Thursday, August 6, 2015

Darker Side of Chic...Card

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post of my latest creation:


I used a piece of chipboard as my base: covered it with thin layer of gesso, then applied crackle paste and when that layer was dry, I added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint, Faded Jeans & Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I applied some texture paste through the Damask Stencil designed by Mona Pendleton and covered it with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. Once that layer was dry, I heated the powder to get that nice metallic look. After that layer set, I applied a layer of Clear Crackle Paint and when that layer was dry I randomly applied metallic gold paint to show the crackle...


I cut out different sizes of butterflies in vellum and inked them with Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Ink. I used Fancy Flourish stamp designed by Mona Pendleton and heat embossed them with Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.


The seam binding ribbon was covered with Pearlex. I used two shades of ribbon to create the bow and embellished it with metal filigree.

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie Challenge Things with Wings

House of Cards Challenge Metallics

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #14 Butterflies with Gold option



Mixed Media World Challenge "Stencils"

Try it on Tuesdays Challenge Use Stencils

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...


36 comments:

  1. Samra, this is GORGEOUS!!! I am in LOVE with the soft color, amazing ribbon treatment, and fabulous use of texture! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards, friend! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Thank you sooo much Mynn :) I am so happy you like my card :)
      Hugs to you my dear!

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  2. This is so beautiful Samra - your wonderful bow looks just like another butterfly! Thank you so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge with ths beauty!! Julia xx

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  3. Samra your card is Absolutely Gorgeous !Love this blue and your stunning design !

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  4. Samra, the background is gorgeous, so many interesting techniques, I love it!

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  5. You make the most fantastic bows. This is stunning! The colors, the stamping and embossing are all so in harmony.

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  6. Oh my good gosh, Wow!! This is stunning!! My sweet friend, I knew the project you were working on would be amazing but actually, it is beyond amazing!! The background is gorgeous!! I love the texture and the crackle!! The butterflies are fabulous!! And oh wow, the ribbon bow is awesome!! I am in love with this!! Each project you make is a work of art and I'm so inspired every time I visit you!! Love, love, love this, Samra!! I hope you have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Samra, this is a sapphire dream! This is the most gorgeous use of Chipped Sapphire.. it is mesmerizing and beautiful! The texture and crackle throughout are incredible and I adore the stenciling and stamping. The ruffles upon ruffles of ribbon is magical. I love the varied sizes of the sweet butterflies. Beautifully done! Have a wonderful night. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  8. Woooooooooow, my dear Samra, you have outdone yourself with this absolutely stunning card! What a brilliant combination of Chipped Saphire and Liquid Platinum! Oh, dear, this is breathtaking! I am hypnotized by your out of this world masterpiece! Spectacular work, my friend! Bravoooooo!
    Huge hugs to you! Branka xxx

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  9. Wow! Although that is a bit of an understatement - this is a real stunner! Gorgeous colours, texture , the butterflies and then there's the fabulous bow! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  10. Oh that is stunning Samra! The depth and richness of colour is wonderful and I love the ribbon as a focal point. xx

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  11. Absolute stunner, I love the cool blue shades
    Thanks for joining us at MMW and good luck ;)
    Hugs
    Donna DT xxx

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  12. Gorgeous Samra! The damask stenciled detail looks fabulous and that fancy bow looks amazing! Wow! Stunning!

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  13. OK, that's it...I am packing a suitcase and heading your way!! I NEED to watch you work, right this minute! However do you come up with such stunning designs, I am head over heels with your darker side of shabby chic!! "I wants it, I needs it, my prec-ious!!" (doing Lord of the Rings there, could you hear my Gollum voice?) Can you tell I like it? ha!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our "Things with Wings" challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  14. Absolutely stunning design, Samra! LOVE that amazing background and beautiful bow! So happy you could join us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  15. Absolutely wonderful! Love the butterflies and the gorgeous ribbon! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing with us at TIOT's!
    oxo Susi

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  17. This looks fabulous Samra, love the depth of colour with the white embossing especially on the butterflies. Love the ribbon bow is gorgeous, adds such a feminine touch.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous love the texture and crackle effect and fabulous bow
    carol x

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  19. I have been trying to leave a comment on here all day dearie. This is drop dead GORGEOUS! I loves it loves it loves it! Dark and beautiful is so perfect a combination. You have outdone yourself on this design. I would love to see this in person!!!!!wowzess and awesome sauce! Hugz to you talented muffin! ~Niki

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  20. That is so beautiful Samra, gorgeous colours and textures,the platinum embossing works so well with the beautiful blues!

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  21. Love that BG!! Such a lovely card!

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  22. A brilliant project and super tutorial, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, hugs Bee.

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  23. WOW, Samra! Absolutely stunning how you arranged this gorgeous loop with the filigree brooch! Great colors - love the vintage look!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge.
    Hugs, Rosi

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  24. Be. Still. My. Heart. Samra, you have truly just blown my socks off this is amazing dark and chic masterpiece. Dark, yes...Chic, yes...Masterpiece...understatement! Absolutely mesmerizing that bow! And what a great way to make a statement on that already amazing background. Wooooooooooowwwwww! My favorite, favorite, favorite Samra creation, so Goth, so lovely, I can't take my eyes off it! Pinned, pinned, pinned again, and some more, so I won't forget where I put it, because as the true piece of art that it is, it could be the star of any board! I LOVE it, can you tell????? Big Hugs!

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  25. I just had another look....this is SO pretty! tee hee! See, I can't stop looking at it!

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  26. Your card is totally shabbylicious in those beautiful, darker hues! Thanks so much for joining us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  27. oh my, this is stunning! The colours and those butterflies. Wow, just wow! Hugs! xx

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  28. This is just to die for Samra! It's just beauty at it's best, I love the elegant dark blue and the gorgeous pattern you've created! This is my new fave of yours!!
    Thanks for entering over at Frilly and Funkie xx

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  29. Another very special piece from you Samra. It reminds me of old Georgian damask dresses. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  30. Wow, what an amazing card. Fabulously decadent! Gorgeous work. Nicola x

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  31. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. I hope you'll join us again soon.

    Hugs,
    Em AKA Creative Em
    House of Cards DT

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  32. Oh my this is gorgeous! What great work with the background!!!

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  33. So gorgeous! The pretty background and textures and the lace.... Girly shabby n grunge. Thanks for sharing this with us at MMCC

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  34. Gorgeous card, and love how you added your metallics through the stencil. Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

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