Monday, 23 May 2011

Less Is More Challenge Week 16

Where has the time gone, only seems like last week when i entered my first LIM challenge.  Really have enjoyed playing and learning over the last few weeks so when you see today's offerings please be kind…Not posted for one week as was away on a crafting weekend. Been so very tired since then and got another cold so not feeling the floaty butterfly vibe at the minute but i have tried…

Managed to make five butterfly cards but am only posting four here as the last one was so far from the LIM brief it got moved to the Play Date Cafe challenge instead.   Here are the four offerings for this week, as always i welcome your feedback good or bad as i love to hear what you have to say. 

This pink butterfly is a decoupage sheet from House of Zandra which i purchased from one of my local craft shows around 2009. Didn’t use the main image as it wouldn’t have been a plain and simple card so used the other 5 layers. Cut out by hand and kept in place with Pinflair Glue, added Stickles glitter glue for a touch of bling.  Cut down the lines of the wings to add shape and dimension to the butterfly.

pink bfly 01

You can see from this shot how much dimension i managed to get just by cutting and shaping the wings.   The pink square that the butterfly rests on is from my stash but have used a Martha Stewart border punch ‘Daisy’ to decorate.  Needed to add antennas  and used the waste from a border punch called ‘Flourish’ by Fiskers to provide them.  Both of these punches can punch through card stock up to around 250gsm.

pink bfly 02

 

The next  card is also made from a House of Zandra decoupage sheet following the same principles as above to add dimension and shape.

lg purple bfly 01

This time i used a border punch that was from another craft show but can’t remember the name as they were made in China and brought over especially for all the shows.  Punch works well on lightweight card, tried it on this 230gsm and it worked very well. A close up shows how ornate this punch is.  The sentiment is from my stash and it was one of the first wood mounted rubber stamps i ever purchased.

lg purple bfly 03

Thought it would be a good idea to add a swirly tail to the butterfly so used one of the flourish stamps from Creative Expressions. Used Adirondack ink pad Slate to colour match the main image. Added a little touch of bling by using Stickles glitter  glue on the top wings.

lg purple bfly 02

This next card has no sentiment as one of my friends asked me for a card that she could put on her wall.  Used a stencil from Imagination Crafts and spritzed a Dawn Bibby Gold mica spray through the stencil. Not too sure if this card is clean and simple enough to qualify but have shown it anyway. Stickles glitter glue provides the flower centres.

gold bfly 01

A macro shot of the mica and how it shines…

gold bfly 02

Finally my favourite, a card made from Paper Artsy stamps and Adirondack ink Eggplant. Clean and simple with lots of white space and one of my favourite sentiments.

sm purple bfly 01

Love this macro shot showing the details on the butterfly stamp.

sm purple bfly 02

Going to try and get around to comment but probably make you all, apologies if i don’t make it as you all deserve a visit and a comment. Hope you all have a safe and healthy week.

Thanks for dropping by:-)

37 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards. The first is very striking and colourful but my favourite is also the one you prefer, the last one. I love the delicate stamping behind the butterfly. Love Sheila x

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  2. Oh my goodness, what stunning cards!! I love the dimensions of the first ones, but the last, as a CAS card is my fave!! Beautiful work!

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  3. stunning cards, the last one is my favourite one!

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  4. WOW that first butterfly is a wowzer! Personally Id have mounted it just on its own on a larger base card for more of an impact. all cards are super but that last one is my favourite too!
    Absolutely perfection!
    Thank you for your loyalty
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  5. WOw what gorgeous cards simply stunning

    Anne

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  6. ALL absolutely fab but (as the purplicious princess) I have to say I love the purple one and I also love the paper artsy stamp on number four! You were busy over the weekend weren't you!

    Kathyk

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  7. Wow these are all lovely cards, what a lot of great ideas. Jo

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  8. WOW, Hi Neighbour, You've been a busy bunny, Gorgeous cards, my favourite is the last. I hope your cold passes quickly and you're back to full fitness really soon :0) xxx

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  9. Fab cards, the last one is my fave, too!

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  10. Great cards but you saved the my personnal fave til last, gorgeous CAS card :)
    Jenny x

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  11. A gorgeous set of cards and love them all but obviously the last one is perfect for LIM. Enjoy the week, Annette x

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  12. Fantastic cards. I love them all. Hugs Rita xx

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  13. Gorgeous cards ,, all of them are fab but I too love the last one especially :-)


    luv
    Lols x x x

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  14. I love them all but do like the last one, as its nice to see a moth instead of a butterfly for a change :-)

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  15. Wow,so many butterflies! I also love the last card. The subtle colours and CAS style are lovely.
    Michelle.

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  16. All very beautiful cards so much work and so worth it. XOXO Zoe

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  17. Wow hunny, those first two make one heck of a butterfly statement! Glad we don't get them that size round here (himself would be a wreck). Love the bold colours, they are fab. No 3 is a great card too but my fave is No 4, that really is LIM and is so classy, brilliant. Race? Saw start and finish (not sure what happened to the middle bit, zzzz) but so thrilled for JB. Be interesting to see how this rear wing lark works at Monaco won't it. Hugs, Sxx

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  18. The first butterfly is a stunner! All that dimension! All cards are great, but I am with you, the last card is my favourite. Lynn x

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  19. Oh my! What amazing butterflies! :) Super duper! Fab first one but I love them all! :)

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  20. Oh! my goodness, these cards are simply amazing, I love the coloursand everything else about them, you are one clever lady.

    PS thanks for the comment on my card, much appreciated from one so talented :)

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  21. Stunning cards, they are all brilliant
    Beryl x

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  22. Wow! You were quite busy with these cards! Love all the layers and dimension you've created with the first card and I think my favorite is the last one. It's just looks peaceful. Love the mica...it's really shiny and rich looking! And of course, the purple butterfly...definitely royalty! All gorgeous cards!

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  23. You have been busy with lots of ideas. Think the last id probably my fav but it's a close call. x

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  24. Wow, that first one is one fancy butterfly! All cards are nice cause they're all different but first and last are my faves. xx

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  25. They are all wonderful but I agree the last one is my fave too. That butterfly is very ornate.
    Lynne xxx

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  26. Fab cards-my fav is the purple one (probably cause that is my fav colour!) followed by the last one.
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.
    Linbyx

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  27. Beautiful cards. My favourite butterfly is the first, a stunner, but my favourite card is the last one.

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  28. wow... four amazing cards! those dimensional butterflies are something else, but i really like the last card the best of all!

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  29. Wow! all are fab but my fav is the last one.
    sue :)

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  30. WOW!!!!! Someone has been very busy.. "Busy as a Butterfly"...lol. Great work :-)

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  31. The bold and the beautiful. Amazing cards all of them so beautifully crafted am awestruck.

    Marie

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  32. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. There seems to be a problem across blogger with followers lists at the moment, everyones 'follow' button seems to have disappeared. Hopefully this will be sorted soon. Thanks again, Jo x

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  33. Tks so much for your lovely words on my post! You are amazing with your words of encouragement and kindness. Thanks so much!

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  34. Your cards are all unique, different and beautiful...the last one stands out most to me:)!!

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