Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Shades of Summer...

Hello again,

It's time for some 'shades of summer'!  That's the theme for this months challenge over at Crafting Muskateers Challenge Blog...we would love you to come and join in the challenge.

The sponsor this month is The Hobby House, a totally awesome prize so lets get ready, set and go.....

'Shades of Summer' inspiration:

You know those feelings you get when you are really happy with what you've created?  Doesn't happen often for me but this one really did make me smile :D

Here's the how and the what's:

Supplies from Crafters Companion
Cardstock: Hint of silver Centura Pearl 300gsm card; Coordinations card; Black Card
Die used: Die'Sire Create a Card Lace Butterfly (seriously if you haven't got this yet, please take a peek....it is so gorgeous and versatile).
Accented by Pebeo Gilding Wax

Supplies from The Hobby House
Embellishment: Lace; Pearl String

From Stash: bakers twine and key

The 'how' is so easy with the Create A Card range of dies... I made a 6 x 6 inch card base using Hint of Silver Centura Peal card ; the Lace Butterfly Create a Card is 6x6 inches.  Lay the die onto the Centura Pearl card and simply run through the Cut n Boss.
Then use Coordinations card (6 x 6) and run the die through again.  Then lay it carefully over the Centura Pearl you cut before...the raise the wings on both pieces...you will be able to create a double wing look (see photo's) by doing this.
I then rubbed gilding wax over the raised areas and then added lace and pearls to the body of the Butterfly and a final touch using the key and bakers twine.

Here's the close ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by and it would be great if you would click to follow me so I can share more of my makes with you :D

Don't forget to check out the Crafting Muskateers Challenge this month, remember the theme is 'shades of summer' so it time to get that summer feeling rocking the craft room :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

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  1. No surprise in it making you smile Sandie, it is an absolute stunner. Such a delicate design almost like filigree. That butterfly is awesome and love how you have attached the key to it. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Oh wow!!!! this is something new for you, love it, really different. Love how you've made it yours by the addition of the embellies to make up its body! How u think of these things I'll never know xxxx

  3. Stunning card and beautifully embellished, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  4. Gorgeous card Sandie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  5. A lovely card and a pretty butterfly.
    Thank you for joining in with Scribble & Scrap challenge #45 and good luck x

  6. I've never seen a card like this before. Its delicate, intricate, shabby chic (which I love!) and I want to keep looking at it...with my jaw dropped open. Truly a piece of art to be treasured.

    Btw, after scrolling through some of your other posts, I've also become a follower. I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your creations.


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Sandie xxx