Sunday, May 1, 2016

Friendships and inspiration....

A few weeks back a friend shared a card made by another friend in a card exchange group I belong to.  The card was beautiful and knocked my socks off!  I love the way my friend worked with just a few colors and a few images to create a thing of beauty.

Here's her card, I don't think she'll mind me sharing... I"m sure she is 110% proud of it.

See, isn't it just beautiful!  
 This was made by my friend Celia for another friend and shared in the group.  I saved the photo because I just fell in love with it.

Weeks have gone by and yet this card remained on my mind.  I've been busy creating cards for swaps I'm in, and for building my stash of cards because it's so so very low.

Yesterday I couldn't take the pull of this card anymore and had to sit down and play!

So I pulled out my Color Burst pigment powders, and some Mica paints another friend inspired me to try.. and played on water color card stock.  I created a big mess, turned my fingers all sorts of colors and enjoy the stress free playtime....  so thank you to Celia and my friend Adriane...  I do see what you do, I do hear your suggestions and I do try things out.  

I pulled out some stamps... 1 actually.... and I used some butterfly dies as my friend Celia did...
I pulled out a floral embossing folder and played some more.

Here's card number one:

 I'm sorry it's not as bright as in person.. the blues and greens blend and merge and then the golden green mica paint adds just a bit of metallic color.  I used a Sharpie black pen to highlight and outline on the butterfly.  I used a Copic Multi liner pen to add some specks to the wings.

Here's the 2nd card done:

This card used the other side of the die cut edging... and then I die cut smaller butterflies not knowing at the time where they would go.  The background word stamp is one big stamp by Stampendous about Friendship.

I'm making a few cards with these components to add to my stash.

If you haven't yet played with the Color Burst pigment powders may I suggest you see which friend you know has them, and plan a play-date to explore.  

:) Thanks for stopping by, and please , drop a comment below so I know you were here.

Enjoy your day!

Cara Febe