Sunday, 3 October 2010

What's A Girl To Do?

Hi guys.  Well I've had a trawl through all my cards that I still have to show you from when I was just too busy to actually post them up and they are either Spring/Summer cards or Christmas cards!!  I've got nothing inbetween suitable for Autumn so I'm afraid that you will have to bear with me as we go leaping around the seasons on this blog!!

For today I thought we would visit Spring/Summer and show you this card that I made earlier this year for one of my classes at The Craft Barn.  (At least I think it was a Craft Barn class!!)  This was using one of my older stamp sheets called Flitters and Flutters which is full of dragonflies and butterflies in different sizes along with some leafy sprigs and appropriate butterfly and dragonfly wording. 

Do you know it has been so long since I did this card that I had to look in my notebook to see what inks I used to create this!!  So I can now tell you that I used Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap Distress inkpads to create the background for this card and then stamped it using different stamps off of the Flitters and Flutters stamp sheet, so that the leafy (background) sprigs perfectly correspond with the leafy sprigs in the dragonflies wings.

The dragonflies themselves were stamped onto white card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured using Copics.  (Here's a better look at one of them for you.)

Copic used were -
RV34, RV10 and RV000
G94, YG11 and 0.

And here is the other card that we created using the remainder of that background paper, complete with inky smudge from me picking it up with inky fingers!!  Oops!!


lisa said...

It's lovely to see your cards, whatever season they are, Kay. I still think these dragonflies are amongst my favourites of your stamps and I love the pink and beige scheme, it works together beautifully.
Hope you are keeping dry today, it's been awful here. I think I've grown webbed feet!!
Hugs Lisax


Hi Kay - I bought this set several years ago from The Stamp Man, and have used it such a lot as there are so many different elements to it, and it really is timeless. I love the colouring on your card - it is so beautiful.
Love, Sylvia x

Dragonlady said...

Lovely cards Kay - I think I have this set so thank you for the inspiration too.

Hugs Ali x

craftymum said...

Beautiful card Kay. Those dragonflies are gorgeous
Love sarah x

brenda said...

Gorgeous Kay. My sort of colour combo and reminds me I have that set somewhere so it probably needs an airing.

B x

The Little Stamper said...

This is a beutiful card Kay, and it's lovely to see some of the 'old stamps' coming out again!!

Sharon x

craftypat said...

lovely card. I adore the dragonflies and am a great fan of the backgrounds you create as well.
Sorry I am missing out on your class this week at the Glitter pot. By the time I worked out i could go they were fully booked and I was looking forward to seeing what you did with the snowmen and bears. Look forward to seeing your cards on here.
Pat x

Pauline said...

Hi Kay, what a really pretty, gorgeous card. The colour combo works really well. Love it! Hugs, Pauline x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Kay, this is gorgeous, your colouring is spot on yet again, totally stunning card:0) xx

Kay Carley said...

Thanks everyone for such lovely comments. Sometimes it's nice to revisit old stamps isn't it especially when you've got new products you can try out on them!


Julie said...

Stunning cards Kay, love the colours you have chosen for the dragonflies. I love how your cards always look so classy. I don't care what the season is I always look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.
Thanks for your helpful comments on my blog, the first one made me laugh out loud. xxx

craftymum said...

Hi Kay
thanks for visiting my blog. Hobbycraft have just rung me to say the November Craft Stamper is in. So I am off to get it to see what wonderful inspiration you have for me this time!!!!
Love sarah x

Caroline and Jayne said...

Lovely xxx
Why don't you pop along to our craft blog We have competitions, challenges, charity events and even a class at the NEC (Birmingham with Shimelle lane - but you need to book x)You can inspire or be inspired :)

M said...

Oh wow, I love this card - so beautiful. And a really unusual choice of colours, but it works really well. x