Blooms and Butterflies

Hello blog friends,

It is a lovely day in South Africa although it is still winter and chilly. I am looking forward to springtime and therefore it was such fun to create my card with a spring flower for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. This fortnight’s challenge is called “Peaches and Cream” accompanied by a lovely photo for inspiration. Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Secrets and you could win a fabulous prize! For more details about the challenge, inspirational creations from the design team and the Crafty Secrets prize visit The Shabby Tea Room and please join in the fun. We would love to see your creation for this challenge.

I chose a beautiful gerberia daisy image and sentiment from the “Fairy Wishes” digital stamp set kindly sponsored by Crafty Secrets. I used watercolor pencils to color the image in bright orange and yellow. It was then layered on Spellbinders die cuts “Antique Corner”. I added two butterflies, some pearls, a heart embellishment and a bow to complete the card. Hope you like my take on the challenge – I really struggled to put this card together as this is not colors I usually work with!

Challenges:

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A  close-up of the gerberia daisy

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The sentiment

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A butterfly

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The inside

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Project details:

  • Cream and orange card stock
  • Crafty Secrets digital stamp set “Fairy Wishes”
  • Spellbinders die D-Lites “Antique Corner”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Crealies dies “Butterflies”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cream”
  • Pearls
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting – I appreciate your comments so much.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

 

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thepaperbaker
    Aug 31, 2015 @ 04:17:28

    Love the ombre background! Beautiful card 🙂

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  2. Jacqueline
    Aug 24, 2015 @ 23:14:26

    Just beautiful! Love it all!
    Those colours, dies, details and your colouring are stunning! And I like the inside matches the outside.
    Thanks for joining the challenge at Sisters of Craft. Hope to see you next challenge as well.
    Hugs, Jacqueline DT

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  3. Daisies Girl
    Aug 16, 2015 @ 02:57:50

    Beautiful, lovely ethereal and awesome in its’ beauty!!! Love how you have added such stunning touches to this and just made it so gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” – hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler
    http://daisiesgirl.com

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  4. Desire Fourie
    Aug 07, 2015 @ 15:29:03

    Amelia this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our SECOND challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  5. michele
    Aug 06, 2015 @ 14:53:52

    Fabulous card 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  6. Andrea Beecroft
    Aug 06, 2015 @ 03:42:28

    What a lovely flower image and a gorgeous cut out frame it is in. Thank you for sharing it with us over at The World Wide Open DT Challenge Blog, and good luck Hugs Andrea DT

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  7. Tina Day Goodwin
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 09:51:06

    Beautiful card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Tina
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

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  8. michelle
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 09:36:42

    Just gorgeous love the die you have used thank you for joining us at the world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

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  9. Heather Carney
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 03:16:58

    I love your colors and your coloring. The sentiment is wonderful. Thankss for joining us at WWODT Challenge. Good luck
    Heather DT

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  10. Vicki Hutley
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 02:03:00

    Gorgeous card! Thank you for entering the World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki DT

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  11. Annette Stapylton
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 01:55:00

    That is so beautiful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don’t forget we will be holding the “Champion of Champions” DT Challenge for all winners from all categories throughout the year from these challenges in March 2016. Hope to see you join in each month.
    Annette DT Leader

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  12. Autumn
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 19:51:09

    This is quite the beautiful card! I never thought about doing a shadow on my colored images – DUH! But you’ve given me such great inspiration! TFS!

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  13. Linda Simpson
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 17:06:52

    WOW this is stunning. thank you for entering our World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02 and best of luck with your entry.
    Hugs

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  14. Marie-Louise
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 15:04:12

    Beautiful card Amelia. I do love the colour of the background.

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  15. Petra
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 10:28:45

    Jy het pragtig gedoen met die helder kleure, Amelia!!!! Jou gerbera en die skoenlappers is lieflik!!! Baie, baie mooi!!
    Groete en ‘n lekker dag!!!

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  16. Marie
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 18:50:17

    Lovely card, Amelia. From Marie in Pretoria

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  17. Rebecca Deeprose
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 17:54:30

    Very pretty Amelia~ love the ombre background and the subtle color on the layered butterflies! Hugs, Rebecca

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  18. Josuane
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 11:42:22

    very beautiful !

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