Friday, 12 January 2018


The current challenge at Less is More is to make a clean and simple card using purples.  I have a good friend who loves the colour purple and butterflies so this will be her birthday card.  Luckily she doesn't look at my blog so the card will be a surprise.

I made the strip using the Faux Mother of Pearl technique featured by Loll on her blog - this involves using cling film to apply paint and then inking over the top.  I tried lots of paints and inks as I didn't have the one she mentioned.  Some worked better than others but I liked the sheen which was produced by the silver aquatint under the distress inks. 

Materials used:-
Spectrum Noir Aquatint in silver
Purple distress inks
Versacolor grape for the sentiment
Butterfly die - Sizzix butterflies framelits
Sentiment - Uniko Fontiments Birthday set
Pearls - Stampin Up (white) and Craftina (purple)
Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  There are lots of super cards over on the Less is More blog.


  1. Beautiful Birthday card ! I'm sure your friend will love it ! Your Faux Mother of Pearl stripe is beautiful and so delicate. It highlights so perfectly your butterfly. Nice final touch with the pearls and this beautiful sentiment. Great take on our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  2. I just love that mother of pearl technique and you've created a winning panel here with it Margaret. Super pretty and elegant and topped with a gentle butterfly too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More.

  3. Oh, I'd completely forgotten about that technique, it looks so pretty here with that butterfly.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  4. So pretty and elegant. Great job with the technique... you created a beautiful panel. Thank you for joining us at Less is More.