Friday, August 9, 2013

Fly Away

Oh dear, I had a project I was meant to finish today, 48 Chirstmas card!!!!!  Been at them for the last three days and only had to assemble them but half way through I got throughly bored - how uprising is that :).  Now I am going to blame Teri of Delicious Doodles for putting up a new challenge today which I had a peek at (no intention of making a card for it today but ......), butterlies, and how I love butterflies.  So I bundled up the Christmas card into four bundles and pushed them to one side to finish tomorrow and indulged in making a butterfly card.  What colour - my favourite - purple, ummmm yep, pink - no did one of those the other day and I don't like pink much anyway, blue - ahhhhhh yummy but I seem to have made a few blue card recently.  What is left - only those hot colours the one group I am never comfortable being around.  I don't wear red, orange or yellow, I don't decorate a room with red, orange or yellow and I don't like colouring in red, orange or yellow.  What the heck, I had decided to indulge in making a card instead of doing what I was meant to do so as a form of punishment I will make a yellow/orange butterfly card. Not really a punishment, I blocked out the fact I was working in these colours and must say I love the outcome but I think that is more to the design idea :)

For this card I used the Spellbinder Grand Nestables Squares and used one of the middle sized to cut the aperture out of the card.  I then printed the Irish blessing on yellow vellum, cut to size and embossed then stuck this behind the opening.  I really wanted a translusent looking background instead of DP for once.  Next I cut three copies of one of the butterflies in Teri's set - Butterflies so I could decoupage it.  After colouring with Promarkers I cut the top set of wing from one butterfly and mounted onto the main butterfly, then the next layer was the body.  To finish off I use bronze embossing powder as an accent.  Now to assemble, I use skeleton leaves which had been coloured yellow through to orange, so glad I had them in my stash as I think they look fab, finally I added a big material flower from a bag of them I bought in some mad moment a few years ago, put in a drawer and forgot about.  Flowers like these are not my cup of tea but today they served their purpose.  Yes, I do like this card, different from my norm but certainly bright and great fun trying a few new things.<g>.

  • Yellow cards stock from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Butterflies by Delicious Doodles
  • Promarkers - Burnt Orange, Ginger, Apricot, Orange, Amber, Gold, Sunflower, Tulip Yellow and Saffron
  • Embossing folder - Die'sire  Floral Frenzy
  • Vellum, flower, embossing powder and brad from my stash
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-


  1. Bright and happy and gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  2. You're right, this card is different again but it has worked so well. The butterfly is gorgeous, the colouring so striking and cheerful and I love the Irish sentiment. You need to get your skates on with those 48 Christmas cards though .....they'll be needed in a few short weeks time and you don't want to delay Santa. Love you xxx xxx

  3. I'm so glad you decided to punish yourself with red, orange and yellow - your butterfly is gorgeous! Your whole card is awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday this week.

  4. Mini this is gorgeous hun, I noticed that you left a note on Delicious Doodles that you did not put DD after your name, on the 1st entry, which you have done, you just put the blog post, you as you have used a DD image, enter the same card a 2nd time, using your blog address (not this post) and put 2nd entry using DD go and pop it on again, fabulous card, hun xxxx

  5. So happy you put your Christmas stash to one side to make this beautiful butterfly card for our Delicious Doodles challenge. Please enter you name with your blog link and 2nd entry next to your name to be in with a second chance to win Xxx

  6. Oh my, what a gorgeous card. I so like the colours you've used, and the sentiment and that beautiful butterfly. Everything is just stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us in this week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday.

  7. Hi Mimi. Fabulous card. Great colouring. All your elements work well together. The Irish Blessing is one of my favourites ... as for the yellow, maybe you should consider working with it more often. You've created a simply stunning card. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika

  8. I hope you will create out of your comfort zone again-this card is amazing!! And you color so well. Thanks for joining us for this weeks Digital Delights by Louby Loo Challenge♥

  9. Great looking card. Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining our Make it Pop Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  10. Gorgeous!!! This is so happy and bright. A pleasure to look at - and someone would be so lucky to receive it. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  11. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “butterflies”. Lovely to see you have used a Delicious Doodles image. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  12. This card is simply beautiful and so optimistic. Love the embossing. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx


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