Sunday, 18 May 2014

Project 155: Melon, Lime and Silver butterfly challenge

This weekend I was able to have a Skype playdate with Claire and it was awesome. I wish I could have playdates face to face like we used to but this is a good alternative with the long distance. Plus we still get to chat, craft and drink wine so all the important elements are there !

The headline card was the combination of two challenges we wanted to do together - Color Throwdown's combination this week and an adaptation of this pin featuring butterflies and embossing.



I decided to make the background for the embossing the melon color and used a swirly pattern that was reminiscent of the pin. I tried using a houndstooth folder to make it a bit retro to start and it was way too busy. So I scrapped that piece and stuck with swirls. Swirls work much better.

The top of the card is a border punch that my mom bought for me (with Claire's guidance) and I love it. This is its first outing. A bit of practice is needed to get it straight but I love the pattern.

The butterflies are punched from lime card stock and a grey moroccan tile paper. I creased the center to give them tha 3D effect and put silver glitter glue down the middle for that metalic effect. I added the greeting (this is Fiskars, I think...) and thought it could work for a thank you or a birthday.

Claire's take on it is beautiful with mixed size die-cut butterflies and patterned papers. Love the folder she chose as well.

A great double effort from our playdate I think.

5 comments:

  1. Now I feel silly, as I didn't link up to your version :( I love the swirly embossing on your card, I think the embossing has worked out much better for you here. Loving the remote playdate action - face to face would be better..but hey remote is pretty sweet too. Hope date night was good. Cx

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  2. Very pretty! Love that row of butterflies! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

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  3. Lovely card! Love the butterflies and embossed background! Thxs for playing at CTD!

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  4. Great CASE and great use of the colors and theme! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

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  5. Such beautiful use of the colors...I'm lovin all the butterflies!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

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