Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Crafts and Me - Alexandra

Good morning all.I hope you are all well.We had a fabulous day out yesterday, we went to the Museum and were lucky enough to see the Staffordshire Hoard(the staffordshire hoard is the largest hoard of Anglo Saxon gold and silver metal work found in a field near Lichfield and some pieces are currently on display across various musuems, do go and see it if you can, the intricate designs are amazing!!), i took lots of pics but not of the hoard as its not allowed.We then went to see The Croods which was fab for little kids and big kids.lol
Today we are at home as hubby has an hospital apointment for his legs.
So enough of my waffle, here is my DT card for the Crafts and Me store blog today.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
2.Black With Two Challenge - April challenge - Yellow,grey and black
3.Charisma Cardz Challenge - Challenge 13 - Use acetate (butterflies)
4.Crafty Catz Challenge - Challenge 177 - Anything Goes
5.Sketchy Colors Challenge - Challenge 158 - Sketch
 
Products used are;
Black card
Pearl Grey card
First edition papers
Gems
Glamour dust
Stickles stardust
Acetate
Blending solution
Butterfly stamps
Pro/Flemarkers

Pro/Flexmarkers used are:
Warm grey 1,2,3,4,5
Vanilla,pastel yellow,mustard,raw sienna
Cool grey 4,5,black

close up of one the butterflies.i randomly used yellow and black promarkers on a sheet of acetate.i then dripped blending solution over and splodged some stickles on.when dry, i stamped the butterflies with stazon and cut them out.


And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by,means a lot :D
Do check out the CRAFTS AND ME STORE BLOG as there is daily inspiration from my teamies ;D
Hugs Nic.xx


63 comments:

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Nic. The image looks great and I love the colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What's the Staffordshire Hoard? Fab card, those butterflies are gorgeous and amazing choice of hair colour

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card. Fab image and colours
Hugs
Doreen xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic
Fab card, love the colours and style.
Margaret

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A stunning card Nic, love the dramatic colouring and the gorgeous butterflies! Never heard of the Staffordshire Hoard - should I have done??? Hugs Susan x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

PS forgot to say good luck to your husband with his appointment! x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the image and fab layout.xxx

Debs said...

WOW Nic what a stunner - fabulous colour combo and your flutterbys are amazing :o)
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at Charisma - good luck xx

Faye said...

Wow, Nic this is fantastic. I love the way you coloured the image and the butterflies are so pretty. X

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Nic. I love the image, amazing colouring and your butterflies look wonderful.
I hope hubby's hospital appointment goes okay.
Hugs Sue

Cat's sCrap said...

Wouaw ! Magnificent card. Sensible choice of colours. Your butterflies are fantastic !!! Bravo ! I like !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

jackid said...

Hi Nic sounds like you had a great day
I love the colours you have used for this card the grey tones for her skin are very haunting but beautiful and you have made her very buxom with your shading lol
enjoy the rest of your day hope it goes well for hubby
Jacki xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

So gorgeous!
Very my style!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Coop's I like the image, the hair is fabulous, I like the colours and the beautiful butterflies.
Kevin xx

Eileen said...

Such an unusual colour scheme but it does work well. Fabulours image and layout and those butterflies are amazing
Eileen x

Creations by Shirl said...

Love those gold highlights you created with the grays and those butterflies are so pretty...
Hope all is well with hubby's visit to the doctor.

Natali said...

Wow!! Look at this colours!! amazing!! Gorgeous layers. Love butterflies here.. They look magical here.
Hugs,
Natali

Loopylou. said...

swit swoo!! she is lovely hun and it sounds as if you had an awesome day out too
huge hugs Lou xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Nic great image and I love the colours you've chosen
jacqui x

Therese said...

I like the colors of this one...really nice! Beautiful butterflies! :)

Judy said...

Wow..stunning! I love the inspiration I get when I come to visit. Gorgeous card hun.

xo

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Coops! The colours are fantastic! And those butterflies are so beautiful :)

Glad you had a good day out, I'm dying to see The Croods haha, it looks fantastic from the trailers I've seen!

