Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Embossed Butterflies.

Hopefully Blogger  is now going to let me post.
I couldn't do a thing last night.
Don't know if the storm had anything to do with my connection.
We lost a tree in the high winds though.
The odd thing is that neither I nor The Doc heard it go.
One minute it was against the sky line and when we next looked
there was just a blank space where it should have been standing.
It didn't cause any damage but missed the base of the water fountain
by about 6".
Fortunately The Doc had  already drained it down and put the top half away
for the Winter so only the base was left standing 
 on the concrete paving slab.
The little birds were a tad confused this morning.
They were sat on the fence looking for their seed feeders and water container
which had been hanging in the tree.
We  had moved them to another part of the garden but it took them
a while to get orientated  and find them.
So that's Friday's job lined up to cut the tree up and dispose
of the remains down the tip!!
Moving swiftly onto the post that should have gone live this morning and didn't!
The new theme this fortnight
is to Emboss your butterflies using either the dry or wet method.
(i.e. embossing folders or pastes and other wet mediums)
These are the two samples I came up with for you.
I have used both methods on this card.
The embossing folder is by Crafts - Too
called 'Butterfly Frame'.
The  butterfly is by spellbinders which I die cut onto a snippet of brown Kraft card.
Only because it was handy and I wanted a fairly substantial base.
I used Indigo Blu Flitter Glu and then dipped in their Mega Flakes.
I love the names of their products.
this one is called 'Manchester  Tart '
and is a mixture of copper/gold/silver.
I burnished by rubbing well with the scrubber pad
and was pleased with the result.
I added dark orange gems to the body and also a few randomly
on the embossed base.
The yellow insert is another Spellbinders die
'Deckled Rectangles' S4 - 202
and the sentiment is by SU 'Pretty Petites'.
Pink and yellow card stock  and ribbon from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps # Anything goes.
Creative Card Crew #73. Bows.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Pixies Crafty Workshop #147 Use up your snippets (odd bit of Kraft Card.)
Having used up the bit of Kraft card on the card above
I suddenly worried that I had none left
but a quick delve in the cardstock drawer  turned up
one whole sheet left and another pack unopened.
The base is the Kraft card sheet cut down slightly
so I have some offcuts again now for the snippets pile.
I have used a butterfly stencil by Imagination Crafts
called 'Buterfly  Flight'.
I placed the stencil over the yellow card and stamped
with Versa Mark Watermark stamp pad.
I then embossed the image with Wow embossing powder 'Copper'
and also the small solid butterfly which is by Clearly Besotted'.
The sentiment is by Sheena Douglas from her
'True Colours' stamp set which I then die cut
with Spellbinders Lable 4. and popped up on 3D pads.
A close up of the solid butterfly just about shows
the lovely sheen from the copper embossing powder.
Entering into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps #192 Anything goes.
All Sorts #281 Embossing.
One Stitch At A time #222 Anything goes with a butterfly.
Hiding In My Craft Room #170 Embossing.



lost coast scrapper said...

So pretty, love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Createology said...

Beautiful Butterflies. In every form and in every detail butterflies are truly miraculous. Your cards are Creative Bliss...

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful card, wonderful embossing, colors and sentiment. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


brenda said...

Goodness me Valerie, you must have had the rough end of those winds. Not sure if that is the blogger problem though, it's been driving me crazy this last week, plus I had no dashboard for two plus days.

A lovely quote and very pretty card.

Thanks so much for joining in our embossing theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Glenda said...

Such wonderful embossing you used on your card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Di said...

Super card(s) Missus! I love gilding flakes too :)

Do I hear the sound of sawing from up the road?


Di xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Very pretty card! So glad you survived that storm! Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
now I don't think it may be your internet connection, as I heard lots of other bloggers say they are also experiencing difficulties with blogger.
I too have had problems with my format of my blog being all wrong, and am having to refresh my blog a few times to get it back right.
Your cards are really super, and I love those fab butterflies.
Oooooooo aaaaaaaa that tree sounds nasty.
Lots of work ahead clearing up then.
Pity you didn't live nearer as my son would use the logs on his fire.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Unknown said...

Beautiful butterflies.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Jacee said...

Fabulous work, great colours and lovely layouts.
Near miss with that tree, so glad you did'nt get any damage, as for blogger, well what can I say, it's being very naughty lately, lots of us having problems so you are not on your own.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

Two pretty cards Mrs A, love all your embossed butterflies. Carol x

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous are both your cards Mrs A x

Josephine said...

This is so beautifully elegant!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time, and good luck!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Embossing' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Bonnie said...

What pretty butterflies, Mrs. A! Love that blue embossing and the copper colored butterfly is as lovely as the sentiment! Hope to be able to join in soon. Classes are keeping me pretty busy!

Unknown said...

So pretty! I love the butterflies and the finishing touch of the pretty ribbon
Lucy x

NanaConnie said...

Stunningly simple, Mrs. A! Thanks so much for honoring us with your lovely entry in our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

creative lady said...

Love your butterfly cards. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Unknown said...

Greatcard, thanks for joining us at Creative Card crew with our bow challenge hugs Tania (Dt ) xx

Emma Williams said...

Very pretty card with some great texture! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

Pammejo said...

Fabulous Card, love all the layers... thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Craft Blog.

Laurie HIMCR said...

Very pretty in pink! Beautiful creation!

Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Pink and yellow are so pretty together and I love the butterfly too. I also really like the rich colours on the second. x

Debbie Seyer said...

Wonderful! I love butterflies!! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

Gloria Stengel said...

Great butterfly cards. I especially love the embossing on the first one! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great card with a wonderful bow! Thank for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
Hope to see you again