Friday, 15 July 2011

Butterfly Hi .....

.... sorry, I've been a bit quiet over the last couple of days - my husband will tell you to make the most of it :)  It's actually been really lovely here and I've taken the opportunity to enjoy the sun, do some reading, catch up with some washing and make some cards - but they're a surprise and you'll have to wait to see them!

However, I have made a card this morning for two challenges.  The colour inspiration is from this week's Play Date Cafe - PDCC90 - eggplant, fuchsia and orange!! Wow!  For the layout I'm using a sketch layout from Clean & Simple stamping - FTL147 - the deadline is today!  So I've left it late.













While I was at craft class on Monday I was playing with the lovely Flowerfly stamp from Stampendous and I stamped a couple just for fun.  One I coloured with shades of orange and peach - and it looked lovely, but I didn't quite know what to do with it.  That was until I saw the PDCC90 colours and then it was easy peasy!!!


I started off by cutting a border of Elegant Eggplant, wide enough to allow me to put this lovely lace around it.  Next I stamped three flower onto some white card and cut them out with my circle nesties.  The mats were also made with my nesties. I added a bit of sparkle to the flowers with my Stardust pen.  As I mentioned, the butterfly was already coloured and cut out, I added some sparkle to the wings and made the antennae from purple wire.  The sentiment is really simple - Hi - and I'm sending this card to a friend who I've not heard from in a while - just thought I'd make sure she's okay. 

Stamps:  Stampendous - Flowerfly; Elusive Images - Flowers; Waltzingmouse - Victorian Frippery
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lilac Posies
Spellbinders:  Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) #2, Big Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-249) #2, Big Scalloped Circles Sm (S4-250) #2
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! card - Elegant Eggplant; Lace, card base, glitter and gems from stash

I've taken a close up photo of the butterfly and flowers - they really are very pretty.


I noticed that my follower count has gone up so I'd like to say Hello and welcome to Pauline - glad you joined me!  Now, I'm off back to my craft room, I've a couple of idea I want to play with.  See you later.

11 comments:

Craftilicious said...

That flowerfly is divine Deborah - love it!
Tara x

Pauline said...

This is lovely Deborah! The butterfly is so pretty, and those flowers are gorgeous!

Buffy said...

Another gorgeous card Debs

Paula said...

Stunning use of that stamp - & an amazing composition with that lacey border.
Paula (PEP)

Folly said...

Wow, Deb, that butterfly is so pretty and the positioning of it amongst the flowers is great!
Michelle.

Jenny said...

Lovely Deborah, I love the strip of lace too :)
Jenny x

Fiona said...

Lovely combo of butterfly, flowery medallions and lace! Glad you could join in with this weeks colours at The Play Date Cafe Deb :)

Maria said...

Very lovely! The flowers, butterfly, and lace make for a beautiful card...well done!:-))

Stella said...

Deborah this is amazing. I took a close look at the 4 circles and I love the fact that you combined three circles with one scalopped circle. It makes the sentiment pop and is just lovely. I love the subtle touches of coloring and embossing the circles is adding just a bit more texture. Beautiful!
This is a gorgeous take on the challenge; fabulous!

Stella said...

Hugs! :)
X

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Deborah! Don't you love it when things like that work out so perfectly?! Your butterfly is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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