Tags xx

Elaine Stark said...

A great card. your butterflies are sensational. Elaine

Deb said...

just amazing, love how you coloured this!
Debxx

Anita said...

Absolutely stunning card Coops. Love the yellow and black combo!

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous coops, love the image, papers and the butterflies are gorgeous. Marlene

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Nic, the colour combination is just stunning.

cebelica said...

Hi hun! It's great you had a lovely day yesterday. I hope you will share some pics. :)
The card you are showing is fab. I just love how you colored hair. Awesome! Hugs! xx

Jackie said...

Stunning card coops. I am green with envy that you have seen the Staffordshire Hoard, I've seen it on TV but I would love to see it for real :o)
Jackie xx

Cards by Alison said...

Nic hope hubbys hospital appointment went well. What a gorgeous card love the image and colours so pretty. Love Alison xx

Mary J said...

really gorgeous Nic! Love the grey shading!

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Nic! You are so good at these! Judy x

Louise said...

Very striking card and loving those butterflies.
Hugs louise xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colours here, big hugs love Pops x x x

Dangina Martinez said...

Amazing color combo. Great Design.
Hugs, Dangina

Shazza said...

beautiful card, love the colours x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Coops,gorgeous image and love the butterflies,fabulous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Whisper said...

Oooo great colour combo, image and am loving those butterflies too, Luv Sam x

catherine said...

This is such a fabulous image Nic and love the colours you have used. So glad you enjoyed your day out yesterday and sounds so interesting
x catherine

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and stunning image Coops x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Nic, love the acetate butterflies x Susan x

Nat said...

Gorgeous colours Nic and those butterflies are just lovely!
Natx

Lou said...

Hi! this is so pretty Coops,love these colours together and those butterflies are gorgeous too.
hugs Lou.xxx

Wishcraft said...

Fab colours and image, a beautiful card hun. Love those gorgeous butterflies :o) Hugs, Lisa x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous butterflies might just ave to try that technique -hope the hosp visit goes okay
carol x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card Nic. I love the image, your gorgeous colours and butterflies.

Hugs Sarahxx

Wendy said...

Stunning card Coops, the image and colours are fabulous.
Wendy xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card, the butterflies are stunning.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Donna said...

amazing card! Just love those butterflies. Thanks for playing along at BW2

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...the colors and details are FABULOUS!

Lozzy T said...

WOW, stunning Nic, what great colours and love how you have coloured the image..Hugs Lozzy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Nic this is pure magic, those colours look fantastic, they suit the image lovely, those butterflies are gorgeous this is such a beautifully designed creation, awesome.
hugs
lorraine x

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation as always, and love your use of the acetate! My parents live about half a mile away from where the Staffordshire hoard was found, such an amazing discovery and hope you had a good time looking at it! and thanks for joining in our challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is stunning hun! I love how you've coloured this fabulous image! And the acetate butterflies are amazing!
Kelly.x

Janet - aka stacky said...

WOW Nic this card is very striking I love it the butterflies look amazing so does your colouring xx
Sounds like your having some lovely days out. I hope hubby gets his varicose veins sorted soon xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning card Nic. Love this image and the way you've coloured her! Utterly fabulous hun. Hugs, Wends x

Jannhild said...

Beautiful card!! Cool colors, and love the butterflies!

Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week!
Hugs, Jannhild

Andria said...

WOW - this is totally stunning, love the drama of the colours and that butterfly is gorgeous, you should sell those. x

xxxtglxxx said...

Wot a cleavage! ;)

She looks awesome - such a temptress and beautifully coloured!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Sarah said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous, you are so talented x

Carissa said...

Wow, your colouring is stunning. This is a beautiful card and the acetate butterflies are a wonderful accent. Thanks for playing along at Charisma last week, I hope you will play again.
Carissa

leannes scrappy stuff said...

stunning card! love the butterflies thanks for joining in at
BW2 cheers!

Chook (Di) said...

An amazing card - love the butterflies - thank you for being a part of BW2 :)