Sunday, 2 October 2011

Blue Butterflies

I have a card for this week's Less is More challenge today...where the theme is to use your eye colour. My eyes are mostly blue...with a little bit of green in the middle...so I've chosen to use a couple of shades of greenish blue...aqua & teal. I was lucky to win a prize from Totally Papercrafts a week or so ago, that had been donated by Lady LIM Mandi...and included with the fab set of stamps and yummy papers, were some punched (?) and embossed butterflies. So, taking those as my starting point, I embossed some Core'Dinations card with a Craft Concepts 'Butterflies' folder, then lightly sanded over the suface. I cut it into three squares, mounted them on to my card (I think I've used a sketch layout from a previous LIM challenge!) using 3D foam, then popped the butterflies on top...adding some adhesive pearls for their bodies. The stamped sentiment is from the 'Heartfelt Messages' set by Hero Arts.


Here's a view showing the dimension:


Challenges for this card:

17 comments:

Chrissie said...

Looks fabulous Helen and congrats on your TP win!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Crafting Aberrigines said...

Beautiful and Elegant Card ..

Love
Kalindi
http://craftingaberrigines.blogspot.com/

Crafting Aberrigines said...

Beautiful and Elegant Card ..

Love
Kalindi
http://craftingaberrigines.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Lovely card Helen, very elegant.
Sarah xx :0)

Claire said...

This is gorgeous - love the CAS card. Hugs, Claire x

nessy said...

what a stylish card!! stunning!
vanessa xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, very simple and elegant. love the colours too.
Lyndsey xx

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous hun! 'fraid I've not done this one this week. Love how you have embossed the backing squares, really makes those butterflies fly. Brilliant. Hugs Sxx

Heidi said...

Such a beautiful card, love the LIM look, 'Thanks' for joining us at Squiggle Stamps. hugs heidi x

Jenni's Jems said...

Beautiful card x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card.
Lynne xxx

Sandra said...

This is fabulous Helen:) Sandra H

Linda said...

Gorgeous card! Butterflies are one of my faves and this is a beautiful design. Love it!

Linda
X

Sue said...

This looks fabulous Helen
So glad you were pleased with the prize, great to see you used the butterflies..thank you!

Thanks for joining us again
Mandi LIM

Danni said...

So pretty! Love the texture! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Carol said...

Great card, love the colour. Carol x

Linby said...

Oooh I've got that folder, what a great idea to cut it into squares - must CASE that idea. Love your card.
Linbyx