Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wot no colouring...!!

Good Morning and I hope it's fine wherever you are!

I have a "grown up" card to share with you today,
 the idea borne from several challenges.

The starting point was the background which was made using my Big & Juicy ink pad together with perfect pearls spritzed with water and then squished with water colour card. The stamp is new and came complete with the sentiment .  I bought it to encourage me to live on the wild side and do something other than colouring!! The butterfly die was free with a magazine some time ago and I just had to go with black. To finish off I simply knotted seam binding ribbon around the topper and matted on black card.

My inspiration came from these challenges

Crafty Ribbons #60 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
A Little Bit Crafty - Clean & Simple
Allsorts Challenge #223 - Butterflies
ABC44 - Sympathy

Thank you for stopping by xx


Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Sarah. I love the image, gorgeous colours and wonderful butterfly
Sue xx

Sammy said...

That is a great card! love the background, it turned out beautifully! x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful card Sarah. I love this, it's perefct for those difficult occasions too
Hugs Kelly

cass said...

Thias is stunning, a beautiful approach to a sympathy card.

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Sarah - love it!
Debs xx

Anne-Elise said...

What a beautiful card, Sarah! Love the image, the pretty bow and the cute butterfly! Hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a fabulous card. Love the stamp and sentiment. Great freebie butterfly.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

brenda said...

Very much my kind of card Sara, really love it. It's a great stamp as well, time mine gor an airing again.

Thanks so much for sharing your pretty card with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Jane said...

Absolutely fabulous, so elegant. Thank you for playing along with the ALBC CAS challenge & good luck. Jane

sparklingblackrose said...

I love this! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges, hope to see you again next week :-) Elaine DT-xxx-

Karon said...

Beautiful card, love the background and wonderful stamp! TFS

Annette said...

It's gorgeous Sarah, I love the background. Looks like we're both trying something new today! LOL

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous stamp and fab design too, really lovely :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mojca said...

oh it's sooooo gorgeous, love the shading and the beautiful stamp you used. hugs! Mojca

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love design and colours. So elegant.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

Sue said...

Hello again Sarah. It's so nice to be able to pop back for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can say thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month
Sue xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Such an elegant and soothing sympathy card. I love your soft colors and that gorgeous background. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.