Sunday, 22 May 2011

Plum Butterflies

Hello!

This is my second post for the week-end and, as some of you will know I am not a prolific blogger, this is a bit unusual for me.

I have had ideas floating through my head all week-end for this new card.  When I finally decided on layout, theme, and colours, my original ideas were dramatically changed. That seems to be my usual way of creating! I might still make the original idea up, if I can figure out how to make it work.

This card is for three challenges:
Clean and Simple FTL#141 - Layout
CR84FN29 - Colours: Light Plum, Plum, Kraft
Less is More - Theme: Butterfly/Butterflies  (I had already made a butterfly card this week-end, but I thought my design was probably a bit "More" than "Less", so decided to try again)

Here is the CAS FTL141 Layout:

These are the gorgeous colours at CR84FN:


Here is my card:

I reversed the layout to suit the direction of the sentiment.  It's been a while since I used my wheel to stamp, and probably a bit longer since I've done any heat embossing, so I am really enjoying that border along the bottom of the card.  I also clear embossed the flowers on the butterfly to give it a little shine.


What I used (all Stampin' Up!):
Card: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, and Sahara Sand (?) I ran out of Kraft!
Ink: Perfect Plum, Versamark watermark
Ribbon: Elegant Eggplant grosgrain
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, It's Beautiful (wheel)


It is certainly Clean and Simple, but is it too CAS? Is that possible? I feel like something's missing.

What do you think?

Michelle
xxx


27 comments:

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Margaret said...

Love the colour of your card and the sentiment.
Hugs
Margaret M

Erica said...

Cute butterfly...love the swirly sentiment.

Mandi said...

Lovely card Michelle, beautiful plum colours
thank you for entering and your loyality
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Rita said...

Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

Cassandra said...

I am so glad you did the CR8FN challenge I thought it was right up your alley with the plummy colours. Your butterfly looks great.

Jo said...

This is a beautiful card, love the colours. Jo

Terri J said...

I think this is a wonderful cas card. The colors are so rich and the dimension you added with the butterfly make the butterfly look as if it is in flight. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Beryl K said...

Lovely card,
Beryl x

Kathyk said...

Oooh lovely, and such fab shades too!

Kathyk

Susan said...

I don't think there's anything missing...it's perfectly beautiful!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, love the sentiment swirl.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely card, Michelle! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Aileen said...

This is really lovely. The border along the bottom is fab and i love the colours. x

Zoechaos said...

Great colours lovely card. XOXO Zoe

Andrea M said...

So pretty Michelle!!! WOW! Love the CAS take on the colors! Great job! So glad you could play along with CR84FN!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So sweet Michelle! The little butterfly fluttering about looks wonderful! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Lynne said...

Really pretty card.
Lynne xxx

StampingStace said...

The colour combo here is just striking - love it!
Stacey at 8
X

Ruth M said...

Lovely card and perfect as it is! I love your embossed border!

Wishcraft said...

Oh it's beautiful! Love love love it :o) Lisa x

Lisa A. said...

Oh, how pretty!! And I LOVE the purple..sweet butterfly, wonderful card:)!!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, Love your CAS card, it's definitely not too CAS, it's lovely, nothing more needed. I'm the same, it never turns out how I imagined, c'est la vie!. Love your card below, it's so pretty:0) xxx

Debgem said...

This is just gorgeous - love the clean and simple design, and the super embossed border. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

massofhair said...

Aubergine and Damson are two of my favourite colours and am having my bedroom decorated accordingly. Your card is so very beautiful and would look fantastic on my bedroom wall lol. Do i have your permission to make something similar as i really do love what you have done:-)

Folly said...

Thank-you all for the lovely, lovely comments. I just love hearing from my visitors. :-)
Massofhair, yes, you may go ahead and CASE my work. I take it as a huge compliment that you would want to, thank-you!
Michelle.

Sarah said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for the very kind comment on my cards for LiM. Your card is beautiful, love the colours and the sentiment. Sarah