Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Just having a play

Good evening,

Quite often my crafting time is spent making cards for specific reasons so today I took some time to "play".

My first card used two Hero Arts stamps:- F5042 Leaf Flourish for the background and K5378 Hydrangea. I stamped both in Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain" distress ink and I heat embossed the Hydrangea with clear embossing powder.

My second card is an attempt at a one layer card. I used a linen card base and sponged TH Distress inks through an oval nestability cutout. I then sprayed over the inks with "Pearl" glimmer mist. The ink colours are Chipped Sapphire, Crushed Olive and Tumbled Glass. It's a bit dark, but I quite like this. The butterfly is a stampendous cling stamp. I filled in the flowers with a white gel pen. 

Hugs, Clare x


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow 2 fab cards - but that Butterfly is stunning
Lisa ;)

Debs said...

Two super stunning cards Claire - gorgeous butterfly image.
It's great to just play sometimes isn't it!
Have a fab evening
Debs xx

Louise said...

two gorgeous cards - you should make time to play more often!

lisa said...

These are gorgeous cards, Clare. It's great to get some time just to play isn't it. The Hydrangea is beautiful with all the browns and that fantastic butterfly on your inked background is fab. I love the white gel pen. Here's to more playing time!
Hugs Lisax

pinky said...

Wow Clare, very artistic and stunning cards.

Daniele said...

what a couple of scrummy cards

Linny said...

Must admit I love the butterfly one its brilliant. I like the other one too though. lol. Linda

Lynda said...

I love the butterfly card - ti really is beautiful and elegant. The inked background looks fab.

Lynda said...

I love the butterfly card - ti really is beautiful and elegant. The inked background looks fab.

Juls said...

I always thinks its far more fun just playing for the sake of it...I always feel much more creative that way! the results, your butterfly is just beautiful! Hugs Juls

Sam said...

Gorgeous cards Clare.
Sometimes it nice to just play and see what you come up.
Sam x

craftimamma said...

Two beautiful cards Clare. Love the first one because brown and cream are favourites of mine and the flourish background is lovely.

The second one is really pretty and I love your take on this technique. I really like the colours you chose and that butterfly is really delicate. Lovely work as always.

Lesley Xx

Rosietoes said...

Two fabulous cards Clare. Particularly like the butterfly one (I'm a wee bit partial to butterflies LOL)

Edna x

Jacee said...

Two lovely cards Clare, very nice indeed!
Hugs Jacee

Violets Corner said...

They are so beautiful Clare! Love them both, but the butterfly card is brilliant. Your distressing is always great.

Hope everything is okay with you and your family.


Nannieflash said...

Two stunning cards Clare gorgeous images and beautiful card designs. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Inkyfingers said...

Gorgeous cards Clare but I love the blending of the inks on the second one - its stunning.
Carol x

Kat said...

These are both stunning Clare. Very elegant and effective. Love them both.

Kat xx

Marion said...

Two gorgeous carsa Clare. Especially love the butterfly one.

Beth aka BR-T said...

I just like to say wowie wow wow!