Thursday, 13 February 2014

A flutter of butterflies .....

... or that could be swarm, rabble, kaledioscope or rainbow!  I've check online and there are quite a lot of collective nouns that relate to butterflies.  I think my favourites are flutter and rainbow!!  Why am I rambling on about butterflies?  Here's why:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Label Love: Birthday
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Secret Admirer, Pickled Pear, Remember Me, Periwinkle, Tigerlilly, Elegance; SU Punch - Elegant Butterfly; Gems; SU Marker - Melon Mambo



I've used the layout from this week's Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#123 and the theme of butterflies is from Fusion - FUSION#4.  I used some of my scrap bits from Kaisercraft pads and punched out lots of butterflies.  After attaching them all to the card, I added a tiny gem to each one.  I drew the ribbon using a marker and stamped the bow (can't draw them!).  I finished the front with a simple birthday sentiment also stamped on a butterfly (hiding the fact that the first stamp was slightly wonky!).  At the moment the inside is blank, but I might go back and add a greeting.

I'm not sure how I feel about this card - I had an idea in my head, but I'm not sure it works!  Still, I thought I'd share and see what you think.  That's all for now!

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14 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Boy,are you quick girl!! Love your flutter of butterflies - great job on combining the challenges Deborah!

Mistys Mum said...

Well, I love it Deborah. I love just the repetition of the butterfly for the design - it works so well.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love this! The arrangement of the butterflies and the placement of the sentiment are both wonderful!

Inkyfingers said...

I think you interpreted the sketches really well Deborah. The collection of butterflies is really pretty and I like the little bow on the top. I wonder what the collective noun for a group of butterflies is?
Hugs
Carol x

Jen said...

This is gorgeous! The colorful butterflies make me smile :) Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is so pretty Deborah! Butterflies works so well with Jen's sketch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Stella said...

Lovely;you put together a wonderful mix of patterns and colors!
XX

Cathy Weber said...

You were quick with this one Deborah...and spot on with your cute punched butterflies. Love the card design...perfect for the sketch and I can never get tired of seeing happy butterflies...no matter what you call a bunch of them!

Lyndal said...

LOVE all your butterflies Deborah!
So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous Card Deborah!!!! Wonderful butterflies!

Thanks for joining us at FUSION!

Laura Davis said...

What a beautiful card, I love all the different patterns!
Laura

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a total standout in the Fusion gallery, Deborah! I love your design so much!! Hugs, Darnell

Dannielle Robeson said...

Love all the patterns on the butterflies! So pretty. Thanks for playing with us at fusion.

Tracey McNeely said...

Really lovely card Deborah! The butterflies in the patterned papers are so pretty.

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