Thursday, 24 January 2013

Butterflies ... with all my love

Today I've had a change from sorting and recycling. I decided to get inky instead, so I got out my Luminarte radiant rain daubers and used poppy red with a touch of passionfruit with plenty of water spritzing. I wasn't very pleased with what I achieved (too heavy handed with the dauber in places I think), but I made a discovery.

This is what the piece looked like:

And I turned it over to discover it looked like this and I rather liked it:

So I daubed a bit more on the right side until some of the white spaces were less obvious on the wrong side and then dried off well with my heat gun. So this wasn't exactly a new technique, but a new discovery so this is for Paper pretties 242Scrappy frogs: try something new and Crafty boots: new - using something new (a new idea).

I've recently been thinking that I'd like to try getting back to taking part in 365 cards - somehow I let it lapse for a while and the while became longer and longer - lol! - anyway, it so happens that today's challenge, day 24 is 'lovely liquids', so I'm linking for that.

Meanwhile, before getting inky with the radiant rain I had printed out some A day for a daisy 'freehand butterfly 1 with music notes' digi images in three different sizes and coloured with various red copics - R05, R27, R35, R46 and RV29. This is for A day for daisies 62: add some red, also for Copic marker Europe 13: anything goes with Copic markers. I added a few pink and red gems to the butterflies.

I've used the sketch for Flutter by Wednesday 224:

I've used the back of the radiant rain card for the top part and the front for the piece across the middle so that there's just a hint of a purply pink. The middle pinky panel was achieved by sponging a panpastel on white card. - linking for PanPastel 3: nature. I found the sentiment strip from long ago and a piece of ribbon for across the top, but I think this was a mistake, but there's no way I'm taking the card to bits now. The pearlised oval frame is one from a kit of them from years ago mounted on to an offcut of a magazine freebie paper.

I'm afraid that I'm now going to have to be disciplined and put the inks etc away and get back to the sorting and recycling etc (well, for some of the time at least - lol!).

This is also for:

A card a day facebook
Crafts by Carolyn TTCO13-1: romance
Pixie's crafty snippets week 56 - all the pieces of white card that were used were snippets, as well as other bits and pieces - nothing new was used
One stitch at a time 147: love
CRAFT 191: Valentine's day or love
Craft us crazy 35: celebrate love or are you seeing the colour red?
Crafty ribbons 37: love/romance/anniversary
Really reasonable ribbon 64: Valentine's day/love and ribbon
Avadares 7: Valentine's day or love
Paper creators 3: love is all around
Mayzart 9: romance
Fashionista 11: red as your main colour
Tammy scraping corner 46: red and/or hearts
Victorine 51: Valentine/red, white & pink
Use it Tuesday 48: warm it up
DL.ART thankful Thursday 102: use red or pink
Platypus 24: Valentine's
Ruby's rainbow 46: Valentines
Digi makeover 72: warm thoughts
Glitter n sparkle 16: sentimentals
Kaboodle 155: ribbon
Craft room challenge: monochrome
Oozak 10: anything goes with pink and bling
House of Gilli 49: anything goes with pink and bling
Creative craft 2: bling it up
Moving along with the times: bling it on
Whoopsi Daisy: use a digi
Nana Vic's challenge
Digi stamps 4 joy 59: anything goes
Eureka 23: anything goes
The paper shelter 96: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 92
52 card pick up 2.3


  1. What a fun way to make a background - I might have to have a go at that....

  2. Looks like fun and the reds are very rich xx

  3. That is such a great effect. Thanks for showing us!
    Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!
    Riette (DT)

  4. I love it when you pull something back from the edge! A fab finished card.
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight,
    Laura :)

  5. how wonderful you created the lovely background! awesome card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  7. I love all the red in this! And even if the ribbon wasn't perfect, it still looks great. Thanks for playing along with UIT!

  8. wow this is gorgeous, love the colours and the butterflies. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  9. Such a lovely creation, thank you for joining us at DigiStamps4Joy

    Alex (DT)

  10. How creative!! Beautiful card!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  11. Nicely done Hazel
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #102 red or pink challenge
    DIANA L.

