Thursday, 15 October 2009

Some challenges and a copy cat



For day 229 of 365 cards there is a colour scheme challenge, which I have combined with the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches and the the theme of Autumn Colours from the Saturday Challenge. It could also be entered for Nature, the theme of Three Clovers Designs, a blog I've only just discovered.
The papers I have used are from My Mind's Eye which seemed to me to be most suitable for the challenges.


I made this card after seeing the fabulous technique described on the Clean & Simple Blog. The surround from a Cuttlebug butterfly die-cut was used as a template and a mask for the daubed background colours and the stamped images. The fronds are part of a Penny Black stamp and the little butterfly is from Laura Ashley. The stripy paper is from Cuddly Buddly.
The word serene comes to mind.

22 comments:

  1. Love these cards especially the butterfly - such a beautiful and delicate effect.
    Linbyx

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  2. I agree, MME papers are very versatile. I adore your butterfly card! What a wonderful technique, and you demonstrated it perfectly :)

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  3. Greetings Chrissie...I know I am late with my card...lol busy morning here. Very pretty cards. You do such a great job!

    Jaggs

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  4. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, love the autumn trees they look fabulous.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

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  5. beautiful

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  6. I love your trees Chrissie, I really love tree stamps...the one you've used is particularly fab. Love also your butterfly masking technique, really effective.
    Both gorgeous Chrissie,
    Love Sarita xx

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  7. I love both cards, and normally the simple one would be my favourite, but I love the top one with the gorgeous MME papers and the trees :o)
    Jackie xx

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  8. Both of your cards are just gorgeous! I love the colors you used for them!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  9. Both cards are fabbie Chrissie!!!!

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  10. Both your cards are great Chrissie but I love the tree one the best because I love tree images lol
    Hugs
    Michelle

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  11. mm that butterfly card is so pretty, what a wonderful technique

    Victoria
    x

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  12. Great take on the sketch at ICS, love the autumn feel. Thanks for playing along. Pretty butterfly card too, a great technique. :)

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  13. Hi Chrissie two gorgeous cards, it wont be long until our trees look like that, love your butterfly. Thanks for joining us at ICS this week.
    Debs

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  14. Your ICS card is gorgeous! I love the trim and all the lovely images. Your butterfly card is truly inspirational. Just so soft, sweet, and flawlessly done. Thank you for joining us this week at ICS. It was a pleasure to visit your blog.

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  15. Stunning, on both cards, that is all I can say!!!!!!

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  16. Lovely cards, beautiful colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. Both fabulous cards, but that second one is a stunner and such a simple but fabulous technique! well done you!
    hugs, annie x

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  18. Really fab card & great images too - love how you have made the leaves float down. Great take on the ICS sketch too. Many thanks for joining in with ICS this week.

    Lou
    x

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  19. Hi Chrissie Love both cards, especially the lovely tree one, Hugs Julie x

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  20. Both cards are beautiful. I saw the CAS card and agree with you . . . it's DEF worth copying!

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  21. Wow! What a wonderful cards!
    Thanks for joining the ICSketches!
    Greetings from Poland,
    Brises

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  22. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing along at ICS!

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Thanks,
Chrissie