Sunday, May 22, 2011

Less Is More Challenge ,,, Butterflies :-)

Hi all :-) hope you're all enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon :-) The weather here has been awful this weekend ,, gale force winds bringing the Sahara desert sand and plonking it in my yard ,,, then a few spots of rain to turn it into mud and everything is filthy :-/

Anyway ,, I decided to close the windows and leave the weather outside and make a card for fun :-)
This is for the Less Is More Challenge, Mandi and Chrissie have challenged us fellow Limettes to make a card with butterflies. Mandi and Chrissie’s cards are fabulous and I had a quick look at the thumbnails to see what everyone else had been making ( I will be round soon for closer look see’s :-)) and everyone has made stunning cards ,,,, no pressure then !!!

I have been playing with my Tim Holtz stamps and goodies for an upcoming challenge and while they were still out I thought I would use them again :-)

The butterfly is actually a Judikins one that I have had for ages and only inked once !

I started with a base card of SU Crumb Cake ( bought from Mandi )and used black card and Basic Grey Kraft paper. I inked the paper with Vintage Photo disress inks and masked a couple of areas with a Tim Holtz mini flourish mask. ( top left and bottom right) I then stamped a flourish stamp from the Anthology set using Tea Dye Distress ink which was spritzed with water to give a softer outline. I then stamped the butterfly and a tree from the Mini Ornates set ,, I would have preferred an Eiffel Tower but the 2 stamps I have were too small ,,,:-/ I always associate Butterflies with France ,,, Papillon ,,, Smile The sentiment is from a Wild Rose Studio sentiment set.

So ,,, what do ya’ll think ?? and please be honest Smile Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me one :-) x

Challenges :

Word Play Weekend ,,,, Wings

Alphabet,,, C for Clean and Simple

Raise the Bar ,,, Sympathy Cards

incy Wincy Clean and Simple