Wednesday, 28 April 2010

I've been inspired by Allsorts!

Here is my entry for this week's Allsorts Challenge where I've take my inspiration from a beautiful bracelet belonging to Emma. The circle of the bracelet and the variety of the butterflies really drew my eye, so hopefully I've done a decent job in interpreting it. The background is stamped with a mixture of Crafty Individuals and graphicus stamps, and the butterfly is from Innovative Stamp Creations. I used bundled sage, tumbled glass and peeled paint distress inks, then embossed with silver over the top. The butterflies I coloured with watercolours and then sprayed with creative colour sprays, attaching to my easel card with 3d glue. I managed to find a few minutes this morning to take a photo of it out in the garden in my skimmia japonica.
I took another inside to try and capture a bit of sheen from the creative colour sprays on the butterflies. Thanks for popping by!
Edit: I've just found out that Emma has chosen this card as one of her top five. Thanks Emma!


Fliss said...

I just love this one Sally. It's totally gorgeous!
I've got the set with that butterfly too and it's a favourite with all the lovely elements.
Great idea to take a photo in the garden too.

Love crafts forever said...

Ah Sally. Did i tell you how much i like butterfly?????? Now you know. Your card is stanning. You did an amazing job. I would like to have this card on my desk. Hugs. Nataliya.

Jules said...

Hi Sally

You got to me before I got to you .. .. sorry!!!

Trying hard to have a good crafty blog hopping catch-up but you know what it is like. One blog leads to another and another and another .. LOL!!! So many lovely crafty creations admire out there.

I love your butterfly card and am also envious of you being able to photograph in your garden.

Such a lovely creation and the butterflies are gorgeous - such rich colours.

Can't wait to meet you at the craft event of the year!!!!

Love Jules xx

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Sally, this is gorgeous - those butterflies look amazing! So glad to have found your blog for the first time... off for a little snoop around! Jo x
BTW, I have a little candy giveaway at my blog until the weekend so why not drop by and take a look!

Lynne K said...

Much more than decent job, Sally. It's utterly gorgeous! LOVE the colours & background. (And the butterflies, of course.) x

brenda said...

Morning Sally

A lovley take on the inspiration fo Emma's bracelet.

Lovely vivid colours of the butterflies against that background - bundled sage is my current favourite as well.

Your skimmia jampoica as well ahead compared with ours which is only just showing buds.

Jules refers to some crafting event. Should I know about this ir perhaps even thing of attending ? Never know who I muight see there !

Thanks for sharing tour card with us at Allsorts.

B x

pinky said...

Wow you captured it alright Sally, this is so creative. The colours are so vibrant and beautifully placed on the easel card. Brilliant work.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Sally.
I don't know where to start!
I love the shape of the card and the background you have created is so beautiful. The colours you have chosen are really beautiful too. I love it!
Clare x

Debbie Dolphin said...

absolutely stunningley gorgeous sally!!
love debbie xxx

Lesley said...

This is just lovely. I do like butterflies in any shape or form and these are gorgeous and I love the vivid colours.
Lesley x


Fabulous easel card Sally - the silver embossing looks stunning against the blue and green background. Love it!!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi me again
sorry sally its not my birthday mines in aug(40)!!! yikes .no its my blogs!!lol
well nearly
debbie xxx

craftimamma said...

Hi Sally,

Love this card and I think you've made a stunning job of it. I adore butterflies anyway but these are beautiful. Such pretty colours!

BTW I made the same mistake over on Debbie's blog that you did but Happy Birthday to you for next week. We almost have the same birthday (although I wish mine was the same year as you) as mine is next week too.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

Hi Sally.
Sorry I've not been around this week, getting some crafting done has taken over, you will see why soon!!!!
Anyway, I've just had a lovely catch up with your beautiful creations and love them all as always. The mermaid is really unusual and your memories piece is perfect for the theme in everyway but of course this butterfly Easel is my favourite, who could resist flutterbys and the embossing sets them off perfectly. They look almost real in your garden.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.


Mummylade said...

wow, such a lovely project. Love the embossing. Thank you so much for entering Allsorts this week and good luck.

June said...

Gorgeous Sally, i love this butterfly circle its so pretty and love the background colours too
hugs June xxxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic card I love your interpretation of the bracelet and the colours and the effects you have acheived are fab!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts
(photo inspiration wk 49)

Emma xxx