Tuesday 16 August 2016

Butterfly mask

Good afternoon, having a quiet day today after a day out with my gorgeous granddaughters yesterday. We took them to Dreamland,  a retro style amusement park in Margate - they loved it. We had a great time too- reminiscing over what the park was like when we were kids - and the girls were as good as gold!
I made a card inspired by the current challenge at Aurora Wings, the theme is 'Theatrical'. I printed the image out with a deep purple instead of a white background,  used copics for colouring, then coloured over the  mask with a gold sparkle pen. I printed the mask again, cut it out and curved it slightly before attaching it over the original to add some dimension.
 I then played with the  background paper, I used gold ink to stamp the lace in the bottom right corner ( I love this lace stamp!) and some gold leaves in the bottom left corner (hidden by the flowers). I used a diamond patterned stencil and texture paste (top right corner), colouring the paste when dry by lightly skimming over it with the gold ink pad. The edges are distressed and embossed with gold EP and then I sprinkled shabby green frantage around quite liberally! The red flowers are handmade using Heartfelt Creations vintage floret die...they're not actually as dark as they look here and match the flowers on the image quite closely! The doily is embossed with gold EP too.  Loads of messy fun!
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely afternoon!
Challenges entered :
aurorawings #34 Theatrical
craftingfromtheheart #123
sparklensprinkle August Challenge
Crafty Awesomeness  Aug Challenge
diesrus - doily and/or lace
pileiton #114 make your own background
welove2create #17


Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Chris....Love the colours and background and your pretty roses.....Glad you had a lovely day with your Granddaughters...Joolsx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Chris....Love the colours and background and your pretty roses.....Glad you had a lovely day with your Granddaughters...Joolsx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Chris and love all the techniques you used. The lace stamp in gold is gorgeous and love the mask and dimension..


Darlene said...

How unique and beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Doily and/or Lace’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Kathleen said...

I've been to Margate, twice but a long long time ago.
Super card, gorgeous dies and fabulous colours, love the subtle background.

Kath x

Pamellia said...

Wow, so beautiful Chris! This could be a poster for some Disney movie about a mysterious Princess! Oh boy, I would watch that for sure!! Stunning! hugs :)

Sandy said...

Pretty combination of techniques. A wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy DT

marion said...

lovely card and perfect to the theatrical theme, thank you so much for joining us at Aurorawings challenge, hugs, Marion

laurie said...

Beautiful colors and design! I love all the fun details.Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

Polkadoodles said...

Great make Chris! Thanks for joining in with us over at WeLove2Create challenge this week xx

Jessica K said...

WOW! Love all these details! The Gold Embossing powder is a perfect accent! Thanks for joining us this month at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenge!

Jess - DT

Terry said...

Fabulous, thank you for joining us as the We Love To Create Challenge Blog Hugs Terry xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! What a striking design, Chris! Love how the mask just pops against the purple and the dimension you've added. Gorgeous die cut, too. Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining our 'Theatrical' Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Beautiful work, Chris! Love how you made the mask pop out against the deep purple background. Gorgeous coloring, and all the textures you created are beautiful - I particularly love the lace stamp. Thank you for joining our 'Theatrical' challenge at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xx