Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Take two and three

Boy! This week's Lessismore challenge should be 'easy peasy' to quote Chrissie and Mandi, but I've really struggled with this one.

I didn't like my first card so went back to the drawing board and came up with these two:

Sorry to bore you but this one is done my Silhouette again.  I cut the butterflies out of the base card and then crimped some card to place behind.  I then cut out another butterly in green and crimped that too. The sentiment is from HoTP.  Finally I mounted it onto a 6 x 6 base.

This next one I'm not too keen on:

The colour has been washed out with my lack of photography skill - it really is a nice cream coloured card.

The butterflies are from the Clare Curd collection and I've decoupaged the large one and added gems to both of them and made some antennae with some wire.

I crimped some kraft card and wrapped some rafia around (a bit rustic I thought). The sentiment is HOTP and the whole lot has been mounted onto 6 x 6 card.

Ok! I think I'm gonna give up on this one now.

I'm off on my hols on Friday (volcanic ash permitting) so will unfortunately miss the LIM challenge (the first one I've missed), so have a good week everyone and see you in just over a week.

Thanks Mandi for your comment that the second butterfly wasn't needed. You were right, I think it looks much better now!

Here it is:



Mandi said...

Aww Sue you are to hard on yourself!
These are FAB, that's an effective design on the first.
the second is equally s fab, although I think it only needed the top butterfly. BUT, that's nto a criticism, just saying...well nit picking I guess....sorry
they are a FAB colour,
Fabulous work
Thank you, have a brilliant holiday if we don't speak again
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More
You will be missed next week

Suze Bain said...

The 'rustic' one is very pretty but I really like the first one. Design and colours are fab. Have a super holiday. xx

Aileen said...

I like both cards, the butterfly on the bottom one and the design of the top one. Enjoy your hols. x

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards Sue! Enjoy your hols!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is beautiful, sweet and creative,,

Lynne said...

Oh Sue you are your own worse critic. Both cards are absolutely fabulous. Your first one is awesome and in my opinion one of the best entries this week.
Lynne xxx
P.S. have a great holiday!!

Karen said...

Two stunning cards x

Kathyk said...

Two fab cards - love the punched butterflies and the use of twine too


Linny said...

Love them both Sue. great stuff. Linda x

Jenny said...

Beautiful cards Sue, love the geometric design of the first card.
Jenny :)

Wishcraft said...

Ooh they're both gorgeous, love them! Lisa x

Mandi said...

Oh Sue it looks fantastic
I love it like that!

I'm sorry it;s so easy for you to do all the hard work and we throw a comment heart beat!

Thanks for trying my suggestion, you have created a stunning card

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous cards and love the how you just the first one how you crimped the butteflies and just had one in 3d and the second one was fab too and love it even more without the second butterfly.

Viv said...

Love them both Sue, so pretty!!! have a lovely holiday :O) Viv xx

Faith A said...

Beautiful cards, love them both, love the raffia effect, yes very rustic, love the top card too, both really good cards.

Julie said...

Funny the middle card is the one I like best, hope you have a good holiday.

Susan said...

Beautiful card , Sue! I love the way you did the first card! It's really cool! Love the second card too...and I do like it better with just the one butterfly.

I have a litt tutorial on my blog for photographing cards. It might be helpful. Have a great vacation!

my card is HERE

Eskimo Frosting said...

I love your butterfly cards especially the gorgeous one with the raffia bow.