26 May 2012

Make It Wild

Hello all out there, sweltering in the heat! Not often it's possible to say that across the whole of the UK so I'm not complaining. Firstly, thanks for all your lovely comments recently. Secondly, many thanks to the team at The Stamp Man Challenge who gave me an award this week! To say I was thrilled is an understatement when you look at the standard of the other entries.

And so, on to another challenge - this time the Make My Monday challenge, which this week requires 'wild flowers and grasses'. I have to say that my inspiration came from a piece by Vicky, one of the talented members of the design team. It gave me chance to try out some dandelion stamps that I had been given a wee while back.

The menu for this project was as follows;
  • Background - white card painted in white gesso, embossed using an Indentz folder highlighted with Memento Desert Sand, and stamped dandelion images in VersaColor Umber.
  • Next layer - cardboard (well ok then, a piece of corrugated card that contained milk cartons!) lightly brushed with white gesso, Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder and edged with DI Walnut Stain.
  • Foreground - the main dandelions were stamped with Black Archival Ink onto acetate, the 'grasses' (Basic Grey) in Marvy Heritage Dark Walnut onto off-white card, and the butterfly was embossed onto antique gold card, with the centres highlighted in CS Golden Pearl PVA and small antique gold pearl beads.
  • A piece of sage ribbon and some 'faux' PVA pearls completed the look.

Off now to try to cram in as much crafting as possible between mountains of 'domestic admin' (my OH and 'wing man' is away for the weekend, so busier than usual). And then there is Eurovision to watch tonight!!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.
Hugs, Buttons x


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous as usual Buttons. Love the textured background and the acetate stamping gives a lovely effect. Love the embossed butterfly too.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend to and thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Make My Monday and lovely to see you again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Another absolutely stunning and amazing creation! LOVE your dandelions--and that puffy butterfly is a fabulous touch! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  3. Fabulous card Buttons, I love it.
    Congratulations on the win over at The Stampman, well deserved I feel.
    Not sure that my mojo will cope today, I haven't had any time in air con at work so I am struggling, but have sooooo much to do.
    hugs Kimx

  4. An outstanding card Buttons.....the use of gesso and paint with the embossing and acetate is marvellous. Thank you for entering it in to the Make My Monday challenge...Suzanne :)

  5. Many, many congratulations on your win, well deserved I must say! Love this card, not sure how you did it but it almost looks three dimensional - amazing!

  6. Love the elegance you have achieved with your card today. The dandelion stamp provides a terrific graphic.

  7. Love all the detail and techniques used on this fabulous card. thank you for joining us at MMM
    suzi b :)

  8. A stunning card. Congratulations on your well deserved recent wins. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

  9. Congratulations on your award.

    A stunning card and I love all the detail.
    Thanks so much fort joining us at MMM.

  10. Well this is a beauty Buttons! I love the way you stamped your dandelions onto acetate to show off their lovely detail and the cluster looks wonderful against the embossed background. I'm so pleased you were inspired by my card and thank you for the mention! Vicky x

  11. I LOVE the dandelion stamps! So much detail! They are perfect for this card!


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