Saturday, 21 May 2011

Tempting Turquoise Butterflies

Good Afternoon,

Well I vowed to give the butterfly embosslit die a rest and use all of my neglected stash. I have been forced (thank you lovely LIM ladies!!) to crack out the butterflies and give them a run through my Big Shot, I really needed my arm twisting! Hee hee.

So as you've guessed from my ramblings this week's challenge over at Less is More is butterfly/butterflies. I knew that I wanted to use one bright colour, so I looked in my scraps bag and found a gorgeous piece of Tempting Turquoise that was begging to be used. That's the great thing about the embosslits folders they are so dinky that they are just perfect for using up all those scraps that we just can't part with!

So here is my card


I have used the four smaller butterflies for fluttering over one side of my card and the largest to decorate the envelope. I  also used a piece of the card stock as a mat. Hopefully you can also see that I have gone around the inner edge of the white CS with glue and glitter to add some sparkle ( I just can't help myself!) I really would have liked to have stamped my sentiment in the same colour ink, but I'm still adding to my ink collection and this is one of the colours that I don't yet own. So I've used Night of Navy rather than black to that it doesn't look so stark.

I love this challenge so much I can see me entering again so be sure to check back for another card.

25 comments:

Mandi said...

I like the darker sentiment Kelly, think it makes astatement. Id have gone for black, I love it with light shades, specially pastels!
Your card is very pretty. Have you tried using ds tape and glittering for edges, it gives a super crisp finish
Thank you for entering our challenge
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Zoƫ said...

Very delicate card Kelly and I agree you can't beat a little bit of glitter. I'm sure you'll earn your tempting turquoise soon. Keep up the good work. Zx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I really like this card, it's very striking.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Kathyk said...

MMMMMMMMMMM Splendid!

Kathyk

Faith A said...

pretty card and colour

Jo said...

A lovely card Kelly, fab colour. Jo x

Rita said...

Beautiful Card Kelly. Hugs Rita xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous! Love that colour.
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

The tempting turquoise really jumps out. Love your design. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Those embosslits butterflies are fab - can't stop using mine either! Vx

Diane said...

Very pretty...love that embossing butterfly "folder", too!

Little Snippets said...

Super card Kelly! I love the colour and the glitter. Sarah x

Susan said...

Kelly, I love that color...and it really pops against the white background! Wonderful card!

Jackie said...

Superb card, wonderful colour :o)
Jackie xx

Zoechaos said...

That Turquoise pops on the white background, Fab butterflies XOXO Zoe

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, one of my favourite colours!

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful!

Edna x

StampingStace said...

Love this colour combo - the sentiment is just perfect!
Stacey at 8
X

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Keely; the turquoise is so striking! xx

Ruth M said...

Lovely, lovely card Kelly! The turquoise butterflies look so fab against the crisp white and darker sentiment. I love the glittered edges, a great touch!

I really like your new blog look too!

mustavcoffee said...

I can see why you chose that brilliant colour it's the perfect foil, a great success, love it :0) xxx

Suze Bain said...

A gorgeous colour, looks fab on the white. A lovely card. xx

Ruth said...

Beautiful card..

Hazel said...

I love the embossed butterflies and the colour is superb. Hazel x