Sunday, 2 June 2013

Bouquet of Birthday Wishes

And we meet again! Just as well because it's time for another Eclectic Ellapu Challenge. Our hostess this week is May and she has picked an easy theme for us: "Anything with Wings". What a fun theme. You can do just about anything with this: birds, butterflies, bees, fairies...even an airplane!

My card this week features butterflies. It's a birthday card for the supervisor of the soup kitchen at our parish church. She's a superwoman who never stops giving. It's hard not to admire her strength, passion and conviction. She's a very down to earth lady who is not impressed by glitz and glitter, so I'm keeping her card true to her inner beauty.


The papers are from Prima "Botanical" 6x6 pad. I cut the papers into half inch strips and stuck them down horizontally. Then I finished the background with some vertical stitching.

The image is from Chocolate Baroque's "Butterfly Easter" set, stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle and coloured with SN and Promarkers.  

For cutting and layering I used Spellbinders Mega Deckled Rectangle dies and gave the image a lift with some foam tape.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque's  "Birthday Words" set.

That's my card for this week's winged challenge. Now it's your turn. You can make anything, a card, tag, scrapbook LO, altered project...whatever takes your fancy. Link up your creation over at the Eclectic Ellapu challenge blog and the DT will drop in to say hi!

In the meantime, I'm playing along with: The Squirrel And The Fox #45 "Summer Or Winter" - summer; Crafty Calendar June Challenge "Things with Wings" ; Card Makin' Mamas #70 "Use Rubber Stamps"Totally Papercrafts #169 "Anything Goes"Sister Act Card Challenge 9 "Anything Goes" and Simply Create Too #38 "Bingo"- F for flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Beijinhos!


20 comments:

  1. Asha, I just love your card design. The strips and stitching and your coloring is awesome! I'm sure your friend will love your creation! Thank you for playing at Simply Create Too this week. Hope to see you again and good luck!

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  2. You've made such a decorative background for this wonderful image! I love your idea of strips of paper and stitching to create a pattern of squares - so simple and effective!

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  3. This is gorgeous,fabulous image and backing.xxx

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  4. Awesome design Asha. Hugs x

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  5. Beautiful card - love the image, fabulous colouring and gorgeous stitching arrangement. Inside just as fabulous. TFS

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  6. gorgeous card Asha, I love the colouring and the background really is subtle but oh so clever with all that stitching x

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  7. Beautiful card Asha that I'm sure will be treasured. Love your very clever stitching and the inside is wonderful. pat k x

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  8. Your stitching is impressive Asha! I love the design you created using it and the beautiful image is perfect. :)

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

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  9. Lovely card Asha. Love how you have used strips of paper and stitching. It looks very effective, and the image is great. Christine xx

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  10. Asha, your coloring is stunning! Loving the simple design layout on the outer and your use of the paper strips on the inside is pure genius! Great job on the stitching.

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  11. Gorgeous card, Asha! Lovely coloring of the beautiful flowers!

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  12. Hi Asha! Thank you for the lovely comment on my card! I love what you have done here on the background, it's very effective!
    Claire xx

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  13. Such a soft, sweet card Asha. And I love that you decorated the inside too. Nicely done.

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  14. This is so gorgeous and so much work in it. Love it Asha xx

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  15. Beautiful card I love the backing on the card so interesting

    Hugs
    Kelly
    Pinkie @ Eclectic Ellapu

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  16. Very pretty! Love all your stitching. Thanks for joining us at SACC!

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  17. Back with another hat on!! Still think this is fab!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month!
    Claire xx
    CCC DT

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  18. Beautiful! Your colourings and stitching are gorgeous. Lovely image. xx Kathy

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  19. Beautiful card Asha! The coloring is lovely and the stitching adds so much!

    Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
    Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/

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  20. love all your stitching! hope to see you join us again at Crafty Calendar - new challenge starts tomorrow
    kimberly - dt

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