I may be quiet, but I am being very creative at the moment and getting my head into Christmas while dealing with sunburn (yes, I’m glowing like Sellafield on a dark night) is a bit weird. But it’s gotta be done, Christmas stamps will be released to trade next month!
Anyhow, this card has been a work in progress for a long time. I created the stamped panel for a workshop last year using one of my all time favourite stamp sets, Breath of Spring which really is a beautiful set. The background is the leafy flourish from the set, stamped with Adirondack dye inks and misted with lots of water. The image is stamped with Versafine and coloured with Inktense pencils (not water blended, just dry). I then covered the butterfly with glossy accents and stamped the sentiment with Versafine. The paper is from the Essence of Nature CD.
It has been sat in my ‘bits box’ for ages and finally got made into a card. The twiddly bit at the bottom is from one of the Nestability pendant die borders and the pearls on it have been coloured to match the paper with Copic markers. Click on the image for a closer view.