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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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

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  6. A very interesting design and lovely card.
    Lorraine

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  7. 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.

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

    Hugs Diane

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  9. Amazing card. Love this special background.

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  10. 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

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

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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

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

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  14. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. Beautiful creation Barbs, love the button butterfly.

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  22. 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

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  23. 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!

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

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  25. 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

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

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

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  28. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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