Friday 23 June 2017

Friday Focus

Today I'm playing along with the Stamplorations monthly Theme and Sketch Challenge.

Although it's not necessary to use both the sketch and theme I'm a bit of a one for making things difficult for myself and always want to include everything from a challenge. So the stamping bit was easy, but the family bit had me thinking. Eventually I went with a sentiment quote that I thought was a good fit, masked off the bottom circular shape and stamped it once in black and then several more times a bit paler by stamping off onto scrap paper first.

I used the same colours as the flowers from the sketch to stamp and hand cut the butterflies, picking up on the graduating sizes. I only glued down the middle of each butterfly so that I could lift the wings and create a dimensional look.

Stamps: Stamplorations, Winged Things; Inkylicious, Momwents Memories
Inks: SU, real red; Memento, bahama blue, rose bud, grape jelly, tangelo, tuxedo black
Promarker: cool grey 1

And before I go I just want to give you all a heads up on a terrific way to be in with a chance to win some Stamplorations goodies in their wishlist linky party. All you need to do is visit the Stamplorations website - HERE and create a wishlist - now that's so easy! - and then share it on their blog link up - HERE. Of course I've added a few things to my wishlist - HERE - and you can find all the details about how to join in the fun - HERE.

I'm thrilled that you spent some time here today looking at my blog, thank you.  And keep crafting!

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  1. Jane, I love the sketchy, airy feel of your card...and what a great idea to glue down just the middle of the butterflies so the wings could flutter! Love seeing this beauty in the gallery -- well done in combining the theme and sketch! (Oh and please don't forgot to add this post to the Wishlist Linky Party if you haven't yet for your extra entry.)

  2. Simply beautiful CAS card design, Jane. I love how you stamped, fussy cut and popped up your sweet butterflies and your multi stamped wonderful sentiment. TFS Hugs

  3. Love your take on the sketch Jane, the stamping on the upper section is fab as are the flutterbies.
    Thanks for linking up to STAMPlorations. :)

  4. Popped in to say that I love your card and it really stands out in the gallery...Such a pretty card x


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