  12. Inks are always such fun! Your background looks gorgeous! I love the butterflies, too - this is a great card!

    love Mags B x

  13. Really good save Hazel, your card looks fab.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  14. Hazel, the effect is stunning and those die cut butterflies are beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing in the fun this month at Avadares Challenge Blog.

    Blessing hugs,

  15. Love the warm tones. Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!
    Tracy DT

  16. Your card is very pretty, Hazel.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  17. awesome background that you have created! What a smart way of reusing something that you were not sure originally about!

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  18. Great technique. Love your colors. Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt.

  19. Amazimg background & butterfly too.......Thank you for playing with us at Eureka Stamps' Anything Goes !!!!

    With Love
    Eureka Stamps' DT

  20. Hi Hazel, a very beautiful card, I love the rich colours and the ribbon is super.
    Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

  21. ooooh hazel this is fabulous!! I love how you made the background and it came out so pretty
    hugs Lou xxx

  22. Great discovery with the Radiant Rain splodgers (sorry, the proper word escapes me!) - makes a fab background!

  23. Love the richness of that red and those flutterbies are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  24. Such a gorgeous background. I love the little musical notes on the butterflies!! Thanks for joining us at The Flutterby Wednesday Challenge!

  25. Hi Hazel, I love what you did with the inks. What a beautiful card for our love challenge. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  26. Hi - again!!
    I'm here with my MAWTT hat on to say Thank You for playing with us! I love the gorgeous red and technique. Thanks again!
    Red (MAWTT DT)

  27. Wonderful background creation. Love all the butterflies. Perfect love card. Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt. God bless always!

    JO ANN

  28. Hi, Hazel! Luminarte makes the best products, and you certainly know how to wow us with them! A gorgeous butterfly Valentine card - such richness and wonderful colors! Thanks for inspiring me today! hugs, de

  29. Hi Hazel, wow it looks like you've been having some fun making this card. Gorgeous! I love the finished results of all your experiments. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  30. Ooh just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at One Stitch at a Time Challenges this time :-) Elaine DT -xxx-
    p.s I have candy on my blog if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

  31. What a great way to discover a new technique and I just love the music script butterflies. Thanks for joining us over at Ruby's Rainbows xx

  32. Oh this is really beautiful Hazel !! I love the gorgeous background and those butterflies with the gems are really pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck in the challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  33. What an inspiration...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  34. This is so beautifully designed. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  35. great card love the image and the sentiment thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  36. Loving that inky background Hazel. :)

  37. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenges with this great little card, love the image you have used and the backing...
    Good luck

    Sylvia xx

  38. Love the use of inks! Great card
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards

  39. A lovely card Hazel. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

  40. Lovely card and love the butterfly's. thanks for sharing with us craft

  41. Thanks for joining us this week with your pretty card.

    Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk.

  42. Love the work with Luminarte! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Ribbons” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  43. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    hugs Anke

  44. I would not have a clue how to use those kind of paints so admire you for having a go and looking at an alternative way of using the reverse. Love the butterflies in the different sizes, very effective.

    Many thanks for joining in with our 'Love' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  45. I like the way your background turned out. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  46. This is great! Thanks for joining our "USE A DIGI" challenge over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE BLOG! Hope to see you next week too!
    Karen C

  47. This is gorgeous! I love how you made the background - sometimes happy accidents lead to fabulous creations! :) - and the ADFD butterflies are lovely. :)

    Thanks for joining in our Love challenge at OSAAT this week.


  48. This is so pretty! I love the little sparkly jewels.

    Thanks for joining the MayzyArt Challenge!


  49. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  50. wow this card turned out beautifully - i love the juicy colors and the design of your card! thanks for sharing it with us at really reasonable ribbon! - vivian

  51. This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  52. Oh this is a super creation, Thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

  53. hi Hazel,lovely creation!
    Thank you for sharing with as at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  54. Sometimes the loveliest creations happen by accident ! really pretty card hazel...thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

  55. Very beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along in the Valentine/Love and Ribbon challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs....Ginny from Polly's.

  56. Very beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along in the Valentine/Love and Ribbon challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs....Ginny from Polly's.

  57. Your card is wonderful. I love all the butterflies. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  58. Like how you used the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at ADFD.

  59. Beautiful card, love the colours you've used and a great technique :) thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this week x

  60. What a great way to design your own paper! Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt!

  61. A beautiful card - the colour's gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.


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