Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hush


Hush.
Hold your breath for as long as possible.
Pray that it rests for a bit longer.
Stare at its slightly transparent beauty.
Enjoy the world through its wings and you might find a new meaning in life.


This week at CAS-ual Fridays we are focusing on the superb clean and simple sketch provided by Girl Friday Laura. We've also got one spectacular sponsor too-The Craft's Meow! For more prize details (becuase you know it is going to be fabulous), challenge rules (because we want every entry to be considered) and fabulous inspiration (because my teammates are so talented!), please check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog!

 
Although misting can be intimidating, messy and maybe not considered clean and simple in most applications, I just love it. I started with some mist to create a sky like background for my transparent butterfly. The butterfly was stamped and embossed in black onto transparency paper. During the heat embossing process, the edges of the transparency curled slightly to create a really neat life-like dimensional effect. I simply adhered the butterfly to the misted background with glue dots and then added the floss and sticker sentiment.

I hope that you can find some time to play along this week at CAS-ual Fridays! I can't wait to see your creation.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max

Stamps: (Butterflies) Martha Stewart
Embellishments: (Sticker Sentiment) SRM Stickers, Floss
Other: (Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels, (Black Embossong Powder) SU

*Beginning quote paraphrased from this post.

40 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Love the misted background with that beautiful transparent butterfly!

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  2. love the techniques you did, and I may take a while to do such techniques that you master for quite sometime...

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  3. LOVE the misted background! i'll have to try that! so clever that you used transparency for the butterfly, too. such a pretty card, Karen!

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  4. Gorgeous Karen...you know misting intimidates me...but your creations are so inspiring that it makes me want to try!

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  5. Love the shadow created by the butterfly on the misted background!

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  6. Fantastic take on the sketch, and great thoughts at the beginning of your post, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Lovely...such a gorgeous butterfly!

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  8. Stunning... truly stunning. Your butterfly looks like it's going to flutter it wings and fly right off the card.

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  9. How gorgeous can this get? Love love it!

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  10. I agree with Lynn - I'm loving all your misting lately and may just break down and give it a go. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  11. This is gorgeous! Love the spray ink effect!

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  12. My goodness, this is beautiful!!! Love the mist and the butterfly!

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  13. this card makes me want to break out my glimmer mist! love it :)

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  14. Love this Karen! The butterflies are just beginning to flutter in New England!

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  15. Gorgeous butterfly Karen, looks so delicate. Great take on the sketch too :)
    Jenny x

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  16. The beginning of this post was a great exercise in relaxation and I thank you for that, Karen! Your card is just amazing. Now if I can get organized and order some mists, I would love to try this technique!

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  17. I can't believe you made that butterfly! I take that back- I TOTALLY believe it, but I'm REALLY impressed! It's gorgeous with the misting!!! :D

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  18. This is breath-taking, Karen! I love the transparency butterfly against the misted background. I have to give misting a try after seeing all of your gorgeous cards!

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  19. So beautiful, Karen! I love The Cat's Meow, too, so I can't wait to play!

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  20. Stunningly gorgeous!
    Enough said.

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  21. just a perfect take on the sketch! have a great weekend, karen!

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  22. HI Karen, 1st of all thanks for giving me inspired words that I can create stamps...I have always wanted to...it's just the matter of time that I dont have the luxury of it...if one day, I can have my own one for the ist time, you will be one of the 1st person to be given away!

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  23. Absolutely stunning! Love every single thing about this!

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  24. That mist looks so under control under your expert control & application! Beautiful!

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  25. Perfection! That butterfly is gorgeous and set on that misted background just makes it pop!!!

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  26. Karen this is gorgeous! I love the splatter background! So pretty!

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  27. That butterfly's a beauty! I adore your misted background too (and don't worry, I've kept my own bottle of glimmer mist on my desk along with a plastic bag this time LOL!)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  28. This is so pretty and light! I love it! ;)

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  29. So pretty Karen. That butterfly is lovely. :o)

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  30. Oh WOW Karen, what a gorgeous card and butterfly!

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  31. The misted background is absolutely gorgeous!!!! lovely!

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  32. Oh wow! Love that misted background with that butterfly transparency!! Looks gorgeous!

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  33. I really love the butterfly!! So Simple and Pure!

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  34. This card is beautiful! Love the color and that transparent butterfly, gorgeous!

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  35. Love the 3D effect on the butterfly!

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