Thursday, 6 January 2011

Woo Hoo I have found time to craft!!!!!!

 After an exciting, busy and very tiring couple of weeks I have at last found some time to relax and make a card.  I was excited by the new challenge blog that Mona Pendleton has set up called CR84FN, its a colour challenge and they really are my favourite!!  The colours this week are Yellow, Peach and Light Pink, Yummy!!  I also wanted to have a go at the masking technique that Shari demonstrates so well here.

This is my card using lots of Hero Art stamps and distress inks.  The background is made using two stamps Paper Art and Letter Writing, stamped with Mustard Seed Yellow and then distressed.
I then stamped on the butterfly and with a mask made from a post-it note I stamped with Antique Brocade and then coloured with Worn Lipstick Distress ink. 
The frill is cut from a spare piece of stamped paper and punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

















This is the colour inspiration, such  pretty photo's!
 This card is for both the CR84FN challenge and the current Hero Arts Challenge.

Hope to find some more time to craft over the weekend, its great to be back in the groove!
SallyX

22 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

Glad you are back to making cards. I missed seeing your creations! This is beautiful! I love all the colors and the masking.

Barb said...

I feel your excitement and happiness, Sally! You sure jumped right back in with a beauty! Love these colors too and your masking looks fabulous!

Tiffany said...

Really pretty colors Sally! Perfect take on the color challenge, so fun you got time in to dabble with your stamps, it's refreshing, isn't it?

Lin said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE this! Good luck on the challenge!

Dotty Jo said...

Love this card - great combo of that gorgeous background stamp and those butterflies. I'm planning some crafting time myself this weekend. Thanks for your comment about needing to unwind with paper and inks - really made me realise how much I need some down time and has helped me devise a few crafting resolutions! New year hugs, Jo x

Dawn said...

awesome use of the colours Sally and superb masking. The butterflies look like they are popping off the card.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally

What a great card - love all your background stamping its fab. Glad you are back in the groove!

Take care

Tina
X

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE this card Sally!!! Awesome use of the Hero Arts stamps!! Can wait to see your "other" creation :)

Debgem said...

Well I think you've mastered the masking technique!! This is really lovely. The background is beautiful and those butterflies are fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN.

Michelle said...

Amazing card Sally!!! Great mix of stamps! I love the stamped border!!! Good luck to you!!!

Sue Lelli said...

This is DIVINE! LOVE the masking and the FAB butterflies! FAB feminine card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just gorgeous, Sally! Wonderful masking! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning card Sally! Those butterflies are gorgeous and I love the pink rhinestones! Thanks for playing with the CR84FN challenge :)

Alice Wertz said...

very pretty colors and design, Sally! so sweet! Happy New Year to you and yours! =)

alexandra s.m. said...

What a lovely card Sally, great movement created there ;-)
TFS!!

Brenda said...

Hi Sally! I am so glad you are back, I have missed you and your beautiful creations! I love that you can come back like this with an absolute stunner of a card! The colours are beautiful and so delicate and feminine! And I love the design. Superb!

Andrea M said...

OOOHHH - how preeety!!! This is absolutely lovely!!!
Fabulous take on the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Hope you'll join us again next week!

Arlene said...

WOW... fantastic masking. Love those butterflies.

Deirdre said...

So beautiful Sally, love. It. Adore the colours too. Must check out the site. Hope the new year is going well for you. All the best, Deirdre

Joy said...

Beautiful work on this gorgeous card Sally, I love the tones that you have created. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog and for linking my blog candy also, hugs!

Simone said...

Im soo glad to see your wonderful creations again! This is stunning Sally :)

Suzanne C said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Love the background. So very soft and pretty.