Wednesday, 16 April 2014

All Dressed Up In Pastels

All Dressed Up's Challenge #13 this week is Spring and can be either Spring colours or flowers, so I used both. I also used Sketch and Stash's Challenge #137 for the layout. Most of my stash is reasonably new except for the butterfly stamp set which was one of my first purchases from Papertrey Ink about 5 years ago and one I always go back to as it's such a perfect butterfly set!

And here's my take on this sketch...The yellow looks a lot bright than it is in real life. It's much softer, but the light wasn't great when I took my photo and this is the best I can get out of it for now until I can take another one in the daytime tomorrow.

The flourishes under the butterflies was a trick I found on the internet yesterday and yet it is so simple I have no idea why I have never heard about it before! Stamp your flourishes in Versamark ink then add Liquid Pearl or glitter dots for a perfectly shaped flourish! Simples! My own flourishes always go wonky and never curl properly - ingenious idea!


Stamps: Party Girl 02 from All Dressed Up, Mini Blooms, Butterfly Dreams, Fancy Flourishes all from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack (Retired), In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Versamark

Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim from Stampin' Up, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Circle  and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities both from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - Y11, YR31 Y21, E55
Peach - YR00, YR61, YR02
Green - G40, G43

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Cute, cute, cute! Great design and layout and I like how you have added the flowers behind the image.
    Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up and I hope you will be back again.

  2. Vannessa I absolutely ADORE this make, fabulous card. Joey x

  3. a gorgeous card & cute image... love the dp's & the added extra's :)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

    love n hugz Angie xXx

  4. Oh my word you have hit this challenge on the head! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at All Dressed Up - Stacey S DT xxxx

  5. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for playing along with All Dressed Up and good luck
    Anne x

  6. Gorgeous card, love the colours and shades you have used on it and those butterflies are beautiful
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Sketch and Stash and good luck
    Julie x
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