Sunday, 8 November 2009

A modern vintage

Time for some vintagy type stuff me finks! I love walnut and sepia inks but ones that change colour oooooh! Oh yes that would be Moonshadow inks! Not seen them well come have a looksie :D

Moonshadow inks are walnut inks with added mica shimmer so depending on what way you look at them they may appear brown or another colour like fuchsia, cool huh!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Lots to Do - Distressed

Created by Hand challenge - Times gone by

Whimsical Ink - Butterflies

My Time to Craft - So many Scallops


Well this is a gatefold card (Yes I know I like them and I promise I will try an easel card this week!) The front panels are cuttlebugged moonshadow phantom fuschia which from this angle look brown. They are mounted on starburst stains helitrope purple plum. I made the lollipop flower with the same colours distressing the edges with scissors and swiping some white acrylic. The centre button is the small butterfly from Tracey Coates' Butterfly beauties set which is made with shrink plastic inked brown then stamped in silver.

Opening the card and you will find the same panels to the sides and the image is the large butterfly from Tracey's set which was stamped and embossed with moonglow silver moon sapphire EP onto a panel I made using moonshadow inks in Phantom Fuschia and Tawny Turquoise (which I'm totally in love with!)

I used a puddle method to get all the swirls in the colour. Basically you use a decent weight cardstock (300gsm) and paint the surface with one colour then drop big puddles of another and blast with a heatgun. This pushes the colours around in swirls so you can move your heatgun further away if you want a puddle in that place or move it closer to spread it out more. Add drops of the 2 colours as you go along until you're happy then stamp on it :)

You can now see the colours properly here, brown is now turquoise and fuschia, fabulous! I love colour change things I does hehe!


Thanks for looking x

13 comments:

Yogi said...

Beautiful card. I love gate folds too.

sam21ski said...

WOW What a fab card, love th embossed butterfly

Welcome to Lotstodo, thanks for playing along this week and hope to see you over there again some time - Sam xxxx

crafty creations said...

Hi and welcome to the Lotstodo Challenge - your card is fantastic I love the way you've pooled the colours - they've turned out stunning

x Hilda

Vicky said...

Hi Vix, your at it again... Love this card, your teqnique is fantastic, and I really love that butterfly...
Sadly the Stampman were not at the NEC this time so I will have to have a look on their web for some of the starburst stain's...
I have left you something on my blog
x
Vicky

Chrissie said...

Really interesting piece of work beautifully done!Thank you SO much for joining in with the challenge from MTTC this week!

Maigan Lynn said...

what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for taking part in the Saturday challenge at the Whimsical Ink Sorority! Good Luck!

Lesley said...

Fab card, love the butterfly. Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Daniele said...

what an unusual card its lovely thanks for joing us at MTTC hugs x

Daniele said...

what an unusual card its lovely thanks for joing us at MTTC hugs x

made by fifi said...

great card - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

Lottie said...

Beautiful - fits so many of the challenges - very clever

Dawne said...

goegeous cards xx

Tracey Coates said...

Hi Vix your cards are just awesome when I was designing the stamps I never thought they could be used to create such wonderfully different creations, I'm honoured and absolutely thrilled.I'm very busy designing new stamps as I write,lots of new ideas and my imagination has gone on overdrive. lol!!!

warmest wishes
Tracey Coates