Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lavender but not Lace.

A new theme  has started  over on the Butterfly  challenge
n.b. Winners post is now up on the butterfly blog.
Here is my inspiration for you.

First card is using Lemon/Letters with my Butterfly.
n.b. For the lettering you may interperate this as being just the letters, a sentiment or as in mine an extract from a letter.

This card so nearly turned out to be a total  disaster and barely looks like how it started out. The only remaining embellishments on it are the gem on the butterfly, the large lemon framework and the 3 square gems! I kid you not.
I had an entirely different piece of backing paper the only piece of it I might add(clue there) as the base. I had a different letter in plain white and black script for the lettering which I had cut to fit the lemon framework. Attached behind it (as I wasn't intending for it to be removed.) and then adhered to the card base. Then I used the trio butterfly die to cut 3 lemon butterflies that were flying across the page, each with a heart pearl gem with the 3 square gems down the top edge side of the card.  Just didn't sit right with me .The black writing on the white paper looked to stark even with the butterflies covering some of it. I had the bright idea of placing the yellow insert back into the framework but I could  still see the writing underneath so another not so bright idea, tear the letter out completely which in doing so ripped part of the backing paper outside of the frame. Oops was not the word I used by the way!!  No alternative but to start all over again and this is the card as you now see it.
Butterfly is now sandwiched together and in a paper by Pink Petticoat from their Isobelline papers called Bold Daisies. The only alternative piece of paper with writing on it was  the size you see it. No amount of stretching it on the rack was going to make it any bigger so I found an already pre cut die frame (Sizzix Deckled Rectangle) to put within the lemon frame (Crafts-Too Rectangle Stich hole PCD98) and attached the paper behind it which is a  freebie one from Making Cards July 2015 called 'Busy Butterflies' of which I only had 3 pieces left all the same size. The butterfly is now sandwiched together  using  paper (by Pink Petticoat from their Isobelline papers called bold daisies)  which matches  the  smaller insert frame that had been cut in a smaller pattern version of the same design. The die is Cascadia butterfly trio  by memory box.  now I like it!!!

Second card you  will be pleased to hear went like clockwork and I love the result. 
I have gone  with using  Lavender/Layers with my butterflies. The image is by A Day for Daisies 'Pearls in my Hair' and coloured using my Graph'it markers and a silver gel pen.  Each layer has been first glued to old cereal box cardboard  and then distressed round the edges with my TH. distress gadget. The papers are freebies from Making Cards Magazines Mar and May 2015. The flowers are more foam ones using Leane Creatief  flower foam and a die cut by Presscut PCD09 flower#1. Stamens from my stash along with the silver sticker sentiment. Small butterflies cut  using a tonic mini punch.

Entering this card only into the following challenges:
Through The Craftroom Door # Anything goes.
Creative Moments #138 Anything goes.
Little Miss Muffet #184 Anything goes.
Southern Girls # Pop it up.
Colour Crazy Challenge #10 Anything goes.
Crafty Catz #407Layer it up.
Jo's Scrap Shack # #224 Anything goes.
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #77 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge # Anything goes.

I hope you will come along and spin the wheel on the Butterfly challenge.


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards, the second image is one of my old time favourites.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning I love them both. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, well done on persevering with the yellow card - I think we all have days like that x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Valery, so glad the second was easier than the first.

Sue xx

terrie said...

Lovely cards....they make me think Of fresh air and Spring
Well done Mrs. A

Brenda in IN said...

Your persistence paid off on the first card. It really came out so pretty. It's nice to have one go so well after that! She is a cute image with all that lovely hair and your flowers are beautiful.

Claire said...

Pretty cards especially the lemon one it's so bright and cheery. I also share your frustration when cards misbehave, but I admire your determination to make it work... mine normally end up in the bin with me feeling totally exasperated lol x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Them both are very sweet and lovely! Very beautiful cards! I read about all your problems and tries on the yellow card and you made me smile: I haven't all your patience, and when I do too much mistakes and things goes not as I want, I don't reply again... all the pieces finish to my kids at school! They makes some pieces and divide in bits and bobs for themselves :D

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my goodness, what two wonderful cards Valery, I love the design of the first one and the pretty Spring colours and the image on your second card is beautiful, gorgeous colouring too, Kate x

Mrs.B said...

Lovely cards Mrs A., the first may not have gone to plan but it turned out beautifully, love the fresh lemon.
It's a gorgeous image on the 2nd and looks lovely in those colours.
Avril xx

Michelle said...

These are both beautiful Valery Anne. I have that gorgeous image from ADFD - Michelle x

Kathleen said...

Love the first card and the layers on the butterfly looks great.

Kath x

Createology said...

Your cards are so lovely and have so much detail. I love Butterflies. I also love the little girl’s hair. We have Blue Jays here and they are always fun to watch and listen to. <3

Margaret said...

Two lovely cards such fun when one decides that it will go it's own way. Love the image on the 2nd one and lovely colouring. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
Margaret M

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Gorgeous cards xx

Mac Mable said...

So glad you persevered with the first ever so pretty card as it is beautiful. Very contemporary and gorgeous second card, which I love x

Valerija said...

So cute, and beautiful!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week good luck in the draw

tilly said...

love your very pretty card, thanks for sharing at Crafty catz

Sylvia said...

2 Beautiful cards.Love the butterfly on the first one and the sweet image on the second one.Enjoy your weekend.


Scrapatini said...

Very pretty cards! I love butterflies and flowers. They suit the cards so well. Thanks for joining the Creative Moments Challenge.

Creative Moments Design Team

MagsB said...

Two gorgeous cards, Mrs A! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one to start a card and have to re-make it because it went 'wrong'. I suspect that all great artists had difficulties like this, so you are in great company!!

love Mags B x

CraftyNatalie said...

very pretty creation. Thanks for joining us at Through the craft room door this week.

Cards By Leona said...

I have this digi too! You have coloured it beautifully. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Moments Leona x