Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Follow Your Dreams

Hello!  Here is a card I made for this week's challenge at Joan's Touch. The criteria for this challenge were:  colors of peach and teal, a circle, and layered  butterflies. 

I began with stamping a clear vase, from GKD Buds and Vases stamp set, on white card stock  in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and coloring it with Copics. I cut and embossed this focal panel with Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles

In my next step, using a stamp  from GKD Dogwood and Butterfly stamp set, I stamped the floral image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, positioning the image to appear coming out of the vase. I stamped the floral image a second time on white card stock, colored it with Copics and cut out just the flowers, not the stem. I then popped the colored image over the stamped image.

The butterfly in the upper left is a colored digital stamp that I found on Etsy.  I cut it out twice and layered one on top of the other, although the photo doesn't show the layers. The other butterfly was created with Spellbinders Les Papillions Two. The bottom layer of this butterfly is in teal and was cut and embossed with the solid die from this die set. The top layer was cut in black with the intricate die from this set. 

The sentiment was computer generated. I Used Martha Stewart's Rose Window punch to cut out the circular shape. Before attaching it to the focal panel, I sponged the edges with PTI Hawaiian Shores ink.

I used white card stock for my base which I layered with peach. The focal panel was matted with teal and then adhered to the base. That completed my project.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another card for the challenge at Joan's Touch.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s);
Joan's Touch  -  Challenge #4
TTCRD  -  Mar 11 Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #48 - Anything Goes
The Outlawz  -  Twisted Thursday - TT030614 -Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #123 - Anything G
Challenges 4 Everybody  -  Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
Craftitude   -  Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge  -  Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #26 - Anything Goes


Joan Fricker said...

Oh my Olga, this is absolutely stunning drop dead gorgeous. I love it. Great colors and I an in love with the way you used the vase of flowers, Great coloring too.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this week's challenge,

Judy Woodland said...

This is just stunning Olga. You are so talented. I love the beautiful colors and the die is just stellar. Gorgeous card!

Gail said...

Very pretty!

Olga Moore said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Beautiful Design….thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, I hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge…
Suzy B~Owner~ Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Melanie said...

Lovely card! Beautiful mix of stamp sets!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Olga, this is gorgeous. Love your fantastic works of art. You are very talented my dear!

Olga Moore said...

Thank you, my friends. I so appreciate your comments.

fiona walker said...

Such a fantastic card thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Crafting From the Heart challenge blog. Hope to see some more of your work soon.
DT/ blog co-owner x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Delicate and whimsical yet the floral display brings us back to the beauty of the earth realm. Thank you again, Olga for posting with us at WAW, Blessings, Carole

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the die cut rectangle. Your butterflies are lovely

Billie A said...

Beautiful card, I love the large frame die. The butterflies and flowers being 3-D is awesome. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge.

cass said...

Pretty card, thanks for joining us this week at Fan-tastic Tuesday

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card love the decoupaged delicate image,beautiful die-cut frame and butterflies
carol x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Woww, love the die cut , the soft tones and the amazing butterfly.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous, love the diecut, pretty flowers and those fab diecuts.
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight.