Monday, 8 December 2014

Summer Thistles

This is a card I've made for the latest Chocolate Baroque challenge  using their chosen colour pallet. The stamps used are from the CB Thistle Butterfly set.  I have used Distress Inks Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Dusty Concord; Versafine ink Blue Lagoon; Cosmic Shimmer mister spray Purple Violet; H2O paints  Luv-u-Pink, Moonbeams, Mediterranean Blue, Courageous Rose, and Twilight; Starry night Stickles, white acrylic paint and a white watercolour pencil.  I took some smooth white card and blended the DIs, then I sprayed it with the Cosmic Shimmer mist.  When it was dry I stamped the large image from the set centrally on the panel using Versafine ink.  I then stamped the smaller thistle image several times along the bottom of the panel.  I used a brush and some water to faux bleach the stamped images, then coloured them with H2O paints.  They give the images a lovely pearlescent sheen.  The thistle stamens looked a bit dull so I added dots of Moonbeams paint and Stickles.  I drew around the outline of the images with a white watercolour pencil, and added white dots to the butterflies with acrylic paint to make them pop.   I stamped a separate butterfly on white card, heat embossed and coloured it as before.  Then I cut it out and shaped it.  I layered the panel onto some purple card and attached the butterfly with dimensional glue.  It reminds me of a hot, hazy, summers evening, and I think this design is a good worker card.     


  1. Beautiful textures and design ! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate Baroque's colour challenge, Shirleyxx

  2. Beautiful card Penny, loved reading how you created it. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

  3. Beautiful card. Loved reading how you made this card Penny. I was swaying in my chair when I was reading all of the names of the colors! It was like listening to music. Great photos showing the detail tfs. Thank you playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
    Flo xx