Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunset Butterflies

Morning all.

For those of you who are frequent readers, you will know that I do not sponge a lot. However when I saw THIS card by the mega talented Darlene from Darlene's designs, I had to give it a crack. She does a lot of instructional VDO's and this helped greatly.

This is my original version of Darlene's card......

 
 
Her colours pop a lot more than mine, but for a first attempt I was not totally disappointed. The "sunset" look and the colours used blended so well.
 
 
My cogs then got a clunkin'. The first card was on Whisper White and I know that gloss card, well the ink goes on a lot easier, so this is how take 2 ended up.....
 
 
(Sadly the dicky weather we had been having in Sydney did not allow for fab photography!!!!) However, IRL the colours popped a lot more in this example. Some of the butterflies lay flush and some were popped up on one side on a dimensional.
 
 
Thanks for popping by today. Things are very slowly settling back down although we are still setting a cracking pace. Thanks Darlene for getting me out of my comfort zone too.
 
Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Whisper White, Glossy White, Basic Black
Ink: (SU) Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion (ret), Stazon, Black SWM
Stamps: Amy R - Birthday Sentiments, Clear generic stamp fm stash
Dies: (SU): Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die
Other bits: Post its, Dimensionals, Sponges, White 1/2 pearls fm stash
 
Lynda xx
 

 
 

10 comments:

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

How funny! I have this one in my "to CASE" file. You have done an amazing job, Lynda! Thanks for your lovely emails recently! Hugs xxx

Melissa said...

This is a lovely card miss Lynda, I love the centre panel of colour, and the starkness of the butterflies just pops from the card, stunning!

Helen Williams said...

Stunning lynda.
I follow Darlene and this card is in my case file also.

Jenny Hayward said...

Oooh! How lovely Lynda! I love the sponging (great job). The colours are just beautiful. Well done!! Looking forward to seeing some more sponging from you perhaps???

Jenny x

Katie said...

Stunning & Gorgeous Lynda, you have done a beautiful job. Totally love them.

Cheryl said...

Magnificent and the colours are beautiful!!! I love this technique and the results it gives,just never get around to it.
xx

Lynda said...

Darlene herself wrote back to me in an e mail and said......

"It looks great Lynda. Glad I was able to inspire you! :) Thanks for sharing.
Darlene"

Tui Nathan said...

Absolutely stunning Lynda ... wow, I love the blending of your colours, love the balck silhouettes of the butterflies and love the grogeous colour scheme ... awesome!!!

Patrice said...

Absolutely gorgeous my friend. You've blended the colours beautifully. Your sponging is awesome and I can't wait to see more.

x

Beth Beard said...

WOW! I'll be copying this one...it's beautiful!