tisdag 11 mars 2014

Butterfly kisses

Morning and welcome back to a new slow week here at my blog. The time is so limited at the moment and I am happy each time I manage to get a card done. On top of that I have turned my crafting room up side down and is trying to get a better use of this small room. That means new shelfing in the closets. and since I have to make them on my own, it take so much more time. I can't do very much as I have (always as it seems) nowdays pain in my left shoulder and neck. At least it is a little better since I got the injection a few weeks ago.

Ever since I was a kid I have loved pens, paper, colouring mediums and all things in between that. And I still do enjoy it alot. Which means I have so many different kind colouring mediums that a few gets forgotten. Like my Aquamarkers from Letraset for example. I was sitting the other day trying them and see if they had dried out on me and if they had not decided if I should keep them or not. Only one had dried out and since it was quite nice playing with them, they are staying. And since I felt that I didn't want to throw away all of that expensive paper I for some reason used to try the markers on, I decided to use the scribble scrabble for my card today.

Now, it is a really simple card and totally different from all my cute images that I use almost all the time, I am not sure what I think of this card. At least i think it's a card for a grown up. LoL A really good thing about is that I use only left overs too. I should do that more often.

Anyway, I took my very colourful water colour paper and used one of my butterfly dies and made the base layer with it, and then cut some more butterflies with the matching detailing die. I used a few die cut circles as a back drop to the butterflies and monted bot the circles and the butterflies with foam pads to raise them up a bit. Used some really old golden glitter sticker "lines" from Anitas to give a little more interest to the card and I was done, almost. At the last minute I decided to add some stickles to the butterflies and of course some glitter that I smeared out on the little flying creatures. I love the clean look that the card got and I love the fact that I dared myself to use stuff that I normally would have thrown away, and I made a card in a total different size than I normally do to. It's almost always my boys who uses this size of the card base.

So a fun card to make in all and I feel great using up all of those little pieces that I never would have used otherwise. And maybe most of all, it was great fun to use the Aquamarkers again. I am sure that it was about two years since I last used them. I think I will try to use them a little more. I just need to practise what colours to use for skintones before I get an image out in public again. LoL


With all this said (long post today, sorry) I hope that you will come and join us over at Passion for Promarkers this week. You need to use your Letraset markers to play along and have a chance of winning the lovely prize of the week. We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments  that offers one winner three digis and Letraset who is offering a 6-pack of flexmarkers. Both great prizes to be won! Good luck everyone!

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday - Anything goes (final challenge)
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Love to create - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Die cuts, free, glitter)
Left of Center Challenges - Anything goes

10 kommentarer:

Ella's Design sa...

Morning, Marie! Hope the sun is shining for you today - we're enjoying beautiful blue skies at the moment, a real change from the persistent torrential rain we were having! Hope your shoulder eases soon and good luck with the craft room re-organise (it always gets 10 times worse before it starts to look better!)
Love your little butterfly card, in my fave CAS style of the moment! Hugs, Lisa x

UTs Hobby Time sa...

Gorgeous card. Great way of using butterfly dies.

Dropping in from MIM.

Shirley-Anne Barber sa...

A beautiful CAS card .Those butterflies are stunning .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Monika Reeck sa...

Hi Marie those Butterflies are really funtastic..it is like the painting on the glass...I wish I can make similar like yours...this is really adorable..love your CAS card...

I see your card on the last MIM and my card is #83 if you would like to see it and leave me some love I would be soo happy...many thanks before and hugs...Monika

Sheena Mckee sa...

Fantastic set of butterflies thank you for joining in with us at CFTH and good luck

coops sa...

so stunning marie.i love your cas design and the pretty butterflies really do pop from the darker backing ;D

xx coops xx

Sarah sa...

Hi Marie, that is a super elegant card - lovely butterflies and a gorgeous colour choice.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.


maureenjscott sa...

What a fabulously simple card! It's stunning! I love the butterflies! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week! Mo xxx
Why not link up at the Anything Goes challenge at Left of Center this month for a chance to lots of prizes from some amazing sponsors! http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/p/loc-1st-anniversary-challenge-starting.html

Tracey sa...

Great use of left overs Marie, your card is beautiful :o)
I hope you are okay.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts sa...

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge over on the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges.
This challenge is to celebrate our 1st Birthday...

What a really lovely and pretty card. Those colourful but subtle butterflies are stunning and delicate, and work perfectly with the clean and simple card layout.

I really hope you will join us for more of our future fortnightly Challenges. There are always great prizes to be won from our wonderful Sponsors.

<3 & Hugs
Lisa xxxx LOC DT Member