Thursday, January 26, 2012

XOXO


A last little card for the current Hero Arts contest which is all about Hugs and Kisses and anything to do with Love!

Cardstock: PTI; Neenah
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink; Versamark; Versafine Onyx Black; Copics
Stamps: Hero Arts (F5158; CL402; CG420)
Other: PTI Tiny Tags Die; Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder; Heart charm (unknown); Glossy Accents; Twine (PTI); corner chomper

I used the lovely Heart Winged Butterfly stamp and the True Friends background stamp from Hero Arts on my card.  The little tag is cut with my PTI Tiny Tags die.

I coloured the butterfly using some Copic markers and added some glossy accents only to the larger hearts on the wings.  The centre panel is clear embossed using the True Friend background, making sure that the word "Love" was in the frame.  I then used the emboss resist technique with some Antique Linen distress ink.  I love that shade of ink, I find it very shabby and romantic in a way.

I wrapped some rustic twine around the centre panel and added a heart charm which I have had in my craft drawer forever, together with a little sentiment tag.  The panel is popped up with some dimensional foam adhesive.

A bit of an unusual color scheme at this time of year but I had it very clear in my mind that I wanted the butterfly in these colors, rich with Love!

On a personal note, here is a picture of my daughter yesterday totally in her element now that she can ride her bicycle!  It makes me so happy!


Wishing you all a fabulous day!

18 comments:

Lisa said...

O-M-G! This butterfly could not be more beautiful! I love this color scheme- unique for Valentine's, but lovelyjust the same. The charm,tag, and twine are the supreme finishing touches, B! GORGEOUS!

Lisa said...

My new favorite from you Brenda! Very pretty, love the sweet little charm too!

Your little one looks so HAPPY!!! :)

Agata said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!!! I love your color scheme! But I was wondering about butterfly's body: did you emboss it with silver/glitter powder? Or did you use a different technique? Anyway, it's amazing! Looks like a brooch!

Stella said...

Well hello proud mum :)!!!!
Such a cute photo of your daughter; they grow up too fast....
Your card for the challenge is spot on. The butterfly is the eye-catcher; it almost pops off the card. Fab job!

Pam W Merwin said...

What a beautiful job - love what you did with the butterfly! I remember when my girls first learned to ride without their training wheels - major accomplishment and oh so proud - just know your daughter is loving it!

Nancy said...

oh, wow! I'm loving this beauty! The butterfly is absolutely gorgeous and the sentiment background is perfect! The little tag and charm are such sweet finishing touches!
Your daughter is so cute enjoying her bike riding independence, thanks for sharing this little slice of your life.

Emily Leiphart said...

A stunning card AND an adorable photo? I love Natasha's pink outfit! This post is awesome all the way.

sheila said...

I love the colors that you have chosen....just gorgeous Brenda. Your butterfly is beautiful....you are inspiring me to pull that little beauty out for some valentine stamping!

Jacqueline said...

Lovely seeing your daughter Brenda, how happy she must be!
Your card is gorgeous! So love the colors, the effects you have added, definitely wow!

Anne said...

Absolutely love your card today Brenda- it's perfect! Love seeing your daughter riding her bike too and jealous of the warm looking weather :)

joy said...

Beautiful card and beautiful daughter, Brenda! Thanks for sharing!

AnitaRex said...

I love that you did this in orange! So pretty! :> And I agree with you on what you said about antique linen ink! :> And so love seeing a picture of your sweetheart daughter! Can't wait to the snow is gone hoping my daughter finally wants to learn how to ride with no training wheels, and now my son has a bike too! :>

Tiffany said...

Wow! Your card is so gorgeous! You make that butterfly sizzle!!! Love it! And the heart charm is sweet! Your girl is so precious!

alexandra s.m. said...

It's beautiful and thanks for including that sweet picture of your DD!!

Have a great Sunday!

Sue Lelli said...

OOPS! I am going through your blogs post backwards and see the butterfly that started it all! LOVE the colors you chose and that heart charm! Your butterfly is GORGEOUS (as is your daughter on her very pink bicycle in her very pink clothes! LOVE the pic!)

Michelle said...

Now that's a great photo of your daughter in action!! Beautiful card! I do love that butterfly!

Trinh said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! You are on a roll with that butterfly! And what a great photo of your little cutie!

Robin K. said...

Thanks for sharing such a sweet photo of your daughter!!! She looks so happy!!! Love how your card turned out! Antique linen is one of my fave distress inks too :)