Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A little late for LIM........again !!



Hi everyone, so sorry I've been missing for a few days busy times! There was a brilliant mini fest going on at the Craft Barn on Saturday, I had a great time watching all the demos and shopping :0) On Sunday I took a fantastic workshop with Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals at the Craft Barn again! Fabulous time and beautiful makes, lucky me:0)
And I've been looking after the gorgeous girlies too, the grand daughters, lucky me :0)
I've made a couple of cards for the LIM 27 Challenge
This week it's time for another colour challenge and for your delectation this week, we have decided to ask you make a card  using the 
COLOURS 
of
YOUR NATION'S FLAG!



































This card uses a corner stamp onto the card and then onto velum. I used embossing paste onto the card and inked up with distress inks afterwards. The bodies of the butterflies are bits from the centre of grunge board numbers. Inking onto the velum needed coloured Stazon.



This card is the one I made first and here I used Tim Holtz Rock Candy, crackle glaze. When used on velum it drys quite crinkly but I love the effect, it has the added bonus of making it hard to see the adhesive behind, NICE! I've raised it up with Pinflair glue gel. I hope you like? Now I need to get myself off to the LIM site and check out all those fabulous entries by the Limettes TTFN Gay xx






43 comments:

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Ooh YESSSS! These are lovely! Very interesting how you made them! What will you come up with next?

Hugs, Sandra x

Debgem said...

Gay - sounds like you've had a really fun few days. I do like the sound of the crafty stuff :) And you must have really enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren.

Your LIM cards are stunning - I particularly like the first one with the embossed diamond pattern and subtle sponging - looks fab! The vellum butterflies on both cards are great!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely love your butterflies and love the addition of the vellum and great idea to use the bits left over for the bodies, very clever. Love the texture from the texture paste too. Tracy x x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Totally brilliant use of the corner stamp Gay - talk about "thinking outside the box" - you're a master at it!!
Love them both, but the one with the diamond background is my fave.
(Congrats on your TIOT GDT spot too).
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Kathyk said...

SMASHING selection of Flag inspired cards

Kathyk

craftattack said...

Great work, Gay, love the images and colours! Valerie

Suze Bain said...

Butterflies are gorgeous, love the ones with the glossy accents and those tiny little gems you've added - fab! xx

Jenny said...

Sounds like a non-stop crafting weekend...what fun and then to have your girlies too! no wonder you've been absent :)
These are marvellous Gay, the vellum butterflies are so pretty and delicate, love the harlequin background on your first card too :)
Jenny x

Chrissie said...

Wow, these are really innovative Gay and look fabulous!
I love the first one best I think!
I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the Craft Barn... Mandi and I have wondered about having an excursion there sometime... maybe we could organise a LIMette jamboree!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less us More"

Doreen said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend,your card is simply stunning,the butterflies superb.xxx

kingstonmama said...

Your butterflies are so striking. I love how you made them. They look really great against the background on the first card, but equally brilliant on the white.

Christine B. said...

Hi Gay, wished I lived down there so I could visit the craft barn. I kep hearing about their fab demo's. Glad you had a fun with the girls. Grandchildren are such fun. Love your cards especially the first one. I'd never thought of using a corner to make a butterfly. Brilliant idea. Take care . Hugs ChrisB

Rosemary said...

beautiful cards, gay... i really like the first one with the diamond pattern. sounds like you had a really fun and craft filled time this past weekend.

Valerie said...

These are really unusual Gay, so pretty. Stamping underneath the vellum makes them look as if they are lit from behind, gorgeous!
Val x

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, what a great use of red, white and blue! Those butterflies are stunning, especially on the embossed harlequin background. I really like the subtlely notched corners, too. I hope you're doing well, Gay! I miss coming by here. :)

Esther said...

definately like !! These are gorgeous Gay...struggling with these colours - why couldn't we have a pretty purple or pink flag !!! Esther xx

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Gay, that first one is superb!
Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Love the First one ...Stunning....lovely work...you always have some brilliant ideas....love them....
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your torn vellum butterflies Gay! I think my favourite is the first with that gorgeous background. Vx

Kristel said...

Wowww this is really gorgeous again Gay!!
Hugs Kristel

Carla said...

great butterflies, love your cards!

hazel said...

Fabulous cards - the butterflies are beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

I'm going to a workshop at the Craft Barn this Sunday.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gay what pretty cards...love how you have stamped under the butterflies too.
Think the card with the diamonds is my favourite.

Anne

************ said...

Lovely butterflies; they could almost be jewellery pieces.
Sue xxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards Gay, I love the first one the best, those butterflies look beautiufl with the background xx

Pauline said...

Two fab cards, the vellum butterflies are outstanding! Beautiful work!

Dolly Daydreams said...

I am so jel , your on the dt for the Craft Barn making and creating with `Malcolm and Jean and being in such close proximity to all those gorgeous crafty things, plus you are very talented and funny and a thoroughly nice person , am in a big huff now. Love your cards and the fabulous colours and techniques , great work once again.

Maarie

Aileen said...

Love the vellum butterflies and the shiny background. x

Viv said...

Two lovely cards again Gay, I just adore those dreamy butterflies and that diamond background is amazing !!! :O) Viv xx

Lynn said...

Gay you have done it again, such creative cards. Love them! I like the embossing paste :-) and all the other shimmery goodness. Saw your tag on Tag it Tuesday, a very individual piece. Congratulations on being a guest designer there. Lynn x

lililindsay said...

More inspirational cards from you. I wish that I lived near enough to take advantage of the Craft Barn classesand also that I had some "girlies" to look after.

Mina said...

that sounds like a brilliant day out Gay...wow this is stunning, I love the butterflies
Mina xxx

Lisa A. said...

Hi, Gay!! We have Michael's here in the states, but that Craft Barn sounds WONDERFUL...sounds like you had great fun:)!!
Your cards are amazing...such beautiful butterflies...love your us of vellum and love the "bling" on your first, well, your second card:)!! Hugs, Lisa

The Crafty Elf said...

Such neat cards Gay! Very cool work! Always an interesting stop, your blog. So inspirational and creative. Thank you!

Jules said...

Hi Gay

Fabulous makes .. .. but the first one has to be my favourite. It looks magical!!! A fantastic creation.

Love Jules xx

Junie said...

Oh I wish I lived nearer the Craft Barn !!! that would have been a fantastic experience to have a class with Crafty Individuals !! You lucky thing you LOL

Your cards are just AMAZING as ever Gay !!! I just love those butterflies they are amazing !!! HOPING ALL WELL MY FRIEND .. TAKE CARE

Sasha said...

Super cards, Gay! Such an innovative idea with the corner stamp butterflies...Wonderful!!

Susan said...

WOW! Your cards this week are super creative, Gay!!! LOVE that you used the corner stamp for the butterflies...NEVER would have thought to do that!! Fab cards!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! These butterflies are stunning, and so creative.
Caroline xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, fantastic cards, your butterflies look wonderful.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous cards, the stamped butterflies look beautiful.
Avril

Faith A said...

WOW Gay these are ingenious, gorgeous cards.

Squirrel said...

What a superb idea! I need to try this!
Rosey x