Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I'm back!

It's been so long since I've even looked at my blog (the end of March apparently) that I even forgot the url! (Turns out it isn't http://paper-play.blogspot.com... hmm)

I've been really busy moving house, taking care of a sick kitty, unpacking, more taking care of a sick kitty, gardening, rearranging my new craft room about a zillion times, and finally settled in fully about a week ago. I haven't gone near my crafting supplies since I stopped blogging (except for a couple of little projects here and there) as I haven't felt motivated or inspired.

I thought this week's CAS-ual challenge would help me get back in the groove, and it did!

Here's what I created:


Congratulations (closeup)

I printed the gorgeous butterflies this digital kit from Hero Arts on bleedproof paper (as per advice from Melz!) and embossed the digital butterflies with embossing powder straight out of the printer so that I wouldn't get any smudges when I used my blending tool on them. I used Turquoise and Marigold versa color inks with the blending tool on the butterflies and then used Turquoise again on the cardfront for the text ('Cursive Script' clear stamp from Kaisercraft). This was a bit 'meh' so I edged the card with the leftover ink from my blending tool and when that was not enough I used the blending tool and streaked it all over the cursive script to smudge it. I then adhered the butterflies on top, added some antennae with a sharpie and stamped the sentiment (from 'Wedding' mini clear stamp set by Kaisercraft) to finish it off.

I'm going to enter this card in this month's Hero Arts contest to fit within the digital category for 'Creatures'. Wish me luck! :) Details of the comp are here.

Thanks for reading and I will be back to share another card real soon! :)


  1. Hello stranger! Y'know I was just thinking about how I hadn't seen your gorgeous creations pop up in my Google Reader for a while...! So happy to see you back :)
    And it seems your back in your true fabby style with this gorgeous CAS card!

  2. This is so beautiful. Love your butterflies and your colors.

  3. This is awesome! Love your colours and the depth you've created with them!

  4. Welcome back Jess :) Love the effect you have created here with your colours - gorgeous.

  5. No way, you're back?! Yay! And what a way to come back with a bang! This card is beautiful, perfectly proportioned, and just has wow written all over it!

  6. Such a beautiful design and lovely turquoise and green color combo.

  7. THis is so beautiful Jess! Very dreamy and soft!

  8. Oh wow! The blending on this card is STUNNING! Love the colors and the focal point is amazing :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  9. Sigh - this takes my breath away. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

  10. Beautiful card!! I love the butterflies and the soft background you gave them.

  11. This is sooooooh very breathtaking! I love the layout & the colours WOW!


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