Tuesday, 17 July 2012

All A Flutter over the lavender

It is the last week of term here and life has gone into overdrive, so I'm just popping in with a quickie today inspired by the fabulous Make My Monday challenge where purple and yellow creations are the order of the day. Come and see:

In a desperate attempt to bring a little summer into our soggy lives I stamped a lavender field, using inks in four different shades of purple, and made a pair of butterflies to live there.

One is stamped on water colour paper and the other on a scrap of Naturals Ivory card stock and they're both coloured with Watercolour Wonder crayons, markers and an aqua painter. The creaminess of the crayons gives the butterflies a lovely velvety look and the different card stocks give a subtle colour difference (the one on the left is the water colour paper). I cut my butterflies out with my sharp paper snips and attached them to the card front with glue dots.

This pretty sentiment from the Curly Cute set is stamped on thick vellum paper and embossed with clear embossing powder. The paper was wrapped around the top layer and secured with Snail adhesive at the back.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, All A Flutter, Curly Cute
Ink: Basic Grey, Concorde Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight
Card stockNaturals Ivory, water colour paper, vellum
Other: Markers, Subtles water colour crayons, aquapainter, clear embossing powder, heat tool, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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If you live in the UK it will come as no surprise to hear that sports day was cancelled yesterday due to... RAIN - yes folks, it's been raining again! We're going to have another shot at it today so I'll let you know how we get on... See you tomorrow when I'll have something very summery to show you (ha ha, splits sides laughing!)


  1. Hi Vicki! Sorry about all your rainy days! I hope summer comes soon ! Love your butterflies and that sentiment is gorgeous especially embossed on the vellum like that! btw I saw Buckinghamshire on the telly the other night on a show called "escape to the country". Love your thatched cottage houses and all the lovely gardens (thanks to all that rain!! Lol)

  2. Oh, so pretty! I love the two butterflies - you did such a lovely job with the Watercolour Wonder Crayons!
    Cheers, Karen

  3. Love the butterflies Vicki and I can almost smell the lavender. Another work of art.

    Gill x

  4. Oh, just gorgeous Vicky! Love the colouring and you truly captured Summer as it ought to be with the field of lavender and those beautiful butterflies.

    Di xx

  5. Oh no for your sports day cancelled, we had ours a couple of weeks ago, and it rained and howled with wind! This weather is a joke!
    A gorgeous warm toned card Vicky, I love the inks and colours you used, and the fluttering butterflies are beautiful!

  6. Very pretty card Vicky...gorgeous colours


  7. Absolutely beautiful! Beautiful really is the word. I love the lavender and those butterflies are gorgeous.

  8. "At the end of a long summer's afternoon, the butterflies are fluttering ...... " oops, it was all a dream. You seem to be having the worst weather, can't help but think your summer temperatures are similar to our winter ones. Hope you get some sunny days soon. Helen (Sydney)

  9. Hi vicky
    Really love this..... The butterflies are gorgeous.... Good luck with your sons sports day.......
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

  10. Very pretty.
    Guess what? I have SUNSHINE here so far . . . well I THINK that's what it is . . . it's hard to remember!

    Sarn xxx

  11. A fabulous card again Vicky. I like the idea of putting the sentiment onto a vellum strip.
    Congratulations on making the top 3 last week :)
    suzi b xx

  12. Beautiful Vicky, I love lavender and butterflies and the vellum strip is gorgeous! The velvety effect is lovely!
    Val x

  13. Very pretty lavender and butterflies, Vicky. I love the vellum strip and stamped sentiment, too x

  14. Divine Vicky! The card that is, though I'm sure you are too!! (she says, wildly trying to dig her way out of a hole!) Beautiful butterflies and gorgeous grasses, what more could you want? Hugs, Buttons x

  15. This is gorgeous Vicky - and makes us realise just what we're missing here in the UK. Lobe the embossed sentiment on the vellum, the lavender and most of all those gorgeous butterflies. I'm looking at this on my tablet but can't see any difference in the two butterflies......will have to wait til tomorrow to look at it on the puter......... you really seem to be enjoying those water colour wonder crayons.....must dig mine out!

    Karen x

  16. Love the subtle colours of the lavender field and the sentiment stamped onto the vellum banner. A beautiful card and well done on making top 3 last week too! You are such a talented lady!!
    Louise xx

  17. Wow Vicky! An absolutely gorgeous creation. Love the stamped grasses and the butterflies are stunning.
    Thanks for joining in with this weeks MMM challenge, great to have you with us again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  18. Vicky, I am IN LOVE with the use of that stamp as lavender! YOU are PINNED yet again--such a stunning card!!! Thanks for joining in my third color wheel challenge at MMM! :)

  19. I love your card Vicky, especially the finishing touch of the embossed vellum. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Caz

  20. Lovely ....love the vellum banner. Your stampwork is wonderful as usual.

  21. This is just so pretty - the perfect antidote to all the rain! M x

  22. mmmmm - I can just smell that gorgeous lavender, your card is stunning as usual - such a great use of a limited palette - thanks for joining in at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx


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