Aug 22, 2011

A re-worked cast-off!!

Hello Everyone
Remember  I said I had a number of disasters when I did the LIM one layer Challenge last week, well I did not throw everything away! I found this stray image on my desk, and thought it could be re-worked into a card.

 So I feel some satisfaction that all my frustrations of last week have dissipated and I have something positive to show for it.

                                                 First a close look at my butterfly.

 Penny Black Saturday Challenge #165 is 'Shabby Chic'. (I had to enter a challenge that has this theme!!) I think the flower is the main focal point and the sentiment secondary, I hope so as the card will be kicked off expeditiously no doubt. OH well, it is a card that I saved from the bin and it was great fun seeing it come together so well.

                                                            The reconstructed card

The stamp is Penny Black ' Blush' 2666K it is one I have used so many times.
Everything has been distressed as you can see.
HA sentiment CL493.

JUGS Challenge #98 "Colour."

Make it Monday #51 sponsored by......

Thanks for dropping in, I hope you all have a productive week.

Aug 18, 2011

In my comfort Zone...

Hello Everyone.
First thank you all for such wonderful comments on my last two posts.
I really appreciate every-one of them.

No tortuous post today you will be pleased to know, quite calm and collected now, I have to admit that last card drained me mentally, so I have returned to what I love and that is Shabby with a bit of chic!
I am entering this card  into 4 Challenges....
I was trying to keep up with Rosie and her five this week but I could not manage it!!!

I made my flower made from crinoline and the little buds from coffee liners, to keep within my colour scheme of refreshing /healing green I dyed the silk ribbon.

The first BG layer is a music paper that I smudged over in White paint to soften down the brown. The Butterflies were coloured with shabby shutters and peeled paint as was the BG.

I used white pen for their markings.

I am aware that some people hate green, especially the yellow-greens, I personally like this Verdant Moss hue, to me  it has a happy, cooling, calming effect, just perfect for a get well card.

On a side note I went for my follow-up Xray today, I will know next week if I can take the moon boot off.  I am feeling great in myself, almost back to normal ..........I mean well-balanced it is a much better description, the other has too many definitions for my liking!!!!!

These are the Challenges I have entered:

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #86 - "A stitch in time" 

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Papertake weekly-a game of 'bingo' sponsored by:

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 Creative Card Crew-   "Hand Made Flowers".

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Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 43 -Use A Lot.

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Digi's With Attitude! 




Have a great day