Friday, 25 April 2014

A bit of ink

Today I had just been messing about with colours on a piece of scrap card mainly to see what they were like together when it struck me that the top part of the card had some colours in that looked like sky and a summer sun!
So I simply chopped it up into three equal sized pieces and took out some small grassy ferny type stamps.
Inked the small stamps with Peeled Paint DI and stamped a couple of times on the pieces.
The pieces overpowered my usual square card and i didn't really want to chop them up any smaller so I had to use a DL card instead!

Scored lines above and below and then from another piece of the inked scrap where I'd used different colours I punched out a small butterfly.
Wee bit of glitter on the butterfly and job sorted.  No sentiment yet as I don't know what I'll use it for!

Challenges -
Simon Says - CAS
TTRCD - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - CAS
CASology - Cue Word- Garden
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Created with Love - In the Garden
Butterfly Challenge 6 - Glamorous Butterfly
CAS-ual Fridays - 3 (3 stamps)

Have a great weekend! x


  1. Hi Viv
    Fabulous card... Love the inking....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  2. I love this Viv, the colours, the design...everything.Beautiful card fit for any occasion! x

  3. Gorgeous card, love the idea.

    Kath x

  4. Lovely card Viv, fab inking!
    Val x

  5. Very beautiful and has a lovely delicate feel to it.

  6. Love the design of your card Viv great colours and love your stamping


  7. This is gorgeous Viv, such an effective design and I love the colours.
    Sue xx

  8. everything about the card is lovely

  9. Love this kind of innovation Viv. Such a visual treat. The composition is a joy to see and the colors contribute to the whole visual effect. Sorry. Must sit back and enjoy what I am seeing.


  10. You have a great eye for design, Viv! I love the three little scenes on the long card!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. A beautiful card. Love the inking and design. It's like looking through a window.

  12. What a beautiful card, so simple yet so elegant :o)
    Jackie xx

  13. This is just beautiful,lovely images and

  14. Gorgeous card! I love how sometimes its possible to get a great card from 'scraps'. I will be trying to remember this card for later 'Case'ing', lol. Shazsilverwolf xx

  15. That's just gorgeous, so creative...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  16. This is beautiful Viv, I love the design.
    Kevin xx

  17. Beautiful card, and great design. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Clean & Simple Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka DT

  18. gorgeous card, thank you so much for joining us at created with love challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  19. I love your piece of try out colours! It has made a super card and the addition of the reeds jut perfect. The jewel of course being the butterfly. Would love to see you enter over at my current Butterfly challenge as this fits the bill. Hugs Mrs A.

  20. I love the simplicity of this card Viv - so suitable for Thinking of You or a Thank You. Lovely colours. The golf card from Thursday is great. Wonderful vintage image and the argyle print matches it perfectly. The clever embellishments just finishes it brilliantly. Love it! X

  21. Thank you for fluttering by the butterfly trail as this so pretty.
    Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  22. Great card Viv and the scoring finishes it off to perfection.

  23. This is incredible. It is so lovely and really eye catching. Such a peaceful feel to it...think it is the subtle blending you have accomplished.

  24. 3 beautiful 'windows' on a beautiful sunrise - love the blended colours and the drama of the silhouettes. So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  25. Really love this card. So elegant. Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Suz xxx

  26. Gorgeous card Viv :-) I love how you made this like a triptych, beautiful and very clever :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  27. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  28. So many fabulous cards on your blog Viv I just wish that I had time to comment on all of them.
    I've been a very bad visitor lately and it doesn't look like May is going to get any better.
    Never mind who needs a life outside cardmaking lol.
    hugs Kimx

  29. so gorgeous viv.beautiful inking and i love the silhouette stamps :D

    xx coops xx

  30. This is really beautiful! I love your squares! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  31. A great inky background and silhouette stamps. Lynn x

  32. Oooooh WOW,this is Stunning.x

  33. beautiful job with the inking!

    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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