Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Apertures with Apricot

The New Theme/ Colour
for my Butterfly Challenge is


Here is my inspiration for you.
1st up is a shaker card.

The  apricot flower design paper is by Aspire Crafts 'Sew Pretty'
I created the shaker element using die cuts by Crafts-Too
'Square Dies Scalloped Edge and acetate.
Burlap mini butterflies are by Papermania which I coloured
slightly using a apricot promarker and then  a swoosh 
of Wink  of Stella followed by a sprinkle of Glamour dust.
They really do sparkle when the light hits them.
I used tiny beads for the shaker element 
Sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash. 

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Creative Artiste #14  Anything goes.
2 Creative Chicks #10 Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Crafty Calendar # Things with Wings.
Ruby's Rainbow #129 Use a transparent  element.

My 2nd inspiration for you incorporates 
decoupage into the aperture.


Here I have used a scalloped blank card as my base.
I used Sizzix Scallop Rectangle to cut an aperture 
in the front of the card. I backed it with a trellis work
die cut that my lovely blogging friend  Greta sent me  in a recent 
card swap.
I backed this with apricot card stock to cover the whole of the inside.
I adhered the decoupage element to the front of the trellis.
I have had these sheets of butterflies in my stash for years.
They are by 'Tbz-Kaart 'in Rotterdam.  Very glossy and are 
slightly embossed. You do need to cut them out by hand
as they are not precut.  I layered the apricot butterfly using 
several cut outs  and 3d foam pads in between each layer. 

This challenge will run for 4 Weeks.
Please check back here on the 1st June
when KandA and I will be showing you
more inspirational cards.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Girlz #15 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #15 Anything goes.
Cre8tive Hands Friends #6 Anything goes.
Jades Sparkling Butterflies #19 Anything goes.
Southern Girls #134 Anything goes.

21 comments:

  1. Both fabulous cards Mrs A. Great designs and super butterflies xx

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  2. Two pretty cards Valery and beautiful butterflies on the second.

    B x

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  3. OMG what two gorgeous cards Valery, the butterflies are fabulous, Kate x

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  4. Two wonderfully gorgeous cards. The paper on the shaker card is so pretty and the butterfly decoupage is absolutely beautiful xx

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    1. I just popped back to say thank you for joining in with the May challenge "Anything Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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  5. I love the scalloped card so much, the paper, the burlap butterflies and the apricot beads. Your second inspiration card is lovely too. It must be apricot week, I just copied an apricot receipe yesterday!

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  6. Both these are gorgeous! Love the shaker with those gorgeous little burlap butterflies and your second card is so bright and beautiful! xxx

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  7. Hi Mrs A
    Beautiful paper on the first card and glorious decoupage on the second.
    A dynamic duo!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  8. Hi - 2 lovely cards. The first card is so elegant - love the apricot colour.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Hugs,
    Bev (DT) x

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  9. Hi Mrs A and thanks for the visit. Great minds think alike as I have a butterfly card today also. I love both of yours, the shaker aspect on the first is great and the layered butterflies on the second are stunning.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

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  10. Really lovely cards Mrs A! Hangs head in shame here as I thought the recycle/ruby challenge had longer to run. Still, I see this latest one does have longer so I'll be playing for sure!

    Yup, it tipped it down here yesterday didn't it - dem ducks dun no if dey're comin' or goin'!! :) Did you see me card on Wednesday wiv you on it? :))

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  11. Two beautiful cards. Love the designer paper. Hopefully I'll get time to enter this challenge, where does the time go! Cara x

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  12. Brilliant work, fabulous colours combined here...Enjoy the weekend.x
     {aNNie}

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  13. Beautiful color combination, and I would have never thought to make burlap butterflies! Thank you for playing along with our Transparent Element Challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

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  14. Such a lovely card! :)
    Thanks for sharing over at 2 Creative Chicks!

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  15. Great card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges hugs Shaz x

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  16. Two stunning cards you have created here. They fit our challenge well this fortnight. Thanks for taking part and good luck.

    Kym (Jade’s Sparkling Butterflies Design Team Member)

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  17. What lovely cards, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

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  18. Lovely cards, I like the organs colours you have used in both cards.

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  19. Beautiful cards, lovely work
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/
    Debbie DT

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  20. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenge.

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