Tuesday 6 November 2012

Copper and Verdigris

Hello my crafty pals. Well I survived my outing yesterday, had another of my metal fillings removed and replaced with a white composite, the next one will be next month. There is no actual evidence that replacing the fillings helps in the battle against FM symptoms, but I am willing it so. I have to go to hospital as I react to the anaesthetic so it is a good opportunity for the students to learn how to apply it safely and I don’t mind being a guinea pig. The great benefit is that I am being treated in a large room with so much going on and continuous interaction with the students that I can almost forget I am at a dentist.
Not too sure about my butterfly today as it was a large area for the gilding flakes and I used different glue, I will go back to my Zig pen next time, still I learn as I go. I faffed about with it so long that the verdigris could be real, lol.  I am in this sort of colour mood at the moment and I notice I have quite a number of papers in these shades, lol. Hope you are all having fun as you go.

 Paper and card - card blank is a 19 x 12cm made by overprinting some card from stash, backing oval also from stash,
Dies used – Memory Box Delia and Finn butterflies
 decorated with gilding & sakura pen and Sizzix daisies.



  1. Beautiful card Flora I love the butterfly and the colours are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  2. Hi Flora,
    wonderful card so love the butterfly, and the gilding flakes. Very attractive design.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Fabulous butterfly Flora and such great colours. Glad you survived the dreaded dentist. Christine x!!

  4. Hi Flora, glad all went well yesterday, I hope it helps with FM symptoms, it's a case of wait and see. I love butterflies so this card appeals to me and the gilding and colours are amazing, good on you for trying something different.

    Wilma x x

  5. This is gorgeous Flora. I love the beautiful butterfly


  6. Hello Flora, Glad you survived the dentist, if it helps your FM all the better. If not you will have beautiful white teeth.

    I love how you have done your butterfly it is beautiful. Have gilding Flakes but never used them, must give them a go. That will be when I get time.............I really do not know where all my time is going just now.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx


  7. Good after noon Flora. Glad yesterday went ok, like you I don't mind being a guinea pig students have to learn, and they are usually always very good. Love your card the butterfly is lovely.
    Enjoy your day Hazel

  8. Love your card Flora especially that beautiful butterfly

    jacqui x

  9. Your butterfly card is gorgeous Flora and love those guilding flakes you have used...pleased yesterday went ok for you..


  10. What a gorgeous bufferfly Flora, great work.

  11. gorgeous card Flora, beautiful butterfly..

  12. Beautiful card ,love the butterfly

  13. so gorgeous flora.i love your stunning butterfly ;D

    xx coops xx

  14. O my word!!! This is Beautiful... Gorgeous butterfly.. Fabulous work... So glad the dentist went ok for you... Hugs May x x x

  15. Oh wow! What a stunning butterfly and card! I love it! It's fabulous! Hugs xxx

  16. This is one gorgeous butterfly, Flora! Love how you've placed the yellow flower behind it, such a nice detail!

  17. wowzer Flora, that really looks fantastic, I love the colours and the butterfly is a stunner beyond words!
    thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog! Muah!
    Hugs, Alessandra


Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I enjoy reading them and knowing that I have company. Crafty hugs. xx Flora