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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Butterfly Flourish

This week over at Less is Moore, the ladies have given us a fabulous sketch to work with.
 
 This year, apart from trying not to buy any new stash I have decided to try and get to grips with inking.  I have always found this difficult.  So, I sat down this morning with a pile of  inkpads and a new pack of Cut-n-Dry foam.  Nearly three hours later and lots of bits of card in the bin, I gave up on the Cut-n-Dry and got out my trusty Judikins Ink Dusters, the inking doesn't seem as smooth with these and I will keep trying with the foam.  I used Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks and the stamp is from a Chocolate Baroque unmounted plate - Butterfly Flourish Swirls, the sentiment is from an acrylic set by Hobby Art

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.
Beryl x

51 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous Beryl,love the stamps.xxx

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  2. Beautiful CAS card I love the BG colours.

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  3. LOVE what you have done here, it's beautiful Beryl

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  4. I really love the dramatic combo of colors here...gorgeous! ;)

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  5. Lovely inked panel and very beautiful butterflies :)

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  6. This looks fabulous Beryl... terrific inking! I find that daubers work well with some cardstock and dusters work better with others!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Hola Beryl, fantastic card, this stamps is BEAUTIFUL!!!, i love it, fantastic distress, i'm training with the cut-and dry, i bought it in London:D:D:D.Well done Beryl.
    A warm hug from Palma and take care

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  8. Iám a fan from Chocolate Baroque to. the detail from this card is lovely.

    Margreet

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  9. Beryl this is just gorgeous

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  10. A very elegant card, love the colour.
    Avril

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  11. Just fabulous Beryl, love that orange panel
    Much appreciated, thank you
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. The colour combination is stunning. A beautiful card.
    Angela

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  13. Your use of orange is spectacular!

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  14. Lovely work Beryl. I do think it is often down to the quality of the paper we use. Sometimes, even when the best is bought - we hit on a bad batch! Keep persevering as it is certainly worth it.

    Janet xx

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  15. Beautiful card Beryl. I have the Inkylicious dusters and they seem to work fine for me, I used them on my card this week. Well done on the NY resolution, I failed several times already due to "bargains" but convinced myself no more now....
    Linbyx

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  16. Beautiful colours on this card hun and such a beautiful design :) ♥ Pops x x x

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  17. Beautiful Beryl - well worth the effort.
    Ann xxx

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  18. Lovely card Beryl and beautifully inked
    Trish xx

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  19. Gorgeous card Beryl, the panel looks fabulous. Carol x

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  20. What a fabulous card Beryl. Gorgeous colours. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.xxx

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  21. I think the dusters give a great effect Beryl, love your choice of colours and stamp :)
    Jenny x

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  22. Lovely butterflies Beryl and a really nice quote too. You lucky thing living in the Shetlands but I bet its a bit cold up there right now! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

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  23. Hi Beryl, love the effect you created with the dusters and sensational colours too. I saw these on C&C today but they are pricey so I use cut n dry! I agree with other commenters that the quality of paper has a bearing on the effect. I got your 2nd comment, thanks.

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  24. This is great. Beryl xx Jan

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  25. Gorgeous and very elegant!

    Mags x

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  26. I use a Tim Holtz blending tool (with foam pads) for my inking and love it. This is superb - I love your chosen colourway and those butterflies are just lush!

    Kathyk

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  27. Lovelycard Beryl - know what you mean about getting to grips with inks - I find I get mixed results still it is always usable in some form lol!

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  28. Gorgeous card Beryl - persist with the cut & dry as it does give you a great effect.

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  29. Fabulous butterflies Beryl, a beautiful card. x

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  30. a lovely card, beryl!! the inking you did with the distress inks looks perfect to me... like kathy k. i used the tim holtz ink blending tool and foam pads and have great success.

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  31. I love this Chocolate Baroque stamp. Great take on the sketch.

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  32. What a fabulous card Beryl and that is one gorgeous stamp x

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  33. What a wonderful stamp you used! I love butterflies!

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  34. Your card is just gorgeous, I love your colours and the butterflies are fab x x

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  35. Gorgeous card, just beautiful

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  36. Just beautiful, Beryl!! Love the way the colored background makes the black butterflies pop!

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  37. Beautiful butterflies on the marmalade and lipstick background.
    Annette

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  38. Beautiful inking on your background and super image. x

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  39. This is gorgeous Beryl and I think the dusters have given a great effect! When I'm sponging a large area I just use chopped up bits of sponge - you know, the kind you get from pound shops for cleaning cards; I find they work pretty well. Vicky x

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  40. Very striking colour combo, great stamp.

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  41. This is gorgeous Beryl, that image and the colour look truly wonderful.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  42. I really love this Beryl. I love that you left a little bit of white above and below the color panel. Love your sponging and the color and image are fabulous.

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  43. WOW this is stunning what a great card, I love it, Hazelxo

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  44. Great card, your inking looks fab.
    Jo x

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  45. Stunning card, Beryl! I love it!

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  46. Love the shading on your card and those butterflies are simply stunning!

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  47. Terrific card! Think you've gripped inking with a vengeance!- sorry I'm late visiting - been a mad week!

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  48. Beautiful card love the butterflies. Janny

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Thank you for visiting my blog,I appreciate all comments, thank you very much indeed. Beryl x