Thursday, 19 May 2016

Apricot Butterfly!

Happy Thursday Everybody!

I've a couple of busy days coming up so won't be able to join in tomorrow with my usual Friday links.

Tomorrow morning is all boring stuff then we're visiting a friend and on Saturday I'm off to a workshop - hurray!

Today's card was made for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge blog #55  A for Aperture and Apricot.

Well I began by scratching my head as I had no apricot coloured paper or ink pads.

 However, I have a "never before used"  Adirondak inkpad called Bellini Peach.

I swiped it all over a strip of white card then rubbed over the top with Victorian Velvet Distress ink which gave as near to an apricot colour as I could get.

I stamped an old Glenda Waterman flower randomly over the front of the card with the peach ink pad then cut an aperture using a Spellbinders die.

Next I die cut some printed acetate,  given to me by my friend Jacky,  for the back of the aperture and die cut an oval frame from white card to cover the workings at the back.

The oval frame and base of the butterfly were cut from the card I had previously coloured and the top of the butterfly was cut from a scrap of vellum.  I attached a piece of the printed acetate with brads from my stash.  I rounded one corner and put a blush on ink round the edge of the card to finish.

I would also like to join in at 613 Avenue Create # 176  - "Anything Goes"

44 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Barb.
Gr, Elly

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely lovely. I've just started assembling my apricot bits and bobs and scratching my head about this one!
Jane

Kath said...

A beautiful card Barb - the design and colours all work so well together. I haven't managed to find anything apricot yet - thank goodness Mrs A has given us a month for this challenge!
Kath x

Carol L said...

Very pretty card with the repeated birthday sentiment and flowers. I love the color you created for the butterfly!

KandA said...

Hi Barb, it's a fabulous card and a great design, love the stamped acetate across the aperture..... and with my GDT hat on - thanks for fluttering by Mrs A's Butterfly and A challenge xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hiya Barb, this card is just stunning, beautiful Wow wow wow

crafty hugs Pen x

cuilliesocks said...

Just so pretty Barb, the butterfly is beautiful and it's a brilliant colours, Kate x

Valerija said...

Beautiful. Very lovely colours.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb...Such a pretty card....love the colours....Joolsx

Barb said...

It seems several of us had to put our thinking caps on for this one.

SARN said...

Superb peachy butterfly card Barb. Top marks xxx

meg said...

Great colour Barb, love the repeat stamping of the flower and happy birthday

Louise said...

very pretty, i do like a butterfly. Enjoy your next couple of days Barb x

Carole said...

This is beautiful Barb.....love you apricot shade and that beautiful butterfly. Hope you have a good couple of days.

Mrs A. said...

This is delightful Barb. Especially like the printed acetate. Gosh you did go to some lengths yo get the apricot colour. I like the effect the rounded corner gives. I se all these great ideas and then forget to use them my self. Thank you for fluttering by my new challenge where your card will be entered twice into the draw. Hugs Mrs A.

Cara said...

Beautiful butterfly card, I think you deserve an award for your apricot creating! Enjoy your weekend. Cara x

Lisa Andersson said...

Lovely design, Barb! and the peach colour is perfect. The vellum top of the butterfly is a nice detail.
Hugs, Lisa

brenda said...

There's something about oval aperture that always appeals Barb and the Butterfly sitting on the edge makes for a great design.

B x

Chana Harris said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

MaryH said...

Love these colors! Also a great design, and the script inside the framed aperture is a wonderful design element. Enjoy your workshop and hope you'll be able to share your adventures with Blogland. Have a great time with your friend. Life is so much more important than blogging & crafting, yes? TFS & yes I'll be delighted when this project is over. But I fear that it's going to be a long haul, as it involves coordinating different work skills, making sure they show up when needed. Not always something that happens. Also have to wait on things to be 'made' and then get the people back to install. TFS & have a great time in your workshop. See ya when you get back. Hugs

Alison C said...

It's very pretty and well done for being inventive about the ink colour. I don't think I've got anything quite right so I'll have to be inventive too! The colour is lovely and fresh on the card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the stamped acetate! First time I have ever seen that -- fabulous card~

scrAPpamondo said...

A warm apricot colour, just perfect for this classy card!The stamped acetate looks great on your card, beautiful design! Well done!

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card,Barb.Fab butterfly.Love the acetate.

Hugs,Sylvia x

Margaret said...

Great idea to colour your card to get Apricot and the use of vellum for the butterfly.
Enjoy your workshop.
Hugs
Margaret M

Di said...

Beautiful Barb and so enterprising to use the ink pad as you did. I think that range of pads has the most delicious names :) I bought the peach bellini mostly due to the name :)) A winner in my eyes - clever you!

Hugs

Di xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Your DIY Apricot card-stock came put beautifully Barb! This is such a pretty card and I love that printed acetate! Just lovely! have a wonderful time at your workshop and a great weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Greta said...

Love the printed acetate & that sure looks like apricot to me! Beautiful card, Barb!

Jean said...

Lovely apricot butterfly, well done for creating the just right colour. The printed acetate and stamped flowers make a great background as well.
Jean x

Darnell J Knauss said...

You rocked the apricot aperture challenge with this gorgeous card, Barb!! Have a great time at the workshop!! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant work, fabulous apricot colours combined here...Enjoy the weekend.x
 {aNNie}

Sandy said...

Love the color you got with your homemade apricot paper.

Krisha said...

Oh so pretty Barb! Your apricot color is perfect, love the design of this card.
Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment.
XOXO

Erika said...

Barb a beautiful butterfly card, the apricot colour looks spot on. Enjoy your busy weekend.

Hugs Erika. X

Angela Radford said...

Very pretty card Barb. Have a great weekend, Angela x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Barb, such an elegant design and pretty apricot colours.
Pauline
x

lilian said...

Such a lovely card Barb. Hope you have a great weekend

Lilian

Veerle said...

With some delay due to pc problems Barb but very pretty card love your design.
Hugs, Veerle x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The printed acetate gives a lovely dimension Barb, it's a wonderful card with the subtle flower stamping and the aperture with the butterfly.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Barb, I love the design. I made my card for the Butterfly Challenge today, but the light was so bad, the apricot looks more like bright orange! I'll try and take a better picture tomorrow and upload it on my blog later in the week. xx

Pat said...

This is such a beautiful card Barb and the acetete looks so pretty behind the peach frame and with the added butterfly, and a great idea to use a strip of the acetate for the sentiment. I love the stamped flowers in the background too. Sorry I haven't commented on some of your recent posts but have been away and am still catching up. x

Donna said...

Your acetate layers really make this such a special card, Barb. Everything ties in beautifully :)

Tina Z. said...

wow, stunning card with great design!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Apricot is a tricky color. You came up with a great facsimile of it here. I like that card design with the printed acetate.