Sunday, 13 January 2013

CR84FN#70 - We LOVE You

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Hi everyone!

What a treat we have for you this fortnight over at CR84FN Color Challenge Blog - just look at these BEAUTIFUL colours and the wonderful inspiration photo, courtesty of Kate Grewal...


I decided to make a card for my husband who is away working in Mozambique and this is already on it's way over to Maputo at this moment!  It's another two weeks before he will be heading home so my boys and I decided to pop a little something in the post as a surprise - just hope it makes it there before he flies back!!

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With that in mind, I needed something quite flat with not too much bulky embellishment so decided on using lots of little aqua, tan and light yellow butterflies cut using the Memory Box Butterfly Delights die, all mounted onto Serendipity Stamps Heart Outline Die. I graduated the colours of the butterflies from darker to lighter shades - there are two different shades of aqua and a mixture of textured and smooth cardstock.

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The simple woodgrain background is stamped in Antique Linen ink and the sentiment in Frayed Burlap. I took some cream cotton yarn and tied a simple Reef Knot (quite a nice 'masculine' knot!) and then wrapped around it around the card. It's fairly flat too which is bonus postage wise :)

Be sure to visit the CR84FN Blog to see how the rest of the team interpreted these colours, and join us by making a card, scrap page or any crafty project - you can find all the details by clicking here.

I'm also playing along with CASE study #123 - I took my cue from Amber and her wonderful use of graduated colour in this card.
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I am also linking this up to the current Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #87



Supplies:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Woodgrain and My Heart
Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink 
Cardstock: Dk Aqua, Kraft, Yellow, Cream - Bazill; Aqua Mist - PTI
Dies: Heart Outline Die - Serendipity Stamps; Butterfly Delights Die - Memory Box
Cotton Yarn: From stash

20 comments:

Pauline said...

What a lovely thing to send your hubby Helen, he must miss you all so much when working away. This will surely bring a big smile to his face! I love the little butterflies arranged in this heart, so pretty, and so effective!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Just love what you did with the butterflies on the heart! Just a fabulous idea! Your husband is going to be so touched by this card!

Sasha said...

Such a gorgeous card for your husband, Helen. A lovely way to show how much you all miss him. I love how you arranged your tiny butterflies around your heart :)

Lisa H. said...

ACK!!! this is awesome!!! love all those tiny butterflies nestled in that giant heart! LOVE!

Deborah Frings said...

How gorgeous, I adore the little butterflies and the sense of texture with the woodgrain background. Your husband will treasure this little bit of home.

Kim- www.agirlandherstamps.blogspot.com said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! Found your blog on chupas....new follower!

Heather Jensen said...

Love all the darling little butterflies captured inside the heart. Your hubby will LOVE this. :)

Lisa S. said...

Helen, your card has such visual appeal. The butterflies are so pretty grouped together in the challenge colors. Awesome card for your husband and love the heartfelt sentiment too!
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Helen! Your DH will LOVE this so much! LOVE all of those butterflies and your heart and that cool reef know! This is such a Special card!

My Paper Epiphany said...

This will be a wonderful surprise for your Hubby! I love the colour combination and the woodgrain background is gorgeous! I also love the way you've tied the string - I want to learn how to do that as I want to use some of my Japanese paper to make some card sets.

Fi said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Katy said...

Oh wow, this is sooo pretty! Hugs, Katy xx

Jeanne J said...

That close up got me instantly Helen - all those sweet bitty butterflies - brilliant! Your husband will be floored when he sees this. It's really amazing - it's manly enough - no bows or flowers blue and yellow, but it has feminine elements butterflies, and the pretty script sentiment! Great mix of elements! Really smart!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Helen! I LOVE all the sweet butterflies fluttering about!

~Tammy~ said...

What a sweet card for your husband Helen! I love the way you incorporated the clots and sketch! Beautifully captured!

Lisa said...

Ohhh this is as sweet as can be! Love those pretty little butterflies and your fun knotted twine!

Shannon White said...

Just Darling Helen!! Your Hubby is Going to LOVE this for sure! Love all the sweet butterflies and the Super woodgrain BG too! Love this Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

maria f. said...

Such a pleasant card. So warm and welcoming. He'll love it!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Terrific idea, love those tiny butterflies!!

Vickie Z said...

Love all those butterflies with the heart BG and the twine know if wonderful!!