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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Feeling Blue

....about my latest entry for LIM's current challenge,
SHADES of BLUE.
I don't think I'm firing on all cylinders creatively at the moment and not very happy with this effort. It had to be made in somewhat of a hurry as although I have been off for the last two days I have been out for both of them and am back to work this afternoon.. Yesterday I was at the Art Stamps Exhibition at Newbury, you'd have thought I'd have picked up some inspiration there wouldn't you, so many gorgeous creations to gaze at.
Anyway, here is my feeble effort this week.


Not my greatest photography moment either but had to be guided by the sun, and although the dark blue mat doesn't look even on all sides which is caused by shadows, it really has been cut accurately, honest!
The happy birthday definition stamp is by Hero Arts and is quite a new acquisition, I think the butterfly die is by Sissix but not entirely sure. The butterfly is vellum and embossed in an embossing folder. I used a blue brad in the centre and some ric-rac I found in my stash which was the perfect colour match.

Thanks for looking, must dash, got to get ready for work now.

Fiona x

36 comments:

  1. Great Idea to put the sentiment on a blue background. The ric-rac complements the edge of the butterfly wings (which the shadow throws up or I may not have noticed.

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  2. Nothing feeble about it. Fab card. x

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  3. Lovely card Fiona
    Margaret x

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  4. stunning card, Fiona! I love that butterfly!

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  5. Great card. When I first saw it I wondered where you got the download from for the sentiment, but then realsied it was a stamp, and it seems a must have one! Love the blues that you have used, they work together really well. Love Sheila x

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  6. no... nothing feeble about your card! its lovely!!

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  7. This card is great!! It's one of my faves for the week.

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  8. Pretty card!! Love the white butterfly, too!!

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  9. Not feeble at all Fiona! I love the textured card base and the butterfly perched on the side of the panel. Bet you had a great time at the Art Stamps exhibition!

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  10. You are far too hard on yourself Fiona, it's a lovely card. I like the word background the ric rac and the gorgeous butterfly, simple NOT feeble!!. Debbiexx

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  11. what a pretty card Fiona - love the change of background colour.

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  12. This is so elegant, come back to it in a day or so when you've stepped back from it and I'm sure you'll see how beautiful it is. We crafters can be so hard on ourselves!
    Hope you got lots of lovely stash at Newbury
    Anne
    x

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  13. You're going through difficult times Fiona, it's understandable
    Your card is absolutely stunning
    Perfect!
    Thank you very much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  14. This card is stunning, I really love the layout and the matting and layering looks perfect to me. blue is really hard to photograph, isn't it!
    Cx

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  15. Very pretty. I love text and image combinations like this.

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  16. Lovely card, the text panel is a great backdrop for your butterfly :)
    Jenny x

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  17. love the sentiment and butterfly, great card x

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  18. A really beautiful card xx

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  19. I really like your card. I think it is quite beautiful. Love the definition.

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  20. Don't be too hard on yourself Fiona - it's a lovely card.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my cards, glad you like them. The wobbly font is called SA Inkspot I downloaded it from one of those freebie font sites.
    :)x

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  21. Hi Fiona, Beautiful card, love the text box and the butterfly on it, perfect placement and lovely card, Gay xxx

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  22. I think it's really fresh and pretty - nice take on the challenge!

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  23. Fabulous card Fiona.
    Lynne xxx

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  24. Hi Fiona
    A lovely card but knocked into touch by the fabulous card below!!! wonderful! Thanks for being a great blogging friend and leaving such great comments. The stamp I used was Hero Arts - Blossom art. coloured with promarkers
    x Michelle

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  25. Hi Fiona

    You are being too hard on yourself this is a gorgeous creation and what shadows can't even see them!!!

    Hugs

    Tina

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  26. Beauty in blue... great card Fiona. Scrolling down and catching up with your wonderful creations. So sorry to hear about your Mum. Sending you (((((Hugs))))
    Sandra x

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  27. Not feeble at all Fiona, I really like this. I love using text on cards and I think your design is fabulous.

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  28. Gorgeous card, just love the butterfly. Kim

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  29. Don't feel blue! :) Your card is just stunning!

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