Saturday, 21 May 2011

"Less is More" - Butterflies

Our theme this week at "Less is More" is Butterflies!
What could be simpler, you say? Each time I begin to think about what to do for a challenge that we have set ourselves, it still takes me ages to come up with an idea.
Anyway this one started from the stamp. I stamped it in various ways and then decided that I was going to stamp with black Archival ink and then emboss it with Holographic Embossing Powder. It gives a super shimmer. I filled in the gaps left in the stamping with a green Sakura glaze pen which I then glittered with Glamour Dust. Both butterflies are on the same stamp but as I wanted them in s different arrangement I cut them out.
The sentiment is one I've had for ages, and is set on the wood mount at the craziest of angles and so I need to use a stamp positioner in order to get it anywhere near straight. After stamping, I cut it out and embossed it with a Nestie  and then using sponge daubers, applied the Mellow Moss and Bashful blue for the  representation of  the grass and the sky. The few bits of greenery are from an Inkylicious stamp using Pear Pizzaz ink. I find this kind of card really satisfying to make, I hope that whomever eventually receives it also enjoys it.
Have a wonderful week... I intend to!

43 comments:

  1. So gorgeous card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  2. This is just stunning Chrissie. Those stamp-a-ma-jigs certainy come in handy dont they!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  3. Beautiful Chrissie...I love the detail on the butterflies - they're amazing! Sarah x

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  4. A classic Chrissy, really lovely. Love the sentiment.

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  5. This is really beautiful - I love the text image as well as the gorgeous butterflies :-)

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  6. Chrissie this is beautiful! ! I love how you have created the 'scene' around the sentiment.
    hugs
    Sharon xx

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  7. Love the scence , and the wording
    Nicky

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  8. Just beautiful Chrissie, so clean and crisp, love that scene you've created too :)
    Jenny x

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  9. Simply stunning. You have created a wonderfully peaceful scene.

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  10. Beautiful card. Love the CAS look so refreshing. I love pictures that make me feel that I want to be there and this does that for me. Sue x

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  11. Lovely card Chrissie. Such a peaceful little scene :o) Lisa x

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  12. this is beautiful Chrissie, thanks again for another fabby challenge

    Ali x

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  13. Lovely card Chrissie xx Jan

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  14. It's a gorgeous card Chrissie, I'm sure the recipient will love it. Jo x

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  15. absolutely stunning card!!

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  16. You have created a delightful and simple scene. I really like the white space framing the picture, its so bright and summery.

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  17. Beautifully coloured scene and fab sentiment, another great challenge!
    Helen x

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  18. A lovely scene card. I like this style. Your butterflies are gorgeous embossed in black - not a colour which would normally pop into my mind for butterflies. Have fun. Lynn x

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  19. This is absolutely BRILLIANT Chrissie. It's so pretty. I have trouble with butterflies in my cardmaking - but clearly you don't!

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  20. Love this card, I like to create scenes on my cards too. Beautifully coloured and simple with no distractions from the scene.

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  21. WOW this is amazing, I love the cleanness of it all. Love Hazelxox

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  22. Beautiful card again Chrissie, I love how you created that little scene.Love the black butterflies too, so dramatic, thanks for the inspiration once again ;O) Viv xx

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  23. Stunning card Chrissie. Looks like a lovely peaceful scene. Great challenge.

    Kat x

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  24. Hi ya hun
    a stunning card as always, beautiful image & design, sue,x

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  25. Chrissie, this card is beautiful! I love the sponged ground and sky (definitely need to find that bashful blue ink!). A very serene card...with a FAB sentiment!

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  26. This is a lovely little scene you've created Chrissie, and I love the delicate butterflies.
    I really enjoyed this week's challenge so thank you to both you and Mandi for such a fab theme,
    Love Sarita xx

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  27. You've created a beautiful scene Chrissie. Gorgeous card. Sue.x

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  28. I just love your card this week Chrissie. Such a gorgeous little scene, catches you eye immediately.

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  29. Such a beautiful card, classy and even restful, if you can have such a thing :) those butterflies are stupendous.

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  30. Hi there Chrissie, Love the glittery butterflies and that embossed and stamped panel works really well, simply beautiful:0) xxx

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  31. I love your pretty scene with the butterflies in the forefront! Beautiful sponged & stamped background! Thanks for another great challenge and awesome inspiration!

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  32. WOW!! This card is so gorgeous! Love it!!

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  33. Absolutely beautiful card with a gorgeous scene!

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  34. Oh Chrissie this is so beautiful the sentiment and butterflies look stunning.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  35. Beautiful butterflies ~ If I were you I would unmount that sentiment stamp from the block LOL! ~ Karen

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  36. Hi Chrissie

    Wow love your card and the way you've inked in the grass and sky - its so effective.

    Have you heard about putting your stamp in the microwave for a minute to soften the glue and then you can reposition the sentiment... I'm sure somebody else may have already mentioned this in their comments - but just in case!

    Tina
    X

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  37. This is so pretty, Chrissie. I love your card. That sponged panel is gorgeous and the butterflies looks wonderful. It's a great sentiment, too.

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  38. Beautiful card!!! Love your sponging :)

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  39. Hi Chrissie, sorry for commenting so late - I've not been able to comment (problems with blogger) hopefully now fixed. Your card is just beautiful. Really gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. Sarah

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  40. This is just beautiful! Took my breath away. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blog.com

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie