Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Apricot Butterflies

KandA and I are back  to show you
some more inspiration for my 

The challenge is running for 4 weeks this time
and this is the half way stage.
There is still 2 weeks left to enter your projects.
We would both love to see you over at the 

Here is KandA's cards.

Please do pop on over to KandA's blog
for full explanation on how they were made.
Thankyou KandA for coming up trumps with
both of these cards.
I love the apertures on them .

Here are my cards to help inspire you.

I have used a Clarity Stencil 'Poppies' and coloured through 
the stencil  using water colour pencils.
I must admit I'm a tad disappointed with the result.
Firstly as I  still wasn't feeling a hundred percent when I made the card
and then the pencils I was using were only cheap ones
 which kept breaking.  I couldn't get a fine enough point on them.
I will be investing in some dearer ones . You get what you pay for
is a good idium!!
Anyway I diffused the result with a piece of sparkly gauze material
which did make it look slightly better.
The aperture was cut using X Cut Rectangle dies.
The whole thing was adhered to apricot card stock as the base card.
I added an extra strip of cardstock along the bottom which I punched
using my Martha Stewart ribbon threader. 
Decoupage butterfly is more of the ' Tbz -Kaart ' sheets in my stash.
I cut and layered 2 using 3d sticky pads
then swooshed over with a wink of stella pen and sprinkled 
with glimmer dust. I picked out one of the colours from
the butterfly for the ribbon I threaded through the punched holes.
Gems and black glossy sticker sentiment from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Sisters Of Craft # Anything goes.
Petal Lu challenge #14 anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #21 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #111 Anything goes.
Craft Your Passion #314 Anything goes.

My second card uses a Craft Die by Sue Wilson
'Butterflies in flight'
It cuts like a dream and comes with 4 separate
matching little butterflies.
I have just used two of them  and cut from
the same cardstock that I have backed the trellis aperture with.
I cut the trellis out on cream water colour card.
The design paper was from Making Cards July 2015
 their Busy Butterflies collection. 
All adhered onto apricot card stock
folded to make an oblong card base.

Entering into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Create and Inspire #47 Anything goes.
Inspiration Destination #88 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #280 Anything goes.
A Beautiful Mess #3 Anything goes.

Hope we have inspired you to play along. 


brenda said...

More gr eat inspiration Valery and each so very different, thank you both.

B x

Regina said...
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Regina said...

lovely cards! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

Beautiful work from you both Mrs.A. Barbxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful work - Michelle x

KandA said...

Your cards are both beauties Mrs A. Gorgeous stencil and that die is fabulous. Love the designs xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what wonderful cards.
They are both very lovely, and gorgeous designs.
I love the sparkle on the first.
I think you water colouring is great.
I have Derwent pencils I bought at least 10 years ago, and they work very lovely if that's any help when choosing your new ones.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kleido said...

Wonderful Card and fab colour combination.

Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at A Beautiful Mess and good luck!

Doris *DT*

*DT* A Beautiful Mess
*DT* Die Sketchtanten
Kleido’s BastelStüble

scrAPpamondo said...

How many inspirations! All so different and lovely! Kanda's cards are very elegant. Love how you have watercoloured the sweet poppies, and the more bright card with the trellis, they are beautiful both!

Sue said...

Beautiful cards from Andrea and you Mrs A! huggles Sue xx

Art Newbie said...

What a lovely cards! thanks for playing at TTCRD with us this week... I hope I will see you again soon!


Alessandra - DT

EdenLand Designs said...

Gorgeous cards!! So many takes on the theme :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Fingers this week!
Susan - DT

Claudia Rogier said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Create And Inspire

Create And Inspire

Cara said...

Lovely inspiration. Cara x

MaryH said...

#1 looks beautiful to me, and I loved your diffuse idea. Your poppies look quite splendid to me! I will admit #2 is my fav, because I'm weak when it comes to the SW dies. I've seen this striplet, and think of you each time I drool over it! Hope you are feeling stronger each day, TFS & Big hugs.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards from you both, fabulous inspiration for the theme.
Avril xx

Angela Jones said...

Thanks for joining our Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.

Angela Jones said...

Thanks for joining our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.

Ine Swinkels said...

Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Good luck.
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Dreja said...

Eine wundervolle Karte. Super!
Danke daß du bei A Beautiful Mess dabei bist.
LG Dreja

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.

Helen x