Wednesday, 25 May 2011

cute as a button!

Tonight I have a little baby card to share. This was fairly quick and easy 'cos I am slap bang in the middle of a magazine commission that is totally taking me out my comfort zone.

Quality control is putting his tuppence worth in and it's driving me crazy. So, here's the thing, when you are cutting out a butterfly should you try and keep their antennae on even though it doesn't look neat or is it OK to chop them off!

I cannot say any more about it but you will see what I mean in the July issue of Papercraft Essentials!

Anyways, back to tonight's card. I have used a little hedgie from the Penny Black set 'bundle of joy' and watercoloured him. The background is also a PB 'cute as a button'. Stamped, heat embossed and given the distress ink treatment.

This weeks Creative Card Crew challenge is anything goes so that's where he is going!

See you all tomorrow for Willow Sketchie time.

12 comments:

lis-m said...

Fab card liz.. love it .. really effective for a quick card..
p.s. I'd cut the antennae of if it were me..lol !
Hugs x

Katina said...

Just soooo cute Liz!! I don't know how you manage to make so many cards for your blog and do mag commissions too! When I'm doing mag work my poor old blog gets neglected and I'm lucky if I manage two cards a week!

In answer to your butterfly dilemma - chop them off! xx

Claire x said...

This is a lovely card. Personally with the butterfly I would cut the antennae off - cos you can never cut round it, and you can either stamp it onto the background of where you are placing it or use some craft wire to finish. Hugs, Claire x

Saskia said...

Lovely card, so cute! :)

Milliesmarvels said...

This is adorable! I would cut the antennae off and use flower stamens instead, they look really effective as antennaes.
Jane
x

Fluffles said...

Brilliant! I really love this one. Jx

Vicky said...

Such a sweet card Liz! Just adorable!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Vicky said...

Totally adorable Liz....and love your layout too hun..

hugs Vicky xx

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is just adorable Liz! Love it!
Kelly.x

Mags said...

This card really is cute as a button! I love the button background!

Butterfly antennas - chop'em off and draw them in if necessary, says I! I now subscribe to PE, and I'm looking forward to seeing your butterfly creation!!

luv, Mags x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card Liz and love the sweet Hedgie.
luv
debby

melsanford said...

So cute! Love the tag :-) Cut off the antennae! Fiddley, little wotsits :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx