Sunday, 17 May 2015

Pile It On! Challenge - Not Cute

We have a new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...and the theme is:

'Not Cute'

Our sponsor for this challenge is SLS Lines:
Prize either 3 Single Digital Images or $10 worth of Digital Merchandise from the SLS Lines store!

Considering that about 99.9% of my craft stash would be considered 'cute', I found this theme quite a challenge! I decided to go for an elegant/shabby chic look...and picked papers from the 'Vintage Charm' pad by My Mind's Eye. I cut the butterflies from some of the plainer papers in the pad using Memory Box and Joy Crafts dies, and layered them up...they're not exactly the same shape, but it worked quite well. I embossed the bottom one using my CuttleBug 'Tiny Bubbles' folder. I inked around the edges of everything with 'Tea Dye' Distress Ink...then distressed the edges of the green panel, and added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Big Sentiments' set by Paula Pascual, and the adhesive pearls are by Papermania.


Here are the challenges I've piled on:


For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.

16 comments:

sandie said...

I think you nailed this, the distressed edges work a treat and thanks for joinig TO

Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley for our Things With Wings challenge. Lisa DT

Nadja said...

Beautiful card with a gorgeous butterfly. Love the stitching around to frame the design. Thank you for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

Nadja DT

Jackie C said...

Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty Helen. I adore the colours and gorgeous paper. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxx

Carolyn Wolff said...

What a lovely card. I love your hidden embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

Planetsusie said...

This is lovely Helen and I do like the CAS style. Perfect little butterfly for our challenge too! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Things with Wings) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Simply stunning Helen. The butterfly is gorjuss and very lovely designed paper. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Have a nice day Helen :)

Fondly,
Asmah
TTCRD DT
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

Sarah Gray said...

Very shabby chic, Helen! So many lovely elements including the faux stitching and embossing on the butterfly. Thank you for playing along with us at TO :)

Roxie said...

I like your clean and simple shabby chic, great job with the SweetStamps wings challenge!

Greta said...

This is just gorgeous, Helen! Love everything you did here!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card your butterfly looks fab.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Squares Allowed' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card your butterfly looks fab.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Squares Allowed' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Lisa Kind said...

Very pretty card! It's grunge with class! Love the pretty butterfly! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Butterfly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

MIE(Mieko) said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicous Challenges.
Mieko xx