Saturday, June 27, 2015

Happy Early Birthday, Kylie


Hi everyone.  I made this for my dear friend, Kylie's birthday (Kylie is Addicted to Stamps), which is in early July.   I mailed this a couple of weeks ago so that it would be to her on time.  Snail mail from Canada to Australia can take forever.  For some mysterious reason, it arrived to her in about a week ... crazy fast this time!  Now that she has it, I can share with you. :)  Hugs to you Kylie!!

Very simple design, I used a honeycomb stencil (made with my Cameo) and randomly sponged two shades of orange distress inks down the one side.  I cut out the black butterfly (again with my Cameo), shaped it a little with my bone folder and added it on top of the sponging, with rolled glue dots under the wings to keep it's shape.  A simple stamped sentiment, and it was done. :)

I'm heading over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where Anything Goes.  And also linking up to AAA Cards #42 - Pastes and/or Stencils.

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I am also sharing a picture taken last weekend when we were all together to celebrate Father's Day.  As Evan was heading out the door at the end of our time together, he mentioned we hadn't taken any pictures.  I quickly grabbed my camera and snapped this picture of the three generations of Thompson men. :)  LOVE this picture and wanted to share with you.












Stamps: Chit Chat (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Honeycomb stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, sponges, butterfly cut file

Challenges:
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes
AAA Cards #42 - Pastes and/or Stencils

31 comments:

Sue said...

Your beautiful butterfly looks fabulous against the stencilling, Loll. Lovely photo!

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Loll, love the colours. Fabulous photo of your Men, handsome family you have there, one to be framed!
Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card Loll, love the stenciling. Wonderful photo of three generations, I dont know how old your son is but in that photo he looks so young, hard to believe he is a father.

Carol said...

Love your card Loll, the stencilling looks fabulous behind that gorgeous butterfly. Great photo too. Carol x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another fabulous card from you Loll, I have so missed seeing your wonderful creations! LOVE that great picture of the three generations of the men in your life . . . such a happy looking photo! I hope you had a wonderful birthday - I can't believe I have missed so many whilst I was away - have a great weekend! Hazel xx

Pam said...

What a beautiful card for Kylie! Love your stenciling and the butterfly looks striking over it. Great photo of your handsome men, too.

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty card that I know Kylie loves! And such handsome guys! I can't believe how much Cooper has grown!

Julia Aston said...

Your card is beautiful Loll - with the wonderful contrast of the black butterfly against that partial stenciling - and what a great pic of the 3 generations! Julia xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful pic!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card for Kylie -- great 3 generation photo!

Joyce said...

Wonderful card. I love how your stenciled background looks. Love that loose and faded along the edges look. And, the butterfly is so crisp and contrasts perfectly. I know that Kylie would really love this card. And, what a bunch of nice looking men you have around your house!!

denmo said...

Simply gorgeous card, loverrrly design Loll, great colours...super photo...hugs..Denise (UK) xx

nwilliams6 said...

Looks even better on your blog than at SCS. I still love it! Love the picture of the men in your life too! Hugz

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous card Loll! I love the honeycomb background and that black butterfly is beautiful! Wow, you are just surrounded by handsome men, lucky gal you are! hugs :)

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... vibrant and bold ... and so dramatic! Great photo of your men! Anita :)

OH Babs said...

I love this card Loll - totally CAS, sophisticated and a nice touch of stenciling. The family photo is great.

Karen B said...

What a gorgeous card you've made for Kylie Loll - love the stencilling and that gorgeous butterfly. The photo of all the men is wonderful.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Jill Vickers said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Loll! I love the stencil that you created for the background! Thank you for linking up at AAA Cards! Jill

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Brilliant card Loll, striking, elegant and super CAS-tastic.
Kylie will love it I'm sure. Great photo too and your guys look amazing especially the cutie at the front! Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

Linda Beeson said...

Love your great honeycomb background and the black butterfly is a nice contrast, so glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

Jan Clothier said...

Gorgeous background for your butterfly. It's a lovely creation.

Birgit said...

Happy Belated Birthday Loll! I hope you had a fabulous day on Saturday!!

Maura R said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the color combo and the soft blending. Great 3 generation pic too!

MaryH said...

Awesome. Love the stencil pattern with those sunshine colors and that gorgeous black butterfly. A beautiful CAS and made a super birthday card. TFS the picture of your handsome guys. The little one is really growing so fast. What a cutie. Have a great week & TFS. Hugs

Barb Ghig said...

Your stenciled background is gorgeous, especially with the black butterfly! Really stunning card, and perfect for Kylie's birthday!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! Love your stenciling and beautiful black butterfly! And your men are sweet, especially the youngest :)
Happy Belated Birthday Loll!!! Was out of this world last week, hope you had a great day!

Jingle said...

Gorgeous card! Great color and design! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Bobby said...

I love that orangey ink behind the butterfly, Loll. You can sure see the family resemblance in your men. ;)

Karen D. said...

awesome photo of the men in your life...great looking family
Love your card.
Hope you have a happy Canada Day mf.
hugs

Brenda said...

Wow, beautiful card Loll! I love your sponging through the honeycomb stencil. And your butterfly, wow, that butterfly is beautiful too and the black really is striking against those colors! I love, love, love the picture of the guys. I can't believe how big your grandson is-he is growing like a little weed! lol They do don't they?! Your hubby resembles my hubby, the white beard, the glasses and hair-I swear they could all but pass as brothers. lol I hope you have framed this picture of the guys, it is a good one and easy to see why you love it! Hugs, Brenda

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a simple, gorgeous card Loll. Love the inks you used for stenciling, and the black butterfly just looks wonderful atop the stenciling. Love the placement of the sentiment as well. And those Thompson men... so sweet. They look like a fun bunch! Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.