Monday, 13 April 2015

Butterfly Wings

Morning All!

Hope this post finds you well and I also hope that you've had a spot of spring-like weather. We have been enjoying some glorious sunshiny days here on the south coast of the UK. I've still got another week off work, so I hope this fine spell continues!

Over at Incy Wincy Designs this morning, we're starting a new challenge - this one is a lovely challenge as it's Embossing - Wet or Dry. As usual we have a fantastic sponsor lined up for this challenge and this week it's Nikki Burnette who draws fantasy art. Nikki has been kind enough to let the DT have a selection of images to choose to design with, and here is the card I've made using one of Nikki's wonderful fairy images, Analiese:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Card Base - is pre-made white card, approx 15cm square
  • Mat & Layer Paper - is from a now retired Bearly Mine Designs collection called "Plain and Simple". I've used colourway 34 and I love how Donna digitally distressed the edges of the paper ... kind of gives it a worn look doesn't it.
  • Embossed Layer - is made using Centura Pearl in Snow White Silver (I got mine in a bumper pack from Crafter's Companion but they don't appear to be stocking it at the mo) which I ran through my Big Shot together with an Embossalicious 6 x 6" Folder called Butterfly Love. I've added a small gem to the centre of the bow and have also cut away one part of the bow to lift it up so I could slip my image underneath.
  • Image - is called Analiese and she is by Nikki Burnette. I have brought Analiese and her fluttery friend to life using my Spectrum Noir Pencils in the listed colours before die cutting her using my largest Die'sire Essentials Rectangles die and then ink distressed the edges with the lightest shade in my Papermania Capsule Collection Red Hot Ink Pad.
    • Skin - 4, 5, 9
    • Hair - 84, 107, 87, 99 (I'm really, really pleased with the way this looks!)
    • Dress - 36, 32, 105, 117, 119, 120, Silver Gel Pen
    • Wings - 61, 50, 52, 78, 80, 82, Silver Gel Pen
    • Butterfly - 104, 61, 50, 52, 78, 80, 82, Silver Gel Pen
  • Sentiment - is by my blogging buddy Annette and this was a freebie on her blog last year. She still has some freebies there, so if you drop by please be sure to say that you came from my blog! I also ink distressed this with the lightest shade in my Papermania Capsule Collection Red Hot Ink Pad.

I hope I've inspired you to dig out your embossing folders and boards or ink pads, embossing powders and heat guns and join in with our Embossing challenge this week - the challenge ends on Sunday 19th April 2015.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

That's it from me for today - hope you have a good day and I'll catch you later in the week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Beautiful Helen love image and embossing.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. love the pastel colours of your image and the embossed bakground. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Crafty Cards and More. Mary

  3. What a beautiful card-love the beautiful fairy and the gorgeous embossing! Thanks for joining us at Aloha Friday's Fairytale/fantasy challenge!

  4. a beautiful make Helen - really lovely colouring too - fabby! Hugs Rachel x

  5. Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge!! :)

  6. Love the fairy and the background embossing! Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

  7. A beautiful card Helen, It's a lovely image and I'm delighted you've used the sentiment! Thanks for the credit too. :0) Hope you're ok.

  8. Hi Helen thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  9. Lovely card.. Thanks for joining us over at Kitty Bees this week..

    DT Pam

  10. What an adorable card! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Include a Butterfly challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT


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