Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Agapanthus


There's a flurry of birthdays during this coming week with three Aunties and a friend all celebrating so it was time to give Mr Crafting Mojo a shake up.  I decided to take a card design I'd made before but make it in different colour ways and here are the first two in shocking pink.  The card, ribbon, and ink are in Rose Red and Melon Mambo from the Stampin' up range as is the stamped sentiment.  It fits inside one of the Spellbinders nestabilities classic ovals dies perfectly.  Although I had matching Stampin' up paper I decided it was too dark for this project and used paper from a pad I bought from Create and Craft many moons ago, in the Alan and Barry days.   

The stamped image on the topper was made using a Stampendous stamp which is called Agapanathus Cluster.  I first saw this stamp being used on QVC by Dawn Bibby and loved it.  She used it to demonstrate a bleaching technique.  It looks good stamped in one colour of ink or coloured in different colours with pens.  I've also added the Agapanthus Long and Agapanthus Bloom stamps to my stamp collection and used the Agapanthus Long to decorate the inserts for these cards.  The peeloff butterflies were put on to acetate, cut out and then the wings folded back before being attached to the card.  This was another tip I picked up from Dawn.

 
These two cards are heading off to opposite ends of the country as one is heading north to Orkney and the other south to Dunstable.


I'd like to enter these cards in the following challenge
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 61 - Monochrome Magi
Challenge up your life - Monochrome
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

11 comments:

  1. Hi there, what a gorgeous design, love the pretty stamps and colours and how you have decorated the inside. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

    Marie

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  2. Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along with "Monochrome Magic" at Crafty Cardmakers! xx

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  3. so stunning liz.the stamp is beautiful and gorgeous elegant colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  4. Fantastic cards, Liz! I liek the stamp and the little butterfly in the left corner!
    Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

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  5. Gorgeous card! The butterflys look so pretty :) Thanks for joining us for our Monochrome Magic challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

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  6. More beautiful cards! Thanks again for linking up at MIM!
    Rene :D

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  7. This is very pretty. So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 23)

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  8. Very very nice indeed.. I really like this. You can see the work & the thought that has gone into creating this.
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.



    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.xx

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  9. Gorgeous card!

    Thank you so much for joining in with our Monochrome Magic challenge at Crafty Cardmakers :-)

    Beth. xxx

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  10. Very Stylish! I saw you on Make it Monday :)

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  11. Hi Liz

    Gorgeous cards! I love the layout, the image works perfectly with it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention that you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

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