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


42 comments:

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card.

Marie-Anne

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Wow such a lot of work went into this. I t is very striking. Sue x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer a totally gorgeous card, luv the images, fab colour tones, A+ from me hun, sue,x

Jo said...

This is a truly beautiful card. Jo

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Lorraine
Beryl x

Viv said...

Great card, love that butterfly too :O) Viv xx

Vicky said...

It's gorgeous Lols...and the butterfly is stunning hun...!

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

Dora said...

Wow this is awesome Lorraine, love the silhouette styled on your card... yes what awful weather at the moment!! PS just finished doing the baby card and will be posting on Monday :)) Hugs xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning the colors layout,detail first class hugs cheryl xxxx

Rita said...

Gorgeous card and I love the colours too. Hugs Rita xx

Linby said...

Just love the effect you have achieved and a great composition too.
Linbyx

Mandi said...

Well I think......
It's absolutely fantastic!
Love everything about it Lols
Thanks so much for your loyalty and shout out!
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning work, i love this so much,I have not be able to comment on your blog for ages now, but i am doing this by fire fox insead of internet explorer and it is working :0) big hugs pops x

Pauline said...

Wonderful card, love the sepia tones.

Ellie said...

Hi Lorraine! Your card looks stunning! Love how you used the butterfly and branch stamps. The colors look amazing too, gives it such an aged look. Just beautiful!! I'm so happy you shared this with me at word play weekend!!Thank you so much!!

Kathyk said...

Loving distress CAS!

Kathyk

Katina said...

Absolutely gorgeous is what I think Lols! Love this. xx

Susan said...

Lols.....this card is GORGEOUS! It has a very vintage feel to it...and I do love things vintage!!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card. I love the colourings.So pretty and vintage.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Dragonlady said...

Simply stunning.

Hugs Ali x

Kat said...

Amazing card Lols, love everything about it.

Kat xx

Fluffles said...

Brilliant card, just love it. Jx

Angel said...

Totally beautiful, love everything about it.

Thanks for joining us at AC.

Huggies Angel

Christine said...

Ohhh Lols love the soft vintage colour combo..well thats what it looks like to me..all soft like a misty day..
fab stamping lush b/fly B... luvley..

smiles Christine xx

Sallie's Place said...

I think it's beautiful, love the soft flourishes and that butterfly is gorgeous.

Craftilicious said...

you've used so much technique yet still making it so CAS - that's very clever and the results are absolutely STUNNING :-)

Lou said...

Hi! Lorraine this i really love,great design and love the stamping-gorgeous card.
hugs Lou.xx

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card just love it! XOXO Zoe

Sonia said...

Hi!
Lovely Card!! love the butterfly.
You did a great job!
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge.
Sonia DT

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lols.
Love the soft vintage feel to it.
Have a fab day.
{{Debs}}xx

Wanda Cullen said...

Very stunning card that has a soft, vintage feel! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

massofhair said...

AdOrInG your creation, a grungy vintage clean and simple card, very clever. Love the contrast between the black ink and the beautifully created background.

Has to be one of my favourites from this weeks entries:-)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lols, stunning work.
luv
Debby

Anesha said...

Super card, love the combination of stamps!!

Carissa said...

Wow, wow, wow! this is gorgeous.
Hugs, Carissa

Samantha said...

STUNNING! Lorraine Love this style! :)

Lynne said...

Terrific! Love it.
Lynne xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Wonderful card, love TH's stamps and the colours you've used are perfect, :0) xxx

StampingStace said...

Stunning! Love Tim Holtz stamps
Stacey at 8
X

Lesley said...

Great card Lorraine, love the stamping. Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Maureen said...

This is a fabulous card, love that butterfly stamp!!

The Anscombe 4 said...

This is a stunning card - really moody (in a GOOD way!?!) x