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Monday, 8 November 2010

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - 2 November 2010



Over at the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge this fortnight the topic distressing.  I have used a Papermania stamp that I have had I think for well more than six months - it's one where you can build yourself a butterfly.  I thought I'd use it a lot but haven't so I thought it was time for it to come out to play.

I have stamped the image with Potters Clay Memento and then coloured in with Promarkers/Copics and then highlighted some areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen to add some sparkle and glitter.  The backing papers are from the Artylicious Butterfly Bliss CD - and yes I did print them out as I had no papers in the stash suitable as I wanted an orange, gold, red and yellow colour scheme.  I have distressed the edges with a chalk ink pad.  Next I stamped the butterfly again on paper, cut it out, sprayed with the Crafter's Companion Stick and Spray and placed this over the stamped/coloured in butterfly as a mask.  I then used my new Inkylicious colour dusters to make the background with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress ink pads.  I found them easy to hold and use and a better effect will come with practice but I am happy with my first attempt.  The card has then been made into an easel card and embellished with a sentiment off the computer, some of the background paper butterflies decoupaged up and some gold card candy.

This card also fits the following challenges:

Flutter by Wednesday - Open theme
Lots to Do - Autumnal colours
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything with letter B - butterflies
Fairy Tale Challenge - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything goes.

16 comments:

Fleur said...

A beautiful card
Thanks for joining my challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

darling Ho said...

Pretty design!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a real beauty Kym.
Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie.
Clare x

Annette22 said...

what a beautiful card, love your butterfly

thank you for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge

hugs

Annette

Danke fürs Mitmachen bei unserer allerersten Fairytale challenge

LG

Annette

Rosietoes said...

Lovely card Kym.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog today. Enjoy your cute squares!

Edna x

Bianca said...

One more pritty card! xx Bianca

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card, great use of the stamp set. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do. Thanks for both entries had a problem opening the first but can see from the thumbnail that its as fabulous as this if not more so. xx Zoe

Karen said...

That is a really lovely card. They were certainly a good buy. X

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful butterfly , wonderful card
Thanks for joining us at Oldie buit a goodie this week Lisa ;)

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card love the butterflies and colours you have used. Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes. Lynne x

crafty creations said...

What a stunning card - beautiful colours

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

PokSa said...

Cute Card. I love the image you have used.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Francesca said...

What A wonderful distressed card , Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck !
Hugs
Francesca

liza said...

Fantastic card,thankyou for joining us this week over at Oldie But A Goodie,luck forward to seeing your creations in future challenges
love n hugs
liza
xox

Jaqi said...

Lovely card , I love butterflies , the colours you have used look great

Debs said...

Beautiful card Kym - love the butterflies and great layout.
Thanks for joining us at An Oldie but a Goodie this time - hope to see you again.
Good luck
Debs xx