Saturday, 25 July 2009

Stamp Something - Bugs, Butterflies and Other Winged Somethings

Good morning to you all. It's a beautiful sunny morning here today. The last few days there have been Cabbage White Butterflies everywhere - they are so beautiful.

Yesterday I made a card for the Stamp Something challenge which is Bugs, Butterflies and Other Winged Somethings. I ran out of time to finish it off and planned to add a sentiment in the bottom right hand corner this morning. However, when I looked at it again I decided to leave it so that the beautiful paper would not be covered up. I feel my cards always look a bit bare but I guess that is just how I make them so I'm not going to fret over it too much.

Sorry about the shadow in the photo - but this was the best of the bunch!"

Here's what I used to make this card:-

Stamp: Butterfly from Elusive Images "Butterfly Poppy" plate
Papers: K & Co "Baily"
Tools: Fiskars "Sunburst" border punch
Accessories: Ribbon and pearls from my stash

I stamped the butterfly with Brilliance ink - the black one with gold in it (I forget the name of this one) and then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I still think I might add something else to this card - what do you think?

Wishing you all a happy and enjoyable weekend.

Clare xx


Sarita said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment!
Your card is stunning, I'm the same as you I hate covering up such beautiful papers, the colours on this one are gorgeous. And your butterfly co-ordinates perfectly,
Love Sarita xx

Jules said...

Hi Clare

I love your card.

Such pretty colours and details. I think that your butterfly is gorgeous.

There is only one thing I would add to your card - and that's a heart!!! LOL!!

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love how you have used the pearls to finish it off. Its really beautiful!

Danielle said...

Beautiful card Clare - I think the butterfly is gorgeous as is - it really is a beautiful focal point! It matches your paper so perfectly!
Hugs, Danielle

brenda said...

Hi Clare, you really are making good use of your new Elusive Image stamps and already created some fab projects with them. This one is no exception, lovely.

B x

Violets Corner said...

It´s a beautiful card and it doesn´t look bare at all! The fab butterfly and the paper are so gorgeous together. I love the pearls and the golden colour :)


NormaJean said...

Oh clare your card is beautiful!!
Hugs normajean

Tab said...

Oh your card is beautiful, that butterfly is so pretty, I love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Clare,i love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Clare, love the vibrant colour and the punch and ribbon look lovely

Katie Renz said...

Hi Clare,

Doesn't look plain at all. Your card is gorgeous and I love that paper and your butterfly. Thanks for playing along with Stamp Something.

Maya said...

Ohhh i think this is beautiful!!
Love the papers and colours!
And the butterfly is gorgeous!!
Hugs from Maya:)

LINDA said...

WOW!! This is just beautiful..Love the butterfly, and the border punch is awesome..Very lovely..
Hugs, Linda

Bev said...

What a fabulous card sweetie, wow the butterfly looks so fab on that gorgeous papers. x

Katrina said...

Beautiful card Clare. Thank you for coming yesterday, was lovely to meet you. I had a lovely afternoon, the time flew by! Look forward to doing it again soon. Thank you for the card you made me, it is lovely and for you Stampin' up order.
Katrina xx

lisa said...

It's a really beautiful card Clare. I love the pearls on the butterfly and the way they are echoed on the ribbon.
It looks perfect to me.


Sarah said...

A really lovely card Clare. There's a little something for you on my blog.
xx :0)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, elegant card, wonderful colours and butterfly.

LiveArt said...

This is sooo beautful and elegant and wonderfully put together!! Love it!!

Well done!!!


Ann said...

Wow, that butterfly is stunning!!!

Donna said...

Pretty little card Clare, love the butterfly and such lovely colours :) Donna x

Littleted62 said...

Beautiful card, love those papers. I actually like the shadow in the photo - it looks like the lovely butterfly has just fluttered down and landed on your card. Nicki, xx

bastel_fee said...

Your card is so beautiful.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! I just love these soft colors and that gorgoeus butterfly!!

Jacilynn said...

super cute! really gorgeous butterfly Clare. hope your day is going well!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Clare :-) I have just had a lovely browse around your blog and all your cards are fabulous ! :-)
I will be keeping an eye on you :-)

Lorraine x x

Dawn said...

Beautiful card and the butterfly is gorgeous..

Jodi said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors you used!
JOdi =)

Emma said...

What a gorgoues blog you have Clare - I am so glad you stopped by mine so I can discover yours. This card is beautiful, I love the pretty papers and the butterfly. I tip my hat off to you for your amazing bow tying skills too :D

Have a great day,

Emma x

Max said...

Wow ... what a cracking card! Love the papers and I agree they shouldn't be covered up (but then I lurrrrve everything K.& Co.)that beautiful butterfly almost looks real enough to fly away!