Saturday 30 June 2012

Shabby Botanicals and Clipart Fairy Freebies

Today I have a new range from The Clipart Fairy to show you, it's called Shabby Botanicals and as well as some gorgeous shabby papers the kit contains some Butterfly Woodchip Collectors cards, these digital images actually look like pictures painted on to wood, very convincing!

I have to be honest they are not really my thing, but I enjoy a challenge and I'm quite pleased with the way the cards turned out. 

As the papers were so pretty I didn't want to cover them with all kinds of things, so printed all the sentiments straight onto the papers, instead of matting and layering them onto circles, squares etc, and covering up more of the design.

For this square card I printed out some of the papers then cut them to size and rubbed a brown ink pad around the edges. I wanted the flowers on the paper to show so attached my butterfly image to the right hand side with foam pads. As the paper had pink daisies on I used a die and the pink paper from the kit to make some diasies, using another paper to die cut the foliage. I finished off by dotting a few groups of gems around the flowers.

Kit - Shabby Botanicals - The Clipart Fairy
Sentiment - Create with TLC - freebie
Daisies - upsy Daisy - Die-namics
Foliage - Anja's leaves 1 - Marianne Designs
Ribbon and Gems - Meiflower

I made an A5 landscape card base for this one, once again edging the card and papers with a brown ink pad. I punched a lattice edge down the pink paper and layered it over the daisy paper, then fixed the butterfly image at a jaunty angle LOL! to the left hand side. To make the shabby flower, I die cut seven flower shapes, 3 large, 2 medium and 2 small from pink and creamy lemon papers, inked around the edges and then crumpled and unravelled and crumpled and unravelled each one, before layering them up in alternate colours, making a hole through the centre and attaching a brad to hold them all together.The butterfly was die cut, and lightly brushed with an ink pad all over the front and around the edge. I did the same with a small punched butterfly them layered them up and decorating tiny gems. I added a large pearl to the centre of the flower and arranged small pearls down the lattice.

Kit - Shabby Botanicals - The Clipart Fairy
Sentiment - Computer generated
Flower - X cut nesting dies - Bloom (I used the three smallest)
Foliage - Gentle Leave - Poppy Stamps dies
Butterfly - Darla - Memory Box dies
Small butterfly - X-cut punch
Gems and Pearls - Meiflower

My final card is a twisted easel and I'm not sure if I went a bit over the top with the embellishments on this one LOL!

After making a square twisted easel card base I added the same papers to both the top and base inking all edges. I used a strip of contrasting paper across the width of the top and wrapped brown polka dot ribbon around it before sticking into place, and adding a bow at one end. Once again the Butterfly image was attached at a jaunty angle using foam pads. I die cut some swirls and flowers, inking around the edges of the flowers before shaping the petals and layering up. I added groups of small pearls amongst the swirls.
On the base I arranged a large Die cut butterfly and two punched ones around the sentiment, adding pearls to the butterflies bodies and a group of pearls to act as the stopper for the easel top.

Kit - Shabby Botanicals - Clipart Fairy
Swirls - Elegant Scrollwork - Memory Box
Flower - CREAlies - CL CF 05
Large Butterfly - Darla and Vivienne - Memory Box
Small butterflies - X cut punch
Sentiment - Create with TLC - freebie
Ribbon and gems - Meiflower

The Clipart Fairy has also posted some fabulous freebies recently so go check them out here herehere and here

I've got a few cards made but not yet blogged, and if I get time this week I will try and get some of them posted in between my design team posts.

thanks for stopping by,
Colette xx


Seafield Jo said...

These are so beautiful Colette, really lovely keepsakes.

Jo x

Rosietoes said...

totally gorgeous cards Colette. Love them all.

Edna x

Daniele said...

gorgeous cards Colette, love the images and papers
hugs and best wishes

Karen said...

As you know, I am not a fan of shabby anything - but you have made the cards look really pretty! And the sentiments on the first and last cards are perfect, really inspiring.
Lots of love, Karen x

Kekoa Pika said...

I can say that this card is totally a perfect card. I am so grateful of witnessing this kind of beautiful and very attractive card you made. I am so amazed of the idea you came up with this one. Highly gorgeous!
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