Thursday, 24 February 2011

Butterflies in Blue

I've long admired those definition background stamps - among other things, lol, but the craft budget is somewhat restricted
So I found the definition of  'niece'  from the OED, (I've done friend as well) chose a brown colour and made my own.
It is printed on to canvas paper (an Aldi bargain last week) and aged with blending chalk and I'm real pleased with the result.

The butterflies are from Wings & Flowers CD. I love the content of this CD but do wish it was possible to export to a graphics prog. I managed in the end but it was a struggle to get the b/flies where I wanted.

One layer is printed directly on to the b/ground. I printed  the two large b/flies on to photo paper and shaped and layered these on top. The sentiment is printed directly on to the b/ground too.
The inspiration for this came from the 'Butterflies in Blue' article in last Sept Making Cards mag.

Flutter by Wednesday #129 - Anything goes
Crafts & Me - Spread your wings
Do You Stack Up #8 - Anything goes
City Crafter #45 - Nothing to it - no bows, no lace, no flowers, no buttons.

Thank you for stopping by
Cheers me dears :-)



Beryl K said...

This is just gorgeous Irene, great idea to use the OED, and a lot cheaper than buying loads of stamps
Beryl x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Irene i love the beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Danni said...

Very pretty butterflies! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Jo said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at DYSU! Hope to see you next time!

Miranda said...

very elegant Irene, love the text in the background and the butterflies are beautiful

thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs Miranda

Ginny said...

Very nice card. The butterflies look so real. You did a great job for the Nothing to it challenge.

Vicky said...

Very beautiful card I love the butterfly.
Thankyou for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me Challenges, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty butterflies on a pretty card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

This is definitely right for the challenge ... a lovely card
... when I first started with digital ... took me a while to figure it out but now it's second nature ... best thing to do is write it down as you do it then you won't forget ... Thanks for playing along at CCCB !

Janna said...

Hi Irene, your card is wonderful, love the style! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at DYSU this week! Janna

WencheP said...

Absolutely love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Linda R. said...

WOW!! This is absolutely gorgeous.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Deb Hickman said...

Those butterflies look so pretty on the text paper.x

Kristie said...

How creative!! I really like the definition & wording background stamps as well. Pretty butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So incredibly lovely! LOVE those butterflies! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!