Sunday, 15 January 2012

Bugs and Butterflies !

Well the last two weeks have zoomed by so that can only mean it's time for another challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge ! For the challenge this time we would like to see bugs and butterflies, so nice and easy !

I needed a card for my other's half's Mum as it was her birthday last Monday so this challenge fitted in perfectly ! I started with the background and as usual you can't see alot of it, but I had fun making it ! I stamped various stamps from an Elusive Images set with Versamark then used Pan Pastels over the top. The small butterflies are The Stamp Man stamps. The border along the bottom is a Wendy Vecchi stamp and I stamped the image and then lightly drew around the shape of the stamp and cut it out, then blended DI around the edge. The main image is also a Wendy Vecchi stamp, which I stamped then watercoloured using DI. I then masked it over and stamped over the top with a Katzlekraft text stamp.


The ribbon is seam binding that I've coloured using Wild Honey Distress Stains. The butterfly is a Tim Holtz mini die and the swirl is the Tim Holtz Elegant Flourish die.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge.

35 comments:

  1. Lovely card Sue.
    I love the flower image.
    Hugs
    Sheila-x-

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  2. Hi Sue, this is superb. I always love your cards they are so stylish with such an eye for detail and great composition. Have a lovely day. XX

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  3. It's not my style but I'm seduced ! Fine and delicate work. Successful graphic effect. Excellent work ! Original card ! Bravo ! I like !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz on our 3rd birthday this week.

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous colours and elements Sue. I bet your MiL loved it.
    Happy Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  5. Hi sue, this is sensational, just love your stamps and stamping, the gorgeous colours and tones and the fabulous layout, all that go to make it a perfect card , I love it ! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

    Marie

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  6. Sue, you've created a wonderful card with great spring feeling. Love all the elements on it.

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  7. Great job! I love everything about this card, the background, the butterflies, the stamped flower!!! So great
    Thanks for Sharing at For Fun Challenges!
    ~Liz (Guest Designer)

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  8. Well I know that your MIL truly loved this beautiful card. What a gorgeous eye catcher! Love the butterflies, flower and all the beautiful layers of stamping! Happy Sunday!

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  9. Sue
    An elegant card with timeless appeal and beautiful colours.
    She will be thrilled.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. HI Sue, just back to say thanks for entering the PanPastel UK 'Anything Goes' challenge with this fabulous creation.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  11. Beautiful card! Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers! xx

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  12. Hello Sue .. I have spent a while looking at your beautiful cards! I just love this one in particular. I am now a follower and will be back soon ! Thanks for joining in the PanPastel challenge .
    Eileenx

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  13. Hi Sue, superb card, love the 3d dimensional look to it and the colours are great, thank you for sharing it with us over at PanPastel UK.

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  14. Sue, your card is stunning! Such soft and serene colours, I can almost hear the flatter of the butterflies...just lovely! Hugs, Joanna x

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  15. What beautiful colours you've used on this - gorgeous and so calming x

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  16. Stunningly beautiful card, these shades of orange and green look amazing together, I love the paper pricking on the corners, fabulous design
    Lindsay xx

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  17. I was so caught up in your lovely card that I forgot to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog.
    Lindsay xx

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  18. Wow Sue what a stunning card. I love the colour palette and you background looks beautiful. Thanks for joining our challenge at PanPastel UK and good luck
    Claire xx

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  19. Wow this is stunning thanks so much for sharing the inspiration with us at PanPastel UK this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

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  20. Wow Sue, they way that the butterflies are dancing around, I feel like I am at the bottom of someones garden! A really magical effect. Love the card
    Dot x

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  21. Sue, your card is over the top! Such gorgeous, timeless details. I am particularly fond of the Wild Honey color. Great choice for the seam binding. Can't wait to learn how to work with PP! Best, Yvonne

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  22. This is really really elegant. Im sure your Mother in Law will so love this. Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun.

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  23. Wonderful and beautiful card Sue.
    luv
    Debby

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  24. WOW, I LOVE your DT piece!

    xxx Ellie xxxx

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  25. Your card is gorgeous, love the colours and design.
    Yvonne x

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  26. Beautiful card! I just love the butterfly with the pearls, so pretty :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our No Floral embellies challenge.
    Fiona x

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  27. This is stunning, love the stamps you used and the colours, great card, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

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  28. This is beautiful Sue. Really gorgeous hun.

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  29. Thank you for sharing your birthday card with us at charisma :) Emma x

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  30. This is just stunning. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.
    hugs Kimx

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  32. Glorious card! The stamping, coloring, inking and layers of goodness! :)

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  33. this is another beautiful piece!

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