Friday, 7 August 2015

Butterfly birthday


Time for a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and we have a favourite theme - it is Things with Wings. 
I was inspired my my AVJ design team colleagues who recently did their Destination Inspiration posts using Tim's Shabby Chic technique from one of his books. However I think I need to master this one as it didn't go too well!

I embossed some purple cardstock with the background stamp from the Papillon set. I then took various distress paints (really must expand my range of colours) but just ended up changing the colour of the card - LOL! I still liked it though so I carried on.


I die cut some circles and coloured one in antique linen distress ink and the other with a dusty concord and chipped sapphire. The final circle was cut from dark brown card to match the matt on the card. I stamped the same background image onto the smaller circle using potting soil archival ink.


Whoops I forgot photographs for my butterfly - using the wonderful Butterfly Duo die and embossing folder. I cut him out and coloured the card with dusty concord and chipped sapphire inks before embossing. I then took some oil pastels in black and brown (thanks to Brenda Brown for this idea!) and highlighted the raised areas and around the edges.


I stamped my greeting from Simple Sayings, took some burlap and put my card together.



There is sure to be lots of creativity over at A Vintage Journey today - so do head over.
Nikki
xxx

23 comments:

  1. Rustic simple elegance at it's best!!! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Hugs :)

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  2. Beautiful colors on this lovely b'day card Nikki! the light burlap strip is a nice contrast to the blues! Love the shimmer on the embossed background! Julia xx

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  3. Fabulous colour combination on this wonderful card Nikki! Beautifully put together! Elegant perfection!

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  4. I think your colour combo is beautiful and a wonderful backdrop for the gorgeous butterfly. The burlap ties in so beautifully with the antique linen mat too. As others have already said - very elegant! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Such rich colours Nikki and the butterfly is very beautiful

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Very pretty card you created. Lovely colors and you kept it relatively simple. That way it would also be suitable for a man.
    Thank you for sharing your art.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  7. Beautiful card Nikki, adore the colour palette, very funky
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Wow Nikki, this is stunning! What a wonderful colour combo, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire, love it!! There is this whole, midnight sky feel your card that just hypnotizes me! Well done! hugs :)

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  9. Nikki, this is such a lovely card. The butterfly really pop and I love the colors! Happy Weekend!

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  10. Nikki this is a beautiful card and the colours just stunning. I love the base you created for that wonderful butterfly too. Fabulous x

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  11. oh so very pretty Nikki - gorgeous colours and that lace and butterfly look amazing - just lovely xx

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  12. Such an elegant colour combo Nikki and beautiful design. Love how you heat embossed your background for different tones. It was wonderful to finally meet you at our memorable Wendy Vecchi workshop.
    Julie x

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  13. A beautiful card Nikki, gorgeous colours and a great butterfly.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. Nikki, What a gorgeous card! I love the simplicity of the design, but it is so rich with color and texture! I am loving this color combination, and don't think you need to expand at all! Hugs!

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  15. Oh Nikki! This is such a lovely and elegant birthday card!! Just a perfect creation for this month's Things With Wings challenge at AVJ!! XOXO-Shari

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  16. A really beautiful card! Nikki Gorgeous colours , lovely embossing and perfectly designed . x

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  17. Gorgeous colours and textures Nikki, thank you for sharing it with us!

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  18. Gorgeous card Nikki love the colour combo.
    Avril xx

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  19. I love all the layers of text, and the beautiful shade of purply blue - so serene. Gorgeous card, Nikki!
    Alison xx

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  20. Oooh! My favourite background stamp and such beautiful colours! Love it! Chrisx

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  21. Beautiful! Love the colors and design!

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  22. A really dramatic colour scheme Nikki! Love the whole look to this. Jenny x

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