Sunday, 11 April 2010

Jewel Swirl!!!

This will probably be my last post before I go away tomorrow. I'm just snatching a few minutes before I start on the jobs and packing again.
Hubby is cooking lunch and then I have to do some baking to take with us and finish off the ironing. It's all go.
Ruby Doodle was coming to visit today but hubby has a cold and would hate for her to catch it so I won't see her now until next weekend:( I only just saw her last Saturday but it seems ages ago now.

Anyway onto the card
The background is mountboard with gesso applied with cling film and then inked.
Butterflies are stamped onto mountboard and clear embossed. I have added wire antennae as I am useless at cutting around fine detail........especially on mountboard.
The tiny lime gems in between the clear ones have been put on with my Kandy Kane which I have had for about four years and have probably used!!!

Oh yum.......lunch is ready.
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Beautiful card Sheila I love love love it! The shades are gorgeous and as for the dainty little butterflies.... stunning!!

    Enjoy your holiday!

    Keryn x

  2. Beautiful, Beautiful Butterflies and I love that background. I'll have to try Gesso and come and see you for some hints and tips lol!

    Have a great Birthday while your away.

    Suze x

  3. Oh I love it!!!!
    Have a super holiday!

  4. This is beautiful - love the butterfly collouring.
    Have a lovely holiday.

  5. Oh, just love it Sheila. The gesso background is fabulous. I would never have thought of applying it with cling film but the effect is lovely.

    Lesley Xx

  6. I saw this card in the flesh at the weekend and even though I hadn't seen this post then I knew it must be yours. It is fantastic, Sheila, and much appreciated by the recipient.


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