Saturday, 4 February 2012

Blue on Blue Butterfly Easel.

Hi everyone.  Hope you're all ok and not too cold to get some crafting done.  It's so miserable out there as well, but all is well here.  Bunnies are tucked up Bunningham Palace (their playhouse) with masses of straw, poochie's by the heater and we're not doing too bad either.

Anyway...today's card is for a new challenge which can be found here.   The theme is Shades of Blue and the prize has been donated by Phill Martin and it looks pretty good!

So here's what I've come up with.

I have used papers and a topper from My Craft Studio's Floriography CDs, which are so beautiful.  I've had to colourise them so that they're blue but they're still so pretty.  I chose the blank toppers so that I could add my own verse and I selected one which reads:

"May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light upon,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~ Irish Blessing."

I have colourised the text so that it is blue as well.

The matting card is core'dinations from the Vintage Collection.

I can't remember whose the butterfly dies are, but they're pink if that helps, lol.

I have used Spellbinders Labels One for the layers and base of the easel.

Even the little faux pearls are pale blue...amazingly I found just enough to finish off the card.

Considering blue is quite a restrictive colour I'm quite pleased with how this has turned out.

Take care and go and have a nice hot chocolate.
xx

This card is being entered in the following challenge:
http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/emmas-crafty-challenge_06.html?spref=fb

18 comments:

  1. Lovely card Lexie, love blue.....

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  2. This is beautiful Lexie - good luck in the challenge.

    Catherine x

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  3. LOL Lexie! Now who is using Blue!!! ;) I just love this card and they are my favourite Spellbinder dies too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Lol - I didn't have much choice for this challenge, did I?

      That's a fab set of dies, isn't it? It's so lovely to work with and just makes everything look so much better.
      xx

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  4. Really beautiful Lexie, I love the colours and the papers and butterflies are so pretty. Thanks for all of your comments on my blog, they always make me smile.
    Lindsay xx

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    1. Awww...your comment just made me smile! I always dragged my heels over blogging but I'm so glad I started now as I've 'met' so many lovely people, including yourself.
      xx

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  5. wow what a stunning card, thank you for entering emmas crafty challenge xx

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    1. Thank you. Hope the challenges are reall successful and take off in a big way.
      xx

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  6. Lovely card, gorgeous colours :)

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  7. Lexie you have done it again, another stunning card x

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  8. Stunning!! ggrrr!! you are so clever!!!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, love the butterflys xx

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  10. Fabulous card Lexie, your cards are always so good xx

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  11. Lovely creation! Well done!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  12. I love it so simple just one col si great xx

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  13. this is beautiful hun. love it xxx

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