Friday, 9 January 2015

Butterfly thanks

The current Butterfly challenge inspired me to make this card.  I love butterflies and when I first started to make card sI had a real thing about butterflies and I went though a patch of making only card with butterflies on :)

The image I've used is Ching-Chou Kuik's Blue Illusion.  I've chosen to colour it in my favour colour combination blue and purple with ProMarkers.  the image is mounted onto black card stock to make it look framed.  Here's a closer look at the image.

The papers I've used are from Lili of the Valley/NitWit's Solids - Promises.  I've distressed the papers to give it a shabby chic look and added some blue and purple self adhesive gems to co-ordinate with the papers.  

The sentiment was also colour co-ordinated and is from a Lili of the Valley Art Pad.  I chose this particular sentiment because of the butterflies on it and also because it was a thank you sentiment.

The final touches for the card are from Live & Love Craft's.  I've only just recently discovered them so you may find me using plenty more embellishments from them.  I wanted to try and get an extension of the image onto the card - hopefully I've succeeded.  I used some Prima Shabby Chic Butterflies and some Kort & Godt Hortensias in pink (these most closely matched the image).

Happy crafting :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Butterfly Challenge - Thank you with Butterflies
Sweet Stampin - New
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes


Ella's Design said...

What a pretty card, Andrea! Fab colouring of that sweet image, delicate colour tones and pretty embellishments too! Wishing you a Happy New Year, let's hope 2015 is a crafty one! Hugs, Lisa x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Your card is beautiful and the coloring amazing!

Guest Designer for Butterfly Challenge
Creative Em

Chana Malkah said...

Beautifully colored! The eyes are especially well done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Diane said...

Wow stunning design and your coloring is fabulous.

Best of the New Year.


Sammy said...

Just gorgeous! Fab design and I love that image! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


Mrs A. said...

I'm so very glad you like making cards with butterflies on. Your card is fab. Great colouring and design. Love the colour combination too. Thankyou for fluttering by #21. Hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful Card, love how you have tied it all together. The embellishments just finish it off perfectly. Thank-you for joining us this week at Glitter 'N' Sparkle. Good luck and all the best.

Hugz AngelicBadGirl
DT Owner Glitternsparkle