Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Oh so Pretty!

Bula!

Thats Fijian!   I thought it very apt considering the weather here in Blighty - which is very hot at the moment, indeed I have taken off my cardigan!!  Scorchio!!!

To be fair, its a bit too hot, we usually go walking on a Wednesday, but both of us have been threatened with a "jobbing" from the wrinkly (thats Mum btw!) if we went.  "Jobbing" is really really old Nottingham slang for a good hiding - bear in mind Mum is very tiny, very old, but very very quick and neither of us particularly wants to risk having her put the "jobbing" into practice, but believe you me, she will do if she has to!!  Mum is a legend!

OK - well I have had a bit of ribbing from me mateys, saying the new blog is so pretty and more often than not my stuff is a bit on the "dark side".  So I thought I would do something very pretty - but still slip in a bit of the "Strangely Creative".

Over at Indigo Blu the challenge is Flutterby and when I went to see a demonstration at PDA by Jenny Marples (who was amazingly good) I won the raffle which was the Ink Splat Butterfly by Limor Webber - so I wanted to use that.



I peeled a napkin down to the printed layer and glued it to some card, then inked and stamped it with the Limor Webber stamp.

The cage is die cut and Flitter Glued and Flaked, the flowers were die cut from White Coffee Filters and then sprayed with inks.   The image is the strange bit cos its a bit cheeky! and she has butterfly wings on the back, she is the Queen thats why she is caged (simples!)  The large butterfly in the corner is the centre of the same stamp cut away from the Splat!

Anyways - lots going on and here is a close up......


The Coffee Filters do give a really delicate flower. 

Am off to enter it into the challenge now, keep visiting and commenting because I love to read the comments - and I am in the process of doing another tutorial......remember I promised a way to use the tags and small canvas......

Thank you for visiting - Ni sa moce!


14 comments:

Pawsitively Creative said...

Blimey! This is so pretty and gorgeous. Wonderful summer colors. Those butterflies are awesome sauce! I do really enjoy that the Queen butterfly is in such a lovely cage, what character! This design is superb! ~Niki

Wenda said...

Great card, thanks for joining u at the Indigo Blu Challenge.

Hugs Wenda

Kay Molyneux said...

Very pretty, like how you have used the butterfly! Kay x

rachel said...

A very pretty make and a very creative way to use the ink splat butterfly! Thanks for joining the Indigo blu blog challenge and good luck. Hugs rachel x

Claire Newcombe said...

Love the layers and texture, thank you for joining us at Indigo Blu x

Lydia Boode said...

Nice card, thank you for joining us at IndigoBlu
Hugs
Lydia

Joanie said...

Lovely card, clever use of coffee filters, thank you for joining the IndigoBlu challenge x

Gio said...

This card is so full of meaning, love the gilded cage and what's inside. Brilliant! Thank you for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge :-)

Craftyfield said...

Very shabby chic! Love the profusion of flowers, ribbon and lace as well as the touch of gilding... Gorgeous!

Julie Cassidy said...

Yummy card ,great techniques good luck in the indigoblu challenge Julie xxx

Cheremane said...

What a fabulous Flutterby creation Thanks so much for joining us at the IndigoBlu Challenge Good Luck and hope to see you again soon. Xx (DT)

Cheremane said...

What a fabulous Flutterby creation Thanks so much for joining us at the IndigoBlu Challenge Good Luck and hope to see you again soon. Xx (DT)

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful creation ♥

Thank you for joining the IndigoBlu Challenge. Gez

Maxine Jones said...

So pretty!!Good luck in the challenge! X