Saturday, 29 June 2013

Mosaic with Butterfly


Hi, I made this card to enter the mosaic challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania. When I think of mosaics I tend to picture designs on beautiful Moroccan pottery or tiles. The shape of these off cuts also reminds me of these tiles.

 A while back I made a card with  9  punched squares with small embellishments on top of them. I wanted to try something different this time so I used the off cuts from my Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die. I ran them through my cuttlebug with a couple of embossing folders for some texture,  Swiss Dots and Entangled. Then 
I had fun daubing the edges with some distress inks.

The butterfly stamp is my sister's and I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils. The base card is embossed with one of the folders from the Cuttlebug Asian set . (Wish I owned that too!!) Pretty quick and easy to make.

 I'm also going to enter the Anything Goes challenges at Addicted to Stamps & More and Simon Says Stamp. At CASology the cue card is Free. Since I'm thinking of mosaics and all the beautiful art works  that we can enjoy for free, I hope that fits the challenge.

Thanks for visiting :)

15 comments:

  1. Oh wow. I had seen this challenge at Cuttlebug Mania and havent had a chance to enter. Your design is outstanding. I love all the texture you have achieved and I adore that butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

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  2. Wow, a stunning card - love the vibrant blues against the white and a really beautiful design.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  3. Another gorgeous card - wonderful Cathy x

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  4. Wonderful subtle contrasts, Shaz in Oz.x

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  5. Beautiful mosiac design, love the colours as well. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

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  6. Hi Cathy. Lots of fabulous texture with the embossed background and embossing on your tiles. Beautiful shares of blues for your tiles and butterfly. Loll xx

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  7. brilliant!! love the little mosaics you created. they frame up the butterfly perfectly!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

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  8. OM Gosh!!!!! This is amazing!! Love your design, colors and the way you have used our challenge!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania this week!!

    Cuttlebugs&Hugs,
    Jannie

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  9. Love the dramatic contrast in the blues - so rich and beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  10. Wow, that is beautiful! I love the pops of blue against the white embossed card...gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  11. Totally gorgeous. I've the background embossing and the shape of the mosaic squares. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

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  12. This is so crisp and clean and gorgeous, Cathy!

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  13. Congrats on your win at Cuttlebugmania! Your card is beautiful!!!

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  14. Wowza!! What an amazing and gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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