Thursday, March 20, 2008

Authentic Grace

For this card I combined a couple of challenges from the Challenge Forum at SplitCoast Stampers.

The background is craft (pigment) ink applied to the inside of a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then run through the machine to print and emboss on the paper. This was fun for me--especially since I like to get messy every once in a while--it wasn't TOO messy though.

The butterfly image is an *Inchie*, which seems to be a current trend. I admit, at first I was skeptical, but I think it is fun. I will definitely try working with this size again.

Materials Used:
  • Stamps: Small Freak butterfly, Mini Positive Words, Silhouette Asters (Large), Grace Girls (Sentiment)
  • Paper: Whisper White, Black, Sahara Sand & Taken with Teal (SU!), light turquoise dp (My Mind's Eye)
  • Ink: Taken with Teal (both Craft/pigment and Classic/dye), Sahara Sand, Old Olive, and StazOn Jet Black
  • Accessories: jewels, foam tape, embossing folder, rectangle hand punch, ribbon, prismacolor pencils and LOMS

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so neat Jules. I love the inchie and the way the tech. turned out. I still haven't tried that but you have inspired me!

Ana said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love all the elements :)

Estivalia said...

nice coloring of the inchie, it really draws attention. And your background is gorgeus :)

Colleen said...

Your inchie is just gorgeous! I love that background too! Wonderful.

Lydia said...

Oh girl - this is just a heartstopper!!!!!! I love this so much. True art.

TFS.

PS - I LOVE The coffee cup cursor!

Lydia

sophia landry said...

This is beautiful! I love the cuttlebug background, and the colors are so rich and beautiful!

JenMarie said...

GORGEOUS!!!
..love your avatar on SCS...

Anonymous said...

Jules this is beautiful! I love the background and the butterfly is colored perfectly as always! Stacy

JAR said...

This is just gorgeous, Jules!!