Sunday, June 12, 2011

Less is More 19 - In the Frame

The 19th challenge at Less is More is to make a one layer card with a frame of some sort.

I've had one of those weekends where I felt like I couldn't make a decent card to save my life! After a couple of days of tossing scraps into the recycle bin, I forced myself to sit down and not get up until a card was done.

I had a 'new to me' set of Hero Arts butterflies and I had just picked up a set of yummy Memento inks in shades of purple with my 50% off coupon at Michaels, so I decided to combine the two for this challenge. I masked off a rectangle and sponged the edges with a light blue to create the frame. Then I stamped a PTI sentiment and several of the butterflies in purple inks and called it good. A couple of my butterflies are not stamped perfectly, but I don't have time for a fourth go round! :)

Tonight is my oldest daughter's end of the year piano recital, so this will go to her lovely teacher as a thank you for another wonderful year of lessons.


Stamps: PTI sentiment from Damask Designs, Hero Arts Designer Butterflies
Ink: Memento
Paper: PTI white


Mandi said...

Really pretty Anne
I guess we would prefer a little more white space, but its FAB anyway!
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

oooo I love this very much, the delicate blue background is just right to show those butterflies off. I'm sure your daughters teacher will appreciate it :)
Jenny x

Susan said...

Beautiful colors for the butterflies!! A very pretty card!
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Sally H said...

it's beautiful! Love those pinks and purples

Debgem said...

I like this a lot! Love the colours and who doesn't like butterflies?

Chrissie said...

This is a beautiful card, I'm sure your daughter's teacher will be thrilled to receive it!
Thanks so much for joining us.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Vicky said...

This is just stunning! I love butterflies at the minute and the colours you've used are beautiful!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Beryl K said...

Very pretty card
Beryl x

Suze Bain said...

Such a lovely card, beautiful colours and butterflies. xx

Lisa said... has all my faves pinks purples and butterflies. Those Hero Arts butterflies are gorgeous (and ones I don't own...yet! lol) xxx

Faith A said...

This is beautiful, lovely colour combo love how you have done the background too.

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours. xx

Jehkotar said...

Charming card! i love it!

Sarah said...

Hi there, that is really such a pretty card. Love the colours you have used. Thanks for the comment on my blog, it's appreciated. Sarah

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, This is so pretty, such lovely butterflies and gorgeous shades of blue, perfect, Gay xx

Jess said...

very pretty

Aileen said...

Love your flutter of butterflies. x

Vicky Hayes said...

I think this is perfect in every way Ann! Such a simple idea but so effective. (Wishing I'd thought of it myself!) Vx