Tuesday, January 5, 2010

21st Birthday

I had a phone call from a friend of mine last night wanting a 21st birthday card for her grandaughter. It had to be ready today. I worked out last night, stamp, colours, sketch, papers, embossing powder and embellishments. It just all had to be put together. The sketch is from this week's Truly Scrumptious challenge #23 which is a sketch this week.

The stamp has been stamped in Versacolour black ink and then black glitter embossing powder applied. This is a stunning stamp as the butterfly centre is a fairy and in the wings there are two more fairies in the swirls.

Then I coloured the image using Plumeria H2O. Unfortunately the shape of the butterfly didn't lend itself to a circle and I couldn't find a nestie suitable so turned to my CM shapes. At the last moment I decided to cuttlebug the white linen layer to give some texture. The feathers had been in my mind with the black pearl spray to be used underneath the flowers. I added some kindyglitz, bling for the flower centres and used the '21' as the centre of the top flower.

The second picture shows the sparkle of the black glitter embossing powder and the twinkle of the Plumeria H2O.
I am so happy with the way this card turned out. Do you think it's ok?

It's a very hot and humid day here. Some rainy looking clouds but the sun is out. The sun coupled with the moisture in the ground from the last lot of rain is making it very steamy. Once again I'm thankful for the airconditioned house.

Take care all,

20 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

This one has real WOW factor Leigh - soo gorgeous for a 21st - love it!
xXx

Debbie M said...

WOW all right! I bet the recipient loved it. So unusual and eye catching.

Debbie M

debby4000 said...

Oh what a stunning butterfly, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Cheryl said...

WOW!!! I love the colours and that butterfly is gorgeous!!
xx

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Leigh! I think your friend and her granddaughter will both LOVE it!

It's so weird to think of someone sitting in air conditioning, as it is below zero temperatures here:)

KimB said...

Hi Leigh,

this is perfect for a girl's 21st -they don't seem to loose that love for pink and the black embossing gives it adult cred. Really striking I'm sure it will be a hit.

Kim

Leonie said...

That butterfly has just blown me away, what an awesome job Leigh!

Danni said...

Oh I love this!! Gorgeous!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How awesome this is! LOVE the colors and that AWESOME butterfly!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Wow! Is this a stunner! You did an amazing job with this. It is so beautiful! I'm sure she will love it!!! Best, Curt

Sharon said...

What a stunning butterfly, just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

Dawn said...

Hiya
Gorgeous card, what a fantastic butterfly...Love the colours too.

Thanks for joining us on TS

Dawn

Angela said...

A beautiful card, love the butterrfly, thanks for joining us at TS,
Angela x

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOWZAS Leigh - how did I miss this one??? This is absolutely stunning!!!! No wonder she wants to frame it!!!

Rach said...

this is beautiful, what a striking image. xx

Kylie said...

Oh WOW Leigh, simply STUNNING!!!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Mina said...

beautiful card Leigh, the butterfly is stunning...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Jean McKenzie said...

Just one word Leigh - beautiful!! Love the colours!! Yummeeee!!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Leigh, love the image you've used. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! This is amazing. Love the wonderful coloring and glitter.