Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Grunge Butterfly

I am not usually satisfied with my cards, and they have to 'grow on me', but at the risk of seeming immodest, I am really pleased with this one, and keep looking at it! lol ;o) I have always admired the style of our Scandinavian crafting cousins. There's something about that ultra-feminine-but-grungy look that I love, and that's what I was aiming for.

It is for a lady at work who is leaving this week. I know she makes cards, so it had to be something special! I hope she likes it, as this is one I will have trouble parting with!

Products used:

Cezanne font & brown pen
Tim Holtz's distress inks: Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy
Chalk Eyes ink: Creamy Brown
Border stamp from Stempelglede's Grunge Collection
Hero Arts script stamp
Fontwerks harlequin stamp
Inkadinkado flourish stamp
Cream lace
Cuttlebug embossed butterfly
Brown twine
Pearl spray
Paper roses & leaves


  1. Oh I am rather liking this one....gorgeous..with all the different stamps and love those flowers and the pearls....she will absolutely love it and treasure it forever.
    Hugs Kath xxxx

  2. WOW WOW WOW!! gorgeous card, I am loving the mix of stamps :o) the colour is fab and the pearls really set it off


    Amanda xxx

  3. ooooh I am loooving it- don;t think I would want to part with it either and no wonder you keep staring at it

  4. Mmmm this is delish! I also love the grunge look, it makes it special, so delicate and girlie. LOVE it!! :)

  5. Oh my! This is SO beautiful Chris! I love the colours, the stamping, and the grunge butterfly!
    And all the tiny little details looks georgeus!

    Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend, that always warms my heart!

    Love & hugs, Lena

  6. Adorable Chris, love those subtle colours and all those flourishes too. The butterfly is perfect.

    Hugs Debbie xx

  7. Hi ya Chris

    Lovely to have you back with us. I absolutely adore this card, you certainly haven't lost your touch. Absolutely stunning and I hope the lady you are giving it to adores it too !


    Jo x

  8. My goodness, this is stunning! think I'll just sit and gaze at it for another ten minutes, work can wait.
    Oh, and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, Chris. And yes, craft magazines do count =)
    Have a lovely day!
    Olga x

  9. This is awesome.................

    No wonder you don't really want to part with it as it deserves pride of place in any household.

    Oh Rob & I loved your bunny poem... even for quick work it's fab... have to tell you though that you're mental.... lol...

    So glad to have you back with us all honey.

    Lots & lots of hugs
    Lorraine xxx

  10. wow its gorgous and so you should be proud

  11. Good grief woman! This card has the WOW factor all over it. It is fantastic and I'm sure it will be treasured! I'm not sure I would be able to part with such a beauty. x

  12. Aloha Chris
    I found your blog on CWO, I love making cards as well, hopefully I can put a crafting blog together oneday. I love the card with the lady and hope on the right side bar. I create cards for an encouragement card ministry. I have enjoyed my visit and will be back to see more of your beautiful creations.

    Blessings Lorie

  13. I'd be looking at it all the time too - this is fab!!!!

    Hope you are well!

  14. Well Hello 'Top Bird' great to see you back! :) Hope Tigs is o.k. too...

    Carol x

  15. Hi Chris!
    I've been offweb for a while and on my return I am so pleased to see you back in blog land (as you started me off in the firstplace!)and might I say you are on top form! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I am sure it will be treasured! Welcome back!
    I have just started a new job and I am not finding much time to craft or blog, so I know what you were going through!

    Take care,


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