Thursday, 22 May 2014

Flutter by... ...butterfly

It's a new challenge over at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge, it runs for four weeks starting from yesterday. The really versatile theme is 'Butterfly Bingo', where you have to choose a line which must cross the centre of the grid so that you include at least one butterfly - and I made this card:

My card actually uses two lines - pink, butterflies and dry embossing - plus wet embossing, butterflies and flowers:

Having recently bought some 'Gelatos', it was a good chance to try them out. I only bought the 'Tropical' set - which is just as well as the jury is still out here on how much I like them.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- a snippet of SU's 'Rich Razzleberry' card stock

- white card stock, embossed using the Embossalicious Die'sire 'Swirl Corner' folder

- the sentiment was stamped using an Elzybells stamp (now discontinued) and SU 'Rich Razzleberry' ink pad

- flowers were stamped with Versamark and then embossed with Stampendous black embossing powder - the stamp is from SU's 'Secret Garden' set. Then the flowers were coloured using 'Watermelon' and 'Raspberry' Gelatos. First tip, you do need to use silky finished card otherwise when you rub to spread the colour (even with water), matt card will 'pill' - I used white Clarity Coated/Silk finish card stock. I coloured the flowers before fussy cutting them. Then they were attached to the background with small sticky pads and a medium sized black gem popped onto the centre of each flower

- final touch, two little sparkly butterfly stickers (bought from Accessorize ages ago) plus a little black gem on each of the butterfly heads

Wanna laugh? I was putting Spike the hedgehog's food out last night 'cos he's now a nightly visitor. There I was, stood standing in me PJs with food dish in one hand and water dish in the other - dilly dallying over whether the food dish should be to the left or right of the water dish. Suddenly someone appeared behind me brandishing a set of cutlery and a napkin saying 'Do you think sir/madam would like a slice of lemon and some ice in the water as well once the table has been set?'. Snort - the very same person is out of bed like a rocket to peek outta the window at the first sound of a dish rattling or the outside lights going on to mark the arrival of Spike!

Di
x

17 comments:

  1. Hahahaha!! Cute story :)
    Your card is so pretty, and I love all the colors on those sweet butterflies!

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  2. This is a winner for sure! What a pretty card. Love the embossing and the pretty flowers.
    Hmmmmm...think I brought two snippets of left over embossed papers...one is cogs and the other is hopefully something that goes with butterflies! Off to check...

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  3. Lovely card Di. I must get back over to the Butterflies, it's been too long! x

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  4. Gorgeous card Di...very you [pink] :-)
    I'm chuckling at the thought of you two catering for your nightly visitor like that....piccies please [of the hedgehog of course!].
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  5. Such a beautiful card, love the flowers and butterflies.
    luv
    Debby

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  6. That is really pretty Di. Hope Spike enjoyed his meal!

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  7. So beautiful Di is your card gorgeous embossed area and the butterflies are gorgeous as are the flowers lovely as always take care x

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  8. Well at least Len has a SOH - which is ALWAYS a good thing!

    Your butterfly bingo card is really cute Di. Love the touch of embossing and the pretty flowers & butterflies for dimension.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  9. LOL Di we were both peeking out of our window for a few nights because we keep getting a fox in the garden..well your card is a corker!! it's really lovely huggles Sue xxx

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  10. The colours are so pretty in this lovely card Di.I love the embossed flourish and the sparkly butterflies.
    Jean x

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  11. Your card has made up for a really rotten day. Love all the sparkly bits and pieces and of course all that pinkness. Super card . Love it. Thank you for fluttering by and cheering me up ith your funny. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

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  12. Gorgeous card Di! If you need any help with those Gelato's let me know as I've learn't through trial and error how they work best for me and am happy to share. Love the colouring of those flowers - we just have to keep practicing and playing to get it right! Karen xx

    psst that is one spoilt hoggie!

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  13. i love the colours of your card Di. I have just made a card which will fit this challenge perfectly but I'll have to wait until the birthday next Monday to post it.
    Lucky you to have Spike as a regular visitor. Your story made me chuckle. Kate x

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  14. Oh so pretty! I like the CAS layout very much, and what gorgeous colours, too!

    love Mags B x

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  15. Okay, Di, I am in love with those butterflies and flowers!! Gorgeous with those embosses swirls!

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