Sunday, 1 July 2012

Butterflies,bows and bling

Well its been another really busy week at work and im making the most of my weekend, I have managed to finish this card last night and I'm working on another. My daughter is off to the lake district on holiday for a week... I hope it doesn't rain to much, although im sure they will have a great time whatever... it's her first holiday with her boyfriend and without parents, they arranged all of it themselves ,she was really excited, I'm sure they will be fine and have a lovely time. As it was wet yesterday I got to spend some time card making... what else could I possibly do? Housework? Ironing?Hmm... not high on the priority list!

This is my second easel card, I still haven't got the fold quite right and initially it kept toppling over, but it seems to have sorted its self out, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong... but practice makes perfect so my next one is going to be an an easel card too. I had planned to start some Christmas cards as the other half reckons that I could make this years... I'm not so confident though. There are a few stamps that I really want to colour and use first so maybe in a couple of weeks I will start.

I wanted a soft and summery look and tried to colour Tilda very lightly (with promarkers of course) but I couldn't get the effect I wanted, although I am happy with how she turned out. I also did clouds in the background but the camera hasn't picked them up very well. I watched some tutorials on blogs and YouTube and decided to use chalks, I made some stencils for the clouds themselves. I think I need to do it a little heavier next time or use darker shades. I have added lots of bling with gems, glitter and pearls, it may be a little OTT for some but I love it, although I am running out of gems so may need to use less in future until I can go shopping... how am I going to cope?!

Sorry there are more photos than usual... I couldn't decide which ones worked best or had the best angles so I kept them all! Blue is definitely becoming ahead of all other colours in my card collection, it is one of my favourites, although I hadn't realised until I was looking at my cards yesterday how many are blue, that explains why I have so few blue papers to choose from and need to go on a little shopping spree to stock up on supplies. I still have quite a stash and a lots of freebies that I've collected from magazines, but now that I'm making cards on a regular basis a little shopping trip is required.

used the following materials:-
  • Scalloped white base card,blue textured card for layering.
  • Papers-blue and yellow floral and butterflies-magazine freebie
  • Paper-blue white spot(small)-Dovecraft basic
  • Paper-blue white spot(large)-Cool Britannia paperpack- magazine freebie
  • Paper-Pale blue with blue spot(on base)- magazine freebie
  • Tilda- coloured with promarkers,glitter and white gel pen highlights
  • Die cut butterflies and border
  • Blue satin ribbon and double bow(two shades of blue used) 
  • White satin flowers,grey mulberry flower
  • Blue pearls, clear gems and glitter(on butterflies and to decorate 
  • Butterfly charm


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25 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  2. Lovely card Andrea, such pretty soft colours and fab embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. Sweet & absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

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  4. Oh that is lovely work. Very girly and cute... love it! Now a follower will def pop back again. Happy Sunday scrappyjen x

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  5. Wow, what a super easel card. You really did an excellent job with your coloring. I think she's very pretty and I can't see the clouds, but I'll take your word for it. :) I love the design layout you did too...the lace and butterflies are gorgeous.

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  6. What a sweet card. Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

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  7. Pretty Card. Gorgeous image and colours. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers
    Lorraine x

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  8. Lovely card and cute image. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  9. What a beautiful easel card! The colors are so soft and lovely!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

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  10. Gorgeous card! I am so glad you posted all the photos. It is fun to see the card from different angles and close ups!!! Beautiful butterflies and metal charm!!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  11. Very cute image. And I like all the pictures, they really show off all of your elements very well. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

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  12. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

    xx

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  13. A wonderful card. Great work.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

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  14. Absolutely sweet easel card!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

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  15. such a sweet card with nice blue colors!
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    xMx

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  16. Beautiful card...love the colours you have used. Thank you for playing along at CC&CC this time.
    Debbie x

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  17. This is beautiful Andrea its so summery , what a lovely card. I know what you mean , I too have loads of stamps and freebies from magazines but now I am making more cards, well its a good excuse for a shopping spree. Have fun Hugs Elaine

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  18. Beautiful card. Love the colour. Thank you for joining us at CC&CC this time.
    Debbie x

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  19. Lovely card !!
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  20. This is gorgeous Andrea, a brilliant design and such pretty colours and papers. Tilda is adorable and so many stunning details.

    hugs Heather xx

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  21. Beautiful card. I love the Charms. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

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  22. Hi Andrea, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  23. Andrea ref your comment about digi's and your printer, there is a paper called Super Smooth , they sell on create and craft the shopping channel, its ideal for use with digi's , colouring with promarkers , copics , so if your printer wont take card you can still use special paper.At the moment its £5.99 for 200 sheets. Always let the ink dry overnight before you colour, that way the ink doesn't muddy with the colours you use. There are also some lightweight card that will go through printers but make sure they can be used with alcohol inks (if you use them), some card soaks up too much of your ink.I hope this helps Hugs Elaine

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  24. Hi Andrea, beautiful color scheme on this card! Thank you so much for your visit in my blog and especially for your kind words. You made my day! I became your follower also. I think it's a good idea to use many pictures. :) Have a nice rest of the weekend!

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  25. Fabby creation!... Great JOB! Love Tilda!
    I'm your new follower.
    -Sony
    sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

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