Saturday 29 August 2015

Oriental butterflies

The stamps I used to create this card are from the stampman and are some of the very first stamps I bought. I remember travelling up to Skipton during one summer school holiday, on the way there we passed through torrential downpours of rain and I really thought we were going to get soaked. It was still raining when we arrived in Skipton but fortunately by the time we found somewhere to park and a cafe for lunch the sun was shining and we had a lovely afternoon feeding the ducks on the canal and spending time in the stampman shop. The staff were lovely and so helpful especially since my son was in a wheelchair and anything he wanted to look at they spent time taking it to him and in return he kept the whole shop entertained despite being around 8 years old.

I had an idea of what I wanted to do after seeing a layout at kraftin kimme but also didn't want to use promarkers but something different for a change, so after having a rummage and finding I still had some moonglow inks also from the stampman I decided to use them. My hardest decision was settling on a colour scheme . I had some Japanese style paper not sure of the brand (sorry) so chose a background and worked from that.

I used stamps to make the two patterned strips and painted them in the same inks along with the border strip. I mounted both the central image and the base layer on gold mirri-card and finished by using 2 bamboo skewers coloured in the same inks and tied to look like the bamboo in the image with white florist wire.

I'm not sure what I will use the card for it could be a birthday for male or female or simply a just because or thinking of you card who knows.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Aurora wings - anything with wings

The paper shelter - come fly with me

kraftin kimme wonderful Wednesday - anything goes and layout

creative artist -anything goes with butterflies and flowers

crafting by designs - things with wings

fab n funky - things with wings

polkadoodles - things with wings

crafty gals corner - lots of layers

crafty catz- golden oldie

kitty bees - in the sky


My Scrap Pages and Cards said...

very pretty, love the colours

Marilyn Webb said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our Challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Wheelie Crafty said...

Julye What an absolutely beautiful card sweetie...
Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at
we would love to see you at our blog again... Good luck at winning the prize.

Hugs Rhonda DT Owner

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
{I followed your comment link at Kitty Bee. Their linky is up now}
Crafty hugs,

Alison said...

Gorgeous butterfly card - thank you for joining in our Things with Wings challenge at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

Michelle N. said...

Such a pretty card! Love the butterflies-thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Challenges!

Cards By MI said...

A lovely card in stunning colours. Butterflies are such lovely looking creatures. Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs

Lena said...

Lovely card. Beautiful butterflies and embellies.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
♥ Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner's Lots of Layers challenge. Hope to see ya again! Lisa DT

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful Oriental card those butterflies look awesome so does the design, thank you for joining the challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY
lorraine x

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Such a beautiful card, love the embellishments too! Thanks for playing along with us at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges!

jenn shurkus said...

the butterflies and paper go perfectly together :) i love how our stamps hold memories for us :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love the bamboo! Thanks for joining us for our Things with Wings Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and design, perfect for our challenge of things with wings at Polkadoodles. Thanks for sharing and good luck.
Aunty Sue DT

Vannessa said...

Lovely card. I really like the colours you used and the layout. Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Vannessa
The Paper Shelter DT

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Beautiful butterflies!! Your fence is so fun and creative! Thanks for sharing it with us at Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday and good luck!
Jennifer, DT

Unknown said...

Pretty butterflies and I love the little bamboo fence at the bottom! Thanks for joining in the things with wings challenge at Polkadoodles, Jackie DT