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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Butterflies for LIM

Hi Again!!
Two posts in one day - you can tell I've  had a 'play day'!

Managed to make my card for this weeks Less Is More challenge which is one layer with some doodling!
Well, it all looks so simple when Barbara Grey does it on C&C, I won't tell you how many attempts I took to 'doodle the frame'!!! Reasonably satisfied with this one, so stamped the butterflies in the centre, then sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo before colouring with DIs, when it was dry I added a thin coat of Pale Porcelain H20s for a subtle sheen.
It makes a change for me not to be entering my card at the last minute

  I am also entering this card in Dream Valley Challenges - Earth Tones

Off now to see what everyone else came up with.

Avril xx


Heather T said...

Before I read your post I was searching the card for doodling; I assumed the frame was part of the stamp. I love the look of a doodled frame and your whole layout is great.

lisa said...

I can tell which set of stamps you've been playing with today, Avril, my favourites!!
I love them both, had to laugh at the first aid flower!!!
Love the doodled frame, I've tried this and it works really well doesn't it.
Hope you've managed to keep dry today, what a shocker it's been.
Hugs Lisax

Susan said...

I just got these TH stamps recently...and I LOVE them! You've created a beautiful card using them...and I love the subtle background and frame you've added!!

Linda said...

Very Beautiful! Your doodled frame looks perfect!

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the butterflies....

Chrissie said...

This is simply lovely Avril. Your frame looks terrific and the inking is superb!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

I thought the frame was part of the stamp too Avril! Fab doodling indeed and a gorgeous card.

Mandi said...

Beautiful card, that doodled edge looks FAB
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Lisa Jane said...

ooh simply fabulous .. i just love the butterflies
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Avril you really do make the prettiest cards! This is totally beautiful!
Laurie xx

Meadie said...

Beautiful card - Love how you added the doodling! Hugs x x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully done Avril.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Well Avril, this is a brilliant card, I love the butterflies to start but your doodled frame is soo good! Pretty and subtle colouring, Gay x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, love the quote and the butterfly image.

Susie said...

Oh wow, all of your effort has been so well worth it - love the style and shades you've used and that sentiment is fab! Thanks for joining our Earth Tones challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Joan said...

A truly lovely card Avril, I love the butterfly stamp,it really doesn't need any embellishments does it ? your frame sets it off beautifully and that's a lovely sentiment too


Emma said...

One of my favourite stamps and this card is beautiful..
Love Emma xxx

Terry said...

Beautiful butterflies! Wonderful Less is More card! Have a great evening!

Mary J said...

So beautiful Avril! The sentiment is perfect!

Jenni's Jems said...

Great doodling just looks a part of the stamp! x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card and sentiment too
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Hugs June x

Hazel said...

Hi avril

Both cards are just wonderful - just love them.

Thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment.

Be back to see you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

I was searching for the doodling too! great job!

Love the butterflies and the wording is so true
Love Jenni xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

HI Avril, I just popped in to Thank you for answering my question, that made me happy and I agree with you the colour does make the image stand out:0) Have a great week, Gay xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the vintage look of the sponged panel with those gorgeous butterflies Avril and am VERY impressed with the doodled frame! Vicky x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - the butterflies are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx