Saturday, 21 May 2011

LiM challenge - Butterfly/Butterflies

It's a new challenge again over at the Less is More blog and I love the theme this week - butterflies!
I made a card yesterday using butterflies but I don't think it's LiM enough so I've made another one this morning.  This is my 3rd attempt at the card...it started off with a sponged panel in the middle (was a disaster so threw that in the bin) then a Father's day card (it got scrapped for being a bit too girly) and I ended up with this one.


 Close up of raised butterfly - the grey brads look a strange colour in the photos!

The butterfly and sentiment are Unity stamps.  They are stamped on white card using Weathered Wood distress ink and cut out.  The butterfly is added to the card with foam pads and a row of holes pricked for the butterfly trail.  I added grey and pink brads to the holes and then wrapped grey thread a few times around the bottom of the card and tied with a little bow.  The pink heart is punched out of white card and coloured with opera pink versacolor ink, covered in glossy accents and sprinkled with glamour dust.  It is added to the butterfly with a foam pad. The grey spotty paper is downloaded from Allison Kimball's blog - she has lots of beautiful digi papers and kits which are free to download. 

   (not included in the LiM challenge)

This is the card I made yesterday and it's for Lydia's friend who will be 14 soon.
I also used the same free digi papers from Allison as the last card. The butterflies and 'happy birthday' are die cut using Tim Holtz alterations dies - Typeset and Mini Butterflies. I doodled on the butterflies and around the edges of the papers and added a tiny clear gem to the centres of the butterflies.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a lovely evening!
Sarah x

32 comments:

Mandi said...

FAB card Sarah
thats a super funky butterfly
Love the colours
Sorry you had a couple of disaters
Thank you for entering our challenge
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I agree with Mandi . . . very funky!

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Gibmiss said...

Hello
Gorgeous card ....really ...nice...
hugsSylvie
xxxx

Kathyk said...

Love your butterfly CAS card - fab colors and loving the use of twine too

Kathyk

Jo said...

A very trendy card, it's great. Jo x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Hugs Rita xx

Lynne said...

Brilliant card.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the grey with the flash of hot pink and your twine is tied with much more sophistication than mine! I really like your other card too Sarah - gorgeous doodling and I love the sentiment offset on those blocks of bright colour. Vx

Rosemary said...

lovely cards... your LIM card is just so sweet!

Aileen said...

Love the grey and pink together and really like your little brads for the butterfly trail. x

Diane said...

Soft and pretty card!

Ruth said...

Two beautiful cards! I do really love the butterfly one with the lovely grey thread and brads, Ruth x

Susan said...

I think we all have disasters every week! LOL! I know I do! Both cards are fabulous....but I LOVE the one with the grey dots!

kelly said...

Sarah this card is beautiful! I love everything about it, the colours, twine cute butterfly trail (you're right it doesn't look grey more greeny but I think that looks great too) Just stunning!!
Kelly x

Molecraft said...

Fabulous cards, love the colours of the first one, thanks for visiting me!
Helen x

Zoechaos said...

2 very pretty cards. XOXO Zoe

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Love your card. It is so stylish and pretty. The colours make it. Sue x

Pauline said...

Gorgeous butterfly card, love the twine wrap.

StampingStace said...

Oh I totally love it, the patterned border so effective with the understated inside!
Stacey at 8
x

Katina said...

Two fabulous cards! xx

Craftilicious said...

I've had a few disasters with LIM this weekend too - its a pain when it goes wrong but it looks like it was 3rd time lucky for you as this is lovely :-)

Loli said...

Hello Sarah, thank you for your comment, i'm happy to see you in my blog again.
Your card is a very original design, your butterfly is very original too and the colours look very nice, WELL DONE SARAH.
I think the photos cards NEVER, NEVER look like in person.(sorry for my very horrific english)
a hug from Palma Island

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful cards Sarah. Love the butterfly and fab twine on the first one, and lovely colours on your second card :o) Lisa x

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh fab cards Sarah! Lovin your butterflies, and your pink/grey combo is so pretty too!

Ruth M said...

What a fab card, I love the brad butterfly trail, great idea!

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous grey and pink, love it:0) Your other card is very pretty too:0) xcxx

kingstonmama said...

Great cards. I like that gray and pink color combo.

Hazel said...

It's beautiful, love everything about it. Hazel x

Lisa A. said...

what a cute card!! Gray and pink are so sweet together. Your butterfly is pretty...love the heart on it and the trail of brads behind it...all perfect with your sentiment:)!!

snailzpace said...

beautiful CAS card! i love the pink and grey and the popped heart. thanks for stopping by to comment.

Sarah said...

Hello Sarah, what a lovely card. The colours are so calming and the touch of brights are just perfect. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Sarah