Sunday, August 14, 2011

2 Mash Ups And A Sketch

I have been trying to play along each week with the Friday Mash Up Challenges, partly because they chose me as a guest designer in May this year, but mostly because I really do enjoy them.  Last week was no exception, and I struggled a bit with it, but I forgot to post a picture and enter it!   One of the reasons was because I was hiding it from my husband, it is our 20th wedding anniversary at the end of the month so this challenge came at a great time!  Anyway here is the card, better late than never, and shhhh don't tell him what it looks like :)

Now onto this week ... 
This week the challenge was set by one of my favourite stampers and my friend Kasey!  Now if you know Kasey you only had to look at the challenge to know she was involved ...  Butterflies and Bling! and blues and purples!!!!!

Because Kasey set the challenge I just knew I wanted to do the mash up and I knew I wanted to use one of these butterflies on the card.  The only tricky thing was then choosing a layout, so off I went in search of inspiration and I found the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink!  Now this challenge was set by the lovely and talented Bronwyn Eastley, who I always think of when I see this particular butterfly die used because she has made the most beautiful easel cards with it  (I sometimes thing of her as Bronwyn Easeley!). I also took inspiration from a card Kasey had made in the past, not sucking up at all, lol.

I love the technique of layering the butterflies, we were shown at convention by Kirsty Brown, check out her blog for details, but basically you cut the big butterfly then re-position it to cut the next layer out and then add the smallest butterfly.  She also used the bleach to card stock method which I have used here (a sneaky way of getting an extra colour into a colour challenge lol).

 Here is a quick peek inside the card.  I used a masking technique so that stamps and sponging didn't get onto the area I want to write on.  I used the sentiment from Butterfly Prints as the font and words just seemed to fit well.  When I was finished I sat back and looked at my creation and it made me think of Kasey, so I figured I had done her challenge justice.

Please pop over to both Friday Mash Up and Just Add Ink to see the lovely creations by design teams and by the other entrants.

Happy Stamping


  1. Moni, such beautiful examples. I love what you have done here.


  2. Oh Mon,

    This is just stunning and not because you are a friend or because you mentioned my card design. Just because it's stunning! I love the colour combination you've gone with, such a vintage feel to your creation with the bleached out roses. I LOVE IT! Romantic, vintage, butterflies and bling all my faves in one card! I'm so glad you entered the Friday Mashup again, we've missed you!

    Oh Happy Anniversary to you and your DH those layered hearts are beautiful.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. I like how you have put this together and made such a unique open.... it's very cool.. Chantell

  4. Your Anniversary card came out great Monique... Happy Anniversary by the way.. 20 years Wow! Your Butterfly card is so pretty.. I really like that background you made. So soft with a Vintage feel. and of course you know I love those Butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup. Always great to see you playing along!

  5. I love the scallop circle opening on the front of the card - such a cool idea. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  6. I'm so glad you decided to post last week's card! Congrats on 20 years!! I love this week's card in a MAJOR way. It is so elgant! Thans for playing the Friday Mashup!

  7. Great card, you did a wonderful job. Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup.

  8. Those layered butterflies are gorgeous! I love, love, love this card!

  9. Love this one! Great design. Hugs xxaxx


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