Monday, 25 July 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - butterflies

Our challenge for this fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers is 'butterflies', so a nice easy one that everyone can join in with :o)


I'm not really sure about my card though!  I wanted to try making a background with a die cut mask, so I cut a go kreate frame and then used the waste piece to sponge distress inks through - using 'broken china', 'faded jeans' and 'black soot' inks.  The butterfly and dragonfly stamps are from the Penny Black 'salutations' set and the sentiment is Stampin' Up.  Added a pale blue pearl to the butterfly.

I think it needs something else to finish it off, but I'm not sure what.  I'm struggling to make anything particularly interesting at the moment, as I just can't concentrate with the boys off school... there's so much noise and always someone who needs something.  Hubby's off this week too, so we're planning some day trips and I doubt I'll get much crafty time.  Off to catch up with lots of commenting now as that's another thing that's a bit tricky to fit in with everyone at home!

23 comments:

  1. Well it is inspirational for me, so I don't think it needs anything else.

    Hugs Ali x

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  2. Hello Lisa. So beautiful and very delicate. Gorgeous colour for the background. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

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  3. it is gorgeous,maybe a ribbon or something at the bottom if you feel it needs more x

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  4. Wow! This is gorgeous! And I know what you mean about fitting things in now my son's home from school for 6 weeks!!!?? Dunno how I'm gonna cope LOL! Hugs, Marie xx

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  5. I think it's perfect just the way it is Lisa. Gorgeous! xx

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  6. This is lovely Lisa, I really like the variegated colours you've managed to achieve. I hope you don't mind me saying that the only thing I could think to add would be a plain ribbon at the bottom, but I don't know that it's essential.

    I hope you've had a nice day even with the noise!

    Feebs
    xx

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  7. Hi hun
    i think ya card looks fabulous, pretty little images, enjoy the holidays, lol, sue,x

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  8. Just so pretty Lisa...and hope you have some crafty peace soon hun...!

    have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

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  9. I think it's lovely....simple but very effective.
    Enjoy your days out, hope the sun shines xxx

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  10. Oooooh, I like it. It's so creative. Hope you enjoy your day trips out. Sue.x

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  11. Tell me about it Lisa...same here, crafting will have to take a back seat as well as Computer time.
    Love your card, the sponged background is very dramatic :)
    Jenny x

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  12. Oh you should love this card. Very classy. I love it. xxx

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  13. What a beautiful, classy card. I have often thought abought using the scrap in this way but never done it :o)
    Now, on to Cricut mats. I cleaned my nats with WD40 and spreayed them with Crafters Companion Stick and spray. Works fine for me and not too sticky :o)
    Jackie xx

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  14. Wow Lisa I think this is stunning. Clean, simple and very elegant.

    Lin xx

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  15. gorgeous card lisa.love the blue and butterflies.
    hope you manage to find a bit of time for yourself ;D

    xx coops xx

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  16. I don't think your card needs anything else. It is understated elegance at its best. Fab card. xx

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  17. fabulous!! Love the gradiation of the colour! Hugs Juls

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  18. This is really lovely, I don't think it needs anything else!
    Helen x

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  19. I love a bit of sponging in a die cut or punched mask and I really like the dramatic colours you've used here. It's lovely as it is but you could always add a die-cut or cut-out butterfly or something to add a bit more dimension if you wanted more detail. Vx

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  20. This is sooooo pretty Lisa!
    Enjoy your week :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  21. This is such a gorgeous card, it doesn't need anything else because it's a work of art as it is! Really inspirational x

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  22. Lovely card Hunni - really love that technique and you have used it beautifully!
    Hugs
    Ei
    x

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  23. Lisa this is beautiful. Typical you, SO stylish....
    Absolutely gorgeous
    x
    Vicky

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