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Friday, 17 December 2010

Happileigh Scrappin HLSC02


This is the card I have made using the current freebie at Leigh's challenge blog Happileigh Scrappin' challenge. I have used layout #43 from Sunday Sketch & Stamp and have rotated it to fit the digi image better.

I printed it out twice and decoupaged the flower head and leaves and the cutie litle ladybird. It was by far the tiniest thing I have cut out and layered but so blooming cute. I added some crystal effects to make it raised and shiny. The butterfly was raised using 3dfoam in the centre only and the wings were bent up to make it look like it was flying. I have added stickles to the wings and body, you've got to have a bit of bling don't you :)

The papers used are from Bloom & Grow by My Minds Eye. As soon as I saw this image I immediately saw a sunflower in oranges and yellows and knew this paper would be perfect for it. I did a pool of crystal effects in the centre of the flower and added brown and gold beads. I was going to use my Accent Beads but do you think I could find them anywhere? I think they are in a tin at the back of a cupboard but I would have had to have a major move in my tiny little craft room so used what I had to hand instead. Never the less I am very pleased with it, it is so tactile.


Also please note my shading on the flower, It is so much better now I have been practicing. The colour changes are a lot more subtle and I now look like I am doing grown up colouring. The leaves are on thinner 3d pads so there is a lot of different levels in this card.

The ribbons are by Docrafts/Papermania and the flower & and accents are from a MME calendar that came as a magazine freebie recently and has lots of useable bits in as well as being a quite beautiful to look at calendar :) I have also added a but more twinkle for good measure

It made a nice break from making Christmas Cards. I promise I am going to endeavour to make them during the course of the year next year and not right at the last minute like usual.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-

26 comments:

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the dimension on the butterfly! Hugs Juls

Tammy said...

Such a sweet card, love the popped-ups. Thanks for joining the Stampin with the Dragon challenge.

Jana said...

Adorable card. I love the 3-D effects. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Casper said...

Hiya Amanda,

How are you?

Great card, so vibrant, the colours & shading are amazing!

Thank you for choosing to enter our last challenge of 2010 at OSAAT!

Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

All the best for 2011!

Take care
Big Hugs
Casper
xxx

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely adorable!! I just love all the sparkle including the beads. Lots of love went into this card and it is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us on our first challenge at StampFairy!!

Hugs
Jackie

Inspired By Friends said...

Very cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Hugs,
Beth

pinky said...

Very sweet and spring like. I love the centre of the flower. Thanks for playing along at StampFairy's first challenge.
Pinky

Zoechaos said...

Lovely tempo change from Christmas so bright and sunny. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Samantha said...

I love this card, a lovely spring feel! thanks for playing with us at Stamp Fairy Challenge, hope to see you next time too! Samantha :0)

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Stampin With the Dragon and OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

Shawne said...

Another great creation, love the dimention, the cute ladybug and beautiful butterfly really make this card special!

Dora said...

Awww this is niiiiice, I love the colours, so colourful. Thank you for joining us for our first Stamp Fairy Challenge. Hugs xxx

downrightcrafty said...

wow love all the sparkle and shine and such a lovely creation just perfect for our challenge at Stampin with the Dragon, thanks for joining us
Hugs Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty and sparkly

Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Rosemary said...

Love all the elements of this card - and the coloring is beautiful! I guess after all the Christmas cards and UK snow that you needed something warm and bright? LOL

Merry Christmas and thanks for participating with us at Opus Gluei! Looking forward to more inspiration from you in 2011 as well!

Dawn said...

Great choice of BP with the image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

sue said...

such a lovely card impressive shading thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

craftybunny said...

Such lovely warm and sunny colours.Love the dimension.Pretty card.

Lawren said...

Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at AI Factory.

Lawren - DT

Marilyn said...

Pretty card. Love the bright colours & how you've added dimension to it.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Sammibug said...

Great card! Love the colors! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So bright and pretty! Love the double butterfly! Thanks so much for playing with us at StampFairy Challenge.

Deanne :)

Jennifer Shults said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Flutterby this week!

Gemma said...

a fantastic creation! Thanks so much for joining in our last challenge of the year at One Stitch at a Time! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you! Gemma :)

Mina said...

this is so pretty and fresh Mandy...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge and have a very Happy New Year
Mina xxx

SmilynStef said...

Great coloring ... thanks for joining the White Glitter Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.