Wednesday, 1 September 2010

… and Frame and Flutterby (well, that’s what I call ‘em, lol)

F for Friends
This is for the KCUK Chunky Alphabet swap and what was in my WOYWW easel..

This is an Art Journey stamp, which I’ve stamped and embossed, then cut out from its background to make a totally new stamp, something I often do.  I love the fact that I can then use it on any background I like.    For some reason, I’ve attached the embossed frame the wrong way around, so it’s DEbossed, but never mind.  Still looks okay, lol.  The Flutterby is from one of my favourite Innovative Stamp Creations plates and has to be my all time favourite flutterby.  Inks are Ecoline and Colorbox Pigment inks.

20 very much appreciated comments:

Sandra Hall said...

A great card Cath, I LOVE that stamp! It would be very versatile (Thats what I tell myself when I want to buy a new stamp - it's got to be versatile!)
I like the DEbossed look! hehehe!

Netty said...

Terrific, love everything about it. Annette x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Cath, love this , it's just one of my favourites! The way the centre, rich in colour, pops out from the dark frame, it's all fab. I have to have that stamp ROFL :D xxx

Jack said...

I love the colours and the dark frame - really shows off the image. xx

Tracy Evans said...

Don't you think a black background is fab for really showing off your art, it works wonderfully here especially with the orange/terracota colours. Great piece. Tracy Evans x

Artyjen said...

It's great to be able to get more image for your money :) Always something I try to bear in mind when a stamp is saying buy me buy me!!
xoxo Sioux

Sid said...

Great stamp and item !!

Zoechaos said...

Well it looked deliberate and very effect. Think orange and black is even more dramatic than red and black xx Zoe

Josephine said...

Gorgeous colours, and the debossed background works well! Lovely card.

Martina2801 said...

Terrific card, Cath! Beautifully created!

Jingle said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love it!

Lynne K said...

Wow, I do like this, Cath! Very striking. Great idea to cut out part of the stamp. x

Helen said...

Great colours, Cath and the contrast between the dark frame and lighter colours really shows off the central image.

Helen x

Doone said...

Kath that KCUK is fraught with worry about a typo that could result in offense .. I must be careful (I'm not known for that particular trait) love the flutterby - really intense colour -

Dx

Sally H said...

So beautiful! Reminds me of my Meg and her friend a few years ago. Beautiful colours! Thanks for your kind words. Trying to keep busy and cooking lots!

Minxy said...

i did mention on your woyww that i loved this piece, and now i see it clearly i love it even more x

Nikki said...

What a beauitful Card :) and your desk is piled with lots of goodies that someone could get lost in and have alot of fun , Glad your enjoying your buttons
hugs Nikki
Happy WOYWW and see you when you have more time

Paula said...

great colours and nice LO.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Cath I love this card, absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Anke

stampdiva said...

Have I fallen into a deep sleep and slept for a month as I have no idea how I missed so much of your art. Anyway, this is adorable and particular love the way you framed the friends. Too Cute. Lynne x