Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Shimmery Butterfly

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the January Sketch challenge at Happy Little Stampers, where any style of card is welcome.  Kylie has designed another wonderful CAS sketch that is easy to use for any style of card.

I know it's only Dec. 31st :) ... but it is Jan. 1 in Australia where this challenge blog is based, so this is the January Sketch challenge and will be open until the end of the month (AEST time).  Lots of time to play along! :)

Vanessa is offering a $5 gift certificate to her store!


All entries for the month of January in any of HLS challenges that are on the blog and also at the forum, will be in a random draw to win an extra mystery prize!

For my card above, I used a beautiful two-layer die-cut butterfly that I received as a gift from my friend Peggy.  She die-cut it with pearl paper ... so beautiful, but it's hard to capture the shine with the photo above.  I sprayed the solid layer with pink and blue, which gave me a pretty soft purple shade.

The background and sentiment are stamped and heat embossed in Platinum embossing powder, which is also hard to capture in the photo because the light bounces off of it.  I had to get hubby to stand and block some of the light :)  Now you can actually see the embossed dots in the background and read the sentiment.

I tried a light box last year and decided it didn't really add to my photos, so gave it away, but I'm thinking I should try again because any type of shine or shimmer really doesn't come across well with the lighting I have.  So far hubby hasn't minded helping me out, but he might get tired of that.  :)

Come join in the fun and make a card using the above sketch.  We'd love to see you at Happy Little Stampers!


I also wanted to share some news about Addicted to CAS Challenge blog ... our new Design Team term has started (Jan-Jun) and we have some amazing crafters joining us. We are happy to welcome to the team ...

Joanna (Harty to Heart)
Rebecca (Mellymoo)

Welcome ladies!!

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU!); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, Pearl White
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Butterfly die-cuts (gift from Peggy), Liquid Platinum embossing Powder (Ranger), heat tool; home-made sprays - mister bottles, rubbing alcohol, regal rose re-inker / bermuda bay re-inker


  1. Beautifully elegant, dear Loll!
    All the very best for 2015! Big hugs,
    Ingrid xx

  2. This is so pretty Loll, I love the layered butterfly :)

  3. This really is stunning. Have a Happy New Year.. hugs :)

  4. What a gorgeous butterfly, Loll! And you have perched him perfectly! I'm so excited about joining the ATCAS team! What a wonderfully talented team to be a part of! Happy New Year!

  5. Love that pearl paper. It makes the butterfly extra special and goes so well with the sentiment.

  6. So lovely! Looking forward to more of your amazing creations throughout 2015! Happy New Year!!

  7. This is a beautiful card Loll! I love that beautiful, lacy butterfly and the embossing is so pretty. You have a sweet hubby to stand and block some light for you. Mine would look at me like I was crazy, which perhaps I am. lol Hugs, Brenda

  8. Lovely card, Loll - beautiful colours behind the butterfly and great embossed dots and sentiment!

  9. That layered butterfly is ST - UH - NING! So elegant too with the embossed sentiment. Beautiful. Happy New Year, my friend!! xx

  10. what a beautiful card Loll! Your layered butterfly and gold embossing look lovely! Happy 2015!

  11. I do love that lavender and gold together Loll. The bit of splatters, 3D butterfly and sentiment placement just all comes together here. Happy New year gf.

  12. So very delicate Loll and wonderful colours. A very happy 2015 xx

  13. Stunning card Loll - your butterfly is so beautiful:) Happy new year my lovely friend - hugs xx

  14. this is such a pretty card!!! love it! wishing you a fabulous 2015!!!!

  15. So elegant and shimmery Loll. Love the Classic CAS Sketch for your HLS Challenge. Happy New Year my friend. TFS

  16. Thank you so much for your warm welcome to the DT at ATCAS, Loll! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you created the pop of color and gentile splatters on your CAS design! So elegant and totally perfect!
    Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2015!!!

  17. This is gorgeous Loll, love the composition. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Carol x

  18. Fabulous card, Loll! That delicate butterfly and those splatters - LOVE! Happy New Year to you!

  19. Stunning in its simplicity, Loll! LOVE!

  20. Wow! Amazing card. Both color and composition. I do appreciate yours work, are a wonderful inspiration.
    Happy new year

  21. Swooning, in full-on, back-of-my-hand-against-my-forehead swooning! Butterflies...shimmer...delicate colours...oh my! As you can no doubt gather: I LOVE this! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all your encouragement, prayers and hugs during this difficult time. You've offered the most wonderful support; so incredibly touching! Meeting you = one of my best discoveries! You're a gem!


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