Friday, 23 April 2010

Butterfly Beauties Happy Birthday......


Good morning lovely peeps!

Today I'm showing you a card I made for this week's Simon Says Challenge which has a 'wings' theme. I've used a fabulous image designed by Tracey Coates for The Stampman. I'm a real fan of these stamps and might just be buying some more soon. This one is my absolute fave and I think I'll be using it alot more...... I can even see it making a fabulous Christmas card with lots of snowflakes and sparkle in her hair!

Here's a close up of the image to show you the extra dimension I created by stamping out extra parts of the image...... and you can also see that I added some pink pearl gems and gold liquid pearls all over. The papers are Basic Grey and the flowers are Prima Hydrangeas. Rather than colouring the image I just distressed it all over with a Tim Holtz pad and spritzed with some pale gold glimmer mist.

I'm quite satisfied with this card as I think my mojo went walkabout earlier this week and one or two creations have ended up in the bin! Sometimes you just need to take a day out and then you feel refreshed.

I'm working today so I must fly, hope to catch up with you all a bit later ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

18 comments:

Rach said...

wow Tara this is stunning, gorgeous details.x

Faerielore said...

WOW hun i absolutely love this, such a pretty image and the extra dimension looks fab !!! i really love the colours of this card and that lace is soooooo scrummy.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my latest card too darling, i just love bombshell stamps, there so retro and cool. and thanks for wishing me luck with the latest tattoo, why do i do these things to my self hahahahaha

have a fab weekend hun xxx

Sue said...

Hi Tara
oh gorgeous card, what a beautiful image, great design lovely embelies, sue,x

Annika said...

OM, this is so cool, love the stamp and all the lovely dimensional details... wowsers. Very keen on that stamp as well!
TFS
Hugs
Annika

Danielle said...

This is really beautiful Tara! The image is so unusual and I love all the butterflies! The monochromatic tones of brown are gorgeous too - love it! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Danielle

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my Tara, this is gorgeous! Love it!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such a totally gorgeous card Tara!
hugs
kim x

Pia said...

wooooow wooow what a great card, lovely colours and details
hugs pIAXX

Georgia said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Mum, I so love what you've done with the image, all the pearl paint and sparkle looks so pretty and such a lovely colours scheme too, I love it! :) Love, Georgia xxxxxxx

Kristin said...

Oh, what a beautiful card, Tara! Wonderful colours you've chosen. :)

Sandra said...

Wow! Loving this card Tara... I with you with this stamp, it's fab.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Sandra x

Cheryl said...

wow hun love that stamp and wow such detail too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Mina said...

oh wow Tara I love this...incredible image and such a perfect way to use it
Mina xxx

MeandLilG said...

Ooooh, THAT'S pretty... I love the colours and the layout. Great card xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Tara,what a beautiful card,i love your image.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sarita said...

Beautiful image Tara, fabby colours and papers,
Really lovely,
Hope you are well,
Love Sarita xx

Beth said...

Hi Tara! I'm so cross with myself that I never thanked you for my gorgeous blog candy prize! I've got a bit more time to myself now so a card for you is in the post and I've had a play with some of the goodies, especially the gorgeous stamps! Thaks again for a beautiful and generous prize!

Love Beth xx

P.S. This card is stunning, I love all the little embellies you've added to her hair!

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Tara, fab image and love the butterflies.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby