Finished with a flourish

It’s Anything Goes at AiFactory Challenges this week.A nice easy one.You have until Wednesday4th May11.59 to upload your project.For more details head on over.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT’s beautiful work while you’re there.

I think this must be the CAS-est card I’ve ever made!I think the amber tones against the elegant flourishes create a lot of impact.I’ve used some images Flourish Clusters and Butterflies Photoshop Brushes from AiFactory.After printing the main design directly onto the base card I scored a frame around the edges.The butterflies have been coloured with ProMarkers.I coloured,cut out and curled the edges of the one at the top to make it look as though it’s about to flutter off the page.The gems were clear originally but I’ve coloured them with ProMarker to match.The ones around the edges of the flourishes have been placed over circles that are part of the design.I also added some to the bottom of the card.I REALLY had to resist adding any more and I’m glad I did.

Supplies :
Images : Flourish Clusters and Butterflies Photoshop Brushes from AiFactory
Medium : ProMarkers
Card : Papermania 12 x 12 white cardstock (trimmed down to size)
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Score Board,Decoupage scissors,Gel picker from Pizzazz Aplenty (a great tool for picking up and placing even the tiniest of gems)
Embellishments : Crafts Too Cool Series Acrylic Stones Gem Wheel (clear gems coloured with ProMarker)

Some challenges this card is for :

Claudia & Company : CAS
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation : Animal Applause Challenge : Any Creature  Associated with a Cocoon
The Stamping Boutique : Winged Things
Get Hippity with Ippity : Spring /Summer
Make it Monday : Every week is Anything Goes
Stamps R Us : Bugs and Embossing (not sure if the frame around the image counts.If not let me know and delete my entry)
The Corrosive Challenge : Welcome to the Jungle
Creative Inspirations : Digi Day
CES : Spring Colours/Images
Little Claire’s : Animals
Totally Gorjuss : Bling It On
Delicious Doodles : Anything Goes
Frosted Designs : Birds and/or Butterflies
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Easter/Spring
Fussy and Fancy : Springtime
Fuzzy Wuzzy : Photo inspiration 
I Love Promarkers : No Designer Papers
Crafty Creations : White Space
Simon Says : Anything Goes
Amber’s Crafts andf Stuff : Use any digi stamp

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much I’ve enjoyed making it.

Lisa x


31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. debs m
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 07:21:21

    this is lovely x


  2. Pat Garvin
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 11:55:13

    Gorgeous. Thanks for playing with Stamping Vacation.


  3. Jenni
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 13:23:13

    Gorgeous, spotted this at Make it Monday and thought it definitely deserved a comment!
    Jenni x


  4. melshappyscrappyplace
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 13:48:38

    Very pretty card! Thank you for participating in the challenge at Frosted Designs 🙂


  5. Jennie
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 15:51:04

    I love this!
    The CAS’ness is awesome and I love how you added the touch of amber to it! Stunning xx


  6. Anne Temple
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 16:12:45

    Great job; love how the color is just from the butterflies.


  7. Aletha J. Williams
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 16:45:58

    Just gorgeous! And such elegance! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity.


  8. Miranda van den Bosch
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 17:00:54

    awesome card Lisa, very very lovely
    thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week


  9. Teri
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 17:38:46

    Super stunning creation hun!
    Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
    Teri x


  10. céline
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 19:10:35

    wow! wonderful card perfect for or sping challenge at fussy and fancy
    thanks for playing with us
    céline f&f DT


    Apr 28, 2011 @ 19:45:17

    This is just gorgeous…the butterflys are beautiful, and it does look like he’s going to fly off. Great job.

    Thanks for sharing at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx


  12. Lori apgar
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 20:33:45

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!


  13. Helen
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 21:30:43

    Great card – very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

    Helen x


  14. Nana Donna
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 21:55:05

    Your card is gorgeous, I love the simplicity of it and your coloring of the butterflies is awesome. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week.


  15. Sue Drees
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 03:06:40

    Very elegant card. Love how you used the flourish and the butterflies and the golden tones do bring a glow to your card. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge this month.



  16. Jan Hunnicutt
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 05:00:48

    Gorgeous CAS card, love it! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stamps R Us!


  17. Carrie
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:30:43

    Oh this is beautiful hun. Really pretty…


  18. Suzanne Tarburton
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:33:47

    Gorgeous card, very elegant.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Gorjuss.
    Hugs Sue x


  19. Linda Palmer
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 19:19:37

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge this week.


  20. JanJan808Kreate
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 20:56:11

    Such a kreative and beautiful kard.


  21. Heike
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 23:25:28

    This is a beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our fortnightly challenge.


  22. Joe-Anne
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 04:56:58

    This is just gorgeous. Your butterflies are perfectly colored. I love the swirls and your design. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us Challenges. I hope you’ll join us again soon.
    Jo xx


  23. Michelle
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 12:43:36


    Wow, stunning card!! I absolutely love it! The way that you have only coloured the butterflies is very effective.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle 🙂


  24. Jeannie
    May 01, 2011 @ 07:14:41

    Stunning! This stamp set seems to be very popular!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!


  25. cheryl
    May 01, 2011 @ 09:03:40

    this is one,gorgeous card,bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week love hugs cheryl xxxxx


  26. linda Wescott
    May 01, 2011 @ 16:54:50

    This card really does have a lot of impact and that is so hard to do with a CAS card. Spot on girl. Thanks for joining us at Amber’s Crafts and Stuff’s Use A Digi challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin


  27. basslady
    May 01, 2011 @ 18:28:32

    wow, stunning card with a very noble style!

    LOVE it!!!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


  28. Kasey
    May 01, 2011 @ 22:57:20

    So elegant! Love the flourish that you’ve used. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz


  29. Ruth
    May 03, 2011 @ 10:31:58

    So beautiful and elegant, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x


  30. Canne
    May 03, 2011 @ 19:02:47

    Love this, it is gorgeous!


  31. Christy Dillman
    May 05, 2011 @ 05:41:29

    Simply beautiful, I love the simple design and gorgeous image! Thanks for joining us at TSB this week!



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