Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Grungy Butterflies...


This week we have some great colours to play with at the ColourQ...

There are lots of possibilities with these colours, and I decided to go very shabby and distressed, inspired by the sketch over at Cardabilities. Here's what I ended up with...

I started with a piece of This & That Epic Day dsp, sponged around the edge with Choc Chip ink, stamped with Gorgeous Grunge using Cherry Cobbler ink, then distressed the edges and layered onto Choc Chip card. The butteflies were stamped with Choc Chip ink on Whisper White card and embossed with clear EP. They were either punched or die-cut then coloured with a blender pen and Calypso Coral and Cherry Cobbler ink. The sentiment is from Regarding Dahlias and I stamped the chevron stamp (from Petal Parade, an up-coming Sale-a-Bration set) overlapping the sentiment flag and the white panel underneath. The leaves were die-cut from Always Artichoke and I added some detailing with a white chalk marker. The tabs on the panels under the white piece were created with the Envelope Punch board (the focus of this week's Just Add Ink challenge).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Backyard Basics, Papillion Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge, Regarding Dahlias, Petal Parade
Ink: Choc Chip, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral
Paper: Epic Day dsp, Choc Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Regals candy dots, Clear EP, white chalk marker
Tools: Little Leaves sizzlit, Backyard Basics framelits, Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Envelope punch board

Make sure you check out the rest of the Royal Court's projects this week - there's a real variety to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy


  1. Stunning Card - I love the colours and the distressed edges. Chantell JAI

  2. Just gorgeous! I love how you've added so much depth by sponging the DSP with Choc Chip ink.

  3. Oooohhhhh I love it so much Amy! Your shabby style is just beautiful and I love the realness you've added to your leaves with your marker! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. Stunning card!! It really is a fabulous design - thank you for sharing the recipe. Xx

  5. Fabulous card, Amy -- so many gorgeous details to look at. Love the little 'tab' element created with the EPB. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  6. Beautiful card Amy - love the depth of colour you created. Using the EPB to create the tab on the mat adds such a great detail too. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

  7. Stunning use of all elements Amy! I just love those layers and the almost shabby, grungy feel, cute use of the EPB too! Thanks heaps for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  8. How pretty, Amy! Great idea accenting the leaves and the distressing is just fabulous!

  9. So very pretty! You've created a very beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

  10. Gorgeous card Amy! love those sweet butterflies!

  11. Love the shades of your background and those amazing stamped butterflies!
    Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities!
    Hugs, Marzena DT

  12. Love the colors that you used for the challenge and the butterflies are so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  13. thanks for playing along at Cardabilities , wonderful card :)