Sunday, 28 July 2013

Butterfly Bliss

Hopefully you are not too tired of my whitewashed, shabby elements cards...cuz I have another one for you!
Used a different DP collection this time. I was at Winners/HomeSense just before we came up to the lake and I spied some 6x6 paper pads. This is from First Edition Spring Feast. They were only $3.99 for each pad...I bought this one and another one called Song Bird.

Now remember that I am working up here with a very small amount of supplies...and they are dwindling as we speak! I think the Bliss ticket needs chalked or inked or something just to make it coordinate a little better...but with only a small pot of cream acrylic paint, I tried to make it blend by whitewashing the edges slightly. Not perfect but C├Ęst La Vie!

When I added the Memory/Box banner, I whitewashed it really I wanted to show the sweet little lined pattern that is embedded into the lantern circles. I pop dotted them forward with my
new, slim style, pop dots. These dots are great as even with the bling diamonds on top they still slide through the post office tester slot!

Card Base - from my stash; Michaels Recollections square, textured, white card sets
DP - First Edition, Spring Feast
Card Stock - snippets from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Floral Ovals,  Memory Box die banner; the corner die is Spellbinders,  I forgot my little book that I record these details in...I cut the dies before I left home so not sure of the name...sorry!
Bling - from my stash
Chipboard - from my stash; Michaels dollar bins

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Pixies Crafty Workshop - must be snippets.


Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
This is gorgeous .... Beautiful card.... Love the Butterfly....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Mrs A. said...

That's a very pretty paper and love your little lanterns. So nice to see a different shape than the usual points. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Its lovely Maureen! Love the little lantern banner and the beautiful embossed butterfly! Susan x

Sandy said...

Very pretty!

Di said...

Another beautiful card Maureen - all the more so 'cos you were working without all your craft goodies to hand. Lovely soft vintage look - super cute banner too. It's really such a gorgeous card!

I emailed you!

Hugs, Di xx

Kimbo said...

I love the shabby chic look on this x

Sue said...

This is lovely Mo!!! hope your having a great time lots of huggles Sue xxx

Redanne said...

Your whitewashing looks amazing on the Kraft and I just adore that gorgeous butterfly! Hugs, Anne x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Maureen, I love the soft vintage feel of this pretty card! Wonderful use of your snippets and the supplies you have left!!

Diana Seal said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterfly and all your pretty rhinestones!!!
Oh the treaded post office tester, I always get in trouble there.
Once I was tolled by a mailman I should quit making my own cards because its to expensive to ship them. Like he was the one paying for IT!
Needles to say, I'm not going back to that Post Office!!!
Have a great Sunday!

Asha said...

Chock ful of shabby goodness, Maureen. Love the white washed details. Gorgeous card, my friend.
hugs, Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Pia S said...

You do this shabby chic style cards so well! Give the lady some pink papers and a bit of paint and look who's producing the most wonderful romantic style cards:)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Mo, I love the butterfly, I like the hanging lanterns and the corners.
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Hi Mo my lovely matey!! I keep all my digi stamps in a folder..the bunny rabbit is from a cd by Joanna Sheen called Messy Rabbit I've had it for years if you need anything just let me know ok?? huggles Sue xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mo. Love the whitewash look so carry on with what you like!
I was rummaging through the goodies you sent me earlier....expect to see some of it used soon. I am keeping it for schpecial projects I am!!

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Maureen, what you are doing with small bits of supplies is truly amazing! I LOVE the whitewash effect. I am inspired to use some of my stash now...we'll see what I come up with! Today, just relaxing after a busy weekend!

Tracy said...

Such a beautiful card.
I picked up those paper packs from Home Sense as well ;)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Bored? No . . . not on your life. Your cards are fab - shabby chic or otherwise.

Sarn xxx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Really lovely card!

Cathy said...

Wow, I love this Mo. The butterfly is stunning and I love the bling highlights on the banner. The whitewashing gives such a pretty soft look. beautiful card :) Cathy x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card and I must get some of those slim pop ups, anything to get a card through the dreaded 'slot':o). I love the white washed look ! This card is so lovely, what a wonderful butterfly and accents!

MaryH said...

I'm certainly not tired of your vintage cards. This one is just lovely. Your MB banner showed up beautifully with the patterns in the lanterns. Absolutely loved your butterfly die. And I'll have to check into the slim line popdots...TFS & enjoy your crafting time away from home! Hugs

MagsB said...

What a beautiful shabby chic card! I love those cute lanterns!

love Mags B x

MaryH said...

Maureen, thanks for the comments on the Madonna card. I appreciate all your suggestions. I was trying - at first - for the metallic framed look, and what I did was not working. Then I wished I hadn't embossed the base, and added a mat for the sentiment. I've had some really good suggestions, for improving the look, which I so appreciate. I was just so tired of trying with this one, and I especially wanted that stamp to be a nice card (if that makes sense!). I think it may get taken apart & I'll try to utilize some of the wonderful ideas people have given. Have a great time on your trip! (and it may be Sept or later before I tackle this one again!!! :-) Hugs

Jules said...

Hi Maureen

What a brilliant use of your snippets.

I think we are far more creative when our crafty stash is "restricted".

Loving the kraft/acrylic look very much.

Love Jules xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, lovely card - I like the shabby chic style and pastel shades. I think that when our stash is fairly limited it taxes our ingenuity and creativity and you seem to rising to the challenge brilliantly :) Elizabeth xx

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous shabby chic card Maureen. Don't know how I missed this - except I have been rather busy and my visits to blogland are a bit hit and miss at the moment! Christine xx

Bonnie said...

I love those tiny little flowers in the background and that pretty butterfly!

Elizabeth said...

Just popping back to wish you a safe journey tomorrow and a wonderful holiday ... also hope the weather brightens up again for you. Take care and have a great trip. Elizabeth xx

Leann said...

Great finds and at a bargain! Love how the card turned out!


Karen Petitt said...

Mo this is beautiful and perfect - don't alter anything about it! I would love to do this style of card but I really struggle with it - a really stunning card hugs Karen

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful Mo, that butterfly looks amazing I totally adore the papers and colours this is stupendous.
lorraine x