21 April 2013

Backgrounds




...is the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week and I'm scraping in at the last minute with my little ATC sized notebook. I used stamps from the Penny Black Social Butterfly clear stamp set and a jewellery border stamp from the Paperartsy Lynne Parella stamp set 002 to create my background stamped over a layer of spritzed distress ink.

The Tando chipboard swirly butterfly is inked and stamped in the same way and then heat embossed with clear powder. I added flowers, corners and pearl pen pearls to finish off the cover and then put in the pages with the back cover.



Hope ouve had a great weekend, it was lovely and sunny here in the south east for two whole days! Spring is official :D.

Chris x


21 comments:

rachel said...

just stunning Chris - a beauty xx

Fiona said...

Another stunner, gorgeous colours Chris.
xx

Redanne said...

You really do make the most stunning backgrounds Chris and this one is no exception. Wonderful colour choices and really love all the butterflies! A beautiful little notebook. Hugs, Anne x

Vibekke`s blog said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colors you've used

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous colors and design! Love the butterfly and all the wonderful flowers! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris, well spring made its way to Montreal, today was beautiful and sunny! and a tiny little warmer. Love your little notebook, it is so precious I would write love phrases in it! all beautiful stuff! the color combo is awesome, the butterflies so beautiful! Very very lovely. Hugs.

inkypinkycraft said...

a really stunning piece!hugs trace x

Juls said...

Just gorgeous !! Hugs Juls xxx

Buttons said...

Beautiful work Chris. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

So stunning, Chris - what a mini masterpiece!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a great make! Love the background and the butterflies look amazing. Wonderful colours too!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

whyducks said...

Lovely Chris.

Cami said...


Gorgeous, again, Chris. I love these colors together and the dimensional effects.

Kelly Neis said...

Beautiful colors and I love the top butterfly for texture.
Love the florals and the purple corners complete so nicely. This is a beautiful and rich colored tag.
Hugs Kelly

Only By His Grace said...

OMG!! Just adorable Chris. I really love the richness of your colours.
The background is gorgeous. love it.
Hugs Maz

Christina C. said...

Your backgrounds are always breathtaking! Love the butterflies and all the wonderful embellishments!
A spectacular notebook!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous as always - I will pay good $$$$ if you will ship me some talent.
Love your work Chris - hope all is well.
Sandy

Anita Houston said...

What a great and colorful cover! Love the florals on it!

Julie said...

This is awesome Chris - fabulous colours and design!! Juliexx

Sasha said...

Your colours choices are delicious, Chris! Beautiful background work. Such a gorgeous little ATC notebook x