Friday, 9 November 2012

Fuchsia and butterflies

It's really dull outside so I needed something to brighten things up a little - I think the bright pink and lime green do it!
This is a sample card which I made last week for a specific order to show several Tonic Studios products used together on a card. The main image is one of the Pick of the Bunch Fuchsias (my poor fuchsias are on their way to the shed to be overwintered and I'll miss them all outside my kitchen window) and I coloured it with Promarkers before matting it onto lime green paper. Then I matted that layer onto bright pink card with a Tonic Studios Vine border punched along the top and bottom. I also used the Vine Strip punch to add the matching strips across the card. I love the way the border and strip punches coordinate.
I have used the Butterfly border punch across the corners and then the corner wings to place the Butterflies Accent punch . A touch of glitter was all it really needed after that!

I'll be back soon with more previews of next week's new release on Create and Craft.


  1. Ruth such a pretty card love the fuchsia. Alison xxx

  2. So gorgeous, I LOVE your image and the beautifully punched corners


  3. This certainly does brighten the day Ruth, it's beautiful and of course with your favourite flower.

    I have to admit that I found the NEC quite disappointing and very different to my visit couple of years ago. Lots all beads, loads and loads of paper crafting products such as decoupage and toppers and very few stamps and inks in comparison. I suppose I sound a bit of a grouch, but it's such a long journey with high expectations and so many of the stands were just a mishmash of allsorts.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  4. So beautiful Ruth....a lovely colour combo and your colouring is stunning. Love the way you have shaded the white or light pink part of the Fuchsia.

  5. Gorgeous effects on your layers and your fuchsias are beautiful. mine are still flowering in the garden. xx Flora

  6. That's gorgeous, Ruth, lovely and bright. My favourite fuchsia stamp too!

    Lynne x

  7. so gorgeous ruth.i love the pretty butterfly corners and your fushia is stunning :D

    xx coops xx

  8. This is really beautiful Ruth, I love how you use the dies and punches on your cards you are so clever. Teresa xx


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth