Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Textured Plaque

The New Theme/ Colour
for my Butterfly Challenge is

Verb: Texture  = give (a surface) a rough or raised texture.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I started with a blank  canvas paint flat block and using various SU ink pads and sponge pads created the coloured background. The butterflies were made using an imagination Crafts stencil 'Butterfly Flight'  and Imagination Sparkle Medium in  Blue Sapphire which matched my  Teal paint chip perfectly. The words are preprinted on strips and come white on black or black on white and were in my stash. I then sat and looked at it for two days as it just looked plain and too CAS for my liking.
After a play around with various bits and bobs this is the finished result.

I found the two tone twisted ribbon in my ribbon stash and added that to the edges but I  still felt it needed just that little something extra but what?  Then my eyes lighted on some hessian threads (yep I do keep everything) in a tray on my desk and after twisting  them together laid them on top of the ribbon. The resulting coarseness of the threads works well against the ribbon  and continues the rough texture theme. The Glass Cabochons were destined to go at the end of each word but I had  placed them on the background whilst adding the ds tape and decided they looked good so there they stayed. 
Hope I have inspired you to join in the fun. 

Entering into the following challenges:
A Bit more Time To Craft #18 Anything goes.
One Stitch At A Time #260 Anything goes with wings.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #225 Use up your snippets (hessian threads)
Robyn's Fetish #312 Anything but a card.
Make My Monday # Butterflies.
Our Crafty Corner #8 Anything goes.
Scrapper's Delights #54 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #14 Anything goes.
Sister's of Craft #102 Anything goes.
A Beautiful Mess #1 Anything goes.
Altered Electics # Anything goes.
Anma Creatief #55 Anything but a card.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit # Anything goes.
Where the Heart Is #8 Sparkle bling/anything goes.
Craft Heaven #10 bingo ( sentiment/ butterfly/twine).


  1. I must try to catch up with the challenge this time around and I like what you've done with the textures here.

  2. These are beautifully textured cards Mrs A - I especially love the sparkle of the second one - Michelle x

  3. Very pretty Valery and the teal and texture are perfect for your challenge. Zx

  4. absolutly beautiful! Love the colors! So sorry my egg for you is so,so late! I finally made it to the postoffice today, so it's on it's way to you! have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

  5. Love the way this piece evolved, it's wonderful and great inspiration. Cara x

  6. Looks gorgeous ValeryAnne.
    Hugs Veerle x

  7. This plaque (I have tought for a card)is really perfect with the ribbon all around the edges and the hessian threads matches very well with it! Yiu have had a stunning idea. Wonderful sparkling butterflies and just LOVE the cabochon!!

  8. Sometimes stepping back is a good idea, lets a plan evolve. Love those sparkly butterflies.

  9. Hi Mrs A..........Wow both your cards are so creative l love the colours and the sparkle xx

  10. A lovely card Mrs A. I love the sparkly butterflies on your background and I think the ribbon and hessian thread tie it all together beautifully. Barbxx

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the sparkly butterflies and the framing finishes it off a treat! xxx

  12. This is beautiful, Mrs. A., with wonderful words! And you rocked the world of challenges with it!! I'm hoping to flutter by this time; sorry my butterflies have been in hibernation for SO long. :( Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  13. A sweet canvas,I rather like the background colour choice...the butterflies are so pretty...
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedds Creative Challenge ...x

  14. Lovely card, thanks for joining in at Sisters of Craft. Wendy DT x

  15. Brilliant card Mrs A and so tactile. My entry is ready but will be linked next week for reasons which will be apparent when it publishes. I hope that dry embossing with a folder counts as texture?! I ain't got time to get embossing paste and stuff out the play at the moment.

    Lovely to see you in the Playground.


    Di xx

  16. What pretty, sparkly butterflies, Mrs. A.!

  17. This is a beautiful plaque, gorgeous colours and butterfies,Kate x

  18. WOW this is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish challenge! I hope you’ll come back again soon!
    Robyn’s Fetish DT
    Robyn’s Fetish

  19. That is beautiful Mrs A! Absolutely stunning, great colour blending, awesome butterflies too Karen x

  20. Pretty plaque. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. JUDY dt

  21. Gorgeous canvas Mrs A, love the colours you got on the background xx

  22. A gorgeous canvas, Mrs what you did with the ribbon and the hessian threads! (I'm just like you: I keep everything☺☺)
    Thanks for playing with us at AnMa Creatief.
    Have a nice weekend.
    xxx Margreet

  23. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at OSAAT. Good luck and please come again soon. Christine DT xx

  24. Very pretty, loving the sparkly butterlies. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Hope to see you again. Caz DT.

  25. WOW..such a beautiful sparkling the teal butterflies..Thank you for joining us at A Beautiful Mess.

  26. The stenciled butterflies are so beautiful, Mrs. A & I love your finished work which showcases them perfectly!

  27. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds Creations!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT xx
    Tinka's paper wonderlland

  28. I have been having some computer problems and now, once again, I am late to the party. Such a pretty card - the colors in the background are fantastic.
    sandy xx

  29. so so pretty and love the colour combination -Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  30. Such a cute card! Unfortunately it can't be in the running at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog as we require stamped images. Hope to see you again soon. Julie x


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