Sunday, 13 March 2016

The 3 B's!

Happy Sunday and thank you for dropping by.

Now this card was a challenge.  I wanted to join in at Mrs. A's Buttterfly Challenge  #50 - B for Bronze and Buttons.

 I've certainly got lots of buttons but the bronze was the problem.  I had to really think about this one.

I painted copper using my Starglazer palette over a piece of white card.  I tried adding other colours from the palette and although the colour wasn't right I left it  overnight while I gave it some thought.

This morning I embossed the card with a basket weave embossing folder which was so kindly sent to me with other lovely candy  a few days ago by a craft buddy.

After embossing I trimmed the card to size and rubbed Black Soot all over it and I'm now really pleased with my bronze colour.

The butterfly was diecut using a Cuttlebug set of die and four small embossing folders.  I drew the rough shape of the butterfly on the black base card and covered the area with buttons then attached my basket weave card using foam tape.

Yippee -  The 3 B's , Butterfly, Bronze and Buttons.  Now I'm fluttering off to join in with the Challenge.
I'd also like to enter The Artistic Inspirations Challenge # 152
                                Crafting  From The Heart # 103

37 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is lovely Barb. I think the best ideas come when we have to think outside the box and you've ended up with a wonderful end result here. Well done you :) x

Jane Willis said...

Really gorgeous - I love your bronze embossed panel and the buttons peeping through the aperture
Jane

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Wonderful card! So clever making bronze color by your own, it has came out just perfect! And the basket embossing folder gives a fab look to your layer! But the most interesting thing for me is the butterfly aperture with the buttons to the back!! Such a creative idea!!!
Thank you very much for sharing your art at the Butterfly Challenge#50

Jo said...

This is amazing Barb, you nailed it! I wouldn't have a clue where to start! A belated thank you so much for my beautiful birthday card, it's beautiful......you must be so patient! Hope your ATC's arrived safely.
hugs Jo x
I have CANDY if you'd like to enter!

Janice Rohde said...

Wow, you certainly met that challenge Barb! A lovely card, something very different. Do you have the make of the embossing folder by any chance, as I rather like it, and I am a collector of folders!
Janice x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very interesting design and lovely card.
Lorraine

Mrs A. said...

Absolutely brilliant Barbara. I love it. Real thinking out of the box and a master piece if ever there was one. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where of course without question your card will be entered twice ino the Dra. Hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

Fabulous bronze background and wow love the basket weave design. Very clever way to use the buttons Barb.

Hugs Diane

Valerija said...

Amazing card. Love this special background.

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Barb, this is amazing, love your design, especially that interesting butterfly, the background is brilliant, well done on getting the bronze look, Kate x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The metallic background is brilliant Barb, love the butterfly too :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Carol L said...

You clearly nailed the bronze challenge with that fabulous background! I love the unique way you used the buttons too!

Lia said...

Barb, this is a brilliant idea! You know where to put (push) the buttons!!
Lia xx

Jean said...

Oh well done Barb! This is a brilliant idea and a great interpretation of the challenge theme. I love the way you achieved the bronze colour for the background. Very inventive.
Jean x

KandA said...

Brilliant card Barb. Really fabulous design with the buttons and bronze basketweave xx

April Cheetham said...

Wow! I love your amazing bronze basket-weave background. Stunning card, Barb! Xx

Stir Your Creativity said...

Button butterfly is great. Loved the idea you have put in making the card

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the button butterfly

Cara said...

Woah! Your card looks like it's curved, amazing! Love the button butterfly. Cara x

rachel said...

such a clever idea Barb - really fabulous! Hugs rachel x

Alison C said...

This is really inventive and clever. The bronze is beautiful, I bet you're glad you persevered.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation Barbs, love the button butterfly.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Barb, thanks for the visit to mine. Just trying to catch up with my favourite friends. The card is a brilliant idea and I love it. have agreat week, Angela x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Barb, thank you for your sweet words and well wishes! Just popping in one last time before I go - your bronze butterfly button card is awesome - so perfect for the challenge! Have a great spring and I'll see you sometime in May!

Lisa Andersson said...

Awesome card, it looks like bronze and I really like that embossed panel.
This must be perfect for that challenge!
Hugs Lisa

Erika said...

Well, I think you got the bronze just right Barb, that's quite a challenge and you've nailed it. I love how you've used the buttons to create the background for the butterfly.

Hugs Erika. x

JennyH said...

Wow Barb, I love the bronze metallic-look paper, it turned out great : )

Aquarius said...

well done - a clever interpretation of the theme, I've been pondering over the bronze effect too, plenty of gold and silver around!!

meg said...

Beautiful

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
oh my word this is wonderful.
I love your fab design and great thinking the way you have used those buttons.
That embossing is super, and a very handy folder to have in ones crafty stash.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Donna said...

You nailed using this embossing folder, Barb. It looks fantastic :)

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Barb...great background and buttons....Joolsx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Very nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT team xx

Dana & Glen said...

Fabulous! Love the bronze effect and the buttons are just perfect.

Greta said...

Wowzer, Barb--this is amazing! Fabulous creation!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the button butterfly and fabulous embossed background---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Carla Brooke said...

Cool, creation, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!