My shining star

My shining star

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

lots of layers at Creative Inspiration

Good morning lovelies - I hope you've been enjoying the sunshine - we had a gorgeous day yesterday - although most of what we did was indoors lol!!! We had a swim at Kendal pool then had a picnic in the garden, made some gingernuts and did some crafting! A great day and I hope today is just as good - we're off to see my mum and dad and we're heading into Lancaster to visit the castle for a special kids activity tour - sounds like fun - will let you know tomorrow.

Today a new challenge starts at Creative Inspiration and the theme is Lots of layers.
All you need to do is include 3 or more layers on your creations!

This week we are joined by our sponsor MY MUMS CRAFT SHOP who are giving the Winner a £10 Certificate!

I set to work with one of my new Clarity stencils and made this card -


To make my card I applied the clarity stencil to a piece of card and added layers of distress ink - wild honey, spiced marmalade and festive berries. I applied the same colours to another piece of card too.

To make the butterflies I stamped them (from Sheena Douglass) onto extra paper and fussy cut them.


I repeated the stencil onto a small piece of card using just wild honey then removed the stencil and stamped the clarity stamp on top in black archival ink.

Then I did some matting and layering and there was my card - I'm pleased with this one - what do you think?

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

sunday stamper pinkleart- flame colours
sparklessparklesforumchallenges - fave colour combo -  hot colours (red/orange/yellow)
Lexi'slexiscreations: Sentiment focus
SSSmonsimonsaysstampblog: Winged things
Little Claire littleclairesdesigns- Lots of layers
Frilly and Funkiefrillyandfunkie - winged things

Thats all for today - hope you've enjoyed your visit and thanks for dropping by! Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs

Rachel xx


36 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel sounds like you and the girls are having a fab time and such lovely weather too! A gorgeous card love the warm colours and beautiful butterflies. Hugs Susan x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Brilliant card Rachel, I love the effect you have created.
    Have just reserected my stamps and inks, am having fun. Must get some texturising paste and have a go with that.
    Sounds like all round fun with your girls.
    We have had the boys overnight so are off today for a day of fun with them.
    At least the sun is shining at the moment.
    Have fun and happy crafting

    Patricia x

    ReplyDelete
  3. A beautiful card,gorgeous colours and design.xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous card Rachel, love colours and butterflies.
    Hugs
    Caz x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gorgeous card Rachel, love how you have used the stencil and the butterflies are so pretty!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is gorgeous Rachel. The background colours are so beautiful and the butterfles are stunning.
    I hope you have a fun filled day.
    hugs Sue xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Stunning card Rachel, gorgeous colours

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the 'explosion' of colour you have used today and those butterflies are gorgeous - I also like how you matched up the pattern behind the sentiment - very clever. Hugs, Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. OMG, Rachel this is stunning hun, hugs xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. A beautiful card, gorgeous bright colours and I love the sentiment too. My word you are a busy family, the girls certainly experience so many things which is brilliant. Enjoy your day.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the the vibrant warm colours you've used on this stunning card Rachel and a great sentiment too.

    Sue xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gorgeous Card Rachel, love the lovely warm colours and a beautiful sentiment. Marlene

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous card, love these warm rich colours, feels like summer is just around the corner, love it! Karen x

    ReplyDelete
  14. WOW! The background is AMAZING, Rachel! Must have a go at that technique.
    hugs, Asha

    ReplyDelete
  15. Fabulous! Love the background and your vibrant colors.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Gorgeous Rachel, I love the beautiful colours, sentiment and butterflies.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Another fabulous background Rachel, I love your beautiful butterflies and lovely warm colours.
    Pauline
    x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Another fabulous card with wonderful bright colours, love the image and sentiment, hugs Kate x

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love that sentiment Rachel & the colours are fab as are the butterflies!
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful design Rachel love the sentiment.

    Hugs Diane

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is lovely Rachel. Such lovely bright colours.
    Mags
    x

    ReplyDelete
  22. That stencil design is so striking, in fact, overall this is such a striking, dynamic card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hope you enjoy your day out -love the image and rich colours and beautiful butterflies
    carol x

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful card, the background adds so much interest!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Stunning card. love the colours and the sentiment is very true. hugs Mrs a.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful card Rachel, love that stencil! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

    ReplyDelete
  27. Beautiful card Rachel, love the warm colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

    ReplyDelete
  28. So bright and vibrant Rachel. This is a fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Rachel just popped back with my DT hat on to thank you for sharing with us at Lexis - good luck, hugs Susan xx

    ReplyDelete
  30. Really stunning! Love the effect. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  31. Such bold, fiery colours - fab!
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  32. Fabulous 'focus on the sentiment' card and quite inspiring, love it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gorgeous Card! Love this color combo! Great sentiment and design. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly for our "Favourite Colour Combo" Challenge!

    Amy~DT

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a beautiful sentiment. The background is gorgeous too

    Thanks for joining us

    Lin
    Lexi's Creations

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great card - love your colour combination.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles.

    Helen x

    ReplyDelete

Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx