Saturday, 18 February 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Bingo!

This week, it's Janet's turn to choose the theme of the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge...which is:

'Let's play bingo!'
Choose three items in either a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

With a prize of three digis of the winner's choice from the Stamping Boutique!

I picked Glitter-Pearls-Leaves...and got inky with another of my new Penny Black stamps...this one's called 'Butterfly Suite'. I stamped it in black, then blended 'Faded Jeans', 'Pine Needles' and 'Evergreen Bough' Distress Inks over the top...then inked around the edges using 'Brushed Corduroy'. I then spattered some plain water, and inky water over the top, before sprizting the whole thing with a shimmer spray made using 'Soft Gold' Cosmic Shimmer pigment mixed with water. I used more 'Soft Gold' to paint around the edges...then went over that with 'Crystal' Stickles for more sparkle. I stamped the butterflies from the stamp again, then painted them using 'Bright Holly' and 'Soft Gold' pigments, then layered them on the image. This card is for my Aunt's 65th birthday next month, so I added some numbers cut using my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet...which a distressed using more 'Soft Gold' pigment...and then added a few gold pearls (from Wild Orchid Crafts) to balance that out. The sentiment stamp is from the CCSR set by Papermania.  

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.


Lee said...

Stunning.Love the colours.x

ellen vargo designs said...

Love your inky watermarked background! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Ellen :)

Carissa said...

Wow, that image is beautiful and I love the vintage feel that you have given it.

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Love how it seems as if the butterflies have flown in for a closer inspection.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Such a beautifully striking card Helen. Love it!

Hugs Jane x

Have a lovely weekend xxx

downrightcrafty said...

love the elegance of this card and lovely washed effect too
hugs Kate xx

Helen said...

what a beautiful card. Rgds Helen

Debbie said...

Beautiful. Gorgeous stamping and the colours are lovely.
Debbie x

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful card for your aunt, Helen! Happy birthday to her. Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Star challenge this week.

Krafty Kows said...

Wow what a stylish card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Kat said...

Gorgeous Helen, love the soft colours. That's a really pretty image and I love how you've layered the butterflies.

Kat xx

Zippy said...

Beautiful card, very effective xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeous card Helen,

Liz x

FerrellGraph-x said...

I love all the layers of color! So beautifully done! I love the way you "framed" it on the white cardstock! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Suzanne Bier said...

Very pretty, Helen! So elegant! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday this week!

Curly said...

Hiya Helen fabulous card awesome combo choice, very elegant stamp and I love the background technique,
Have a lovely week and take care
hugs Bridget :0) x

sweetpea said...

I love the vintage feel of this card. Lovely soft colours Jan :)x

Linny said...

Beautiful card Helen, love that stamped image. Have a great weekend. Linda x