Saturday, 20 February 2010

Butterfly Joy Card

Good morning, what a wonderful bright and sunny day in this neck of the woods.

This card has been a real experiment for me as I have used a number of challenges to complete it. I looked for those that I liked and thought I could incorporate into one card and I can't believe what I have come up with.

I initially started with the sketch from Willow Sketchie to give me my layout and I have been a bit crafty here as you will see. This is not the flat design that it may look like here. I have carefully put the pieces together to show the design as you look straight at it but when you open it up the elements fit together to form a Joy Card, the inspirarion for this came from Project Tuesday.


I stamped the butterfly image, embossed it with bronze embossing powder and masked it off to brayer the background using Big and Juicy Soothing Senset keeping to the pink end of the colour range. I used distress inks Shabby Shutters and Dusty Concord to pull the ink in from the edges. I then stamped the foliage using several stamps from my collection. Having completed that I painted the butterfly using cosmic shimmers and edged it with a MS glitter glue called Kunzite. Simon says Stamp has a recipe challenge this week which is to use three different embellishments, two patterned papers and one image, so this fits the bill, I have used the brads, ribbon and flowers for this. I included some stitching to meet the Cuttlebug challenge and metal in the form of the brads and flower stems to meet the Cute Card Thursday challenge. Gingersnap Creations challenge this week is to use three of your favourite colours so I chose pink, for all the girls in our family, lilac, as it is one of Mum's favourite colours to wear and brown because it reminds me of the 70's and is my surname. So that all fits together well.
I found this really sweet birthday poem on the internet which was free and used it in the centre and this meets Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge for birthday layouts, gifts and cards.  The flowers were cream and pink so I used lilac pearlidoodles to add the mauvy colour and sprayed them with Rose Tea Glimmer Mist. I have also used the Sakura glitter pens to fill in some of the flowers on the patterned papers and although you can't see it here I printed the foliage and a message of 'explore, image, dream on the left inside page over the patterned paper.
I am pleased with the overall outcome and I hope you like it too. Have a great saturday.
Luv Bxx

Challenge List
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Layout
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge - Happy Birthday
Little Red Wagon - Ribbon
Cuttlebug Challenge - Stitch it and be inspired
Crafty Creations challenge #55 - Stitching
Creative Belli Challenge #85 - butterflies and dragonflies
Cute Card Thursday challenge 100 - Metal Mania
Treehouse Thursday Challenge #037 - Paper Piecing
Project Tuesday - Joy Fold Card




34 comments:

Penny D. said...

Very pretty card. I like that fold! Thanks for joining us this week!

chercroppin said...

Oh Brenda, this is amazing! Lovely papers, and colors here....I LOVE the tri-fold you did...have not attempted doing any yet...but yours is great!

Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Challenges, and we hope you'll join us again! : )

Karen said...

Hi Brenda, this is brilliant and it's so pretty too. Thanks for joining us at WSC.
xx

Shary said...

Wow well done on making your card fit so many challenges. It is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a beautiful card Brenda. I particularly love the image, the construction of your card and your whip stitching around the edge of your paper. Thanks so much for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon. Lauren x

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, wow - gorgeous!! Especially lovely colors for the Gingersnap challenge!

Rosanne said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

Terrie B x said...

What a beautiful bautiful ,I love it great design:)...Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges..look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Martine said...

such a cute card, love it :), Wonderful papers,image and embellies, thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenge, Good Luck :)

xx

Martine

Deanna said...

So pretty!
Dee - LRW

Craftyrose said...

Hi Brenda, this is a simply stunning creation! I love the butterfly and colour combination. Thanks so much for joing us at WSC. xx

Craftyrose said...

This is a simply stunning creation Brenda. I love the colour combination and the elegance of the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at WSC. xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

WOW, this is so beautiful and such gorgeous details :D I woke up to thick snow again this morning, but your card certainly makes me feel like warmer weather is just around the corner :D
Thanks so much for joining n our first challenge at OSAAT, and good luck!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow, what a lot of gorgeous detail has gone into this card,love the multi layers,and the gorgeous image, thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hugs Liz xx

Liz said...

Great card lovely made Thankk you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time this week good luck in the draw ...and I do hope you will pop by next Sunday for our new challenge Please pop over to the challenge blog to enter The Guess how many ribbons in the pack (There are two to try just under this weeks challenge) and Sams Candy too you can't win if your not in it! Good luck
Liz xx

sam said...

Great card hun and so many elements too. Thanks for joining in our first challenge at OSAAT thi week.
Sam x

Sarah said...

OH' Brenda, this card is just Breathtaking, beautiful detail throughout, and layout fabulous, thank you so much for joining us over at OSAAT, and hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs
Sarah xx

Helen Dooley said...

What a gorgeous card! Very elegant. Thanks for joinging us at One Stitch at a Time.

stitchy said...

What an awesome card, so creative..thank you so much for entering our first challenge at OSAAT..hope to see you again..good luck on your draws..
hugz
stitchy xx

Rose said...

this is so beautiful! you rocked all the challenges :)
thanks for joining us on Project Tuesday and Crafty Creations this week :)

Cheryl said...

oh this is stunning fab coluring and amazing detail bless you for joining us over at OSAAT hope to see you again soon hugs cheryl xxxxx

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is soooo pretty! The stitching if WONDERFUL addition! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

Saskia :)

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !!!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
swf-team

Lisa said...

Wow Brenda this is gorgeous! It makes me think of spring and boy could I go for that about now! Thanks so much for joining us at PT!

craftybunny said...

This is an amazing card.So beautiful and how clever to turn it into a joy fold card.
Lisa x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Many congrats Brenda, you have just won my Simon Says Stamp blog candy. Can you please visit my blog which tells you what to do now !

Thanks,

Jo x

Georgie Hughes said...

Wow Brenda, another delightful card, I love everything about it. The colours,the design and the way you have put everything together to make what I would say is the perfect card.

GeorgieX

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card and details! Thanks for playing with SWF this week! Hugs Nilla

Spyder said...

Beautiful card, well thought out and planed!! Thank you for joining OSAAT's First Challenge! Hope to see you next time too!
(Lyn)

Jenny Gropp said...

This is so lovely! So much detail and delightful ideas on this! Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful design...such amazing details!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

cathy said...

This is a great card. Love the colors and the unusual fold.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Wow - this is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!