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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pretty in Purple

There's a new challenge Craft-Dee BowZ for May! Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW!  To inspire you to join us, each of the Design Team have made a new creation to motivate you to pull out your ribbons.  Please take a look at the Challenge Blog and the creations by the Team!


The set of dies behind the butterfly are by Sue Wilson. The beautiful butterfly die is by Marianne. To put the size in perspective, my card is 6"x6".  After die cutting the butterfly I used some golden yellow ink and a finger dauber and inked the butterfly up a bit. After doing that I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to each of the 'dots' on the die cut for dimension and a touch of shine. The pearls on the butterfly are from Michael's and the clear marble type flat-backed embellishments are from a convention and the package has no name on it. The sentiment is a die by Cheery Lynn.


I love flowers and these two stick-pins went pretty with my colors of this card. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves. The flowers are from JoAnn's, Wild Orchid, Prima and my local lace shop.

 
Nothing finishes off a card better than a beautiful triple looped bow which I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. You look at this bow and see how the middle is so pretty yet the ribbon is wide, right?  What I did was...after making the bow, I took an extra piece of ribbon, cut off one edge and then folded the ribbon and glued the edge back on and then wrapped it around my bow center and glued it on the back. I'm super happy with this bow and since I love purple, this ribbon was perfect for me. Thank you Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ!
 
 

This begins our month long challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. Head on over to the challenge blog and see what the Design Team have made to start the month long May challenge.

Thanks for coming over and checking out my post and I hope you like this card as much as I do, even though I didn't color anything and only "inked" a bit! This card is a stretch for me since there's no hand colored image. I was afraid an image would look silly next to the wide and gorgeous bow so I chose to use this gorgeous butterfly as my 'image'.  I do believe this might be one of only 3 cards in my life that I've made that don't have a hand colored image!

                                                                                     Hugs,
                                                                                     Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create, Stamp and Create, Crafting from the Heart, The Pink Elephant, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Loves Rubber Stamps, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, Through the Craft Room Door, Li'l Red Wagon (Bow, Butterfly, Bling), Scrap & Craft Inspiration, The House That Stamps Built, Craft Your Passion, Crafty Gals Corner, Aud Sentiments, Inspiration Destination, 4 Crafty Chicks, Simply Papercrafts, Not Just Cards, Artistic Inspirations, Crafty Boots, Crafty Ribbon, Crafty Girlz, Monday Morning Challenge, Wonderful Wednesday

26 comments:

  1. Wow Gail! This is stunning! Love that purple with the butterfly and the doily! Fabulous creation! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  2. I just love this card, especially the big bow and the butterfly! I have added me as a follower and looking forward to see your creations ;)
    Feel free to peek in my blog to and see what I create :)
    susannehalseth.blogspot.no

    Have a nice week :)
    Susanne

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  3. Speechless this is amazing what a wonderful Wow card I just love love it love and hugs Carole x

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  4. Beautiful, Gail! That is one yummy bow and gorgeous butterfly!

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  5. I don't think 'pretty' does this card justice...it's stunning! I didn't even think about the lack of an image until you mentioned it as the butterfly is such a fabulous focal point :-)
    The bow is gorgeous of course and what a clever tip about cutting the middle piece to fit!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  6. Wow! That bow is awesome! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  7. Beautiful card and gorgeous bow! I love all the dies you used! Beautiful flowers too! Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Love the subtle colors you've added to the butterfly, as well as the pearls - they set it off perfectly. And, what's the chance to have the exact stickpin colors of your card -- you did some planning ahead of time there, unless it's one of those rare "fluke" moments - hahaha!! Few and far between. Your bow is, as always, awesomely beautiful. And look at that elegant bouquet of flowers . . . mmmm, I swear, I can smell them from here. Your diecuts add to that "lacey" look, also. I'd say this is a "winner" !!

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  9. Beautiful card. Great colours and I love all the diecut layers and the pretty floral arrangements.Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  10. Oh WOW is this ever gorgeous! LOVE those colors and that bow is amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie!

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  11. Very beautiful!
    Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - DT

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  12. So elegant beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create!

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  13. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous creation! Love this!!! Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

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  14. This is gorgeous Gail I like your design, Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft, Good Luck Kevin xx
    http://mccraftys-cards.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Purples and yellow(s) never looked so good. I love the butterfly and how you embellished it. Gorgeous ribbon, too.

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  16. Gail, this is so gorgeous. I love the colours and your amazing bow. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  17. Gorgeous card! I love the layers and colors you used. Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft Your Passion!
    ~ Bonnie (DT)

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  18. Utterly stunning Gail in all the little details. Love that butterfly and the lush lemon and purple combo! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Loves Rubberstamps for our 'Use 2 Dies' Challenge. Looking forward to having you join us again. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

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  19. Gorgeous card love the beautiful die-cuts and butterfly and another absolutely gorgeous bow-love the colour
    Carol x

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  20. Gail, this is such a regal looking card. What a beautiful use and balance of die cuts, and that bow is just heavenly! Thank you so much for joining in on TPE's Anything Goes challenge this week!
    ~*Joni TPE DT

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  21. Stunning card. I love to see purple used in paper crafting. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

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  22. Such an awesome design! So glad you could join in with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Hugs, Dangina

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  23. Oh this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  24. Fantastic card - love the delicate die cuts.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp this week.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  25. Gorgeous, love the colors, and the butterfly is so pretty. Awesome flowers as well the bow/ribbon wonderful. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Cheers!
    Leanne DT

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  26. I love, love, love, the bow on this beautiful card. (Beautiful ribbon also! You amaze me with your varied styles!

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