Friday, January 18, 2013

A Happy Dashing Accident...



Believe it or not, this card started out in a white cardstock base, but I managed to smudge my stamping (or smudge my Smooching may be more correct LOL!), and as I was in the midst of timing for this fortnights 10 Minute Craft Dash, I madly scrambled through the papers on my crafting table and stumbled upon this perfectly weathered background paper.  I missed my 10 minute deadline, by just over 4 minutes - but I have ended up with a card I love even more!  I love this weeks Retro Sketch so much this is my second card for the week.  I really wanted to join in this fortnights Keep It Simple Frame Challenge, and as I was aiming to join in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, I decided to keep my frame in its raw state to save time.  I think it compliments the weathered wood perfectly - even if it is slightly less CAS than originally envisioned!  To create more textural interest, I embossed the green polka-dot strip with leaves - difficult to photograph but it looks really effective in real life, and perfect for this fortnights Addicted to CAS Embossing Challenge.  I love the pop of colour from the Spellbinders butterfly, and this fab Paper Smooches sentiment looks like it was designed to fit perfectly for this card.

P.S.  The more I looked at this card, the more I thought it was missing a little something, so I ran the butterfly through the Cuttlebug and added some pink bling :)  Added another 45 seconds too ;)





21 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Lyndal! That pink butterfly makes the perfect focal point!

    Thank you so much for playing in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. You know I always adore seeing your crafty creations! :)

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  2. 10 minutes would be so hard for me to do, but here you are combining it with 3 other challenges!! That's crazy! Love how it turned out. Love the texture on your green polka-dots!

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  3. Great card Lyndal. Love the colours and am impressed with the 10 minutes! Thanks for joining in the fun at A2CAS this week.

    Karen x

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  4. I love this weathered cardstock and the green polkadot/leaf background. It is a lovely card!

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  5. Oh Lyndal, this one's beautiful! I love the colours, the embossing, and your frame.
    Thanks for joining us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!,
    smiles, Mia

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  6. Don't you just love happy accidents? They usually do work out better. Very pretty card. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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  7. A beautiful card with a goregeous frame. A ten minute challenge sounds very interesting. I should try this, too.
    Eva

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  8. Beautiful! Love the pink butterfly on that gorgeous green! And the weathered wood paper is perfect!! Love it!

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  9. What an amazing card! Such a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at retro sketches!

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  10. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-23.html?m=1

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  11. Oh, wow, Lyndal, this was a gorgeous combo of rustic and feminine as it was, but you were right, embossing and blinging that butterfly takes this right up and over the moon!!

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  12. Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS challenge this week.
    Regards Florence x

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  13. Great what came out of your "smudging"! I love the background paper and raw chipboard frame! The colors work so well together!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!
    Anni

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  14. I can totally see why you love it so much, Lyndal! It's darling!

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  15. Lyndal, this card is SO SO beautiful! (And I have to say I feel it's an honor to have you at our keep it simple challenge).
    I love your combo of elements, as you said the frame compliments the background perfectly.
    Thank you for joining us at keep it simple AND addicted to CAS ;)
    Christine

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  17. A very pretty card, the butterfly is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted toCAS during our Embossing challenge. Caz

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  18. I love your creations! Just became your follower :)

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