Saturday, 14 July 2012

Spritz & Flick - C of C 2, challenge 13

Time for another Compendium challenge hosted by the lovely Linda, from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities volume 2. Challenge 13. Spritz and Flick - one of my all time favourites, so easy and such fun! Check it out on page 42.

I started with a piece of manilla cardstock trimmed to the size of the texture fade I wanted to use on top, and used distress inks in seedless preserves and picked raspberry on my card.  Spritzed and flicked with water until happy and then embossed (it is from the fancy and floral frames set)
There is more of the seedless preserves on the card than really shows up, but I just cannot get a decent photo. Used Tim's butterflies stamp in black archival as my central image.
Added it to a square card, and a vertical greeting finishes it off. 


The wonderful people at Simon Says Stamp and sponsoring a random winner with a $25 voucher and given how many wonderful new things are coming out at CHA that are now on my wish-must-have list I would love to win, but good luck everyone!!

18 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

That's lovely, great idea to add the embossing.

Cheryl said...

This is just stunning! Love the color and the embossing!

flutterbycrafter said...

I also like the embossing, your colours are great and finished off nicely with the butterflies xx

Gillian .... said...

One of my most favs too Helen, love the embossing on the edges. x

Carol said...

Love your using the texture fade with this technique: fabulous!

Sue said...

Love the look that the Texture Fade give this tag. Simply beautiful!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

You would never know this started life as a pice of manila card stock, love the colours and that embossing is a perfect touch. Tracy x

May said...

Love the colours... & the embossing is a great touch... Fabulous... Hugs May x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great card, love the color.

Keren Howell said...

That colour is just gorgeous! Lovely card!

Jane said...

The colors are gorgeous! I haven't figured out how to get the photos to do my artwork justice either. I love the texture fade - great addition

Samantha Elliott said...

Very pretty card there Helen. Love that embossing folder!

monique said...

verry pretty love th butterfly stamps and the embossing

michelle said...

Beautiful tag! Love your choice of Seedless Preserves. It is a favorite of mine.

Marjie Kemper said...

So pretty! Love the effect and that color is gorgeous.

Gabrielle said...

Blimey that background is just what my tired eyes needed! So pretty and bright. Love the stamp and he embossing as it really showed the technique to its best. Mwah x

Redanne said...

A really beautiful card Helen, love the fabulous colours and the embossing is a lovely touch. Your spritz and flick show up well too. A x

alison said...

Gorgeous card Helen! Picked Raspberry is such a fab colour - my new fave! x