8 February 2013

Craft Stamper Magazine Blog Challenge




Hi everyone and today I have a card to share which I've made as part of the challenge on the Craft Stamper Magazine blog. The challenge is featuring a technique in the new March issue by Jo Allison and an absolutely gorgeous one it is too. The challenge is open to all and will last for two months so I hope you'll pop over to Craft Stamper blog for the info and to see all the fantastic creations of the design team.


My card is cut with a Sizzix Tim Holtz Cabinet Card Die from water colour paper and for the card base I used Jo's airbrushing technique through a Butterfly Flight stencil by Imagination Crafts. The front panel cut with the Movers and Shapers mini cabinet card die is inked through the largest butterfly in the stencil and then sponged with the distress inks. I stamped over the sponging using the same colour inks with stamps from Kaisercraft and Tim Holtz then edged everything with gold relief paste. I sponged extra butterflies through the stencil and cut these out to add on top of the centre panel and I also dyed some seam binding with the inks and used the pearl pens to make the butterfly centres. The centre panel is raised up slightly on some foam tape. 

16 comments:

Fliss said...

This is really gorgeous Chris. Love that bright grungy background and the butterflies look beautiful against it.
Fliss xx

Tine said...

Fabulous colours, Chris. You must be one busy crafter!
Tine :)

Christina C. said...

Incredibly gorgeousssss!!!!!! WOW!!!
Love the spectacular colors and the shape of this card!

Redanne said...

This is a beautiful creation Chris, the colours you have chosen work so well together, the paste around the edges looks wonderful and the butterflies are fabulous. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

Danielle Champagne said...

OH!!!!!!!!! Chris, this is WOW. Not only am I out of breath, but out of words! Your card reminds me of a beautiful summer day, full of sun, a day on which you can feel LIFE and beauty. This technique is fabulous, can't wait for my copy of this magazine! the shape of your card is also MAGNIFIQUE, like a window opening on a paradise. your creations always make me dream... It is winter in Montreal today!
I need that light and explosion of colors.
Have a lovely weekend. Hugs.

Angela said...

Very beautiful Chris! I love the shape of your card and the gorgeous colors. Love the gold dots bordering all the layers on your card. Have a great day dear, hugs, Angela

whyducks said...

Pretty!

butterfly said...

Love the glorious pools of colour dancing across this - just gorgeous!
Alison x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning colour mix - love the impact of this technique. The gold dot edging looks fab. Nicola x

Kelly Neis said...

This resembles stained glass to me. I love how the colors are mixed and then dotted around. Those butterflies add o the flurry and elegance that I see. Beautiful card, I could see this framed and matted, ooh pretty Chris!

Hugs to you!
Kelly

barbarastewart1 said...

QUITE SIMPLY .... OUTSTANDING. And I do mean in EVERY way possible. Wanna move to Florida and we could "PLAY" together!!!! Hugs, Barbara

Sandy said...

Gorgeous - I just ordered the magazine for one year.
Sandy

Anita Houston said...

Artsy goodness gorgeousness!

Juls said...

fabulous!! Hugs Juls

Sasha said...

This is a stunning card, Chris! Fabulous vibrant colours! I love your butterflies and lovely layers xx