Monday, 18 January 2016

Blue Butterflies

Good Afternoon,

First I'd like to give a very warm welcome to Lia who has just joined me here.  Do pop over and visit her blog if you have time to see the beautiful work she does.

On Saturday morning my new Fiskars circle pricking templete arrived so I was ken to have a play.

I coloured a scrap of white card with Distress inks using two of my new colours, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet.  I spritzed with water that had mica powder added then dried with my heatgun and pricked holes of various sizes.

My resolution for the year is to use up old stuff.  I have a sheet of butterfly stickers that are years old so decided to make a card to enter into Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge blog. The theme is I is for Inks.

I chose two butterflies in a colour that matched the panel and stuck them onto scraps of white card and cut them out.  The small piece of ribbon is from my ribbon snippets basket, clear gems which I coloured with peel off pens and the "Thanks" brad which has also been hanging around for several years.

As I've used lots of snippets I'm taking this along to The Snippets Playground Week 212 to join in where Miss Di is this week offering two lovely dies as prizes .


24 comments:

Dana & Glen said...

Just beautiful Barb! The butterflies so perfectly coordinate with your punched panel. How awesome are those wonderful pierced circles - love it!

Carole said...

Love this Barb...your choice of colour...my colours! I like your pricked circles and of course your butterflies....perfect!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, so pretty, Barb! I do love butterflies! Your inky background is beautiful!

Jane Willis said...

I've not seen a template like that before, combined with the inking it's made a wonderful ethereal background, gorgeous with those butterflies!
Jane

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hi Barb! I just wanted to thank you for your sweet card comments. The card you made for the Butterfly Challenge is so pretty and I just love the way you used the dotty circles. As for my GS, I am trying to enjoy him to the fullest, since he is our one and only. He is 2 hours away and I don't get to see him as much as I would like.

Blue Daisy said...

Hi Barb, thank you so much for your very kind comments on my blog! I'm going I'm now your new follower too! Loving your cards! Tracyx

Greta said...

Oh wow--love this card, Barb! What a neat template & beautiful colors!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous thank you card, love the colours.
Lorraine

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Lovely card Barb, So love butterflies and this is just stunning. I have not yet tried the piecing technique yet...

Sad new Mum has been admitted into hospital today so its been a bit of a roller coster of emotions today.

Thank goodness for crafting.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very great card, and wonderful inking technique.
This friskers pricking template sounds wonderful, and it looks just great on the inked background too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Barb....Pretty background....love the piecing and the butterflies...Joolsx

MaryH said...

Love this flight of blue butterflies, and great work on your new pricking template. Looks great with the butterflies flitting around on it. Like the color choices too, and the way you've combined the panels as you did. Great card for Mrs A's challenge! TFS & Hugs

rachel said...

such a gorgeous card barb - I love its delicateness, the colours and the layout - all fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Carol L said...

The colors are gorgeous here, and so are those butterfly stickers! Great card!

Mrs A. said...

Why is it I'm the last to cotton onto new stuff out on the market! lol This pricking tool looks awesome. Love the effect it gives. Great use of all your snippets too. Lov ethe colours on the butterflies. Thankyou for fluttering by my inky challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a great resolution Barb! I think I should have made such a resolution!! The butterflies you chose are beautiful. A great design overall. Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

PJ said...

Barb, Your card is super cute. I like the little sparkle jewels you used too. and the Sentiment. I have a piercing thingy.. I just didn't know what to do with it. I will have to pull that out and try this technique. I sure do like seeing what you create. And thank you so very much for coming by my blog. You're a dear friend and I always look forward to your comments. Again. Beautiful card. and Congratulations on another new member for your blog. That's awesome.

Lisa Andersson said...

Lovely colours and a pretty background for the butterflies, I think I must get those new Distress inks.
Have a great day, Barb!

meg said...

Love the paper you created Barb, it must have taken ages prick all those circles, it's really effective and the colour of your butterflies is a perfect match, love it

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Again Barb, trying to catch up with the commenting.
Beautiful card, I love the pretty colours and your butterlies are glorious, love the pricked circles too, Kate x

Alison C said...

Those pricked circles make a really interesting effect on the card and the inking suits them so well. Well done for using up your stash. Don't we collect a lot!

Erika said...

Pretty butterflies and lovely inking Barb.

Hugs Erika. x

Di said...

Really lovely card Barb - great background with those super butterflies. And the paper pricking looks really fabulous as a finishing touch - and probably quite therapeutic as well.

Sorry I'm late commenting - time is just flying by this week!

Hugs

Di xx

April Cheetham said...

Lovely card, Barb! I love those butterflies against the inky, pierced background. Fab! Xx