Friday, 15 January 2016

Inky Butterfly and More Tweets

While having a sort out of my crafty cupboard I came across this stamp which I got ages ago and it's one of those stamps I wouldn't normally buy but was on sale and so of course it found it's way into my basket.

It's a Penny Black slapstick cling called 'garden letter' which I stamped with Memento 'desert sand' ink, coloured with Promarkers and I outlined the edges of the butterfly, bird and flowers with a Sakura glitter pen to make them stand out a bit. I ran a gold pen (looks a bit black in the photo) along the edges of the card before matting onto a piece of Dovercraft 'princess fairytale' paper and then onto a 5 x 5 inch card base. It needed something else so I added some gold gems to finish.




Mrs A's Butterfly challenge is asking for a 'butterfly and I for inks' so I'm heading over to join in the fun.



Also the Penny Black Saturday challenge has 'anything goes' as their first theme for 2016 so I shall head over there as well.


I seem to have a bit of a thing going on this year as all my posts have included a bird... it wasn't intended but I just wonder if it's all the birds I hear singing when I wake up in the morning that's  influencing me?! Anyway, thanks for popping by today and I hope you all have a good weekend.

19 comments:

Barb said...

Oh this is really pretty Andrea. What a beautiful stamp that is. I like the idea of stamping in a lighter colour then using the Sakura glitter pen to go round some edges. I'll have to try that. I love the Sakura glitter pens and use them a lot for water colouring too. Barbxx

Kath said...

A lovely card and beautiful colouring too.
Kath x

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,fab image and design.xxx

brenda said...

Lovely card and colours Andrea.

Have a good weekend.

B x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Andrea, a lovely soft image and pretty colours.
Pauline
x

Gibmiss said...

Hello
Love your card... Great stamp....
Thanks for joining us us at Penny Black Saturday Challengev
Hugs Sylvie x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Andrea, love the stamp and soft colour scheme.
Thanks for joining this months PBSC too
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Great image and a lovely choice of colours and layout.

Kath x

Cara said...

What a beautiful stamp. Love your choice of colours, a really peaceful card I think.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful and elegant card. I love it!!
Kevin xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty card and would be useful for many occasions!

Greta said...

I'd say it's good that stamp ended up in your basket--wonderful card with beautiful coloring! So glad you joined us at PBSC!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous image, love this one. Fabulous design and colour combo..
xx
 {aNNie}

Donna Hanley said...

I'm very glad this ended up in your cart because you created a gorgeous card with it. Isn't it always that way, something you are not sure about or would not normally buy ends up being one of the best things you own? Have a good weekend.

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous stamp and I like how you have picked out the flower and birds to then colour in for definition. The rest of the stamp really fades out into the backdrop. Lovely effect. I bought a pack of Sakura pens on a must have at all costs whim. Guess what,they have never been used!! Thankyou for fluttering by mu butterfly inking challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

Such a gorgeous stamp image, and beautifully done in the pale colors! A very peaceful, lovely card! hugs, de

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The soft pastel colours are gorgeous, it's a wonderful card. Enjoy rest of the weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Darnell J Knauss said...

You can keep on doing bird card art all year long as far as I'm concerned, Andrea! I love how you are showcasing them! And I love that you gave this NBUS stamp some beautiful love with this design!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my...so glad this stamp jumped into your cart...turned out gorgeous!!!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!


♥ Sue Kment