Sunday 7 February 2010

My First Attempt with Copics and a card!

I know, I know, it's ANOTHER butterfly card but................. I LIKE THEM (butterflies that is)!

This one is using the Butterfly Daisy Collage stamp plate from Elusive Images again and the same two stamps as in my previous post. This time the butterfly is stamped twice onto vellum and clear embossed before being cut out and attached. I curved the wings, attached the bodies flat to the card but put blobs of silicone glue underneath the wings so that they kept their shape.

This is really a standard card inside a gatefold card. I wanted to use the beautiful designer paper without cutting any of it away so just stamped the lovely scroll corner over it. The designs in the paper pack Echos of Italy from Artylicious are really gorgeous and as you can see the colours of the two sheets I have used here match perfectly.

Finally I stamped the butterfly again on the inside of the card using two different colours of ink as I did on the vellum and then just added a touch of ink blended with Cut'n'Dry around it.

Finally, this is my first attempt at colouring with my Copics that I got from my Hubby for Christmas. I realise now that I used the wrong card. It was quite smooth and must have had some sort of coating which stopped the Copics from soaking in. As a result when I tried to create depth or shadows the second or third layers kept removing the previous layers of ink to some extent. Having said that I was quite chuffed with my first try. The gorgeous butterfly is from one of Elusive Images most recent plates - Patchwork Butterfly - and there are some fabulous images on there but this one is HUUUGGGEE and as it didn't turn out half bad it now resides on the wall inside my conservatory.

Speaking of my conservatory, last week I had a lovely young man working in there to create my dedicated CRAFT ROOM. Bless Richard, he patiently listened to what I wanted and adapted some Wicks kitchen units to make me a lovely space to call my own. I now have a range of lovely units and a long worktop together with an 'island' of units with a big square worktop. I'm in the process of sorting all my stash (and there's a lot as you may have seen a few posts ago) and putting everything away tidily before I allow myself to do any crafting in there, otherwise I know it won't get done. It will be so lovely not to be hanging about waiting for the dining table to be vacated or clearing away completely after every crafting session. I will, of course, be boring you all with some photos once I have my stuff put away, Lol!

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and more cheerful weather than us. It's been so damp and dark here nearly all week.

Lesley Xx

Ingredients : EI Stamps, Echos of Italy DPs, Copics - all from Graphicus


veronica said...

Your card is fabulous Lesley - I love the colours, and the flourishes over the print are just right! Like the butterfly too,he looks lovely against the wall. Envy you your new craft room, but not the sorting out - hope you enjoy crafting in your new palace!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Lesley! That echoes of Italy paper is wonderful! You must be really excited about your craft room. Looking forward to seeing the pictures!

Lynne K said...

Stunning card, Lesley. The colours are gorgeous. Have fun in your new room! PS. You can never have too many butterflies! x

Val said...


What a stunner again. Your Copics butterfly is just gorgeous. Hope you have managed to get everything sorted for your new crafting space - how lovely.
Love, Valxx

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Lesley, your card and your butterfly are both stunning! I would love to own almost all of the Elusive Images plates - so far I have one, but it is a start!
Your new craft space sounds wonderful.
Clare x

Beryl said...

Oh this is fabulous. The paper (inside and out) is really lovely. The butterfly is exquisite and the one in the conservatory looks enormous. You'll have to make a few more when you've moved in there.
Beryl xx

jamie said...

Hey Mama,

Love the butterfly and it has almost a graffiti look on the wings.

Very nice.

Love you X ;-) X

PS, just a random funny thing, the word verification for my comment said "holypiss" no word of a lie, i think i just nearly weed myself, maybe we should start a post just for funny word verifications?

lisa said...

Hi Lesley

Never apologise for your beautiful butterflies, I love them. I wouldn't know which part of this card to display, the inside is as beautiful as the front.
Your large butterfly is stunning, the colours are perfect and what a great way of displaying it.
I've got craft room envy after hearing about your new space, lots of photos please!!
Enjoy your week.


Pretty-In-Ink said...

I absolutely love your beautiful butterfly creations!

brenda said...

Hi Lesley

It's looks just so very special and never apologise about another butterfly, same could be said of my and my flowers.

B x

Shirley said...

OMGosh, I love everything you did. Thet fold is great and the images are lovely too!

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely card! Love that it has a standard card inside of the gate fold. The butterfly turned out gorgeous! Love the colors you used. Can't wait to see your craft space when you are ready to share!

Anonymous said...

oh wow what a stunning card.

Maya said...

Ohhh my!
This is gorgeous!!
I too love butterflies, and you`re cards with them on are stunning!!
Hugs from Maya:)