Feb 22, 2014

Always and Forever.

Good Morning from a wet and humid Auckland.
This week I had a few friends around to share some crafting time, and as is always the case, we verbalised more than we created, I did manage to spread some texture paste through a butterfly stencil within the three hours!!! 
Very productive of me.
Anyway the next morning, I used the butterflies and made a wedding card, and goodness me no stitching to be seen.... but only because I forgot.

Distress inks have been used to lightly colour up the texture paste images.
The bottom half was heat embossed with White embossing powder, which looks a light cream on my White card stock.
The centre frame has been dry embossed.


The design for the card was inspired by this Sketch, which is this weeks Challenge over on Just Add Ink.

http://just-add-ink.blogspot.co.nz/

27 comments:

Barb said...

Love the beautiful soft colors and wonderful layering, Sue! Such a pretty wedding card!

Christine Blain said...

Sue, this is such a beautiful, elegant card, and you've used the sketch perfectly. I'm off to a 'stamping day' tomorrow, and fear that I may be even less productive than you were, with your friends! Ah well, the companionship is more important. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

cheryl Baker said...

Oh sue this is classy stylish and the colours are perfect such a gorgeoys card hun love it to bits hugs cheryl xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful and elegant Sue, a lovely design and finish xx

Dawn Turley said...

what fun it is to have friends to stamp Sue. I miss stamping with you and seeing your work in real life. This is a beautiful card. I'm loving using the paste with stencils and love the look you've achieved here.

Lisa M said...

LOLOL...phew...don't over do it!! :)
I laughed out loud at your wonderful post and seeing your beautiful dragonfly and butterflies on this wedding card was very inspiring. I love the curvy doo-dad thingy that runs vertical on the right side and symbolizes a bit the spread wings on your gorgeous textured pasted creations. :)
Nicely done Onion!!
hugs and happy weekend.
Quirks

Mary J said...

What a great way to use that sketch, Sue - a beautiful card!

Mary J said...

What a great way to use that sketch, Sue - a beautiful card!

Ira Huberts said...

Such a classy and elegant card Sue, lovely soft tones and textures, so pretty! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Vada said...

Oh My, sounds like home here, we get together and all we get done is TALKING!!!. But what a Beautiful card came from a Good Talk! Well Worth It!! Love it Sue.
Hugs Vada

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

What a soft pretty card you've created! Perfect for a wedding :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, sue... love the embossing paste butterflies! sounds like you had a lot of fun with your crafty friends... even if you talked more than crafted (which is exactly what i would have done, too, lol!!)! smiles

Evelyn S. said...

This is such a beautiful card, Sue! Very sweet and dreamy. (I've taken out my embossing paste two or three times, but haven't used it yet!)I do love that delicate dragonfly in the soft colors.

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Like the subtle colours and the time you took over the butterflies and texture paste was well worth the result LOL Crafting with friends is the best fun

Astrid Maclean said...

What a beautiful and elegant card, it looks stunning!!

Greta said...

Absolutely stunning work, Sue! I so love the soft, elegant look with all the wonderful texture! I haven't tried paste with a stencil like a butterfly, but you're making me want to. Hugs, Greta

KimB said...

The monochromatic neutral tones really give this a very elegant feel Sue. I love the texture you got using the paste with the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

inkeverywhere said...

Lovely card - I love all the textures you have on it. Beautiful soft colours really set it off. Chantell JAI

Mandy Chilvers said...

beautiful and elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at CraftyHands

Melissa Latchem said...

I love this card so elegant!! Many thanks for joining the crafty hands challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Anita Houston said...

There is just something so EXTRA striking about an all white piece that makes me so happy! This is gorgeous! Love the embossing, the layers, the elegance!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Sue. I love the elegant colors and all the layers of beautiful embellishments. Wonderful design :)

Sammy said...

This is so lovely! Really elegant. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Rita said...

What a Stunning card Sue. So much texture and interesting things to see. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxx

Diane said...

Sue, this is such a beautiful design.

Hugs Diane

butterfly said...

Just love the delicate tinting on the paste... that little dragonfly is wonderful! Super elegant card, and it sounds as though you had the chatting/crafting balance down fine!
Alison x

Marci said...

Elegant and lovely.