Happy New You!

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Hello There!

Butterflies have always fascinated me. I fondly cherish my childhood memories of happily running after butterflies in the parks, being completely mesmerized to watch them land on flowers and spread their colorful wings. I was completely awe stuck when i learnt for the first time as a child that caterpillars turned into beautiful butterflies. How did those pretty wings mysteriously appear, i would ask myself! Well, that’s the magic of self transformation, isn’t it.

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I am on one of my own metamorphic journeys as well. I have always been on the chubby side since childhood, which later grow into obesity, and now this seems to be weighing me down in life, even effecting me mentally. I have pledged to change this and am working towards a healthier me.  One day i too will fly 🙂

I am dedicating this card to all those who are on their journey towards a happier you! A shout out for all the efforts and struggles. For bouncing back after every failure.

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And now let me tell you about my card.

Its a new year and i wanted to try something new. This is one of my first cards with alcohol inks . I used Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks & mixatives. By the way, I made a DIY alcohol blender by mixing surgical spirit with just few drops of glycerin. This seems to be working well for me. The inks are addictive to play with as the results are very unique each time and the process is super fun.

I die cut the butterflies from an alcohol ink panel. I tried a splatter of silver mixative on black card stock – I have to tell you, it felt good doing it (please note that the mixative takes quite some time to dry). I then adhered only the body of butterflies, leaving their wings free for dimension, before adding with foam tape the white heat embossed sentiment on match black card stock strips. To finish the card, I adhered the card panel at angle for added interest and just to try out something new.


Playing along with :

Time out challenge #99 – New Beginnings

Always Fun Challenges – something new

The male craftroom challege #76 – New Beginnings

Simon says stamp Monday Challenge – Something new

Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge – Something new

a2zscrapbooking challenge – New to me

Animal friends challenge – New Beginnings

Die-cut-divas – Something new

Dies R Us Challenge #88 – Anything goes

heart2heartchallenges – Something new

thehousethatstampsbuilt – Things with wings

Paru’s cardmaking challenge # Jan 2018- New

jan 2018 challenge

Do let me know what you think about the card by leaving me comments.

Wishing you Happy new days and Happy new You!

36 thoughts on “Happy New You!

  1. Gosh you made use of the alcohol panels and this is a cool way to use it. I love the drama of this card which I think comes from your colour combo. I am sure you will reach your goals this year and wish you all the luck in the world. Thanks for joining Time Out Challenges

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  2. Wonderful design. I love butterflies. Thanks for sharing your design with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

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  3. Love the techniques you used to get your beautiful card…I too am a big butterfly fan; but with the Christmas Holidays the poinsettias took that inspiration away for awhile…time to move forward to Spring and butterflies which are just around the corner. Thanks for your inspiration and sharing with us at Heart2Heart.

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  4. What a gorgeous card, you will see lots of butterflies on my blog, they are amazing creatures. Good luck on you journey and so glad you joined us at challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

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  5. Such beautiful butterflies . I love how they look on the black background. Thank you for
    sharing your story as well as your art. We at Heart 2 Heart love being inspired!

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  6. This is so beautiful!! Love the pop of the blue on the butterflies against the black background! Very eye-catching! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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