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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Golden Flowers

I was playing around with my Toffee ink again... I wanted to create a soft background and then overlay it with some pretty flowers.
The background was first stamped using the Hero Arts woodgrain stamp with the Hero Arts shadow ink Soft Sand. Then I stamped again with the Stampers Anonymous Lace border. I stamped it multiple times in both directions. Loved the soft lacy background that it created.

I so love this queen's anne lace flowers stamp from Penny Black. They remind me of the little woods that lay between all of our houses and the fields for the grade school I attended. Very suburban and not at all countryside but there was a little grove of trees at the end and I loved that little patch of woods and the wildflowers.

The flowers were stamped with the Versafine Toffee and edged with Versafine Vintage Sepia. The little flowers are an older stamp from Hero Arts. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts and stamped using the Versafine Orange mixed with the Vintage Sepia.

In searching for a texture on my card I looked over and saw my Hero Arts flowers and decided to take two of them and fold them in half cut off the extra petal and glue dot them together. Instant butterfly!

I hope you are having a lovely day... We are going to be having some very springy weather this week. (Warmer and wet!)

Suzz

23 comments:

  1. This is Beautiful ... Love the Butterfly!

    Hugs
    Suze x

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  2. This is so pretty! That toffee color is just perfect for this card. Clever way to make a butterfly, too!

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  3. This soft golden colour is so lovely!

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  4. Gorgeous combo of background and main images, it does make me think of the woods! Very neat idea to use a flower to turn it into a butterfly, will have to try that!

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  5. I can see now why you love gold in your work! Beautiful composition and the butterfly is a beauty! Love gold and white by the way.

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  6. Fabulous combniation of stamps...you really are the master of this!!!! Gorgeous card!!

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  7. This is a stunning card, love the soft colours, very beautiful!!

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  8. Love the quiet beauty of this lovely work!
    marilynv19

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  9. Fabulous idea with the butterfly, suits the card so well

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  10. your stamped background is amazing, Sue! gorgeous card!

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  11. Gorgeous card, Suzz! LOVE the stamped background, beautiful flowers and clever butterfly!!

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  12. Your background is beautiful - I first thought it was a patterned paper.

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  13. Gorgeous, Sue! Love all the stamping on your beautiful card!

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  14. Wow what a gorgeous card. I love those colours & now will have to keep an eye out for Toffee coloured ink xoxoxoxo

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  15. how incredibly clever to make your butterfly from a flower, Gorgeous Art as well!

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  16. GORGEOUS!!!!! Love this SuZZ....So Beautiful!!

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  17. what a pretty card Suzz... love those soft toffee colours and your butterfly is adorable. Love the trail!!!! thanks you too for the kind words on my blog... much appreciated

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  18. Love the warm colors! Perfect as the springy weather is warming up, too! :)

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  19. Very magical looking, I love the wonderful, gold colors on this!

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  20. Amazing creativity...that butterfly is incredibly gorgeous and so is your beautifully stamped background.
    blessings,
    nancy

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  21. HOLY COW--I love love love that butterfly!

    Note:: I only repeat LOVE 3x's if I really really really like something. YOU have done it three times today (all three post that I commented on!). WOW oh WOW oh WOW! 3x!!

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  22. Wow! Beautiful! I love, love, love the colours you've used Suzanne! Gorgeous!

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  23. Hi Sue, I'm just trying to catch up on my favourite blogs after being away. As usual, you have been busy I see.

    I love this card. That Toffee ink is just gorgeous and the images you have used are so delicate. Totally beautiful!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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