Thursday, September 20, 2018

All Seven

Time for more inspiration with the butterfly challenge which still has another week to run.
#107 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with  the Letter A.

My  1st card uses Azure /Add Buttons/Butterfly.

I have been itching to have a go at this background technique using Wax paper with an embossing folder. Gina K has an excellent tutorial on You Tube called Wax Paper Embossed Background which I followed but changed things up a bit to make it my own.  So first off I chose a couple of EF's from my stash (oops didn't realise I had so many) and ran some designs off onto the wax paper. After transfering the designs onto white paper I experimented with various inks and colours. I found the darker colours worked best.  On this card I have used a Spellbinders EF Just called 'Floral' SES-007 but to my mind it is really more  Floral Swirls and inked with SU's 'Island Indigo'. Adhered to a piece of black card stock slightly bigger than the card. The die cut leaf swirl is by Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish B1175. Butterfly is again by Cheery Lynn Designs and is part of their Tiny things with Wings set B266. The corners are from Sizzix 654470 Architectural Accents set. Finally the flower stamp is Imagination Crafts Flower stamp set which I stamped some just using the SU ink pad and the others with London Fog and then again in the Su colour. Fussy cut them out and arranged in a cascading design. The top two have buttons that had been cut from some old clothing and were on my desk. The sentiment is by Dovecraft and I cut 3 times and then glued together before adhering to the bottom of the card.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Daisy Chain Challenges #23 Birthday.
A Bit More Time To Craft #76 Anything goes.
Daring Card Makers # Who's the (Em) Boss.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #335 Use your snippets (black card and I snipped the buttons off a shirt)
Ally's Angels #13 Anything goes.
House Of Cards #Birthday theme or colours.
Love To Scrap #113 Anything goes.

2nd card uses all seven elements of the challenge.
Apricot/Azure/Amethyst/Add Layers/ Add Buttons/ Add Ribbon +Butterfly.

I spent a whole day yesterday  trying to get decent photos and finally gave up with the ones I took this morning. Lighting is terrible whichever room I use.  Anyways for this card I have water colored  an image using a stamp by Docrafts Paper Mania called 'Botanicals' using my Marvy LePlume II markers  by picking the colour up from an acrylic block with a water brush pen.  Once dry I edged with a silver gel pen.  Orange spotty paper is by Acid Drops and Whatnots. Striped paper a freebie from Making Cards Magazine Jul 2015. The butterflies are two decorated wooden buttons. Amethyst ribbon was from my stash. The sentiment  is by Crafters Companion.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #207 Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Crafty Gals Corner #174 3+layers
Crafty Creations #374 Anything goes.
Creative Inspirations # Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #152 Anything goes.
Crafters Castle #9 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned  Paper Challenge #  Anything goes.
Create And Inspire #77 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #26 Anything goes.


Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are both gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Mac Mable said...

Great technique and gorgeous monochromatic colours on your first card and such a pretty second one x.

Kathleen said...

Two super cards both with great colours and images and also some lovely dies.

Kath x

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards for inspiration, Mrs A. I haven't come across the wax paper technique with embossing folders before, it's very effective. I'll have to check out the tutorial. xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background-love the colour and flourishesThank you for joining us at Love to Scrap
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say--Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
Carol DT x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic cards Valery Ann, I love the beautiful background you've created on the first card.

Sue xx

Donna said...

Fabulous cards, I really like the wax paper background with embossing folders, I will have to give that a whirl and am so glad you entered it into House of Cards challenge!

Greta said...

Oh my--2 gorgeous cards, Mrs A! I've never seen that wax paper technique--so cool! Your photos look good to me. I've really been struggling lately to get decent photos--so frustrating!

Margo said...

Your cards are gorgeous !

brenda said...

Two super cards and especially love the colours of the first. Surprised myself and found a bit of time and have something in production.

B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
two fabulous cards with such super designs.
Love the idea of the embossed wax paper it looks so stunning.
Beautiful colours also.
You could enter the 2nd one in the MAWTT Challenge because it has ribbon on it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda in IN said...

The wax paper makes a stunning background. I'll go watch the video. Both of these are so pretty. I really love those butterflies. What is a rabbits favorite kind of music? Hip Hop. Thanks for sending me a joke. I laughed and will share with my grands. They are teenagers and just roll their eyes when I tell a corny joke! But, I bet they repeat it to their friends.

terrie said...

Great looking cards especially the wax paper background...tfs

Di said...

Both cards are really fabulous! I must go and read this wax paper technique - the result on your snippets card is gorgeous. Wonderful colours you've used too - brilliant work my leetle friend!


Di xx (your even leetler albeit wider friend!!)

Gina's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card and lovely colours. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous background for your 1st card! I remember to have seen this technique times ago, it's very intriguing! Love the flowers with the buttons as centres.
Beautiful watercolouring on the second one, love those roses and the butterflies!

Mrs.B said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A and I love the wax paper background, haven't done that in ages, thanks for the prompt.
Love the Christmas cards in the previous post and I'm sorry to read you are still having trouble with hackers, must be a nightmare and a worry.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

MagsB said...

Two gorgeous cards, Mrs A, what fabulous colours!

love Mags B x

cuilliesocks said...

Two gorgeous cards Valery, I love the images and your colours, beautifully designed, Kate x

Mia said...

Both gorgeous cards, Valery. Great design and pretty colours. Hugs, my friend.

crafty-stamper said...

Me again just popping back to say--Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

D.L. Walls said...

Your projects are lovely and very inspirational. Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this challenge and hope to see you again soon! Donna - DT Member

Craftychris said...

Two beautiful cards! Gorgeous background on the first, fab technique and I love the black and blue - oops, sound like a bruise! Well done using all seven on the wonderful second card - love the painted wooden butterflies. Sorry I am rubbish at joining in, I do feel bad! Hugs xxxxxxxxx

craftysahmiam said...

Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us based on the inspiration photo, nice color combo, at Love To Craft

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

What a lovely card! Love the colors! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

Helen said...

Two beautiful cards - I need to try the background technique on that first one.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Sylvia said...

2 beautiful cards,Valery.Love the gorgeous flowers.Well done.


The Craft Princess said...

Very pretty!!! I love the dimension and colors. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle