Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Allsorts Challenge

The challenge on Allsorts this week is "Wings" which was too tempting not to have a go at.

This is what I came up with. I wanted to use my favourite Butterfly Beauties stamps again so decided to combine them with that Crafters Workshop stencil I used in the last scrapbook layout.

This time I used the stencil as a template on folded cardstock to make a shaped card. I drew round the design on the stencil and coloured it with felt pens, then spritzed it with pink bubblegum, cherry and key lime glimmer mists and went over the original design lines again just to make them stand out.

As usual I stamped the butterflies on scrap card and applied some Blimey Limey Green (what a great name) moonglow mica powder just to give them a shimmer. They were cut out and stuck on randomly with an Artylicious word of inspiration, although I did shorten it slightly.

I tried to do something a little bit different than just a standard card, the trouble was with this theme I was a bit spoilt for choice and I'm still not sure what I think about what I've done. Still I suppose that is the whole point of a challenge.


Karen said...

This is just beautiful Lisa!!! I love the splattering of glimmer mists over the top! X

Sandra said...

Wow! What an incredible work of art. Totally gorgeous Lisa.
Sandra x

Sally H said...

Lisa, this is stunning! Love the colour combo and using the stencil as a card template. Hope the snails didn't freak you out too much!

Lynne K said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa! Lovely colours which work really well together. I love those Butterfly Beauties stamps too.

Littlebear said...

Hi Lisa, This definitely fits the theme "Wings" it is beautiful!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. I'm glad you visited as now I've found your blog - your projects are gorgeous - I particularly love your tags. I've become a follower and hope to visit often.
Hugs, Clare x

Lynda said...

Wow what a beautiful idea - love the colours and your butterfly is absolutely stunning! Thanks for visiting me and leaving lovely comments. I love your blog and your cats are adorable.
Lynda xxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful Lisa! and what a great idea. that stencil works perfectly with your butterfly stamp. We are looking for DT members at Tuesday Taggers, fancy having a go?
x Michelle

Julia Dunnit said...

It's lovely. I'm with you - when I try something a bit different, I don't really know where I'm going with clearly have the skill of knowing when to stop though - this is beautiful!

Sarah xx said...

Lisa this is really beautiful - can you make me one?
Laughed at your swimming with the cats post too, they are little darlings and have a kind mummy and daddy to rescue them.

craftimamma said...

This is lovely and so unique Lisa.

I've been checking back down your blog for things I've missed this past week while I've been having such problems with my computer. I love the tag from a few days ago and the lovely scrap page.

Sorry but I had to laugh at your antics with your cats in the 'monsoon'.

Lesley Xx

Jill said...

What a beautiful interpretation of Wings, just love it.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

very original fabby shaped card ,
thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

brenda said...

Beautiful Lisa, thank you for taking part.

B x

scotspanda said...

oooh what a lot of work has gone into this card!! it is fabulous :o)

thanks for joining us this week on the allsorts challenge


Amanda xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is stunning!
Have a fabulous weekend!
kim x

Cherry said...

What a beautiful card, Lisa. Love your blog too. XXX

Anne said...

What a beautiful card!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I'm glad to have found yours - you have some really lovely stuff on here. Look forward to visiting again!

Enfys said...

I'm not surprised you made the top 5 Lisa, this is beautiful, loads of wonderful detail. Congrats.
En xx

Anne said...

Oh, yum, no wonder it made the cut, this is a winner!