Sunday, 13 April 2014

Stencilled fern fronds


Hi everyone, hope your weekend has been a good one. We got some cattle work done today so that left me feeling quite productive!

I had a play with a new metal stencil and distress inks to create this panel. I sponged bundled sage in the background and dabbed peeled paint with a finger dauber.
I'm linking up to the challenge at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Far Away. 
 I'm sending this to a friend who's recovering from surgery. He lives about 7 hours drive away and  I can't get down to see him. I think the fern leaves look as if they're reaching out into the distance so look far away too.

At Virginia's View Challenge the theme is stencilling. Virginia has lots of links and amazing examples for inspiration.

The Card Concept has a butterfly theme with this gorgeous pic for inspiration.
I think this card fits the clean and simple category.


Materials used: Dreamweaver fern stencil; distress inks; Hero Arts Antique Engravings butterfly stamp; Inktense pencils; Memory Box butterfly delight die; blue vellum; sentiment sticker and bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

27 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

Cathy, this is really a nice card for a guy. I'm sure he will like it and hope he recovers quick. I just saw a fern stencil yesterday and didn't get it. After seeing your gorgeous card I may have to make a trip back to get it.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, I love the stenciled ferns. Shirleyx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That stenciled fern is just gorgeous - it gives it a different quality than stamping - LOVE!

Irene said...

Just stunning and beautiful Cathy. I love the fern leaves and your choice of colours it makes for a gorgeous background, combines with blue butterflies - just perfect.
luv
irene
xxxx

Susanne Vargas said...

I just love ferns and adore your sponged panel and those butterflies! Great card!

Virginia L. said...

How beautiful is that stenciled fern! The layering and design are awesome! Well done, Cathy! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

Anita in France said...

Such a lovely stencilled panel, Cathy ... and those butterflies are fabulous ... love the shimmer! What a great take on the code word ... thanks for playing along at ATCAS! Anita :)

rachel said...

stunning Cathy - beautiful card xx

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the trio of butterflies fluttering around the ferns!

roffeycreations said...

Beautiful - and the subtle colours in the butterfly are gorgeous.... Mxx

Cathy Weber said...

This is so pretty...love the stenciling and the very delicate butterfly...thank you so much for joining us this week at Card Concept challenge!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! This card just takes me away to some secluded natural setting. Gorgeous design,Cathy! I just cannot stop looking at your fabulous ferns. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

So LUSH and gorgeous!! LOVE the green, so REAL looking!!! Makes me want to kick off my shoes and walk in the tall grass!!! Thanks for sharing!

Kerin said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the stenciled ferns and your butterfly is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Geri said...

Stunning! Your ferns are amazing...and yes, they really do look somewhat 3D! Great effect! Your sponging is flawless, the colors blend together beautifully! The textured card stock really does a great job showcasing the butterfly and that fabulous sentiment - love the font! Thanks so much for choosing to share your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

Sarah G said...

Your card is beautiful - love the soft look that you have achieved by inking the ferns! Very serene!

RitaR said...

A truly beautiful creation in every way!!

Darnell said...

I'm swooning here, Cathy, as I have a thing for ferns! This is stunning! Your friend will treasure it. Great work with the stencil. I think I'm the only one in Blogland that isn't stenciling!! This is definitely a winner! Happy Easter/Spring to you!! Hugs, Darnell

Mrs A. said...

Another beautiful butterfly card. The ferns are lovely and like the little butterflies which are giving the perspective to the main one. hugs Mrs A.

Skye said...

Gorgeous card. Great stencil. Love your design and the pretty butterflies.

Cathy said...

Thanks Rita, couldn't find your blog to reply to but I appreciate your visit :) Cathy x

Nonni said...

Beautiful card! I love this layout and the ferns look so pretty -I like your idea how they are reaching out to your friend. Have a good Easter! xx

scrappymo! said...

This is lovely! The fronds are so delicate!

Karen M said...

Stunning card Cathy - I just love your beautiful design:) Congrats on your win at card concept - very well deserved and I hope you have a lovely easter - hugs xx

Bonnie said...

Love these sweet ferns! Such a pretty place for this beautiful butterfly to perch!

Michelle Lupton said...

Beautiful! I love the shadow created by your butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with our Far Away challenge at ATCAS ;)

Bo┼╝enA said...

How is it possible thathad not seen before this card? It is absolutely gorgeous. When I look at it, it seems to me that I am in a forest clearing, among the ferns flooded with sunshine. Wonderful feeling!
Regards,
Bozena