Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Quotes and Quicksilver.

There is a new theme  at the Butterfly Challenge.

Here is my inspiration for you.

My first card uses a Hunkydory image from Their Little Book of Vintage Lace adhered to a slightly larger design paper (from my stash and unknown origin as unusually for me I had not written on the back of it where it was from) which I have then adhered to a base card using liquid shimmer card stock. The front is made using an already embossed pearlescent butterfly acetate sheet made by Lakeland Ltd from when they sold craft items so is quite old. Very kindly given to me by my blogging friend Kim. 

I have adhered silver sticker edging to the spine of the card and used silver sticky alphabet
to create the quote  'Use your wings and Fly'

My second card uses lots of odds and ends that were already on my desk from previous projects.
The card base is a pink shimmer blank which I have cut down to size. The silver card is the left over from the card above. The trellis work is a Crafts-Too Lattice frame  and is the inner most die of the set. It started out being cream but I quickly transformed it using a silver shimmer marker pen. (Simples.) The butterflies are by Memorybox  Cascadia Butterfly Trio sat in a pot on my desk. Pearls from my stash. The flower image is another Hunkydory image from their Little book of Flowers and slightly cut down to fit. The quote was computer generated and printed out in Silver.
Hope I have given you some ideas.


coldwaters2 said...

Wow these are two beautiful creations Mrs A, the colours and images are wonderful superb cards
lorraine x

Margreet said...

Just beautiful!
xxx Margreet

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful cards.

Margo said...

Gorgeous !

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

These images are just amazing!! I think that your "little book" is a truly golden pot :D!! Love the idea to use the silver sticker for edging the spine! Lovely details with the quotes made with the sticker letters. The trellis coloured with the silver marker looks great!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Valery, Kate x

Sandra H said...

Two very beautiful cards Mrs A and the quotes are so lovely x

Barb said...

Two beautiful cards Mrs A. I do love that lattice panel. Barbxx

Brenda in IN said...

Love the image with the lace trim and that silver lattice is just gorgeous. I'm glad you got someone to do the gutters for you. I believe you are right about them only wanting the big expensive jobs but how do they even know if they don't call back to see what the problem is! I hope you did go knock on Di's door. Wouldn't she be surprised!

Viv said...

Great cards and lovely quotes! x

Elizabethd said...

Such a pretty card with the trellis.
Stephanie's mug exchange reveal is now on, so many wonderful cups and mugs!

Carol L said...

What a beautiful pair of cards! I love those ghost images of butterflies on the first, and that intricate die-cut on the 2nd card looks amazing! Both cards are stunning, well done!

Andree said...

Two beautiful cards. I do love vintage rose images. The little book design and the printed acetate are wonderful xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what super card, and wonderful inspiration for the challenge.
They are both so very pretty and wonderfully designed also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pat said...

These are both very pretty Valery Anne with this wonderful vintage look but with a modern twist. x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Two cracking cards. The images are beautiful.
Best wishes.
Ang x

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous cards, love that image and colours...xx {aNNie}

Greta said...

Beautiful papers, quotes & cards--love them both, Mrs. A!

MagsB said...

Beautiful cards, Mrs A, and love the quote on the first one, it's so inspiring!

love Mags B x

Zue said...

This is lovely.
Pink any green are perfect partners .
It's really cool here this weekend.
No, it's not cool, it's really cold.
Nice for walking though!
Have a great weekend.

Bonnie said...

These are both so feminine and pretty!