Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Butterfly Flourishes


Hi, It's been too hot to do much craft lately!
 I'm lucky to have a small dedicated craft room, just need to find a fan that won't blow my bits and pieces everywhere!

I made this card for a neighbour's new baby girl. I wanted to use non traditional colours, and yes, I do happen to like purple...a lot! The design is a revamp of a card I did early last year. I cut and repositioned the scroll a little differently and didn't cut the edge of the second butterfly off.
I'm going to enter a few challenges.

At Less is More the theme is New Baby.

At Addicted to CAS the code word is New.

At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is Clean & Simple.

At CASology the cue card is Contrast.


I've contrasted a dark & light shade of purple and have kept 1 butterfly low, while the other is mounted on foam tape.
I used snippets of watercolor paper and silver paper for the butterflies, so I'm off to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Materials used:
Memory Box butterflies, elegant scrollwork & heart delight dies; Twinkling H20's; sentiment sticker & bling from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy. Love those butterflies. Great card! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika
This card would also be perfect for entering the current Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations http://stamplorations.blogspot.co.uk/. Good Liuck!

Karen M said...

Love your gorgeous card cathy and those butterflies look so pretty - hugs xx

sandie said...

Stunning Cathy, these butterflies are awesome. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Sue - said...

Oh super pretty card!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Puuuurrrrrpppplllleeee yum!! Looks great against the silver... Mxx

rachel said...

a beautiful card Cathy - oh to be too hot!!! Its not very warm here just now! Hugs Rachel xx

Irene said...

Beautiful Kathy, your colour combo is gorgeous.
luv
irene
xxxx

Susanne Vargas said...

What a shimmery beauty of a card!

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful card. The silver looks gorgeous with the shades of purple. You are really having extreme heat conditions there. We do hear about it on the news. Be cool, literally!

Bonnie said...

What a unique and beautiful new baby card, Cathy! I love it in purple!

Cornelia W said...

Wonderful card, Cathy! Love how the swirls give the impression of butterflies flying.....Beautiful, the purple with the silver!

Shana Gaff said...

Lovely baby girl card. The colors look beautiful. I love the silver embossing and how you have layered the butterflies so they pop off of the card. Thanks for joining us in our NEW challenge at ATCAS. ;)

Mrs A. said...

Your butterflies are perfect and I must admit to leaning towards mauve and purple just lately. The silver gives your card a lovely finish. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

What a lovely card Cathy. Those butterflies look set to fly off the page - beautiful colour scheme and the scrolly background gives a real sense of flight. Gorgeous!

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS butterfly card Cathy. Love it. Cor, wish I was TOO HOT! xxx

Deepti said...

Cathy this is soooo very elegant and pretty. I always love to see ur creations with butterflies... they are amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at ATCAS and ATSM!!

Jenni's Jems said...

What a really gorgeous card ! x

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card...(found your blog through Darnell)

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry for the late visit!
This is lovely, those butterflies are some of my favourites!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Danielle Vincent said...

OH my goodness those butterflies are just gorgeous. A beautiful new baby card. Thanks so much for joining us at ATS&M this week.

Judy1223 said...

Cathy, this is lovely! I love the contrast between the light and darker purple butterflies, that is such a pretty effect! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Jen W. said...

Love the contrasting purples and heights on your butterflies! A lovely card which I know your neighbor will love! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

~amy~ said...

Love your use of the word contrast. You card is wonderful!

Deepti Stephens said...

So gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

Jaydee said...

I love the silver and purple for a baby card. Beautifully composed. So glad you shared this gorgeous card with us ATCAS this week
Jaydee