Thursday, 8 October 2015

Oriental butterflies

Yesterday I was searching for a sheet of card that I just *knew* I'd put in a safe place, when I bumped into a half-sheet of Oriental style blue and gold patterned card that is the only piece left over from a QVC kit I bought years and years and years ago. I'd totally forgotten I still had it, so I moved it to the top of the drawer to use "soon". At the same time, I lifted out a sheet of blue and white floral paper I'd printed out from a craft download - can't remember where I got it from but the date 2010 is printed in the corner, and a sheet of dark blue card with the texture of fine needlecord. I felt sure the three would work together..... somehow.....

Then I thought of the challenge at Use Your Stuff, which is a sketch this week. perfect for bringing together a selection of Very Old Stuff.



And with the butterfly background, how about some butterflies, stamped on pale blue paper and heat -embossed in gold? Not only perfect for the sketch, but also for a second visit to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge, Butterflies and Embossing. I've already visited once with dry embossing, so now I can go back there with some heat embossing.

 
Hmmm..... it looks as if my line of characters stamp has got a bit distorted. I wonder if soaking it in hot water or heating it gently with my heat gun would allow me to straighten it?

5 comments:

  1. Brilliant. Your use of all the old papers works perfecly for the sketch. Love the embossed butterflies. Thankyou for fluttering by again. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Wow what a pretty card. I love your colour choices and your interpretation of my sketch challenge over at UYS. Thank you so much for playing along. I adore butterflies! Hugs - Shirl DT

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  3. Love that gold backing paper and sweet embossed butterflies! Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks for joining at Butterfly challenge!

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  4. Beautiful card! I love the gold embossed butterflies, and I think all of your found papers work perfectly together! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

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  5. One of my favourite things to do, pair old with new. Your card is spectacular! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff!

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