Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Bright thoughts

I wanted a quick "thinking of you" card to send to a friend and thought bright colours and a cheerful image would be the way to go.

I masked with torn paper and sponged inks into the centre and then "finger walked" a paisley background stamp to give just a touch of hit-and-miss pattern to the block. I did my usual trick of stamping just the antennae on the card and then adding a cut out butterfly over the top - just the body is stuck down so the wings are bent up slightly from the card.

I was just going to add the sentiment and leave it very clean and simple but I managed to get a tiny smudge of espresso ink on there - typical when you're about done! Tiny gems came to the rescue and I think I've got away with it.

I'm afraid the pinks didn't photograph too well, the colouring is smoother in real life.

Stamps:
Antique Engravings (Hero Arts)
Sentiment from Poppy bottles (Stampendous)
Paisley Backgrounder (CHF, retired)

Paper: smooth white

Ink: Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Pool, Stream and Espresso)

Other:
Copic markers
Acrylic nail art gems
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


11 comments:

Scrapmate said...

A lovely card with vibrant colours, I'm sure this will cheer your friend up.

gardenpinks said...

A beautiful, cheerful card. Love that butterfly
Lynn x

Kath said...

Gorgeous butterfly. A lovely card which I am sure your friend will enjoy.

Shar said...

Very striking!

Deborah said...

A wonderful celebration of colour (and thank goodness for small gems :-)

ElizabethR said...

Gorgoues card, I love the colours. Elizabeth x

Kathy said...

This is stunning the turquoise and pink are such perfect bedfellow

Effie said...

I love your one layer kind of cards.... It's something I'm going to try..

Lucy Edmondson said...

Perfect! I am far too messy to attempt this,

Lucy x

Elaine said...

Loving the bright bold colours of this. Very cheerful!!

Traceyr said...

Beautiful Joanne - I love how you have shaded in that butterfly.

♥ :)