Sunday, 14 October 2012

Pink Butterflies

Good Morning everyone, it's time for a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad and the lovely Helen has chosen the fab theme - 
Distress it! - so Ink it, Rip it; Sand it, Scrunch it ... whatever it takes to make your project look distressed!

I decided to use the gorgeous 
Butterflies with Verse image and lots of distress ink.

I used a shaped card blank that I bought from Create and Craft ages ago, well I used most of it anyway - I have loads of different shaped cards and I hardly ever use them.  I cut this one in half and folded it down the middle for the base card and then cut a section out of the other half for the top layer. I traced around the shape on a page from a French/English dictionary that is now redundant (my son has now dropped French and German studies).  I inked the card blanks and the dictionary page along with a doily with a little old paper and a lot of victorian velvet 
distress ink.

I printed the butterfly images and the verse after changing the size and colour in Word.  I then cut the verse out with a Spellbinders Floral Oval die and cut around the butterfly images to which I then added some 3D Crystal Lacquer.  All that was left to do was a little more distressing, tie a bow and some construction.

This is the inside of my card, I didn't quite know what to do for this, so I kept it very simple with a butterfly image and a little distress ink.

Our wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is:


The prize consists of:

1 set of rubber Christmas themed stamps and 1 A4 sheet of Angel Toppers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 142 - Vintage
The Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge 57 - Think Pink
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge 60 - Use a Sentiment as the focus
The Stamping Boutique Challenge 53 - Pink Ribbons
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 87 - Things with Wings
My Heart Pieces Challenge - Monochromatic
Alphabet Challenge - R for Recycle, Repurpose (recycled dictionary pages)
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 92 - Brighten up your Life (Butterflies brighten my life)
Crafty Mess Challenge 19 - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe 93 - Ugly Bug Ball

Make sure you pop over the The Craft Pad Challenge blog, check out the DT projects and join us for our 'Distress it!' Challenge.

Thank you for calling today, I hope you are having a great weekend.



Debs said...

This is so beautiful Pauline - love the shape and the colour is gorgeous.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Pia S said...

What a lovely shaped card! The sentiment is beautiful, just perfect for the butterfly theme of your card! Love the soft color scheme, the inside looks beautiful as well.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and delicate Pauline this is very special! love it, Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time for our Things with Wings Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Je@net said...

Wow, that's beautiful, Pauline!

rachel said...

really fabulous Pauline - a beauty xx

Michelle J M said...

This is the prettiest distressed card I have ever seen! Really beautiful Pauline. Michelle x

Sue said...

this is stunning Pauline. I love the design and the gorgeous soft colours with a beautiful verse


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

So pretty Pauline! Lovely sentiment, love how you have used the dictionary page. Colour is so soft and muted - very pretty! x

CraftyGirl said...

What a pretty shaped card and lovely sentiment. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and fab sentiment. xxx

Claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Pauline, love the shape, love what you have done with the inks and gorgeous colour too. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Pat K said...

Oh I think this is so pretty Pauline. Gorgeous shape and the colours too. hugs, Pat K.x

Dawn said...

Such a pretty creation Pauline! I just love seeing these butterflies being used in so many different ways!
Good Luck in your challenges!
Dawn xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful love the colours and shape, thank you for joining us at craftymess.

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely shape and great colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Pat said...

Back again Pauline, still a beautiful card and thanks for joining in our challenge at The Alphabet Challenge this week.

Pat xx

Seafield Jo said...

Wow Pauline, what a beautiful card.

Jo x

Betty said...

This is just gorgeous Pauline I love it.I am hopeless at distressing things except my house lol, The best I can do is ink the edges and I've only just started doing tahat lol

Sue B said...

Oh Wow… this is gorgeous Pauline!… it looks like a proper Victorian card. I love the shape and design… and how you've used the dictionary… and the pretty doily and ribbon… and your distressing is perfect!! Love the verse and the butterflies.. it's a really stunning card! :-))
Hope you're having a nice weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Pauline this is so beautiful I love the vintage look also the wonderful card shape and verse, an awesome creation.
lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. :) Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique for our Pink Ribbon Challenge. I hope that you will join us again for our next challenge. Good Luck. Patti TSB DT

valou250809 said...

Very nice card! I like it!! bravo! thanks for playing with MHP.

Tammy said...

WOW Pauline, this is gorgeous!! I love the vintage feel and the fabulous shape! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Angela said...

Hi Pauline, this is so lovely. I Like how you have blended the colours and made it all cone together.

Thank you for taking part in the Craftymess 'Anything Goes' with us.


michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Unknown said...

Such a lovely entry, thank you for playin with us at craftymess challenge blog

Judie xx

Antonia said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!!