Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Put your sunshades on!

I made this slightly psychedelic card for the current challenge over at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #7 - which is to use a doily, plus at least one butterfly of course, on your entry this fortnight:
I was led by the butterfly and, once I'd made it, a 'flowery traditional card' just wasn't gonna look right, IMHO at least :) So I opted for quite a modern looking doily die and kept the card as clean looking as possible so that the butterfly wasn't swamped.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- the butterfly is from an acetate sheet of butterfly outlines, which are really meant to be glittered (bought when Mrs A and I watched a demo at a Craft Show). But bright spark here decided to just colour the image - and wrecked the first attempt by using Sakura Gelly Roll pens which went all streaky. Then I discovered some long forgotten 'Peel off Marker pens' and they worked a treat.

- the backing card is from the snippets folder, SU's 'Island Indigo'

- the doily was die cut from white card using a die from a Marianne Creatables set 'LR0129' and backed with a snippet of 'Island Indigo' card stock, trimmed down to fit

- sentiment is an Elzybell's one, sadly discontinued now, stamped using Memento 'Teal Zeal'

- the butterfly was just trimmed round with small scissors and adhered at the last minute with strong narrow clear DST

Am slipping  a bit with Christmas card making if the monthly target is to be kept up, but there are a couple of challenges in my sights this week :) Best get a wiggle on then!

Di
x

18 comments:

  1. This is simply butterflyisous!!
    Love the colours. I had my sheets out the other day and put them back cos I couldn't remember what we were meant to do with them.!!
    Lovely to have you fluttering in again for #7. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

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  2. OMGosh, I love your doily and that really wonderful butterfly! That's a vellum butterfly, right? It is an eye stopper and just lovely!

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  3. Oooer wunnerful Miss. Jus luv it. Great combo. Shaz in Oz.x

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  4. Oh I do love that beautiful butterfly.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. Love this simple card which shows off the bright butterfly so well.

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  6. WOW - I think this is REALLY great. Love the splash of colour and the modern doiley die.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. Oh, FABULOUS - that is so striking and just amazing on the beautiful die cut backing. Lovely :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  8. Oh wow! love this Di!!! gorgeous butterfly and love that doily :) huggles Sue xx

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  9. Absolutely stunning! Lynn x

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  10. Beautiful butterfly and a stunning card. I must try to get one created for our lovely Mrs A's challenge - not sure where the last two weeks have gone! Karen x

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  11. Fabulous! The butterfly is stunning, Di, and I like your doily ... it's different and pretty. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  12. So pretty Di is your card and such a gorgeous butterfly too! x

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  13. Twit Twoo! This is gorgeous Miss. Love the sunny butterfly.
    Hic! Wanna slug my beer?
    Hugs
    xx

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  14. Back at last and forgive me if I don't catch up on the past.
    Gorgeous card, fab colours and love the home made doily.

    Kath x

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  15. Stunning card, Di. I love your choice of die, it complements your big, bold butterfly so well.
    Caroline xxx

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  16. This is lovely Di and I adore this doily die, I think this is definitely one for the list. x

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  17. Fabulous card! Love the pop of colour from that wonderful butterfly. Trying to catch up on visiting!

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