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Friday, May 04, 2007

Daring Cardmakers With Wings

This card was made tonight for the latest card dare. Any card you want ,but it must have wings!
Well I call that a marvellous challenge as "wings" conjures up all kind of notions from fairy princesses to angels, butterflies & even planes for the gent in your life!!!!
Mine is just some Amethyst paper with two 3D butterflies on it to match the one printed on the paper.

This card was made over a year ago & I have never shared it. I have it stood on permanent display on my bookcase. The papers were handmade & vellum. The butterflies were stamped onto vellum & then to give them a really good 3D effect, I painted them with a thin coat of Anitas 3D gloss. As it dried it pulled the wings up so they look as if they are in flight.
Thank You to some very special ladies out there for your kindness & support. You each know who you are. You are lovely people & I am honoured to have you in my life sharing this wonderful craft with me.
I do love to scrap & make my cards, but being in a team is fab & we have great fun between ourselves. It was just good to join forces with other teams on UKS & light heartedly compete for points. It gave our creative edge a boost up the bum!!
I am pleased to report our points have been acknowledged this month & I have heard some other teams also went through the same as ours.
I received a rather lovely little package from Ruth (mamaluke) in the post today & you will be able to see what I do with the contents VERY SOON.x

19 comments:

Lynne.x said...

Paula your cards are lovely. The butterflies on the first card look so real against the b&w background papers - it's beautiful.

Esther said...

Wouw... what a great card... I love the butterfly... and girl... your tagged.. good luck...love es.

Frog said...

Wow Paula they are gorgeous i love the butterflies.

Andrea xx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so beautiful! love your wings!
hope you are feeling better soon!

Rhi said...

Beautiful Paula, so very pretty :)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wonderful work - particularly like the first one!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh so pretty Paula, beautiful cards, I love them both :o)
I'm so glad your points have been acknowledged.. that's great!

Mel Goodsell said...

LOVE the 3d butterflies - so pretty,
Melx

Lythan said...

I can see why you keep it on display. it is so striking

Kathy said...

This is such a pretty card Paula - I think we can let you off the cheat - just this once mind!!!!

I've been so busy this week I've been a total failure at keeping up with my crafty mates' blogs - but I promise I'll try harder next week!

Rein said...

Lovely cards!

Leni said...

very nice.

Maisymary's Findings said...

Both cards are great ! The first card is particularly graphic ! I just might do a butterfly card too if I can find the butterfly stickers ! lol


Hope your weekend is going on lovely ! I just cooked a korean beef dish + rice with grilled salmon + hollandaise sauce ( go figure ! ) lol

having a foody weekend here !

ttfn, Pearl

Sarah said...

These cards are really pretty Paula. I love them both.

mamaluke said...

Lovely cards, I love butterflies. Can't wait to see what you make with the bits! ENJOY! :)

Susan said...

Hi Paula - love the butterfly cards!!! They are wonderful :-)

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful. What a great technique you did for the butterflies. Very creative!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards, really pretty

BondGirl said...

fab cards as usual, the butterflies are so delicate they must have taken forever