Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Mocha Morning with vellum butterflies

I was blown away by this sketch at Clean and Simple stamping on Friday and have been thinking about how to use it over the weekend.


When I was thinking about what image to use for my group of three embellishments I immediately thought of the challenge at Make My Monday: the theme there has been Nature throughout January and this week's particular challenge is to incorporate butterflies and dragonflies into our projects. Come and see what I've come up with:


The thing that really grabbed me about the sketch was the dotted line round the main panel and I immediately thought of piercing a border. It was easy to do this to my rich Early Espresso card base using my mat pack stencil and piercing tool and I love the way it turned out!


For the panel within the pierced border I chose this fabulous gold and Early Espresso designer paper from the Mocha Morning speciality range. As well as some papers with a gorgeous metallic finish like this one, the pack contains two wonderfully tactile flocked designs. I used my Beautiful Wings embosslits die to create these textured vellum butterflies and I like the way they contrast with the heavier background.


I tried embossing my sentiment in white but felt it was too defined compared to the vellum butterflies so, in the end, I stamped it in Whisper White craft ink which gave the right colour and finish.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Early Espresso
Other: Mocha Morning speciality designer paper, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, mat pack, paper piercer, paper snips
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Today when I was in the supermarket I saw a mum shopping with her toddler. They were walking through the vegetable section and I heard the little boy saying "Look Mummy, there are the mushrooms! We don't like mushrooms do we?!" His mum looked down at him. "Well actually I quite like them," she said. The child just couldn't understand this at all. "WHY do you like them Mummy?" he asked. Later, at home, I passed the door of my eldest son's bedroom and noticed that he'd dropped his clothes on the floor instead of hanging them up (yes, I know it's a lost cause!) I called for him to come upstairs only to be greeted with the same word - WHY? Ah the development of the male of the species!

Thank you for dropping in today. I'll be back with more crafting fun tomorrow and it would be great if you could join me!

Hugs,

29 comments:

  1. Mmmm! Chocolate and Latte...two of my favourites, and your card is yummy, too, Vicky. Such lovely pattered paper, and your vellum butterflies look beautiful. I really like your pierced border, it finishes things off so well:)

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  2. Love your colours Love your paper...mmmm never could quite figure out the male of the species!!

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  3. Lovely rich colours complimented perfectly with the delicate butterflies. x

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  4. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous ...
    Hugs sylvie

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  5. Your card is fantastic!!! I adore the dark brown, especially with the gold and those butterflies really pop! LoVe it!!

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  6. Another little beauty! The pierced border is subtle but adds the finishing touch.
    I think all boys are hard wired to use the floor as a wardrobe. My son is 26 and still does it!
    L x

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  7. Fabulous card Vicky, the brown looks like leather and the whole card is just so elegant, Gay xxx

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  8. When I first saw the card I thought it was leather! It's a very posh card.

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  9. Those butterflies are just the perfect accessory for this paper, Vicky! I love the nice straight paper piercing too.

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  10. Ooooh rich, chocolate and butterflies, fabulous card Vicky, love the cardstock and patterned paper! Boys eh?!! Don't you just love 'em though:)
    Val x

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  11. This card is absolutely gorgeous, Vicky, but have you SEEN what's happened at the Colour Q challenge?...

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  12. Yeah seems like they learn the word at a very early age and never forget it!! Your card is stunning Vicky - so classy!
    M x

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  13. A beautiful card Vicky with gorgeous rich elegant colours. I love the butterflies.
    irene
    xxxx

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  14. This is elegant and very classy Vicky! Love it!
    And big congrats on being colour Queen, so well deserved with that beautiful card! Well done! Xx

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  15. Such a lovely rich look Vicky. Love the pricking detail (oops, should I say piercing?)

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  16. Wonderful colours and I just love using vellum for butterflies.

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  17. Wonderful colours and I just love using vellum for butterflies.

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  18. Really lovely card, good strong colours. I have 4 males in my house, hubby and 3 sons ..... I understand perfectly. Helen (Sydney)

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  19. I LOVE the brown and blue combination, just beautiful, AND the pearcing around the edge, a beautiful card

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  20. Gorgeous!!! The colours are so rich and the butterflies so delicate! Lovely!

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  21. Everything about this is gorgeous - the pierced border, the patterned paper and those lovely butterflies!

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  22. Fab card Vicky, thanks for joining us again at MMM, have just been on the blog though and I think you may have forgotten to link it up. - Jacqueline xx

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  23. WOW...what fabulous colours Vicky. Thanks for entering the MMM challenge again this week! Suzanne x

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  24. Ah the why word .......MEN !!! Lovely card the colour combo and just the damn names of the papers and inks makes me hungry and thirsty.

    Marie

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  25. mmmm very delicious Vicky and I hadn't even spotted the dotted line on the sketch... great detail :0)
    Jenny x

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  26. This is amazing, Vicky--as always! ;) LOVE those vellum butterflies--a fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

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  27. Hi Vicky another stunningly elegant card, love the colour combo. Thank you for joining in at MMM suzi b xx

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  28. Really gorgeous creation Vicky. The colours are so yummy and the piercing detail is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining in with this week's MMM challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x