Friday, 8 July 2011

Creative Expressions Calling Card Challenge

For me "Calling Card" conjures up Jane Austen novels & butlers taking cards on trays to announce guests. So I wanted to do a card that expressed both me as a person & as a crafter. Purple was a no brainer & as I'm known at the craft fairs as "the fairy card lady", well, that was an obvious choice too!  The butterfly swirl was inspired by my business cards.

I made the ATC from silk art card. I did a resist technique by stamping the butterfly swirl & the little plant (Elusive Images) in Versamark & brayering with Hydrangea Big n Juicy.  Once dry, I added some details around the edges & then stamped fairy in Versafine onyx, embossed with black powder. I mounted the ATC on some rainbow mirri to set it off.

I created the background by tearing Neenah card & colouring with cut n dry foam & distress inks in Dusty Concord, Scattered Straw & a little Peeled Paint. I used Versafine onyx to stamp the fairy, door & mushrooms (Lavinia Stamps) & grasses & leafy swirls (Clarity Stamp).  To create some depth I added some more detail using grape Memento.

Next I accented the door with a little watercoluring using Distress inks in Dusty Concord & Weathered Wood.

I made some butterflies with Fantasy Film and Fibres &, using pinflair silicone glue, I attached just the bodies so that the wings are free.  Finally, I used crystal glitter to make a trail from the fairy on the ATC to the 2nd butterfly so the fairy is blowing a butterfly kiss.  It doesn't show up fantastically well on the picture but that's probably because I'm a rubbish photographer! I decided against matting and layering the card as I love the way it looks against the white.

Please let me know what you think and cross your fingers for me!

Mani xx


Sue said...

It's beautiful Mani, there's a lot of work gone into it. Love the colours, purple is my favourite in crafting and the way the door seems to merge into the background.
Sue x

Alison said...

Very mystical and dreamy at the same time (if that makes sense). The colour you have used, purple and butterflies are my favourite combination. The whole style of the card is beautiful, Mani. Thanks for sharing.
Alison B x

Drusilla Designs said...

Thank you for your lovely comments. Apologies to those who have been trying to comment but having problems. I've checked everything and it should be working. Think there are gremlins in the system today!
Mani x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful your talent is amazing honey. Every card is better than the last. WEll done. fi x

Eileen said...

A really lovely card .... good luck with the challenge.... X :)

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