Sunday, 9 October 2016

Black Magic

I have made this card for the current Fantasy Stampers challenge, the theme of which is Black Magic.  The aim is to use black as the focal point of your work.  I would also like to enter it into the current Make My Monday challenge, which is no patterned paper.

I created both the background and the butterfly by stamping in Versamark ink on black card and brushing over with mica powders  I then matted and layered it onto purple card.  I used foam pads behind the square and the butterfly to give it some dimension, but I don't think this comes through well in the photo.  I wanted to keep this quite simple so as not to detract from the background so I added a bit of glitter to the butterfly, some purple gems and a large purple bow.  The sentiment, 'use your wings' is from the Tim Holtz Ideaology 'Small Talk' sticker pad, which has some lovely inspirational quotes.  The flower stamp used for the background is one that I've had for a long time, which came free with Craft Stamper Magazine.  I can't remember what brand the butterfly stamp is, but I do remember that I got it at the first ever craft show I went to, so it's quite old!

I always have difficulty photographing black cards and this one is no exception.  It's also a lot more shimmery in real life because again this is hard to capture in a photograph


Joan said...

Very pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Sian, just had to pop over to see what you are up to. That was a lovely comment you left at mine. I am truly impressed that you manage to work full-time and make so many gorgeous cards. Have a great week and happy crafting......when you get the chance! Angela x

Cazro said...

Hi Sian, Well I'm wearing two caps for this comment. Your card is beautiful, I love your butterfly, it looks so glittery and pretty. Loving the black magic and how you have no patterned paper. Thanks for sharing at Make My Monday and Fantasy Stampers. Looking forward to seeing more in the future. Caz DT