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Dec 23, 2016

Blue, Brown and some Stencilling

Happy Friday! I didn't plan on posting another card before the holidays are over, but yesterday I finally sorted a little bit through my craft desk and ended up with a nice and clean work area :-) I actually felt like making a card and decided to play along in this week's Allsorts "Blue Bingo" Challenge. (Who needs another batch of cookies anyway??)

I used the top line from the bingo grid.

I started out by stencilling the dots onto Neenah Solar White card stock using a blue distress ink. Then stamped the Penny Black stamp Gathering Together using vintage photo distress ink. The large butterfly was stamped again on xpress it blending card, and I colored it with copic markers and fussy cut. A glue dot and dimensionals were used to adhere the butterfly to the card. Edges were distressed and inked using vintage photo ink. The sentiment is from the set "Snippets" also from Penny Black and I used some jute twine to tie a bow. Wink of Stella was applied to the butterfly to give it a little sparkle.

The card front was matted onto kraft card stock then onto a soft sky card base. 

Below is a card I made with a card front that I worked on first but messed up. I used pan pastels in this case for the butterfly and the stencilling, but after applying wink of stella to the butterfly it turned it almost looked green, probably because the distress ink I used to stamp the butterly smeared a little bit. But I didn't want to throw it away so I created a slightly different version of the same card.
I left off the sentiment and used a piece of burlap with hemp  and jute twine instead. 

And that is all from me for now...I will be back January 1st!

Merry Christmas!


Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, a great design and really lovely colouring.
Thank you for joining our 'Blue Bingo' challenge this fortnight at Allsorts.
Merry Christmas.


Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Merry Christmas!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the butterflies! Merry Christmas!!!!!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Gorgeous card. Love the overall design. Feliz Navidad !

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards Ellie - love them both!

Amy Johnson said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ellie! I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and will have a Happy New Year!

brenda said...

It's a super creation for our bingo grid theme Ellie and a gorgeous Butterfly centre stage, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Mervi said...

Fabulous card Ellie, really divine.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Linby said...

I do love brown and blue together, this is just a stunning card, as is the second one - good save!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love your layering of stamps & gorgeous color combo. Hugs, Autumn