Sunday, 7 May 2017

May at Stamping Sensations

Good Morning! It is the first Sunday of the Month and time for a new Challenge over at Stamping Sensations! This month's theme is.....
***Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy*** 
As the title suggests we want to see your projects with one of these items as a MAIN FEATURE. The perfect opportunity to ink up all those butterflies, fairies and other magical images, the choice is up to you but we do need to see something stamped and associated with the theme focally on your artwork.......a small punched or die cut Butterfly will not suffice. Conventional rubber/acrylic stamps and digital images are acceptable, but pre-coloured digital images and toppers are not. And please note: if we do not comment on your entry it will be because it does not follow the theme, qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment. We do not want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who do follow the rules.
 For my card I created a distress oxide background (smooshing technique), then stamped with the Bigz Butterfly 1 from Inkylicious in versafine black, embossing in clear embossing powder. I added glossy accents over the butterfly to give some dimension and it helped to highlight the colours too. I used a grey pencil rayon aroundthe betterfly to gibe the impression of a shadow. My verdict on distress oxides? I NEED all the colours!!!
What is the prize I hear you ask? Feast your eyes on this lovely lot! 
I wish I could enter!  
Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at all the fantastic creations by my lovely teamies. There is some wonderful inspiration again this month! Hope you get the chance to join in and I'll look forward to seeing all your lovely creations!  
Before I go I want to share some photos from Last Sunday's walk at Whyming Brook Nature reserve, a 20 minute drive from Sheffield. It really is a most beautiful place...

Thanks for looking! 


brenda said...

Your Butterfly looks beautiful against the oxide background Sally, they so give a lovely and different finish don't they.

Super photos and lovely clarity.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This butterfly looks really familiar Sally :) it's beautiful isn't it. I love how you've coloured it and your background looks wonderful. I'm only dreaming of the Distress Oxides at the moment but they really do create the most incredible backgrounds, this being one of them. Your photographs are stunning too, such a beautiful place. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card, love the background and the butterfly is wonderful, a gorgeous card, your photos are so lovely.

Joan said...

Beautiful card Sally, the colours of the oxides are fabulous and really compliment that gorgeous butterfly.


Canonbury creations said...

Beautiful card Sally, great background. Lovely photos too!
Val x

Tracy said...

Such a pretty butterfly Sally, the colours are beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

What a stunning creation Sally, the background is a truly magical setting for your fabulous butterfly! I am envious of the beautiful locations you are always posting.

Lynne K said...

well, what can I say? That butterfly! Just stunning! Love the background. Gorgeous photos too. x