Sunday, 5 March 2017

Ideas of summer

What can you do on a wet and windy day but stay in and create a butterfly card? Hopefully conjuring up images of summer. 

The current Butterfly Challenge is G for Glossy Accents and/or the colour slate blue.

I started by picking out this paper which I considered to be slate blue. Then I tried to match the inks I used to the paper.

 They turned out the be nothing like it but, by using a green frame, I think linked it all together. 

I stamped the wreath using various tiny stamps and then winked the butterflies and the centres of the flowers. 

The frame is green though it looks a bit blue here. I wish I'd left off the second butterflies but it's there now. 
Finally, I cut some tiny flowers, coloured them silver and glossied them up. That idea goes to Mrs A. Thank you very much. While they were drying, I managed to get them stuck on things not once but twice. Usually I pop things on the windowsil out of the way. 

As you can see, it suddenly says 'thank you' now. I was going to leave it blank as my brain was aching and I wasn't sure how to add a greeting. Then it came to me so here it is:
 I'm going to run over to Pixie's Snippets Playground, too, as I've used a few snippets. I only used the green as it was lying around having failed on another project.

I've used:
MME paper
Stamps - Card-io, JustRite, Stamplorations, Kaisercraft. I can let you
details on any particular stamp.

Tonic circle die
Tattered Lace (I think) flower die 
Inks- Mountain rose, Forest moss, Lake mist


  1. The sentiment just finishes your card nicely. I love your wreath of flowers. Very pretty. I have lost count of the number of tiny objects I have applied glossy accents to and then at the last minute they have somehow flipped over glossy side down!! Many thanks for flutering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. What a gorgeous card! I love that background paper, so soft and so pretty. I also am in love with the wreath you created, it is just stunning with your background paper, the green really pulls it all together! Hugs, Brenda

  3. So pretty Alison! I just love the colours, so soft and very gentle too. I'm too disorganised to even think about adding Glossy Accents to embellishments before adding them to a card - unless I'm doing only that and nothing else! So I add the Glossy Accents right at the end using a tiny little brush - risky I know but less risky than walking round with one stuck on my elbow whilst I hunt high and low for it! :)


    Di xx

  4. Such a beautiful delicate card. Well done. Thanks for playing at Butterfly Challenge this fortnight.

  5. I love the gorgeous colours you've used on this beautiful card, it's all so delicate.

    Sue xx

  6. It's a lovely card Alison. The wreath of flowers is charming and I love the colours. Barbxx


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