Friday, 31 July 2015

Fluttering Butterflies...

Hello everyone, Anne here again!

Today is my 4th and final project as Lynnda's Guest.  It has been a real pleasure
and privilege to use Lynnda's wonderful stamps and fabulous inks - thank you so
 much for having me here Lynnda!

This week I wanted to show how versatile Lynnda's Colour Chemistry inks are and
 I used the bottled ink to colour everything from the base card to the butterflies
 and roses.  I made two cards using Karen Burniston's original accordion die by Sizzix.


This is two cards side by side, I wanted to show how the butterflies appear to be flying,
by adding a layer of acetate.


I started by cutting four of the above shapes in card and two in acetate for each card.


I joined two of the shapes for the front and stamped onto the acetate middle layer using
 the CC Ink Pad in Slate Grey and applied clear embossing powder. The butterflies
 and roses were coloured and fussy cut.


Each of the two card layers were dry embossed and then coloured with CC inks
 which I added to a spritzer bottle but you could equally paint the inks on.


For the darker card I spritzed the base card with the yummy Simply Chocolate CC ink
and I added a card based sentiment panel - coloured in the absolutely fabulous
Vintage Sepia ink, my new favourite, it is perfect for 'ageing' elements.


Apologies, the acetate makes it hard to get a decent photo.


  I just love the effect it adds by giving the impression of the butterflies
 fluttering away.

Oak House Studio Products 
Simply Chocolate (base and butterfly)
Citrus Yellow (butterfly)
Pumpkin Pie (butterfly)
French Wine (roses)
Citrus Lime (roses)
Vintage Sepia (sentiment base)
Slate Grey
Oak House Studio Stamps

Thank you for all your lovely comments, I have really enjoyed reading them
and once again - thank you Lynnda for having me as Guest and giving me
 the opportunity to use your fantastic products!

Hugs, Anne xx

28 comments:

Belinda Basson said...

Wonderful card where the butterflies do look like they are flying away. Lovely colours.

kath stewart said...

absolutely stunning Anne...love how the acetate makes the butterflies look as though they are flying off...love Karen's fabulous accordion card die...so easy to use and Lynnda's wonderful inks...hugs xxx

Lynne Vowles said...

Fabulous, I love the different ways you've used the inks and the sentiment stamp is one of my favourites :)
Thanks for the inspiration xx

misteejay said...

These look wonderful Anne. The effect given by the acetate is wonderful and the accordion styling by Karen's die is super.
Toni xx

carol edwards said...

A gorgeous card Anne, love the shape and the fluttering butterflies x

Elaine said...

These are fantastic!! Love all the colours you've used and those butterflies look amazing flying on the acetate. Elaine x

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Anne. I really love the accordion design using that wonderful die and great use of acetate. The butterflies are gorgeous and the colours are so beautiful too.
hugs Sue xx

Buttons said...

I always love your accordion cards Anne and this is another stunner. Jenny x

Yvonne said...

Beautiful!

butterfly said...

Wonderful flying butterflies - a brilliant accordion card, Anne.
Alison xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card! I love how you've used the acetate. I've got this original die too, thanks for the inspiration. xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, wonderful design Anne! I love how the butterflies look like they are fluttering through the air, just genius! have a great weekend. hugs :)

Ann said...

Stunning cards Anne - love how the butterflies look like they're floating....so clever! I never thought to do that!! Thanks & my favourite die for card making too. Hugs Ann x

Terry said...

Oh I love those stunning fluttering butterflies, Anne! Beautiful accordion card! Hugs!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Fantastic card Anne! I just love the acetate. It makes those butterflies just hover over that gorgeous background. Really gorgeous embossed background in yellow. I really must get that die :) Mary Elizabeth

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful card and I love how you used acetate in your design.
Julie x

Sandy said...

You really are the master at making these types of cards - you have such great taste Anne and put things together so well!!
Sandy xx

A Pink said...

Such a wonderful card! Anne Your use of acetate definitely makes the butterflies appear to be flying - such clever creativity. Your arrangement of elements create a perfect balance to your finished card . You have showcased Karen's dies beautifully- I feel a purchase coming on . lol

rachel said...

this is absolutely beautiful Anne - a really gorgeous make with the beautiful original accordion die - glad you got that in - really enjoyed your work with the Oak house studio goodies - brilliant. Enjoy wendy!!! Hugs Rachel x

Carole Z said...

Wow this is stunning Anne, I love this die but don't use it enough so thanks for the inspiration to get it out again..those inks look amazing, hugs Carole Z X

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great instructional post and spectacular cards, Annie! I know first-hand how utterly gorgeous these are in real life!! You've done an amazing job as Guest Designer for Lynnda!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Shari Trumbull said...

Beautiful cards, Anne! Simply Stunning! I love both versions very much :) You've had a great time here at Oak House Studio, and it shows in the wonderful creations you've made for Lynnda! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

My gosh Anne, that is stunning! Wonderful use of the acetate on both the sentiment and to mount your gorgeous butterflies,they look like they are floating in mid air, love it! Deb xo

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Anne! What a gorgeous project! I'm loving all the beautiful butterflies fluttering about! So fun and creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

MaryH said...

Always awesome. What wonders you've done with this butterfly die...I've never seen it look so gorgeous. Having the beautifully colored butterflies floating on the acetate created such a different look. And these ink colors are just so pretty. You were a spectacular Guest Designer, and they could not have picked a more talented crafter for this assignment. TFS & Hugs Oops forgot to say thanks for showing all the pictures too. I am a visual learner, so that helps me. (IF I remember what I saw and where I saw it!).

Candy C said...

Gorgeous, Anne!

alp said...

Te a quedado estupendo.... Un abrazo desde Murcia...

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful and a great idea too! Chrisx