Saturday, 4 September 2010

A Compendium of Butterflies...

...over on the Lots To Do challenge, the new theme this week is Butterflies/Insects... and seeing as I lurve butterflies, I thought I would join in... I made a card (I know, a card, not a tag!!!) using Distress Inks, Tim Holtz stamps and some Idea-ology.



The card base was coloured with Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge and Forest Moss DI's... oh and that was after I had stamped the text in clear and embossed in clear to give a resist (forgot about that bit LOL) I used Mini Misters with Crushed Olive and Wild Honey Re-Inkers in, added in with Perfect Pearls and then spritzed lightly. The sprigs were stamped in Forest Moss and embossed with Shabby Shutter Distress EP. Next I stamped some butterflies with Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick and then popped a generous layer of Rock Candy Crackle over the top. Once this was dried I popped some Rock Candy Stickles over the crackles.




The Idea-ology has the Chipped Enamel technique on it... using Distress EP's to colour the bits..I made a butterfly out of some Idea-ology Foliage, a Trinket Pin and a bashed brad... this was all popped onto the card and then I stitched the edges... ok, I didn't actually physically stitch them.. I cheated and used Tim's stitches stamp... Me? Sewing? NEVER ROFL Anyways, the CofC challenge this week is using this technique so I am going to enter twice! *I want that prize LOL*



I am in a bit of a huff today you know... cos... some dastardly beast put a WORM onto my lappy and I was not happy that I had to shut everything down cos I really couldn't figure out how to sort it out... Anyways, my IT Technician *aka Grim* had a look at it this morning... and has sorted it all out for me... what would I do without him?? Anyways, while he was doing said sorting, he was telling me about the state of my laptop... apparently, I am supposed to back things up and look after it and tidy it up!!! I didn't know that... so thinking I am clever, I said "ah but do you know how to do the Batik Technique?" Erm... that was a reeeeallly stooopid thing to say cos Grim quite righly pointed out that he doesn't use "craft stuff" whereas I use the computer... mmmm, memo to self... just admit you are thick with computers and let the Master do the techy stuff LMAO... It is a little embarrassing that I am so thick with computers...*ok, not only with computers but that is another story LOL* I mean it took me about seven years to figure out how to upload a pic to Blogger... there is no hope for me LOL Thankfully I have Grim to sort out techernical stuff for me... and guess what! My lappy is going a lot faster than it used to... mmm, maybe there is something in keeping it tidy after all... talking of tidying... erm... the Room Of Trash... still bad, in fact, worser if that was possible.. now has more card and papers and rubbish all over the floor... tsk tsk, I need to get it cleaned... am wondering how long I can keep saying those words before I buckle and get it done ROFL!! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

30 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful CARD! (suprise) lol and love the folage. I wish my hubby was a bit of a techy but he thinks his etch-a-sketch is his laptop ROFL

Love Dawn xx

Kay said...

Ack! tidying is only for people who are too lazy to look for things! LOL Gorgeous card x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous colours so right and warm all the rockcandy just enhances them. Luv the butterflys unique and very clever, thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week. xx Zoe

PS your not the only one woth everything crossed for Linda's prize this week LOL

Helen said...

Love the card, loads of techniques here. We all want the prize though, so may have to fight you for it!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

This turned out great. Love that you beat up the metal pieces---nice effect. Now, tell me more about entering the CCC multiple times...... You are putting thoughts in my head!! ;)

Marijane said...

What a "YUMMY" card! Just love the colors and many techniques you used. You reminded me I should go back-up my laptop files too...and I don't have a talented PC literate hubby to help out. I must get out my copy of CoC and try our some of Tim's techniques. I also have a couple of his teaching CD that inspire me greatly when I need a spark.

Minxy said...

Oh so pretty just like the person who made it xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hels! You made a butterfly out of foliage leaves and a trinket pin?!!

YOU ARE SO CLEVER!!!

What a wonderful, beautiful, BRILLIANT work of art, my dear friend. The colors, the stamping, the chipped enamel, the fake stitching (that's the only sewing I do, too!)-- everything is perfection here.

And I cannot get over how wonderful your foliage butterfly is. Can I borrow that technique??

I just ♥ you!

SusanK said...

Love the vibrancy and all the different elements combined to create this unique piece of art! Job well done!

Jaqi said...

stunning card, the colours are beautiful, love the way you have used one of Tims little pins for the body of the butterfly, very clever

craftytrog said...

Totally gorgeous artwork Hels! Absolutely love the colours & stamps you used! xx

KAT said...

Hels this is beautiful - I love all the details in your background!

peggy gatto said...

I would buy this card in a "minute"!!!
Perfectly lovely!

whyducks said...

Oh Hels I love you! I spend much of your wondrous and highly funny blog wondering why someone (maybe Alfie or Grim in a mean mood)put a worm in you lap!!!!! I thought why is she so frightened of a little old worm that she had to close all her work down to sort it out! I wasn't until I got to the last bit that the penny dropped! So you are not the only one who is daft about computers! Love the card not usually my colours but I love it!

mommabear said...

Fabulous card such beautiful colours and what a brilliant butterflys
Thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week xxx Alison

Becky said...

Love the trinket pin butterfly!

Susan Allan said...

This is so colourful and I love your 'steampunk' butterfly.

You are so productive, Hels. Have you got staff working for you behind the scenes? No, just a fast worker, I expect.
See you soon
Sue XX
and x for Alfie

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Hels. x

Nan said...

Hels...you just crack me up..I had to go have some dastardly medical stuff this week waaay tooo early in the AM and on the way there I started laughing. Husband thinks I am losing it and I must explain about how it is "stooopid o clock" according to Hels and we should go back home LOL! Laughter is the best medicine.! Thanks so much! Now to tell you how much I love this tag...butterflies are my fav right now and this is wonderful. Specially the pin butterfly. glad you entered twice! :) Nan

Heather x said...

Stunning card Hels, love how you have layered the colours and your butterfly is very imaginative :)
I would to know what fun these idiots find in infecting peoples computers....total morans! Glad grim sorted it for you...back ups...whats that rofl :)
*hugs* Heather x

Michele said...

this is stunning! so much color and variety. love the pin body on the butterfly. gladyour laptop s back up to speed as well. that makes life better! xo.

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous, gorgerous, love the bold colours and all the embellie bits.
Luv B xx

Ann said...

Beautiful card Hels, love all the different colours & images xxx

Sherry Goodloe said...

I'm cleaning instead of crafting today since I spent the entire day yesterday eating and having fun with my friend Gen. I'm only taking a break here to check blog posts (Ha!) for a few minutes.

Hopefully I won't be too tired tonight to enter this week's CCC as well. Those prize packages are to DIE for aren't they?! WOW

By the way . . . LOVE your CARD :)

PSS Thanks for stopping by today xoxo

Lori said...

Lurve it! Love the butterflies! Colors are lush too! Ooo, so glad Grim was able to come to the rescue! Wouldn't want to lose you! lol!

Tess said...

Fabulous card! I am quite sure I would feel like a kid in a candy store in your studio. LOL!

She said...

Love your card - my favourite colours. I'm not very techy either, so I know exactly where you are coming from!! S xx

crafty creations said...

Oh you do make me laugh Hels !!!

Stunning card as always thanks for sharing your fabulous work with the Lotosodo Challenge x Hilda

Amy said...

Your pieces are always beyond DREAMY and gorgeous

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