Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Card Concept #7 & Muse #62

I have a couple of cards that I am squeaking in close to the challenge deadlines.

Yesterday was a fantastic day where I left the house before 9 and returned way past my bedtime. Most of the day was spent on a craft/art store crawl through San Diego County with a 2 hour stop for the Queen's Tea at Tea-Upon-Chatsworth. I used to refer to these as "field trips", but one of the employees at the Artist & Craftsman Supply store was intrigued by the 8 ladies that swarmed the business and compared what we were doing to "like a pub crawl, only art stores - cool".

This first card uses two of my purchases from yesterday: the Memory Box Peaceful Butterfly Wings dies and a sentiment from Mama Elephant's True Friend stamp set. I cut the die from a black panel and light green panel and layered them on a aqua panel.




A few aqua & green butterflies were layered on top of the black panel.




You can see the layers a little better here. This card is being entered in the Card Concept Challenge #7 Butterfly Theme under the Clean & Layering category.




This second card is my take on Vicki Dutcher's card for the Muse Challenge #62.




I love the watercolor look stamping with the sentiment layered over it, but didn't quite pull that off. The rose stamp is from Wplus9 Hope Seed Co. set that I picked up yesterday (on clearance!). I didn't have an outline flower image in my stamp collection, so was happy to see four in this set.

 I masked and clear embossed the single rose image three times and then filled in the flowers & leaves with distress inks.




I used a Technique Tuesday stamp and my new Memento Luxe Love Letter ink - the color is luscious! I went back & painted a bit on my flowers to tie the colors together.




A sheer red ribbon finishes this one off.

I'm hitting "publish" and heading off to shop for a Prom dress for dear daughter - wish us luck!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


14 comments:

  1. I love how you mixed up the layers of the butterflies - they're so pretty - different but unified, too! And a fabulous take on this week's Muse, too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept and Muse!

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  2. I really like your cards, the butterflies are so pretty and I love the unusual colour combo!

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  3. Love the peek a boo effect of your butterfly card, the colours are really striking. Your rose card is gorgeous too, the red does look really luscious, Cathy x

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE the vivid [beautifully stamped] Fabulous -- your card is FABULOUS too! Thanks so much for joining in over at Muse! :)

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  5. Both beautiful! Your muse card is a great case and I love the movement and colour in the butterfly card!

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  6. Love both your gorgeous cards xx

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  7. Two gorgeous cards. I like how you did the butterflies on the first and your roses and ribbon are so pretty on the second. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

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  8. Wow. Do I love that black and red card! So striking and beautiful. Your butterflies look like they are actually flying off the page. Love your cards today!

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  9. What great cards, Jacquie! And what fun that "pub crawl" must have been. I love how you layered the butterflies and the roses are gorgeous.

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  10. That red ink does look fab - love your cards and your shopping with friends sounds a blast!

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  11. Gorgeous cards Jacquie! The butterflies are stunning...a striking combination of colors that create such a vibrant contrast! Awesome layout...these wee winged beauties look like they are ready to take flight! I'm sure I could see their wings moving! Thanks so much for sharing your pretty card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

    Lucky you....a 'craft store crawl'...fun, fun, fun without a sore head the next morning! Although the bank account may have been hurting just a bit!!!

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  12. Fantastic! I love the first card so much! I finally put all my stuff from the crawl away, and made a card with some of my new paper. woot. ;)

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  13. Both your cards are beautiful, Jacquie!! Loving the sweet butterflies and great choice of colours to do them. The bright red on the second card is lovely!!
    Greetings from Africa!!

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