Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Turquoise Fusion..........

Over at Country View Challenges, this month Brenda & the design team have set the theme of butterflies...........as I have quite a few butterfly stamps, easy peasy, right???  Almost....but not quite!   At the weekend my Godmother gave me some money for my Birthday, so I bought my first few Distress Paints, which I've been itching to get my mitts on and today I got the time to have a wee play - oh my, they are just lush!!  I made my background using, broken china, chipped sapphire, spun sugar & pickled raspberry.  I squished them onto my craft sheet & spritzed them with water then just dragged my card through the paints until I got the desired effect.  Then the problem arose, I didn't want to stamp too much over them, as I loved the effect I'd achieved........sad I know.  So I opted for a saying & a butterfly embellishment instead, LOL!!!  Hope you like the finished result.

 The flourish stamp in the corner is from Wendy Vecchi Studio 490, Botanical Art set. Doily is a memory box die & sentiment stamp is from Inkylicious.  The butterfly is a bead from my stash.

I'd also like to enter this card in Sunday Stampers challenge, where HELS has set the theme BLUE.  Thanks for looking, hope you can drop by again soon!!

Happy Crafting

Ann xx


  1. Hi Ann - your first outing with Distress Paints is fantastic (I havn't bought any yet). The background is wonderful and the simple centre with sentiment and butterfly gives such lovely balance. Gorgeous card. Nicola x

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Nicola!!! If you get a chance you really must try some of the DI paints - they're lush & blend so beautifully. very different from normal acrylic paint. Thanks for visiting
      Ann xx

  2. A lovely card! So glad you like the distress paints, lol. Thank you for sharing it with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  3. Owww lucky you getting your hands on the paints :) lovely card too
    Von ♥

  4. Gorgeous card Ann, loving that background... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. Thanks Girls for your lovely comments - Ireally appreciate your feedback :D xx

  6. I love the effect you have achieved with the distress colours. It would have been a shame to have covered up with a stamp over the top. hugs Mrs A.


Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate your feedback & look forward to your next visit!!

Ann :D