a nice collection of coloured card to play with as a result.
Anyhow ..... I stamped the butterfly on one of these pieces of card and then embossed him with a clear powder, fussy cut around him and attached him over the top of the one stamped on the card 

To finish off I used a paint brush to splatter some of the Cracked Pistachio Distress ink around the butterfly (another of my addictions at the moment!)

It wouldn't be me if there wasn't something on the inside too ........

The same stencil and stamp, clear embossed again, only this time the butterfly was actually coloured using Distress Ink ..... Cracked Pistachio (gorgeous!!) and Salty Ocean .... what a combination!

This doesn't happen very often, but, I can actually do a two for one with this card .... yeah!!  
The current CAS Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers is all about ......


I think this fits the bill ...... there's embossing on there, and seeing as there's a couple of days left before the challenge closes I thought I'd enter.

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.  
I'm off to check the February 'To Do' list ........ there's still things left on there that need doing before the end of the month ..... guess what ..... Tim's Tag is top of the list .... no surprise there!!

Cheerio until next time



  1. Fabulous card! Love the stencilling in the background with the awesome new DI colour and the butterfly is gorgeous! xxx

  2. Love this Linda, fabulous image and such gorgeous colours. I'm hoping to play with my new DI's today. Carol x

  3. Totally stunning in every way Linda. Great embossing, gorgeous colours, fabulous stencilling and attention to detail A*.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. This is GORGEOUS, Linda! What a pretty butterfly and I love the soft stenciling and beautiful colors!

  5. beautiful! love the stenciling and the lovely butterflies.

  6. Goergeous card, the coloring is amazing!

  7. Stunning card Linda. I LOVE the soft stenciling in the background ... going to have to buy that new ink colour :) And LOVE your beautiful butterfly ... so pretty done with brushos (and DI's on the inside). I always come away from your blog with a longer wishlist :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Loll xx

  8. Beautiful card, your butterfly is gorgeous!

  9. Gorgeous card and super stenciling.
    Lynne xxx

  10. What a lovely card - I agree with you about Cracked Pistachio being a super colour!

  11. What a GORGEOUS card! I love the colors...and the way you did that butterfly is perfect!!

  12. I am totally in love with Tim's new Perspective butterfly too, it is just gorgeous on your card, both inside and out. I really must try harder to use my Brusho's too....! Beautiful work, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. This is really gorgeous, Linda! I enjoyed following the process you went through to create this beauty ... it is more inspiration for me to get going with the Brushos! Hugs, Darnell

  14. This is just stunning Linda, I use the part stencilled background behind the image a lot when I'm doing a quick batch of charity cards, I'm sure mine don't look as good as yours though, and of course you always go the extra mile and make the inside pretty

  15. Just beautiful Linda!
    Fabulous butterfly!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. I love this card Linda, and the butterfly is fabulous against that harlequin background, and the Cracked Pistachio ink is such a nice soft green. I love the way you have coloured the butterfly, and the inside is as pretty as the outside. x

  17. Super colouring for your butterfly and background Linda, this looks amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More

  18. Wow, Linda...I'm blown away with how stunning your card is! Impressive and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creative process...I'm inspired! I don't know anything about Brushos, but I'll be checking them out for sure!


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