Thursday, 11 April 2013

Butterfly Wishes!

As alot of you know I am now up in London in readiness for Ally Pally this weekend,
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLL {sorry i'm a wee bit excited to see all my pals}
But b4 I left I did manage to make my entry for the following challenges
 Country View Crafts Challenge with their 'Butterflies' theme and
IndigoBlu Forever 21 Challenge with their 'Words & Phrases' theme
I've used one of my prize stamps from IndigoBlu 'Elizabeth Bennet' and coloured her with copics.
My first colouring attempt at the larger flowers wasn't quite up to par so I stamped them out again, and when I was happy with the colours I cut them out, mounted then on top with some foam mount which added a nice dimension to the overall look.
I also did the same with the butterflies although the teeny tiny butterfly was cut from paper at some point and was randomly found on the floor the day I was making the card....spooky!
The wording is also an IndigoBlu stamp from their 'little voice' set, stamped onto a tag and then mounted onto a nestie die-cut shape, as was the main image. Don't ask me the names as they have all gone clean out of my head!
If you are attending Ally Pally you will find me lurking at the PaperArtsy stand with my good buddy Gillian and the rest of the #PATWITS so if ya see me do stop, introduce yourself and say Hi, I love to meet fellow craft folks xo
I hope to get lots of photo's so will be back to share them some time after the weekend.
Till then...Stay Inky
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Helen said...

Hi, Nicky. This is gorgeous!! Glad you arrived safely and I can't wait to see you (and the other #PATWITS again!)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous; you are obviously enjoying your prize! I will be a PATWIT on Sunday, so see you then,

Lucy x

Netty said...

loving your card especially the Elizabeth Bennet stamp. Have a great time this weekend. Annette x

Lin said...

what a lovely stamp Nicky...this beautiful...lovely colours. will see you on staurday!!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card! See you at the weekend xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a gorgeous make Nicky, LOVE it! That stamp is gorgeous and I love the way you have done the flowers and butterflies, - well worth the extra effort, it really gives dimension to the piece!!

Hope you have loads of fun at AP, say hi to Gilly and I am feeling quite jealous...... Looking forward to the photos!!

craftimamma said...

This is beautiful Nicky. I was very tempted by that plate when browsing last week but decided to wait for Doncaster show. Your Copic colouring is lovely but going wrong the first time was maybe a 'happy accident' because the interest and dimension now is a lovely finishing touch.

Like Astrid I am feeling very jealous of you all being at AP this weekend. My three best buddies are having an overnighter too (which I turned down because of the cost) so I'm doubly sad :-(

Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Such a delicious card - the image looks amazing with all those fab dimensional butterflies fluttering around, and I love the sentiment on the embedded tag!
Alison x

Chris Warner said...

A lovely design, good composition. The colours are unusual but they work. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

Linda said...

Another fabulous entry Minxy. Love the Elizabeth Bennet stamp and you've coloured her beautifully. thanks for joining us again this month, over on the Indigo Blu challenge. Good luck! Linda xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is beautiful, such a great composition and the little butterflies are gorgeous. I entered this challenge really late when shopping for supplies and just saw this image. Good Luck!