Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Jade and Jewels for Butterfly Challenge!

I was very fortunate recently to win Mrs A's fabulous Butterfly Challenge and as well as winning a fabulous package of gorgeous butterfly goodies, thank you Mrs A, I also was invited to be a Guest Designer for the new challenge, Jade and Jewels. I am very honoured indeed!  Here is my card!



I looked up the colour 'Jade' and it covers a wide spectrum of blues and greens so I went more for the green side of things.  The background is Lucky Clover and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks swiped on my craft sheet, spritzed with water then I dragged watercolour card through it and dried with a heat gun.  Used my hand to add droplets of water over the background, dabbed with kitchen roll then dried again. Stamped some script lightly with the same green ink and finally spritzed the whole background with Glimmer Mist for shimmer.

The butterfly is cut from black textured card using a Die Versions die called Butterfly Kisses.  I think its an old one - I got it from Ebay, it has a foam backing that I had to apply before I used it.  I glued it to the background along with the 'Happy Birthday' which is a die by Presscut.  The sparkly jewels are gorgeous in real life - they are from Papermania and are actually Shimmer Dome Stickers and are just what I think the colour 'Jade' should be.  Here is a closeup of the ones on the butterfly body.  The jewels are a much richer colour in real life!




Thank you again Mrs A for letting me Guest Design for this challenge.

I would like to enter the following fabulous challenges:

That's Crafty - Anything Goes
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  Take Care.  Christine xxx

17 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Hi Chris, those gems are really special. They set the butterfly off to perfection. I love the way you have created the background too. Thank you so much for being such a super Guest Designer. Hugs Mrs A.

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Chris. I love the colours and the stamping on the background looks great. Barbxx

Redanne said...

I LOVE the wrinkle free distress technique too and you have used it beautifully to create that gorgeous jade coloured background. The dark butterfly looks stunning against the background, it is so delicate looking! The gem stickers are the perfect finishing touch! Congrats on your GDT spot too!! Hugs, Anne xx

chrissie said...

Well done on your win and you have made such a beautiful card for the challenge piece

Love Chrissie xx

Sue said...

Really gorgeous card Chris..I was lucky enough to win and be a Guest Designer for Mrs A..aren't the prizes wonderful!! huggles Sue xx

Nikki Killinger said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love those colours and the filigree butterfly works beautifully. xxx

SARN said...

Congrats on your win and on your GDT slot.

It's a lovely card xxx

Marina said...

Beautiful colours to showcase your butterfly.

Scrapmate said...

I love the background you have created, it looks fab and is very appropriate for the theme.

Neet said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris. Love the colour you have mixed which looks great as a back cloth for the black butterfly. You are right about those jewels - they are fantastic in a closeup so if you say they are even better irl they must be something else.
Congrats on being a Guest Designer.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps bad really bad today - fed up but still keeping going
Thinking about you and DH suffering

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Chris! Such a delicate butterfly ... so dramatic in black against that fabulous smooshing ... those shimmery gems are awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen P said...

Congrats Chris, your card is beautiful! I love those jade gems, must keep an eye out for them, your use of colour and that die cut is just stunning work and awesome inspiration xx

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the win and guest designing, Chris! It's well-deserved! Your jade-colored card is a brilliant work of art in my very favorite colors! I'm drooling big time and it's not attractive, but I don't care, I can't help it! This is fabulous!! Hugs, Darnell

Jackie Somerville said...

My favourite colour/s - those blue-y green tones! Your card looks fabulous, Chris. The black filigree butterfly is beautiful and looks so good silhouetted against the jade. I also like the subtle pieces of script in the background. You've done Mrs A proud! Jx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous card Chris brilliant work huge congrats too on your GDT position, very worthy offering for the current challenge.
Thanks so very much for commenting on my DT Surfboards post on Bizzy Bec's, your kindness was really appreciated. 😊
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Louise F - Punknscrap said...

Your card is really beautiful, I love the jade background.
Thanks so much for joining us this month at Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes Challenge. Louise - DT

Team Clark said...

What a stunning color combo on this beautiful card! The die is amazing and jewels are the perfect accent. Hugs, Autumn