Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Butterflies on inky strips

My time is not my own at the moment so most of my cards are being made a week or two in advance. That means that I can't really join in with the weekly challenges as I would normally, but at Make My Monday the team are taking a break so we have a month to create something for the latest challenge - to make a card using yellow, bright green and fuchsia. I notice that the challenge at Addicted to Stamps is to use markers too so my card fits in there too. Come and have a look:


Inky backgrounds like this are such fun and quick and easy too: I took three markers (Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Melon Mambo) and scribbled in strips onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and stamped into onto my card stock.


I added butterflies die cut with my Beautiful Wings embosslits die, using colours to match the background.  Those useful markers came in handy again to colour some white bakers twine to match the butterflies. TIP: Laying the twine on the matching ink pad while colouring it with the marker gives better coverage, quicker.


I liked the idea of stamping the sentiment in Melon Mambo too - it looks as if everything is changing colour as your eye travels up.

What you'll need to make this card:
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo
Card stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo
Other: Markers, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, white bakers twine, acrylic block E, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

My daughter has a job at a hotel and she's often asked to waitress at weddings and other events. Yesterday, when I asked her how it had gone at the weekend, she told me it had all been fine but that she'd come to one table just as someone was finishing an anecdote and hadn't been able to get it out of her mind. This is what she heard: "... and that's when the lead singer fell face first onto the tennis court with jelly all over his face!" I think I'd have had to ask!

See you tomorrow,

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and a great technique! I'll have to try this. Love the bright colors you used too.
    Lynn

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  2. Lovely juicy summer colours, Vicky. And I can never resist a butterfly, or six! They look fabulous fluttering across your pretty card x

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  3. Behaves utiful Vicky, what a fab technique!

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  4. Funny, I made some thank you cards last week using the ink
    on block technique but in a single colour, will have to try it with three colours!
    Love the graduation of colour flowing up the page Vicky, lovely card.
    Sharon x

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  5. Love seeing the different techniques you use Vicky. Love the bright zingy colours on this card.
    Sharon xx

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  6. Such a pretty card Vicky lovely background technique


    Anne

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  7. Beautiful card Vicky, your colour combo is lovely. Butterflies are my fav and love the idea of twine round their centre.

    Hope you get a little you time soon :) xxx

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  8. Lovely bright and cheerful card, and the butterfly detail is great. I would imagine your daughter would hear all sorts of intriguing snippets, she could use that line as a start to an essay or even a book? - the mind boggles! Helen (Sydney)

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  9. Ooh I love this bright summery butterfuly card. It's gorgeous. One of my fave embosslits xxx

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  10. Stunning card Vicky, love the colours in graduation and the bright butterflies taking off, Gay xxx

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  11. This is gorgeous. I am butterfly mad at the moment, so will definitely have to give this a go!

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  12. I've never seen this technique before Vicky - am off to play! Such a gorgeous card and wonderful use of colour hugs Karen

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  13. Great technique Vicky and so perfect for our challenge this week at ATS:) love those butterflies!
    Val x

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  14. Beautiful Vicky. I love the watery look to the background.

    Aileen x

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  15. Oh! Love those colors and love your inky stripes. A perfect background for those beautiful butterflies. Ann

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  16. Gorgeous card and love those zingy colours. The butterflies are so pretty in the three colours and different textures. Michelle x x

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  17. What a simple yet effective technique. I love how your eye is drawn upwards by the different shades and the butterflies. I must give this a go! Thanks for sharing with us at ATS :)

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  18. Yep think I would have to ask too ! What a fab card Vicky love how you did the background very effective and the little butteeflies really may it po . Thank you for joining us again at ATS its so lovely to see you here and good luck.

    Marie

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  19. Lovely use of markers! What a terrific effect. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

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  20. I love this technique it is so simple yet so very effective. A lovely card as always. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Have a nice August. Caz

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  21. This is a really cute, simple idea; I want to try it. It could work with any theme. There are always great ideas here.

    Your daughter's experience made me laugh; what if they were just setting her up, saying that ridiculous line when she came in earshot???

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  22. fabulous technique Vicky, love how you used bakers twine for the butterflies!
    Thank you for joining in at MMM
    suzi b xx

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  23. AMAZING, as always, Vicky! GORGEOUS use of the colors and the technique! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

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  24. This is very pretty! Awesome card! :)

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  25. A lovely way to use our colours at MMM this week - thanks so much for joining in Vicky - Jacqueline xx

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  26. Gorgeous creation with the colour wheel challenge requirements.
    Thanks for entering Vicky and wishing you good luck!
    Fliss x

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  27. Gorgeous card - very original. Thanks for joining us at MMM.
    Valx

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