Thursday, 19 June 2014

Study in gold

   Sometimes I just like to experiment with different colouring mediums and see what turns out. This is one of those experiments. The end result is a little more shiny than the photograph shows, only the leaves appearing matt.
   This image is one of the Pilkington butterflies from Stamps Away. I coloured the leaves using a gold Letraset metallic marker and the flowers using a black Promarker pen and a gold gel pen. This was matted and layered onto gold mirri card and white card. I then edged the design with black peel off edged with gold.
    I stamped the butterfly a second time, going over the markings using the Promarker pen. I then covered the white area with a Quickie glue pen and applied gold gilding flakes. After cutting it out I decoupaged it to the design, attaching it with glue gel. Finally I added the greeting.

   I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Allsorts - white and gold plus one (black)
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - CAS or full on
   Imagination Crafts - all that glitters
   Love To Create - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - anything goes
   Through The Purple Haze - anything goes
   Open Minded Crafting - things with wings
   Dragonfly Dreams - anything with wings
   The East Wind - bling


brenda said...

This a really elegant and classy looking card Mary, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

B c

Laurian said...

I like your experiment! Its stunning and I bet IRL it looks amazing!

Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back again soon!


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fiona henderson said...

Oh how simply wonderful............what a creation. wow..

Fiona DT

Susan Kennedy said...

Beautiful!! That butterfly is just stunning! Love the colors!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
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Helene E said...

This is such a lovely creation! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Allsorts with this gorgeous golden project.

Cathy P. said...

Beautiful use of gold in your CAS card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Cathy*xx

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card! very elegant! thanks for playing with "Crafty Sentiments this week. Good luck!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Great job hun and ty for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams hugs Judith DT x

Avril Ann said...

Oh how wonderful is this card, so elegant, love the image and your stunning colouring, thank you for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts, this month, best of luck xxx

Jacqui's Crafts said...

very beautiful such a elegant card thank you for joining TTPH

Jacqui DT

Mikha Adriani said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this week. Wish to see you at our next challenges :)
Hugs, Mikha

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Such a pretty card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts ' Gold, White Plus One challenge' and hope to see you on the new challenge starting tomorrow x Susan x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Just gorgeous card! Fabulous CAS design!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Suzanne C said...

Yummy gold tones! Love the effect on the flowers and the pretty leaves. Pretty card! Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.


Hanne M. said...

Really beautiful CAS card! Very elegant, I just love it! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is one of those cards I wish I could see in real life. It's beautiful here but I'll bet it's spectacular with the light playing off the gold. Very striking design...wonderful use of white space to showcase the beautiful image. Thanks for joining our Bling challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon.

rachel said...

beautiful work! Really stunning - thanks for joining us over at imagination Crafts this month! Hugs rachel xx