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:

Mrs A. said...

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).

Shirley said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

debby4000 said...

Oh I do love that beautiful butterfly.
luv
Debby

Aquarius said...

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

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

ike said...

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

Hugz
IKE xxx

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Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card
hugs Tamara

Sue said...

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

Lynn said...

Absolutely stunning! Lynn x

Karen Petitt said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Sandra H said...

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

Hettie said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

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

Pat said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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