Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Butterflies and Flourishes


This is another card for Less is More and actually was the first one I was working on.  Do you recognise the butterflies from yesterday?  They diverted me in a different direction but I decided to use them again to finish my original card. 

My background panel was created by swiping my Daffodil Delight ink pad across a Whisper White square.  I then stamped the splodges from French Foliage also in Daffodil Delight.  The flourish is from Creative Elements stamped in Basic Black twice at the edge of the panel.  I coloured the little leaves using my Blender Pen in Daffodil Delight and More Mustard.  As with yesterday, one butterfly was stamped in Basic Black on Daffodil Delight.  The other was inked in More Mustard and with a blender pen added Daffodil Delight before stamping onto Whisper White.  A Basic Pearl was added to each butterfly.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set. 

I'm very interested in your comments on this one as I'm a bit out of my comfort zone with regards to the background.  However it is great to challenge yourself and I'm pleased to have made two completely different looking cards using the same stamp set and same colour scheme.

A big welcome to Mechthild.  Thanks for choosing to follow me.  Have a great mid week everyone! x


Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Basic Black
Stamp - Creative Elements, French Foliage
Other - Basic Pearl, Blender Pen

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18 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful hun,so classy,and just love those butterflies,hugs Cherylxxxxx

craftattack said...

Great card with a lovely background. I just find the yellow difficult, not really my colour! Hugs, Valerie

Victoria said...

I really like the background - there's a lot of 'texture' there with the stamped leaves and splodges. And the butterflies are lovely!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

It's beautiful Aileen, such freedom here, it's looks like you enjoyed yourself:0) Love the splodgy effect and the contrast of the black butterfly, Gay xxx

Mechthild said...

Love your cards!
Greetings from Germany
Mechthild

Sandy said...

Fab background and love the butterflies.
Sandy

Suze Bain said...

I think your inky background is fab Aileen, there's still plenty of white showing so it still has that clean and fresh feeling. A great card. xx

Dotty Jo said...

Lots of inky wonderfulness going on here Aileen, Jo x
BTW, I've got candy for a good cause on offer right now if you fancy a look...

Katina said...

So beautiful Aileen! Gorgeous design.
xx

Bonnie said...

What a pretty background! And I love these butterflies.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Aileen :o) Love those butterflies and your background looks fab! Hugs, Lisa x

Jenny said...

Quite different but just as lovely...the background is great, I like the effect of the swiped inkpad :0) The black and yellow butterfly is a perfect match to the panel :0)
Jenny x

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous Aileen and I love your background
Margaret x

Daen'Ys said...

Both cards are beautiful but this one is much brighter! I love this stained background.
Wonderful!

Daen'Ys

Vicky Hayes said...

I like both your entries Aileen but this is by far my favourite. I love the background! You sound as if you had a great bank holiday weekend - love the photos! Vicky x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is so beautiful Aileen! I especially love that second butterfly off the main panel. What a great touch!

Mandi said...
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Mandi said...

/lovely card ?Aileen
Lots of lovely shades
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

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