Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Friday Sketchers #49, Cupcake Crafts Challenge #37 and Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #39

I've been playing with my Elusive Images Butterfly theme plates and come up with a card that fits three challenges.

I've used Mumur's lovely sketch from Friday Sketchers as the basis for my card. The colour theme comes from A Spoonful of Sugar's challenge this week: Blue & Green. I remember the old adage that "blue and green together should not be seen" and thought it would be interesting to see if I could get enough contrast into my card. And finally, Caryn at Cupcake Crafts has challenged everyone to use at least five different embellishments on a card, in honour of her five children! I have used: a brad, Stickles, gold thread, butterflies and flowers.

All the stamps are from the Elusive Images themeplates, Butterfly Poppy Collage and Butterfly Daisy Collage. All are coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils, highlighted with Stickles and with Glossy accents. The Happy Birthday is a Dimension Fourth stamp, the main image is mounted onto Bazzil card and the background paper comes from a free download from Making Handmade Cards, who sell printable papers and offer really great lessons and how-tos, as well a a free trial pack of designs.

I really like this, however it's quite a heavy card, don't think I'll be posting it to anyone :)!


  1. What a beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous and so rich looking. The butterflies are perfect. Thanks for joining the CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. WOW this is beautiful!! I just love butterflies:O) Fab colourcombo!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the nice comment;O)

  3. Those are the two plates I have been eyeballing and this card is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Okay. I want to pull the trigger on ordering those two plates. Still help me?

  4. Beautiful, loving all the butterflies! :) And the colors are so bright and nice! Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week!


  5. The butterflies are gorgeous! Your card really is beautiful! I love butterflies too :)
    X, Ava

  6. OMGosh! That is just stunning and so beautiful! I love the butterflies and what you did with the flower too!

  7. very gorgeous and as always love your coloring!!!

    miss you guys

  8. wow this is amazing! love it!

  9. Wow!! I'm in love!! This is simply gorgeous!! Truly amazing card!

  10. OH...Anne, your card is Fantastic!!!
    I love your composition, the papers and colours are wonderful.
    Lovely details!!!!! and perfectly butterflies.
    You have beautifully interpreted my sketch.
    Thanks for your participation FS.
    Hugs, Mumur

  11. this is a beautiful card. hugs rachxx

  12. Wow, this is just beautiful, Anne! I love all the details.
    Hugs, Vanja

  13. WOW!! what a beautiful card, Love the rich colors.


  14. This is a beautiful card. I love the way you have layered up the flowers and the colours are yummy.


  15. Anne, those butterflies are simply precious. I don't know what theme plates are, but if that's what you used to make those butterflies, then I want them!! Just gorgeous card. Love it!!
    Hugs, Leslie

  16. Ooh, this is a work of art. So much detail. I love the feel to this card. Thank you for playing along at Cupcake Crafts AND at A Spoonful of Sugar.

    Caryn xxx

  17. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along at CCC this week.

  18. Beautiful card, I love all the pretty butterflies. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  19. Beautiful take on all 3 challenges! Love the image you created - and your color combo is fantastic.
    Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel


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