Tuesday, 19 February 2013

When Kindness Matters

I love stamping! New stamps are the thing that makes my heart beat faster and as a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I have an almost unlimited supply. In fact my biggest problem is finding the time to play with them all as much as I want to! The stamp set I'm using today is definitely one that I'd like to spend more time with. Come and see:


These butterflies are beautifully detailed and a joy to colour! They come from the Kindness Matters stamp set from the annual catalogue.


I used inks and a blender pen to give a slightly translucent look, then added a touch of glitter to add to the delicate look. The shadows are marked in with a Sahara Sand Watercolour Wonder crayon and I'm really pleased with how subtle it is.


The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes  and I added a line of piercing either side to prevent the butterflies from seeming top heavy.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Kindness Matters, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Stazon black
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, Neutrals Watercolour Wonder crayons, stamp-a-majig, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Essentials paper piercing templates (Sale-a-bration freebie)
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At the weekend, my daughter announced that part of her art project would involve observational drawing of a spider so yesterday (in preference to pulling one out from behind the furniture - aargh!) we took a trip to the Natural History Museum at Tring where the spiders are safely preserved behind glass. A narrow escape I feel... but who knows what the rest of half term will bring?!

See you tomorrow,

24 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous butterflies.... Stunning....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  2. Beautiful card, Vicky. I LOVE butterflies and yours look delightful! Softly coloured with a touch of sparkly! :) xx

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  3. This is lovely! I really like the glitter added to the wings and the different colors on all of them is wonderful.
    Lynn

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  4. I have this stamp set and I'm always trying to new ways to use it. I love how you shadowed the butterflies - really makes them stand out and show how delicate they are!

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  5. This is a beautiful sympathy card Vicky, I love these detailed images, so delicate.

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  6. I just love Butterflies VIcky and what a gorgeous card you have made using these gorgeous stamps...

    Anne

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  7. Hi Vicky, this is beautiful, I love the delicate appearance... and the subtle shading....
    Suzi B x

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Vicky!
    M x

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  9. A beautiful, delicate card Vicky.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Hi Vicky. I'm glad it these beautiful butterflies you have displayed on your card and not spiders after your trip to the museum with your daughter! I love the way you create your shadow. I need a bit more practise at this! x

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  11. Vicky, this is gorgeous! (I actually thought they were 3-d) cut outs! Wonderful job. I'll be making some.

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  12. Beautiful delicate butterflies, Vicky, they make such a lovely card.
    I've been to Tring museum, though not for years. The kids were quite fascinated, though I find all those moth-eaten old stuffed creatures rather sad... xxxxx

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  13. Oh, now, this is just DELIGHTFUL . . . another set to go on the wish . . .

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  14. So beautiful - reminds me of those Victorian butterfly frames where they pinned the real things - this is a much kinder version :-)

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  15. Hola Vicky, thank you for your comment, i put a new link...you can see the END!!! since this film is nominate for the oscars Disney cut all links, i hope you can see the end...is gorgeous ,the quality is not good but work:D.
    I think you have a secret spidergirl:D:D:D

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  16. Hi Vicky - beautiful card reminiscent of a vintage botanical illustration ! So nice to see such a variety of styles in this years catalogue ! Jane x

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  17. Lovely card, the butterflies look so delicate and the glitter adds a real wow element. x x

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  18. Love those butterflies Vicky, the shadowing makes them look as if they are mounted. Brilliant colouring:)
    Val x

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  19. Gosh Vicky, your colouring is wonderful, love these images.

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  20. Beautiful, I thought the middle butterflies were punched out and stuck on! That's a really good value stamp set, I think.

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  21. That is so beautiful, Vicky. I love those butterflies and the glittering is a perfect addition

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  22. This card popped right out at me Vicky, those butterflies are stunning. A beautiful card. Xx

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  23. … and I'm the lucky duck to have this actual card :0)
    Looks even better IRL, love how the butterflies look raised up.
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x