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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Less is More - week 53 - Colour challenge - Aqua

The Challenge this week for Less is More was to use the colour Aqua.  I don't have too much in that colour, but I did find some pearlescent paper.  Then out came the Silhouette to cut these flourishes.  when I came to peel them off the cutting mat, they went into a mad frenzy of curling and twisting, so I did wrestle them in between two heavy layers of paper for the night.   

After I got them safely on to the card, I added a Silhouette cut butterfly, and a printed sentiment.  I did try colouring peel offs for the sentiment, but the texture was wrong, so I went back to the simpler option of printing it.  There is no way, I could have cut those flourishes by hand, and the Silhouette did such a good job. 

Hope everyone else enjoyed this challenge.  I have seen one or two but I hope to get round to see a few more. 


Elizabeth said...

I knew those flourishes would look great on a card - beautiful. Elizabeth x

Bernie said...

Oh Maggie this is spectacular!!!
Blessings Bernie

Karen said...

Really pretty card, love it hugs Karen x

Di said...

Fabulous Maggie! So glad you managed to win the battle with the flourishes :) Di xx

Margie said...

Lovely elegant card Maggie. You did a great job getting those wayward flourishes to lie down!

Chrissie said...

This is really pretty Maggie...that's a lovely flourish!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Pretty little card Maggie

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Ruth said...

Beautiful flourishes and butterfly!

Karen said...

WOW those flouishes work perfectly, your card is just stunning, Luv Karen xx