Friday, 8 April 2011

A flitter of flutterbys and Simon say Stamp and Show - anything but a card

Goodly morning all; welcome to the first of two posts today, and no this is not The ANNOUNCEMENT! That will be later today..... Ooooh, the suspense is killing me!
Anyway, yesterday I was playing with my embossing powders and did these, my "flitter of flutterbys"
Aren't they brilliant!, I used moonglow two tone embossing powders in Red, Teal, Bronze and Sapphire which give a lovely shimmer. To get the embossing texture I stamped into them with either a Nautical stamp or one of Tim Holtz ATC stamps


These next ones were also done the same way but then Rub n Buff was added in silver and autumn gold
(See Michelle, did not take Susan long to find her own!)

So, onto this week at Simon say Stamp and Show - anything but a card. Obviously enough I used a couple of butterflies and made a tag!

 I used glossy card, a Tim Holtz sentiment, Lawrence Llewellon Bowen stampand distress ink in aged mahogony and brushed corduroy. If you have not tried distress inks on glossy, do give it a go. You get a lovely polished stone look very different to alcohol ink.
Some of the details.
So, have a lovely morning, be blessed in your art ....


Julia Dunnit said...

Beautiful works Neil - fab colours and I love that now you have a stock of butterflies to make more gorgeous things with. LOVE the tag.

Carol Q said...

yumptuous tag!

Artyjen said...

Scrummy flutterbys! I'll be back to see the teasing news ;)
xoxo Sioux
Ooh! btw thanks for your happy comments

The Stamp Man said...

Brilliant tag Neil, I love all those butterflies, you had a right good play with all of those embossing powders didn't you!!


kim-paperbabe said...

I think your embossing butterflies look brilliant Neil and they embellish the tag perfectly!
Thank you so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
HuGs Kim & the Team :)