Monday 4 June 2012

Distressed Butterfly - Use it Up #1

Alright!  I am off to a good start (although I guess it is cheating a little to have started before the surgery).  This is the first card I have made using papers / materials from my scrap box.

The butterfly is from one of the Polka Doodles CD Roms, and technically that is also something to 'use up' as it is from a stack of digis I printed off and just hadn't got to coloring yet.  In fact, I still didn't get to coloring it.  My friend Ines did the coloring of this butterfly - using pro markers of course!

I took bits from my scraps box and roughed them up with a bit of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  The embossed swirl paper was also from my scraps box.  I used that for the top 'banner' and for the small punched butterflies.  It was from a piece of card that I was goofing around with when I first started paper crafting and was showing a friend of mine my new crafting goodies (like my Cuttlebug, Woodware paper trimmer and gold sparkle spray).  Goes to show I really am a pack rat!

This card is a bit differently styled compared to my 'normal' stuff, but as I am feeling torn between distressed and hopeful with my upcoming surgery, I guess this card is the perfect representation of that!  In any event...I hope you like it.

Thanks for visiting...and I hope you can come back soon.

xx Denise


Linda Simpson said...

This is lovely, I love the different textures and the butterflies are fab.

Linda xxx

Lesley Hawkins said...

what a lovely card this is, methinks I should take a look at my scrap box which seems to grow day by day!! xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

What a brilliant way to use your scraps, i like your use of distress ink, Ines has done a great job colouring the butterfly... i could do with a friend like her (my colouring isn't up to scratch)
Good luck with the surgery x

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