Thursday, 7 June 2012


Hi there my lovely blogging friends - I hope you are all having a happy week.
This is my second Post in two days - (otherwise known as something of a miracle in my crafty world)!!
This fortnight at FYI we have another amazing picture for you to work with - you can interpret it in any way you desire - I have taken inspiration from the rich shades of blue, orange and green. My "Recipe" is further down the page.
We also have an amazingly generous Sponsor this fortnight - Bugaboo Digi Stamps who are giving SEVEN digis to the challenge winner.  

The Design Team have also been offered some of their fabulous images to work with - do pop over to FYI to see what the talented DT have created.
  I chose the beautiful "Love Conquers All" image from the Silhouette "love blocks" range. 
 Recipe ~
Black base card, 6" x 6".
White cardstock brayered with Kaleidacolor "Creole Spice" ink pad, then machine-stitched to the base card.
The Bugaboo digi was printed onto a separate piece of white cardstock, and lightly brayered with the same ink pad.  Butterflies coloured with Copics.
Corners were rounded with an X-cut punch, and a sprinkling of Glamour Dust added to the butterfly trail. The Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die was used for the black diecut swirl, before attaching the panel to the card with 3-d foam pads.
A butterfly was cut out from a second print-out of the image, coloured with Copics and attached to the card.
And here is the stunning inspiration photo:-

I would like to enter the following Challenges ~
Come And Get It - Flowers and Butterflies.
Stampin Sisters In Christ - Elements of Heaven.
Update - 12th June - My card won a Shining Star Top 3 badge from Stampin Sisters in Christ. 
Thank you ladies!

Lots of love ~


Christine L said...

Morning Sylvia...

Gorgeous card..... love those deep blues and golds, and perfect interpretation of that photo!

Hope you're keeping well..
Christine x

Beryl said...

Oh it's fabulous Sylvia. Love those colours and your graduation of them is perfect. (obviously much much better with a brayer than I am.)The image is lovely and suits your colouring scheme so well.
Beryl xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image...beautiful

G Peplow said...

Good morning my lovely friend:0) This is just a beautiful card, I love the colours and the little butterflies are just perfect a bright pop of colour. Have you been brayering? LOL It's brilliantly blended and that sentiment fits so well, hugs Gay xxx

cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is simply stunning,gosh just love how you have interpreted the photo into this stunning creation,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Sylvia what a beautiful the colours and the butterflies just finish off your card


Irene said...

A beautiful card Sylvia with fabulous gradual colouring. I love the stamps you have used.

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card .. really gorgeous colours and that image is so pretty
Lisa x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sylvia, this is such a beautiful card, that is a stunning colour combo for this image - perfect brayering!
Nearly missed your LIM card, brilliant idea!
Avril xx

Sasha said...

Beautiful card, Sylvia. Gorgeous inking and stamping x

Rochelle Sodipo said...


StephC said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo Sylvia. I love this!

Brenda Brown said...

I love the contrast of light to dark Sylvia which really enhances this image and the third butterfly is very cleverly placed. A great card.
Hope you are well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Kathleen said...

This is a stunning card, I love it.

Kath x

Aileen said...

Love your inky background. So pretty. x

RefRacBe said...

Great card. I love how you have combined the blue and the yellow on the card. Rachel.

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME!! Stunning card~

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card and stamping technique Sylvia ! I love Creole Spice Kaleidacolour, it's so vibrant and a perfect choice with the photo inspiration. Have a great day, Shirleyx

June Nelson said...

Its beautiful and its amazing your inspiration from the photo, just brilliant xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous, Sylvia! I love this - butterflies and silhouette flowers - just my thing!

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Love the colour combo.
Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Meighan Wheller said...

Lovely card Sylvia. Love the background and how you have placed the image. Wonderful. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenges. Regards Meighan

* Shell B.* said...

Adorable all the sweet details!

Thanks for joining in on the fun at Come and Get It Challenges this week!


Diane Noble said...

Sylvia, your card is stunning. Love the blending of color and I love anything with butterflies! It's a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We appreciate your participation and inspiration! Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

Glimpses of My Heart said...

What a lovely card! The colors are beautiful. I really like this whole card, the colors, the images in black. Thanks so much for sharing it this week at SSiC.

Karin said...

beautiful card, lovely colors!

Unknown said...

I love me some kaleidacolor pads but they don't behave for me with brayering at all the way you used yours. Such lovely color! And what a lovely card too. Thanks for coming alongside us this month at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous Sylvia! I love how you've used the colours from the photo to make your card.

Carole said...

Awesome card Sylvia.I love the Tim Holtz die, it certainly captures your attention and your brayer work is beautiful! Have a wonderful Sunday. Carole xox

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sylvia wow its gorgeous, I love the way youve done the background and the flower heads are beautiful with those butterflies. hugs Shirleyxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the way that you have blended the colours
Lindsay xx

Nicola said...

Wow your card is stunning Sylvia, love your brayering and the flowers and butterflies are gorgeous. Your work is so inspirational and I would love to be a wee fly on your wall when you have the inks out.
Nicola xxx

Claire Phillips said...

Really stunning Sylvia - such wonderful vibrant it and the image. Cheers Claire x

Margaret said...

Congratulations Sylvia!! We're both shining stars at SSIC :o)

Margaret xx

karen h said...

So pretty! I love how you carried the brayered background from the card base to the image panel. And the little flourish die is a great touch!

Gini said...

Lovely moody effect you've created and the digi is great.
Shame it's yet another dark photo inspiration.

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia sorry I'm lagging behind yet!! again, I love this card it's beautiful chum colours are amazing off to look at some more of you beautiful makes I've missed.
I hope you are well and have escaped all the floods
Hugs Sarah x