Thursday, October 20, 2011

Butterfly Life

Finally time to blog.... this week has been so busy at work, I've been shattered in the evening and haven't done much other than looking at a few blogs and commenting.  I've done a whole heap of driving over the last 4 days.... over 380 kilometres (about 240 miles)  All over the south of Auckland.  So as you can imagine, my back was a bit achy and I was rather tired.

Anyway, tonight I am sharing a couple of cards I made on Saturday at Stamp Group.  I did two butterfly cards.


Butterfly Life


This first one started with some white card stock onto which I added a small circle as a mask for the sun...I then sponged some Broken China and Scattered Straw distress ink onto the card.  I then stamped the butterfly stamp (from Stamp-It) once on the background and once on a scrap piece of card.  I sponged some distress ink over the scrap piece and cut it out to layer onto the main piece.   The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

Card number two also used a Stamp-It butterfly stamp

Faux Tile butterfly


Our tutorial at group was Faux Tiling.  I used this technique to make my centre panel.  I distressed with some Antique Linen distress and used a white gel pen to "grout" my tile. The gold embossed background  is a Hero Arts stamp.  The base card was white till I sponged on some Antique Linen distress.  The chocolate and aqua card is Bazzill. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to visit some more blogs.

Cheers

Dawn

18 comments:

cardcreationsnz said...

Lovely cards. I always like using butterfly stamps.

The background sponging looks great with your masked sun. Love the extra layer you have added to the main butterfly.

The colours you have used in the second card work really well together. I like the faux tiling. Very clever. Did you use a scor-pal for that?

Jackie said...

Those are beautiful! I especially like the faux tiling on the second card - stunning!

Barb said...

Oh, Dawn, these are both so beautiful! I adore the first card with those gorgeous butterflies and your beautifully inked sky! Love the tiling technique too - neat effect - so pretty!

I sure hope you'll be doing lots of resting this weekend - you deserve it. Take care of that back! Hugs! :)

Maureen Morton said...

Dawn - sorry you have been driving so much! Love both of these adorable cards. The first one is a perfect reflection of flight and love the tile look on the second.

Lisa said...

Both are amazing, Dawn- really pretty :) I LOVE this "tile" effect you created. That's my fav! What a cool idea!

Cath said...

Beautiful cards, Dawn! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Dawn these cards are both lovely, your inked sky in the first is fabulous. Take it easy after your busy week and rest your poor back!
Hugs
Sally

Brenda said...

I love your gorgeous cards Dawn! THose butetrflies are simply beautiful! Love that faux tiling!

paula said...

Wow Dawn these are two amazing cards. I especially love the second one. The tiles look amazing. I do hope you get a chance to rest & recover. Have a wonderful weekend xoxoxoxoxo

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards Dawn, my favourite is the first one.
luv
Debby

Virginia L. said...

The butterfly card is beautiful!! The masking and shading are superb! And how neat to see the Faux Tiling! What a NEAT effect! Have a great weekend! Hope you recover from all the driving!

sheila said...

these are glorious Dawn. I love both equally but the second card with the faux tiling....WOW! every aspect of the card is beautiful. do a tutorial maybe please???

craftymonster81 said...

These are both beautiful, love the colour graduation on the first one
Lindsay xx

Sanne said...

Gorgeous elegant cards Dawn. My fave is the first - love it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

A stunning duo Dawn!

Jacqueline said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous Dawn!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Butterfly cards! Love the softly floating butterflies in the first card.

Tiffany said...

WOW!! I love these cards Dawn! The butterflies really come to life, beautifully done! I know what you mean by not having enough blogging and crafting time! Life certainly keeps us busy!