Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Mixing chevrons with butterflies

I often find the Dynamic Duos colour challenges quite er... challenging! But that really is the point of a challenge - to push you creatively. This week's Daffodil Delight and Baja Breeze combination certainly pushed me - come and see what you think:


It seemed the perfect opportunity to bring out this zingy chevron paper from Stampin' Up's  Sunshine and Sprinkles range. I rather liked the contrast between the edgy paper and these traditional butterflies from the Kindness Matters stamp set. They're stamped in Baja Breeze ink and are given a bit of extra colour using a blender pen and definition with a marker.


And then I cut them all out - I know you'll think I'm quite mad but it was very peaceful sitting in the sunshine with some stamped images and my lovely sharp paper snips!


The sentiment from Curly Cute was inked up with versamark and then Baja Breeze ink before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.

This is the colour palette I was working from today (right) and I must say, it's grown on me! I'm also linking to Make My Monday, where the lovely Suzi B has chosen the theme 'Anything that Flies'.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Kindness Matters, Curly Cute
Ink: Baja Breeze
Card stock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
Other: Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper, Baja Breeze marker, blender pen, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
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Yesterday morning, there was cry from my daughter's room: "Help me Mummy! I'm at the crossroads of destiny!" I wandered in. "What's the matter?" I asked. "Should I wear tights or not?" she fretted, rooting about in the tights drawer. "I wouldn't," I said. "It'll be hot today." She dived into her wardrobe. "And what shoes should I wear?" We sorted the shoes. On her way out of the front door, she stopped and turned back. "Or should I wear socks?" she said. "Just go to school!" I said. "Never mind the crossroads - this is more like the Spaghetti Junction of destiny!" The funny thing is that I had a vision of her being a feisty three-year-old, with a very clear idea of what she wanted to wear and no intention of letting me get involved!

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and I'll be back with a fast card. Do come and join me!

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Vicky, those butterflies must have taken ages to cut out!

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  2. They are quite a challenge...shame they don't fit in with LiM this week too!! The fluttering butterflies are a great way to use the blue and I love the trendy zig zags too :0)
    Jenny x

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  3. The sunny yellow chevrons are perfect with the blue butterflies, such a lovely summery and cheerful card, very pretty.

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  4. This is beautiful!!! Love the colors and the mix of two of my favorite things...butterflies and chevron!
    Your daughter is too funny! Makes me wonder what I'm in for! :)

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  5. Wow Vicky! Beautiful card...I love the fussy cut butterflies, combined with the pop of the chevron dsp! I'm so glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week, and I hope to see you play along with us again :)

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  6. VERY pretty card - love the colours and the layout.

    Chuckled at your daughter's crossroads and your Spaghetti Junction. Soon she'll be pinching your clothes! xxx

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Vicky!

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  8. This is sooooo pretty Vicky - love it. I struggle with colour challenges too - if only everyone would challenge me to use teal we'd be fine and dandy ;-)
    Tara
    x

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  9. Lovely fresh colours, Vicky...and I love your fussy cut butterfly border! x

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  10. Oh this is so pretty! I adore those lovely butterflies - you have lots of patience! I'll miss Baja Breeze!

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  11. A super card Vicky, and I'm loving the all the fussy cutting of the butterflies.
    I've been meaning to say, You look terrific in your new profile photo too!!

    Bev x

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  12. What a lovely card, the colour combination works so well. Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week,
    Rosie x

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  13. The chevron papers look fab with the fluttery butterflies. x

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  14. Spaghetti junction of destiny!! I like it - been there ,done that too!
    Pretty colour combination...really works.

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  15. I would never have thought of this combination, but will do now LOL.

    (Great "new" photo)

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  16. A very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us once again at Make My Monday. Caz DT

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  17. Love this colour combination Vicky-the butterflies are so pretty and delicate :)
    Nessa xx

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  18. I love the butterflies against the chevron paper, and the colours are fab, really fresh and summery. x x

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  19. What a fabulous combination both the chevrons and butterflies work beautifully together as do the colours. My goodness though all of that fussy cutting the sheer thought of cutting out one thing fills me with terror which is why I love my Cameo so much ah well each to her own !>

    Marie

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  20. Vicky, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the combination of butterflies and chevrons. Beautiful!

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  21. oh, I love this Vicky - love how the butterflies are laid out. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

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  22. Hi Vicky, I'm a bit late with the MMM comments:(
    I love the butterflies in the gorgeous Baja Breeze dashing through the yellow chevrons.
    Suzi B xx

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