Wednesday 10 June 2015

Sunset Butterfly Thanks

Good morning, good morning, good morning.
The sun is still shining, perhaps summer is finally here!
Just a quick post to share a card I made for the latest challenge over at Less is More and a couple of others got in there as well!

This card reminds me so much of my bloggy friend Loll. I love her work and think I must have absorbed her style and it just burst out with this card. I started by inking up a square panel that was floating around my bits box. I inked it up using the 'Sunset' colours for the challenge and blended them into an ombre effect and then just for the hell of it I spritz it with a fine mist of  corporation wine, plain water to you. As the wonderful Darnell would say 'Hammy just whispered in my ear'. 
Now what? The intensity of the colours meant I had to use a white background but it looked a little plain, so I got out my trusty ef box and had a furtle about. I picked out a couple of folders including this Cuttlebug one which I finally went with. I can't remember when I last used it. It was too small for my panel, as they always are, so had to faff around extending it, hope you can't see the join.
Now the question was what to put with it? I thought of a card by Loll I saw recently and thought of this MB butterfly duo and it just had to be in gold mirry and I just had a little bit of vellum on the desk that did the solid section, you can still just about see the panel through it.
When I made the CASE of Virginia's card I didn't think I had any gold thread but I had a rummage through my sewing threads and found some, so that was added into the pot, followed by a Marianne tag greeting and voila!

I'm joining in the fun at -

"Less is More"  
Sunset Colours                                                  

Thanks for stopping by. :)


  1. So beautiful Julie! I love the touches of gold!

  2. So beautifully CAS and very elegant!!
    Rosi x

  3. This is gorgeous, Jules! I love the saturated, ombre square that's so bright and pretty! Perfect choice of embossed background and I LOVE that gold butterfly! Wow!

  4. Gorgeous sponged panel!! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

  5. Loving the ombre colour scheme to this card


  6. Love it! You have a sweet CAS card, and I love your ombre accent. Thanks so much for playing along at the Friday Mashup!

  7. LOVE the bright colours of your sunset panel Jules. So bright and beautiful! And I love it paired with the butterfly. Gorgeous card Jules. Thanks so much for the shout out. xx

  8. Julie I spotted this beautiful card over at ATCAS and thought hmmmm! that stunner had better be in the LIM gallery and I'm thrilled to see you've linked up there too. It's fabulous and very classy set against the embossed BG.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. Gorgeous! I love the inked panel and the butterfly is such a fabulous touch :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

  10. This is simply stunning Julie... I just love that sunset panel with the fabulous gold butterfly!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Julie, this is divine! Love those blended colours with the glossy gold and crisp white. Great little sentiment tag too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  12. Gorgeous inking/blending to create your sunset and your butterfly is so pretty, Julie! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  13. Julie this is totally gorgeous, your panel just glows with sunset! Great job on extending the embossing too.
    Thank you very much for joining us.
    Less is More


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