Monday, November 22, 2010

Butterfly Flight

A while ago I was playing with transparencies and alcohol inks.  Back then I had made this focal point, which then got put into my "use later" bin.  There is a lot going on in that focal piece.  I started out by cutting a piece of clear acetate or tranparency with a Labels 1 (Spellbinders) die. Then, I used some green alcohol inks (Ranger) to color it (probably Lettuce and Meadow).  Next, I adhered some text paper from an old book (bought at a garage sale many years ago).  Finally, I added the butterfly (Rubber Stampede) and flourish (Fancy Flourishes, Papertrey Ink) using StazOn ink. 

So a few days ago, I pulled this piece from my bin and wanted to add it to a card.  I decided that I liked the piece so much I wanted to keep it the 'main attraction' so kept the rest pretty clean and simple.  I added a round birthday sentiment also found in my "use later" scrap bin (an old retired Stampin' Up set).  To finish off the card, I used my .3 black marker (Prismacolor) and a ruler around the edge of the card. 

Lots of white space on this card.  If you can (I realize this feature does not seem to work for everyone) click on the picture so you can see the focal piece close up and check out everthing going on there!

Thanks for dropping in today!   Have a good one!


Imke said...

Hello Donelda, very beautiful CAS Card. I also wanted to use ever book pages, but so far I have not yet looks great !!

Lori VK said...

Beautiful! Even with all the work you did it still feels CAS. I'm also happy to report that I was one who could not get your photo's to enlarge, but they do now.(I noticed it awhile back :)

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous card, Donelda! Love the colors and all that white space!

Tejal said...

Love the card..and loved the butterfly!!

Angela said...

This is really cool! I have been wanting to try those alcohol inks...maybe I should take the plunge since this is inspiring!