Friday, December 31, 2010

Butterflies and Blossoms

I went on a shopping spree at Flourishes recently and one of the sets I got was the Butterflies & Blossoms set.  It's such a gorgeous set and I couldn't wait to use it! Of course, I know nothing about flowers or butterflies so I looked up what a clemantis looked like, but all the ones I found were purple or pink and I just wasn't feeling like pink today : /  So, instead they're orangy.  I tried.

The papers used are from the BasicGrey Curio 6x6 Paper Pad.  I used my yummy new silk ribbon from May Arts, added a doily behind the image and did some sewing on the four panels in the back.

The edges of the Nestabilities Labels 2 die were distressed using the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool using the Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad while the die cut was still on top of the paper. The image was colored using Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush.  Feels weird not to have a sentiment on the front.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!!

Stamps: Flourishes Butterflies and Blossoms
Medium: Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush  
Paper: BasicGrey Curio 6x6 Paper Pad
Accessories: ribbon, pearls, doily
ToolsNestabilities Labels 2, Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper CutterATG adhesive gun

This card is for a few challenges:


Suzi said...

This is so beautiful my dear, love the orange and the design. A very Happy New Year when it arrives.
Suzi x


Happy New Year Ann! Love your layout and backing papers, and the image is stunning. There is actually a Clematis called "Orange Peel" and although it is more of a deep yellow shade, it is definitely not Pink or Purple, so you were spot-on with the orange Clematis theme!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Cheryl said...

Simply gorgeous! Your coloring is just stunning.

Happy New Year!

Brandi said...

Hi Ann ~ Your card is gorgeous! :) Have a Happy New Year's Eve!

Smiles ~ Brandi

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, how fabulous is this, Ann? I love the shades of orange you used - all the colors are so rich and beautiful and your image goes perfectly with that BG paper. And of course that silk ribbon is to die for!

Wishing you and your a happy and healthy new year!


cardmaking bird said...

Beautiful card - and I think you were right to go with the orange tones. Have a Happy New Year. Hugs, Marie x

Lorraine said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous! Love the colors you used, your coloring and stitching! Happy New Year!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow this is so gorgeous! I just love your beautiful cards and amazing coloring!

Tracey xx :D

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Anne love the distressing and the gorgeous design, those flowers are beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy.
A very Happy New Year to you.

Hugs Linda

Silke Ledlow said...

Super gorgeous card Ann!!! Love the rich colors and your coloring! The pearls are the perfect embellishment! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

WOW! You have some mad coloring skills! Stunning card! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Pearl Challenge!

Romantyczka said...

Śliczne :)