Monday, May 26, 2014

Bright Colours and Butterflies

It's been a few days since I was last here - we have been spending them with family - and sharing various bugs...  

When I made this card I went for strong colours on the background so the white frame and image would take centre stage and not get 'lost'.

I have bought some new dies and am working through using them before I put them away.  By doing that I can't just ignore them as they are 'in my face'! This photo frame die was one of them.

The Kiwi Stamping image of poppies was stamped using Rich Cocoa ink and coloured with chalks. The edge of the frame was sponged with gold ink, and the butterflies cut from the same card as the base. 

The 'photo' was mounted over some strong green patterned paper by Amy Tangerine, and then onto the bright yellow base - both layers were sponged with matching inks.  The ribbon and rhinestones were from my stash, and seemed to brighten up the whole card.

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  1. delightful Maxine. The pop of the frame against the bright colours is lovely

  2. Very pretty so happy and bright!

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  3. Wow - this is a bright and cheerful card - love your new Die too - it stands out beautifully! I hope you are all back on your feet now! {{{hugs}}}

  4. Nice colors. Lovely flowers and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenges. Bunny- DT

  5. Hey,
    your card is really wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!

  6. Maxine you have so many lovely poppy stamps. I love them all. Although I would not choose the 'hard-yellow' card, I think you were right to go for it with this card, and I like the way you have brought it to the main image as well with those dear little butterflies. A lovely cheery card to brighten someone's day. Kate x

  7. Oh, this is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  8. Your card is wonderful.
    Thank you for signing up Fairytale Stampers

  9. It takes center stage just wonderful! LOVE that image and your design on this one Maxine.
    Hope you're feeling better!

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Craft Your Passion. hugs, Helena

  11. I love the bright colors in the background. Love your new dies especially the butterflies. The flowers are so pretty painted with chalks. Hugs, Fran

  12. I hope you are feeling better! Love the bold colors and pretty image! Everything works well together to make a wonderful card.

  13. Fabulous card.....lovely colors...

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays
    Sandy S (SSDesign Team)

  14. Maxine, I love how your flowers and butterflies look. I like the centers of the flowers. That frame looks really neat.

  15. Das ist einfach wundervoll großartig geworden.
    Hab lieben Dank fürs mitmachen bei Fairytale Stampers
    Grüßle Tamesis

  16. Such a sweet cards - lovely butterflies! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges! I hope to see you again here next time! Hugs, Cornelia – DT

  17. Wonderful card thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams with our how does your garden grow challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  18. Bright and cheery card. Lovely colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  19. was für eine tolle karte!

    danke, dass du dieses tolle projekt mit den fairytale stampers teilst.

    glg meggi

  20. Simply wonderful card, great image & design!
    Glad you joined us for the challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

  21. Such a pretty card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  22. This is such a pretty card! I love how you used the rhinestones and ribbon!

    Thank you for participating int he OSAAT Challenge this week!

  23. Lovely creation! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Artistic Inspirations this week, good luck with the challenge and return next week too. Hugs Maja, DT

  24. Awesome work, thank your for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine and good luck! Kerry DT xx

  25. A wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at fairytale Stampers.
    Hugs Andrea


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