Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Glossy Accents.

A new challenge has started over on the butterfly challenge.
#73 Butterflies + G is for Glossy Accents and/or S is for Slate Blue. Here are my inspiration cards for you.
The first one uses an old favourite of mine Stickeroos. The main flower image/butterfly is from Paris Je Taime #10-199 and the string of flowers on the side are from Belle Fleurs #10-024. I have adhered to the dark slate blue card stock which has been raised on 3D pads. The light slate blue backing card  has been distressed round the edges and added to a scalloped white card base. The sentiment is a Britannia word die that I have die cut four times and glued each piece together for dimension. To finish I have covered with Glossy Accents.

You can just about see the gloss in the picture below.

Entering into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #125 Anything goes.
A Bit More Time To Craft #38 Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #52 Anything goes.
Love To Craft # Anything goes.
The Crafty Addicts #33 Anything goes /add a sentiment.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Crafting by Designs #  Anything goes.
Artistic Inspirations #173 Anything goes.
All Sorts Challenge #403 Anything goes

This second card uses a design paper that I got in a batch on Ebay but have no name for.  Trimmed down and adhered behind a die cut frame from Crafts-Too Rectangle dies stitch hole.  Lighting is particularly bad  but internet is playing up too so have gone with the photos that I have already downloaded. I  have used the die cut butterfly from Memory box called 'Terrace' to cut a butterfly from shrink plastic. I coloured with a slate blue promarker pen and when shrunk coated with glossy accents into which I embedded white gems before it had time to set.  The sentiment is again a Britannia word die that I have die cut 4 times and layered up leaving as is this time. 

Blow shows a close up of the glossy shrink plastic butterfly
I do hope you will find the time to play along with this new challenge.


  1. Beautiful cards :) love the elegant slate blue color chosen.

  2. Two lovely cards Mrs A. Love the colour choice this week.
    Avril xx

  3. Beautiful cards Mrs.A love the glossy accents on the word die, very clever.
    Hugs Veerle x

  4. So elegant Mrs A is your card and the glossy accents looks brilliant enjoy your day x

  5. Fabulous my friend, love the new challenge theme.xx{aNNie}

  6. Beautiful cards. Love them both.
    Valerija xx

  7. Hi Mrs A,
    what very beautiful cards, and their designs are super too.
    Love the flowers on the first one, and the butterfly paper on the second.
    Your shrink plastic butterfly is gorgeous.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Two very beautiful cards Valery, I love the colours you've chosen and the designs are gorgeous, Kate x

  9. Two beautiful cards Mrs A and the Stickeroo on the first is extremely pretty and the string of flowers and glossy sentiment look great, and the delightful paper on the second works perfectly with just the added glossy butterfly. x

  10. I love the design of your cards. Lots of visual interest and soft colors. I love that paper on the second card. I must try shrink plastic because your butterfly is beautiful.

  11. These are both just gorgeous Mrs. A, like how you created scenes and the soft colors.

  12. Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous they are just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Two lovely cards for your new challenge Mrs. A. Great inspiration! Thinking caps on time. Barbxx

  14. Beautiful both your cards, and the glossy accents really makes the elements pop-out! So pretty string of flowers on the side and distressed edges in the first one! Love the paper and blue butterfly in the second one (and I have never try shrink plastic, anoter new thing to do, one day...)

  15. Two lovely cards Mrs A, great theme with the glossy accents, one of my favourite things.

    Kath x

  16. Your butterfly cards are gorgeous, Mrs. A! I really like this colour! Such a cool idea to use the shrink plastic with a die-cut! Lovely!

  17. A super bright and cheery card and perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge. The other is a beauty as well.

    And I have made a start on one for this time round, not joined in for too long.

    B x

  18. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  19. Lovely cards and interesting techniques as usual. I fancy having a go at shrink plastic, I haven't done any for years. I used to do it with my children but I think I enjoyed it more than they did!

  20. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with this lovely creation!

  21. Beautiful cards love the layout,design and shine--Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
    Carol x

  22. Gorgeous cards, I love the beautiful butterflies and flowers!
    Sherry x

  23. Beautiful cards! Both are wonderful! Sorry I haven't joined in for so long - will try! xxx

  24. sweet cards. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  25. ooo, I love this colour but I've never heard this name for the colour.
    Both cards are fanastic - I love small flowers on the first one and the paper is amazing on the second one.

  26. Beautiful cards thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT


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