Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Butterfly Challenge #100

I don't seem to have enough time to join in with many challenges these days - the Playground takes up a lot of time, plus I generally only post twice a week on here. Often a challenge has passed by before I've even had a chance to think about it!

However, Mrs. A is celebrating her 100th Butterfly Challenge over the next four weeks and I couldn't let that pass by without playing along.

So here's my card:
 And this time the 'wheel' looks like this:
 
I picked a butterfly of course (top left of the image panel) plus the colour hot pink - both in the backing paper - plus the fuchsias are partly hot pink as well. There's also what could pass for harvest gold in that paper! On hindsight, I could have heat embossed the sentiment - thought of that one too late though! However, I'll settle for the butterfly plus the colour hot pink from the wheel.

I used:

- white card blank, tent style with the lower edge cut using a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Scalloped Borders' die

- stamped image from the Penny Black 'delicate florals' set - stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

- whilst the image was still on a square of card I added the sentiment using the Misti (which likes things tucked into corners or along a straight edge even when using the magnets). The sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted 'Say what?' stamp set (love the selection in that set!) - stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink of course

- then die cut the image using a die from The Works set of 'Stitched Circles' - to place the die I held it in place with the cutting side uppermost so I could see where the stitched lines would go, ran a soft pencil around the inside edge, flipped the die over and held it in position with removable sticky tape

- trimmed a piece of turquoise card, trimmed and glued onto the card front

- then trimmed a piece of patterned paper from the Kate Knight 'Totally Tropical' paper pad which was a magazine freebie way back in 2011! Trimming the paper was a bit heart stopping as I only had one sheet of patterned paper with a butterfly on - the butterfly is as far up and to the left as I could make it

- then glued the paper to the turquoise layer on the card front and also glued the circular image panel in place

Normally I centralise most image panels but needed to have that butterfly on show - it just wasn't in the right place on the paper no matter how much I jiggled it about - but my in-house critic likes it!

The backing paper reminds me of a dress I had - way back in the dim and distant past. If I say I used to wear it with white knee length boots that gives a bit of a clue about the era!

This card is for a very dear friend - Happy Birthday chick! Mine's a Bacardi and Coke with ice and lemon please :) Cheers! x






13 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty, Di--perfect for a special friend!

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  2. So pretty and colourful: a great card!!
    Lia xx

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  3. Lovely, bright and cheerful card mate. Very pretty. I just bet that dress was short too! Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  4. A lovely card and I remember having that paper too - was it really 2011!
    Kath x

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  5. Lovely colourful butterfly card. The backing paper is certainly right out of the white knee-high boots era when there was quite a length of leg between dress and boots if I recall!! Those were the days.

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  6. I love the gorgeous colours on this card Di and the lovely stamp you've used too.

    Sue xx

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  7. This is so bright and pretty Di and love your beautiful fuchsias and many congratulations to Mrs A on her 100th challenge too. I have that freebie paper pad too and it definitely has that 60's vibe...I can just see you in your white boots. x

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  8. So pretty Di is your card l love that backing paper which l'm sure l have of course it had to be pink and your fuchsias image is gorgeous too!

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    1. Very nice it is IRL too. Thankyou so much. I love fushias so they were a good choice to go with this design paper which I also have. Drinks cupboard got truly raided yesterday. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me for this celebration challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. Fabulous card Di and the stamp does look super in the circle. Yes I remember that era very well and can say that I had a similar dress xx

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  12. It's an absolutely gorgeous card! Awesome backing paper and love the fuchsias. I bet you looked so cool in your dress and white boots! I would wear a dress with that fabric now - especially a long one - with matching lipstick of course! Hugs xxxxx

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