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:

Dragonlady said...

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

Hugs Ali x

Rose Petal said...

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

Debs M said...

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

cardmaking bird said...

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

Katina said...

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

Feebsy said...

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

Sue said...

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

Vicky said...

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

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Clair said...

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

Sue said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Faye said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Lin said...

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

Lin xx

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Jack said...

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

Juls said...

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

Molecraft said...

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

Vicky Hayes said...

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

Cazza said...

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

Rebecca said...

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

Eiglas said...

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

Vicky said...

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