Saturday, 21 May 2011

LIM (week 16) butterflies

It's week 16 over at Less is More and this week the theme is 'butterflies'. Thanks
so much C&M for an easy one this week (let's hope this is a trend......I very much
doubt it though!). Chrissie and Mandi do seem to like to keep our grey matter
working overtime mostly.Anyway here is my first effort this week(and yes they may
be more!).
Square cardstock, I cut a Marianne Creatable butterfly ( took about 16 attempts),
rapidly going off it now....Couldn't turn it round for various reasons, used shims,
got there in the end but almost lost the will to live in the process. Then I used the
card with the butterfly shape cut out and applied Ranger Distress inks (Worn Lipstick,
Broken China & Dusty Concord at random. I used a tapestry stamp inked in black
for a background on the square card to add interest then 3d'd the card with the
cutout butterfly on top. Then the cut out butterfly was placed over the cut out
and glamour dusted.Looks sparkly but hard to see here, also hard to get  a
good photo of the fancy butterfly without it looking crooked! The colour looks
very vibrant irl, not pastel like my usual cards so I am trying something different


  1. Do you mean the die kept moving Viv?
    If you did you need to buy a sheet of magnet, it holds the dies a treat! Look on Ebay, they are only a few quid.
    FABBY butterfly, super colours
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  2. No Mandi, it wouldn't cut through! I used various shims ( was very tight) but wouldn't cut properly. Would normally turn it round each time but I had it in the right position by then and might have cut it wrong, besides it was firmy welded to my b plate also by then lol.Viv

  3. Well all that hard work certainly paid off, this is a fabulous card. Love those vivid colours too.
    Lynne xxx

  4. Well done for persevering . . it's a lovely card.

    My card is HERE!

  5. Definitely worth the hassle Viv - it's beautiful! I love the background and the lacy butterfly over it. Vx

  6. beautiful card, viv!! love the diecut butterfly... so lacey and pretty!

  7. Fabulous card and well worth the effort. Hugs Rita xx

  8. Beautiful.....have that die on my list of "wants" the colors you combined, too!!

  9. Fantastic card. Worth all the effort. Love the background. x

  10. It's a gorgeous card Viv, really striking colours. Jo x

  11. It was well worth persevering, this is really beautiful, Ruth x

  12. Stunning card well worth the effort. Love the background I am just starting to play with DI but not having much success yet.

  13. The end result was so worth all the effort you put forth! a simply stunning card! I sure wish I could get some of the Marianne dies...but I don't think we can get them in the States.

  14. Stunning background, stunning butterfly treatment, STUNNING CARD. I love it. Love Sheila x

  15. Superb card Viv, well worth the hassle :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. Fabulous card, your butterfly is stunning! Sarah x

  17. This is stunning Viv - What lovely vibrant colours. Worth all the effort. Sue.x

  18. Funnily enough one of my pals couldn't cut that die using a big shot but it went through a cuttlebug just fine - weird huh?

    LOVING the vibrancy of this card and it was well worth persevering


  19. Fab card, very inventive and so inspiring!

  20. Wow, this is stunning Viv! x

  21. This card is stunning!
    Stacey at 8

  22. Stunning hardly covers it! Very beautiful card. XOXO Zoe

  23. Gorgeous, vibrant and dramatic card - fabulous! Well worth the struggle with the die! I have trouble with the Marianne dies sometimes but they are gorgeous designs. Giving the die a quarter turn after the first cut and then cutting again works for me.

  24. This is Gorgeous Viv love the colours.. Chris xx

  25. Beautiful!! I LOVE the white cut out butterfly among the darker is stunning!! What a lovely card:)!!

  26. An amazing card, really beautiful


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

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