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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Less is More # 16 Butterflies

Good Afternoon All!

Yes, it`s Less is More 
day once again. Is it me or are the weeks going waaaay too fast?
This week we are asked to make a CAS card using butterfly/ butterflies. Wow, it doesn`t get much better than that and not much of a challenge to most of us either me thinks.
Funnily enough I`d been playing around with my Twinkling H2O`s a couple of weeks ago. I simply slapped some of the paint onto some white paper, gradually adding water to get a graduating colour effect. When it was dry I stamped some butterflies on it in Versafine ink, cut them out then didn`t do much else with them.
Susan Raihala gives a great tutorial on how to do this effect. Check her out, she is amazing.
I also want to point out one more thing. I needed some EP during the week so put an order in at Joanna Sheen. Because she has a £5 spending limit ( understandably) I treat myself to a new Embossing folder as well. I placed the order just before lunch on Thursday and the postman delivered it on Friday morning. Hows that for brilliant service and P& P free too. Thank you Joanna!!!

Anyway onto my card.

I`ve used my new Cuttlebug EF, Leafy Branch straight onto the card front.
The Butterflies are by Elusive Images and done in Twinkling H2O`s as I said and I`ve added some gems to give it a bit of Pizzazz.
The sentiment is ofcourse by Flourishes Tag Lines Stamped in Memento Bahama Blue.

This is my first card, I`m already working on a second ( sorry Mandi & Chrissie) but I promise I won`t go overboard like I did last week lol.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

54 comments:

  1. Great effect on the butterflies and thats a gorgeous EF. LIM is certainly helping my craft stuff wish list grow!!!
    x

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  2. Smashing card and love the touch of colour

    Kathyk

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  3. A beautiful card. I love the butterflies, the colour is gorgeous. Jo x

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  4. Beautiful... see simple can be just awesome. I love white space but textured white space is the tops... Your butterflies look awesome girlie. Thanks for wishing the twins happy birthday. This week has been crazy. I am trying to catch up on blogs while they all sleep. hee hee

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the embossed background and your butterflies are so beautiful!

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  6. Lovely card Lynne, love the embossing and those beautiful butterflies.

    Anne

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  7. Simply beautiful Lunne
    So elegant
    Thank you for entering again
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  8. Very elegant and a gorgeous colour too.

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  9. Oh i love the colour they just pop from card beautiful xx

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  10. Brilliant card, perfect CAS!
    Stacey at 8.
    x

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  11. That's a really lovely card Lynne. I have trouble with butterflies would you believe? But I had a go anyway!

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  12. Hi lyn
    Fabby card ...love the embossing folder...
    i have been out all day ...so just rushed to see what the LIM
    is ...
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxx

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  13. Hopped right on those butterflies, huh Lynne? Beautiful card.

    Hugs, Erica (fellow DT pal)

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  14. Gorgeous card Lynne, I love the folder. Hugs Rita xx

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  15. love it, the embossing and the butterflies are just gorgeous

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  16. Fab card and would look good in so many colour combos. Lindax

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  17. The card is sooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!! Simply adorable!
    Hugs, Beate

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  18. Beautifull card thanks for sharing luv Sue x

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  19. Love that gorgeous colour!
    Kelly xx

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  20. Hello Lynne,
    I will try...I just asked a friend and I will ask my son..... he is a computer- freak, lol, I Hope he will know a way.

    Hugs Beate

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  21. Very pretty. Your butterflies are so vibrant. x

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  22. absolutely gorgeous card!!

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  23. It's fabulous Lynne, I love your butterflies and they look great on that embossed background:0) xxx

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  24. Lovely card Lynne...the butterflies are beautiful! Sarah x

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  25. I'm with you Lynne - can someone please slow life down a bit - I'm getting dizzy! Your card is stunning - I love the leaves and I love the technique of the butterflies and the flash of colour. Vx

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  26. I love this Lynne - great embossing folder. I've gone a bit mad this week for LIM!
    Service from JS is great isn't it.
    Lynn x

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  27. Awesome card, Lynne!! LOVE your butterflies! Thanks for the link to Susan's tutorial. I've been following her for a while, but didn't remember that tutorial. I really think I'm going to have to purchase that sentiment set from Flourishes...I keep seeing you use it and every time, I say to myself....I really need to get that set! LOL! Beautiful card...fab embossing!

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  28. Beautiful card, love the butterflies, so pretty!
    Helen x

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  29. Love your card, the embossing folder it such a great background to showoff your lovely butterflies. XOXO Zoe

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  30. Another lovely card again Lynne, I always love your cards, this one is super, love that pop of colour with the butterflies :O) Viv xx

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  31. Lovely card, it has such a calm, tranquil vibe, gorgeous pop of colour!

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  32. Beautiful and so effective with the blue popping right off the page.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  33. A beautiful card Lynne. Sue.x

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  34. Gorgeous card. I love that embossing folder, it's so versatile. Beautiful turquoise butterflies.

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  35. BEautiful butterflies and a perfect EF for them to rest on!

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  36. Stunning Lynne, love the mix of EF and butterflies :)
    Jenny x

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the simplicity...great job! :)
    Arlene.
    http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

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  38. Gorgeous and elegant......love it!

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  39. Just beautiful Lynne!
    Lizy x

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  40. This is beautiful:)!! The pretty butterflies "pop" against the white...wow..lovely:)!!

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  41. Beautiful card, love the colour of your butterflies, the embossing folder is great, Judith xx

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  42. Love the colour of the butterflies. A beautiful card. xx

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  43. Lovely card, love the blue, really striking, great use of only one colour :)

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  44. I almost used that embossing folder on my card and then chose another - still very similar to your card, though yours is much nicer! Hazel x

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  45. Gorgeous blue on white card. I have that embossing folder, too. It works wonderfully with butterflies. I need to dig it out!

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  46. Oh so pretty, going to have a look at the tutorial now :-)

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  47. Your creation is stunning. I love the butterflies over the embossing, the color - everything.

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  48. I was visiting your entire blog but I will leave a comment here. Simply gorgeous art work! Keep up the good work.

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