Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Using Up Stuff

Do you remember the butterfly that was my first attempt at airbrushing, made just before I went to CHA?

Whilst I was there, at a Hero Arts class we made a card using the resist technique, I loved the little panel, but didn't care for the card design. So when I got home, I found some pattern paper by Papermania to use as a background, and put the two together.
The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley stamps stamped onto Hero Hues cardstock

How was the resist piece done? Stamp your image with embossing ink, and emboss with white embossing powder. Swipe the whole thing with China Blue distress ink pad, until the paper is totally covered. Take a tissue and wipe, the ink will come off the white embossing.
Dab your blue ink pad into the centre of the flowers to add depth, then take a green marker and colour in the leaves. Give the white embossing a final wipe, and add some pearls. It's a long time since I used this technique, and it was fun revisiting some old favourites

See you tomorrow







34 comments:

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Very Pretty! Love what you did!

Scraps and Stitches MadeByAnne said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for reminding us how beautiful some of our old favorites can turn out with new stamps!

kisatrtle said...

that is very pretty

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, Enfys! Its fun to pull those old tricks out and freshen them up a bit, isn't it.

~ Jen

ursula Uphof said...

Love how you put it all together.

iluvmybugs said...

Great card!!! Love the technique..haven't done it in ages...thanks for the reminder En!!!

E.T said...

so very pretty!

Squirrel x said...

Wow hunny, this is fabulous. As if your butterfly wasn't enough, you then come up with this brilliant resist piece. It's ages since I used heat embossing but I can feel my fingers itching now! Hugs, Sxx

cebelica said...

Wow, wow, wow, fab card!

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Enfys, Just love your little panel you made it's so pretty. You've made a beautiful card with it. Hugs x ChrisB

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Enfys.
luv
Debby

Marion said...

Hi Enfys, This is just beautiful. What stamp did you use for this? It is so pretty and elegant.
hugs
Marion

Barbara said...

This is absolutely beautiful Enfys! Thanks for all the explicit details! I received my Promarkers that I won off of your blog and just love them! Now I'll have to add more. I kept your suggested list from the past, so I know which ones to start ordering first. Thanks for all that you share!
-nu2scrap-

Debbi said...

What a gorgeous card! I really need to try that technique. The results are stunning!

1CardCreator said...

This is just so pretty, I love the flowers, and the butterfly. Thanks for sharing ~Diane

Nannieflash said...

Oh Enfys that is stunning I love the way youve layered up those beautiful papers and your butterfly looks gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

scrappinlil said...

Oh ENfys....this is gorgeous..love that butterfly..I've never seen it before but you did an excellent job on it...I left something on my blog for you be sure to stop by and check it out. TFS

mahuntington said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for the instructions. I'll give them a try.
Mary Ann

Cherie said...

Enfys, your card is stunning! I can't get over how beautiful it is. I'm going to try that technique! TFS!

Donna said...

This is absolutely beautiful! The color is amazing!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Debbie said...

I love haw you put all these pieces together. It's gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

That's our girl... find a way to change it up, and use it up! Lovely card Enfys. Are you all rested up now? That was a long trip! Take care,
Hugs, Jess

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh En, this is sooo beautiful! LOVE this technique and I'm dieing to try it. Looks fab with the butterfly! xxD

pinky said...

Its a gorgeous effect Enfys, love the soft blue colours.

loftylass said...

Gorgeous card Enfys. The colours are beautiful (must remember the resist technique) I'm looking forward to more 'samples' with the airbrush system (I received one at Christmas but haven't tried it yet!!) tfs
Hugs
HW
x

Deb said...

so gorgeous and thanks for the revised tute on the resist technique, something I had forgotten was so good! hugs Debx

Kristie Maynard said...

Love the technique and what a beautiful card it made. Great job!

Tabitha said...

Just lovely. TFS

Melodie said...

Wow, Enfys, this is really sensationell.
Hugs
Melodie

NanetteMT said...

Very pretty card. I'm going to have to try that technique again. Haven't done that in awhile.

A splash here and there said...

That butterfly was just too beautiful and it did just go well with that background paper. TFS!

Scossie Jane said...

Love how you have changed up this card Enfys... Hugs x

Pamela A. said...

This card is so lovely. I have done this technique before and I have to say it is one of my favorites. Thanks for something so beautiful to start my day..God bless, Pamela

- - Sheryl - - said...

very pretty - is that a Martha Stewart punch (butterfly)