Monday, 21 June 2010

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge


Today's card is for the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge where the theme is "Monochromatic and Wings".

I love my Tim Holtz Distress Inks, but find I rarely use the colour "Pine Needles" so today I have given centre stage to this colour.

I always struggle to capture, glimmer, shine or sparkle when I photograph a card.

For the base of the card I used a 5" x 5" Crafts Too embossing folder (I can't wait for them to bring out more embossing folders in this size). The main image is Magenta "Lovely Meadow", I stamped this using Pine Needles distress ink and then covered it with Versamark Dazzle "Frost" and heat embossed the whole square with clear embossing powder. The X-Cut punch butterfly was stamped with a Crafty Indivuals Crackle stamp, covered with Versamark Dazzle and spritzed with water to make the ink run a little. The sentiment is from Stampin Up! and has also been stamped in Pine Needles and again covered with Versamark Dazzle.

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I have spent the time enjoying the weather and have severely neglected my laptop, I really must catch up on all your lovely blogs.

Hugs, Clare xx


Tracy said...

So beautiful and elegant Clare, I love the stamp and the colour looks fab.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftimamma said...

This is gorgeous Clare. Pine Needles is a beautiful colour and the image you have chosen works so well using this colour.

Lesley XX

kathleen said...

Beautiful card Clare.

Kathleen x

Juls said...

so beautiful and elegant! Hugs Juls

Vicky said...

NEED that stamp Clare...You sold it to me, wow what a job you have done here, your TH colour choice was perfect, just wished I was more articulate to express how beautiful this really is....

Stunning job, I can't keep my eyes off it!!!

chris said...

Hi Clare
wow what a stunning elegant card, love the pureness of it.
hugs chris xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christine said...

Hi Clare this is gorgeous love the clean unclutterd look great image & layout.

Hugs Christine xx

brenda said...

Gorgeous Claire, I love this stamp as well.

Isn't it funnt about Pine Needles, it's one I hardle use either, but it looks really great here and think I need to give mine a second chance.

B x

Annie said...

fabulous card Claire and I love the Pine Needles shade you have used.
hugs, annie x

Liz, said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful.

Liz x

Spyder said...

Love the embossing,really shows off the card, lovely butterfly too

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Clare, very elegant!

Donna said...

Wow this is beautiful Claire, I love the colours and the butterfly is stunning :) Donna x

Sandra said...

A really stunning card

Sally H said...

I love it! Stunning card, Clare. I've only used my pine needles on Christmas cards so far, but I think I better get it out and have a play!

itsabrt said...

What a truly dynamic card! Beth

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Clare this is stunning the crispness of that image against that beautiful white embossed card is gorgeous

Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Clare

I am only just getting into the whole distress inks arena .. .. and this isn't one of the ones I own. It is a gorgeous shade though.

Loving your card and the embossing very much. Great look.

Love Jules xx