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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Butterflies or Bugs at Fashionable Stamping

The challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is Butterflies or Bugs or even to use both!
For my DT card I used a Lost Coast Designs unmounted stamp, (which was half price in Scrapz online store sale before Christmas)  This is the first time I have used this stamp and although she has a modern face - thought it would look good 'vintage'  so stamped her in Timber Brown Stazon and stamped again on Acetate for the butterfly, which I then coloured with Alcohol inks Bronze and Pearl.  The papers are  MME Lost and Found Two, the pattern one overstamped with Crafty Individual Words and the coordinating one was embossed with the CB Script and then distressed.  The sentiment is Inkylicious.
There are some fabulous projects from the rest of the DT, so please pop over to FSC and be prepared to be inspired , in more ways than one, as our 'leader' Shirley is going to post a tutorial on a 'concertina butterfly', which looks amazing.  Our regular sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts is offering a fabulous Dragonfly Collage stamp to the winner. 

I am entering this card in:
  Sugar Creek Hollow - Embossing
  Gingersnap  Creations - Ribon
  Rainbow Lady's - Many Faces of  Woman
  Lets Ink It Up - Anything Goes
  Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
  Crafty Cardmakers - No floral embellishments

I had my DD  home last week before she starts back at Uni, so didn't manage any  crafting last week, so hopefully normal service will resume this week.

That's all for now, and thanks for looking.

Avril xx

36 comments:

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Avril. I love the vintage feel to it. Great image.
xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful vintage card Avril, the image is gorgeous ! Sue C x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful vintage creation Avril, delicate and elegant! Hugs, Joanna xx

Jenni's Jems said...

This is gorgeous love the vintage look so elegant ! x

Claire said...

Fabulous vintage card Avril. Hugs, Claire x

SuzanneK said...

Love the vintage feel to your project and adore the colour choice. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Ephemera said...

Such a beautiful card, the image is gorgeous, such a serene quality, and finished with the perfect sentiment. Hope you've had a great Sunday.XX

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the design amd the image, she looks so deep in thought.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

This is a stunner Avril, I love the sepia tones and the butterfly placed centrally and on the image is a great idea.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

SusanLotus said...

Nice feeling!

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A lovely card, Avril. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Cazro said...

A gorgeous card, I love the image. Caz

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow! I love the detail you have put into the butterfly...is it part of the stamp image? The colours really fit the mood of the card, not sad, just reflective..and so peaceful
Dot x

Yvonne Garner said...

So classy, Avril! I love your take on the challenge. Best, Yvonne

Terry said...

Beautiful touch of vintage and sophistication. Love the 3-D effect of the butterfly! Wonderful card! Have a great evening!

Payne Holler Cards said...

she works beautifully as a vintage image! and love the MME paper!
thanks so much for playing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow (-:

Claire said...

Beautiful card Avril, the vintage colours are so rich and you're right they are perfect with that stamp. I love the sentiment too
hugs
Claire xx
PS thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge too

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous card and just love that stamp, beautifully stamped and such gorgeous colours too. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

Marie

Jules said...

Hi Avril

Fabulous project.

Love the vintage feel of it.

Such a gorgeous image and the perfect sentiment to go alongside.

Love it!!!

Love Jules xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous vintage card Avril - a brilliant layout and a wonderful sentiment.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece!

xxx Ellie xxxx

fionalawlor said...

Beautiful card! Such a lovely sentiment :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our No Floral embellies challenge.
Fiona x

Rainbow Lady said...

A super vintage card perfect for my challenge. Thanks so much
Love Cynthia x

Melly said...

Aww this is fab!
Utterly gorjuss wee creation!

Just perfect for the NO floral allowed challenge at Crafty Cardmakers! Thanks for joining in the fun!And at Dream Valley Challenges too!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous card, wonderful layers and colors. Love the face.

Mary J said...

A gorgeous vintage yet fresh card, love it Avril!

Susan Flynn said...

Wonderful dreamy vintage card Avril x

Emma said...

This is gorgeous and has a very ethereal feel to it..beautiful work, Avril.
Love Emma xx

Joan said...

Beautiful card,love the vintage look

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

WOW! This is just stunningly beautiful, I love the script background and the torn and curled edges and that image is beautiful
Lindsay xx

Tracy Vinson said...

What a lovely vintage card you have made. You have a beautiful touch to your card making. Thanks for joining us over at Sugar Creek Hollow. Tracy

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Absolutely brilliant Avril, love it!! great vintage feel
Love Jenni xx

Cor* said...

ooooooooooo VERY nice ! love all the little touches of distressing and layers....with a perfect wee butterfly there! Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

Fliss said...

Hi Avril, just catching up here rather late in the day! So sorry for the lack of comments.
Your card is really gorgeous. I just love the image and the vintage sepia tones.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Jean Straw said...

Very nice card, love the stamp and the vintage colours. Jean x

xxxtglxxx said...

I think this is just wonderful! :)

Stunning card!

hugs

xxalisonxx