Thursday, September 14, 2017

In The Shadow.

It's the second week of the Butterfly Challenge but I am extending it for a further 7days as it is Dad's Funeral next week and I am busy with last minute organisation for it. Therefore the challenge will close on Tuesday 26th September instead.

#85 Butterflies + S is for Silhouette and/or the colour Indigo

Here is some more inspiration for you. I don't know why my camera does this but when I took this photo yesterday it made the light box  (I was taking it in )look decidedly pink and the lovely blue insert with the butterfly on came out a washed out white. The photo today has come out ok.

I have used dark indigo cardstock to make the base card and used my Crafts-Too Rectangle dies Stitch hole PCD98 to remove the centre leaving a border all round. The butterfly stamp is by Visible Image  called rather appropriately 'Butterfly Inkcognito' and stamped using black ink onto pale blue cardstock. I then used the same die to cut a matching rectangle around the butterfly to fit back  into the  card front. The sentiment and the dots are black glitter stickers from my stash.

The second card which I took at the same time as the first one that came out wrong is perfect and was taken literally minutes apart . This really is a throw it together card. The blue strips where from the previous card. I had added them to a pile of strips of different colours that were still out on my desk and as I glanced at the pile an idea formed of using them up. The orange ones were on the top of the pile and looked so pleasing  with the blue that I just sat and had a play with arranging them around on a white card blank. The butterflies were cut from the discarded centre of the previous card using a Memory Box die 'Cascadia Butterfly Trio'.  Th sentiment is by Crafter's Companion Diesire and I cut it twice in snippets of the blue and orange card using orange on blue for the Best and blue on orange for the Wishes offsetting slightly to create the shadow.

Thankyou for all your well wishes for Sammy and Norm. As it has already  taken him six yrs to get this far there is no need to rush out and buy a hat just yet and anyway guess who would get roped into making the Wedding Dress!!!  I feel a headache coming on.


Mac Mable said...

Thank you for sharing these two gorgeous cards with us. So creative and glad Sammy and Norm are not rushing in.... x

Tina Z. said...

oh, I am very sorry for your loss ...
such beautiful cards, both are very elegant, I love silhouettes.
big hug xx

Claire said...

Lovely cards especially the first one and my sincere condolences on the loss of your dad, take care x

Kathleen said...

Two lovely card in great colours and designs.

Kath x

Liz said...

Two super cards, Mrs A, especially love the layout on the second card. xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

They are both so beautiful, and love especially the first one with that "incognito" butterfly!

Jane Willis said...

Oh, I'd missed the post about your Dad passing away - just scrolled back and found it and it happened while I was at Mum's with no Internet. I'm so very sorry for your loss and that I'd not commented about it before.
Your cards, however, are beautiful. I've been dithering for ages about whether to get that gorgeous Visible Image stamp, I think you might have just "enabled" me.

brenda said...

As with Jane above I missed your sad news Valery, please accept my love and prayers at such a difficult time, not so long since I lost mine so know how difficult it is for you.

A beautiful card and a Butterfly seems most appropriate.

B x

Aquarius said...

Love the incognito butterfly

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Valery, wonderful large butterfly and colours on your first one, and love the variety of different colours on the second one, both beautifully designed, Kate x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Fantastic inspiration cards Valery, I love the Visible Image one.

Sue xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning. I missed the news about your dad passing away I am so sorry. I hope all the preparations go well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

terrie said...

Great looking cards that you made...tfs
Your father's memories will always be in your heart...hugs

KandA said...

Two wonderful cards Mrs A and I love that Visable Image butterfly stamp. Take care xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Mrs A, my sympathies on the loss of your Dad.

Two fab cards, I love the indigo butterfly particularly but the orange is also very striking. Take care xx

Lillianb said...

sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Two great cards


Cara said...

Beautiful cards, I hope the funeral goes well sending love and hugs to you all x

Janis said...

Wonderful cards, Mrs. A! I adore the butterfly image from Visible Image!! It makes a beautiful card. Great use of your scraps that were still out on the table to make a card in complementary colors!! Turned out great.
Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Loreal Blondi said...

Sorry for your Dad.
Both cards are beautiful.

Donna said...

Fabulous cards Mrs. A, so sorry for the loss of your dad, sending prayers and caring thoughts your way. Hugs, Donna

Kathleen said...

Hello you, had a fabulous afternoon with you fabulous Daughter, not only fabulous but very, very talented and patient. While I found it very difficult, as I am more used to colouring with Pro Markers, she was such a great help. Some nice people too.
I am going on holiday next Saturday for 12 days and seriously thinking of taking the remainder of the images to practice my colouring while sat in the sun.
Mmm, wonder why she decided to give me images of butterflies to colour, lol.
If she is coming back to Bailiff in the New Year then I will definitely love to go on her classes again. I meant to ask her, how on earth did they discover our little Community Centre for a venue, but forgot.
Was a tad disappointed that no-one but the class people came to the Dies to Die for shop, the brought a really huge supply of goodies, hope it worth their while.

Kath x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Firstly, sorry to read your news. Have been behind with commenting and hadn't seen about your Dad. So sorry.
Your cards are smashing and hope the challenge does well.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Loose Stitches said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad Mrs A.
Your cards are beautiful, I especially love the butterfly design on the first one! I love the color combo on the second one!
Hugs, Sherry x
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