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 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

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



Sasha said...

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

val090 said...

Brilliant idea and a brilliant card yet again.
Val xx

Loli said...

Beutiful card and fantastic butterfly.
A hug from Palma

Suze Bain said...

Wow, Viv, this is absolutely stunning. xx

Mandi said...

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
"Less is More"

Diane Louise J said...

What a lovely idea for a card, its gorgeous xx

Rosemary said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

G Peplow said...

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

Linby said...

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

Fiona said...

What a beautiful idea - the butterfly is stunning. x

Lynne said...

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

Canonbury creations said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Sandra said...


sandy's crafty bits said...

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

Aileen said...

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

Carole Campanile said...

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.


Ang C said...

A beautiful butterfly

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful card.

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

Vicky Hayes said...

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

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