Sunday, 4 September 2011

LIM challenge week 31 'colour'

It's week 31 now over at 'Less is More' &
this week the theme is  colour and METALLIC
I just couldn't think of a single thing at first,
then I had an idea! aha.....I make wire jewellery
so........why not make a card with metal 
jewellery on it ...an idea was born!

I first cut a shaped card using my trusty 
nesties again ( curved  mega rectangles) &
linen card. Then I made a smaller matt with
the same shape again & embossed it using 
the tiny hearts folder. I edged the smaller
matt with Brilliance 'twilight' ink )( it has 3 
shades) so I used the lilac part( just can't 
see how it shines here though). It has a
very shiny metallic look to it so was perfect
I thought. 
Next I cut two butterflies, one in lilac card and
another one in silver  metallic card using the 
Spellbinders shapeabilities die. I stuck 3 gems 
to the silver butterfly after  first colouring them
to match using my Copics. I made a quick
necklace using some pretty clear and lilac 
crystals & a circular textured ring I had handy.
I put the necklace on the butterfly & 3d those
to the  base card . That was one fiddly job
I won't want to do in hurry again!!!I have
made a similar card ages ago so I am CASeing
my own card a bit here.Quite pleased with
the finished look of this one.The light wasn't 
good so the photo isn't brilliant I'm afraid
though.

ps. I am so excited as I may get to know the
sex of  one of my expected grandchildren
tomorrow :O)

 





21 comments:

  1. Super card, Viv! I love your buttefly, and how you embellished it.

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  2. Brilliant idea and a brilliant card yet again.
    Val xx

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  3. Beutiful card and fantastic butterfly.
    A hug from Palma

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  4. Wow, Viv, this is absolutely stunning. xx

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  5. FAB idea Viv, love that butterfly
    Can feel your excitement, doesn't matter what it is, just practical eh! Plus makes it more 'real' we were extra excited when we knew Jess was having a boy...awww

    Thank you
    Mandi
    "Less is More"

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  6. What a lovely idea for a card, its gorgeous xx

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  7. gorgeous card, viv!! love how you combined jewelry making with papercrafting!!

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  8. It's great when inspiration strikes isn't it Viv!
    Such a pretty butterfly and lovely embellishment!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. WOW Viv that worked brilliantly, Love the butterfly and the mat, they are fabulous together:0)
    Exciting news tomorrow then, LOL enjoy, hugs Gay xxx

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  10. Great way to give the necklace as a gift - lovely.
    Linbyx

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  11. What a beautiful idea - the butterfly is stunning. x

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  12. Beautiful butterfly and what a great idea for an embellishment.
    Lynne xxx

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  13. Absolutely inspired Viv!Love the jewellery and the silver butterfly looks as if it's metal! Will be waiting to hear if you find out what the stork is bringing:)
    Val x

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  14. Oh wow Viv, this is absolutely stunning :o)
    Jackie xx

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  15. ooo what a super little card ... love the jewellery happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  16. Lovely embellishment for your card, the butterfly looks like it's made of metal too and could be a brooch. x

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  17. Wow Viv ... this one is gorgeous too. I love how you incorporated the jewelry into the card. I can't believe that silver butterfly is card stock and not metal! It's fabulous.

    Carole

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  18. Absolutely beautiful card.

    Sounds like the shops will be getting a hit, when you know if it's to be blue or pink LOL

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  19. A brilliant idea Viv that turned into a brilliant card! Vx

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment, everyone much appreciated :) Viv xx

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