Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Life is Good - Wallflower papers

Good morning everyone, Brenda here.  This is the last in my Wallflower series of cards and oh boy they have been fun to make and the wallflower papers are a joy to use.

I began by collecting some bits together that I thought would go well on the Wallflower paper background....

..... having chosen the design I wanted to use.

 I blended distress inks over the butterflies and then painted rock candy crackle paint over them and left them to dry. When they were I blended walnut stain over them to get the cracks to stand out more.

I adhered the elements in the design I had in my head, including three stamped postmarks cut out ......

..... and the vintage border, flower ephemera, sentiment, flower (from my supplies) and raffia.

I hope you feel inspired to have a go, let me know if you do.

Thanks for joining me today.

hugs Brenda xx


  1. Gorgeous card! I even love the way you photograph the components.

  2. Stunning card Brenda! Love how those gorgeous butterflies frame that beautiful flower image! Such a good use of it, the whole card just looks lovely!

  3. Beeeeeautiful! This is gorgeous Brenda and I love the way you've demonstrated that we CAN actually USE our pretty papers effectively. You've managed to show off this paper brilliantly but used quite a bit of decortion so cleverly so as not to take away from it. Brilliant! Chris xxx

  4. Hello Brenda,
    This is a lovely looking card, your butterflies are gorgeous.

  5. Gorgeous - lovely crackly butterflies, and the raffia bow is a lovely touch.
    Alison x

  6. I do love how you used the papers, for me the butterflies take centre stage though, they are glorious with the crackling! Hugs, Anne xx