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Friday, 1 April 2016

You are Incredible.


I was sorting out percolated and cut butterflies and flowers into a semblance of order and saw this flower which I had stamped and white embossed on very pale orange vellum. It is three separate sizes and I think its a Hero Art flower. I joined each layer with a little glue and added an orange gem.

Its all spotty dotty so perfect for the Less is More Challenge which I think I still have time to join. I had finished the card and was going to photograph and found my camera had a flat battery so had to wait till it charged enough.

Laid the flower originally on a white card base but felt it looked a bit wishy washy so added a layer of bright orange vellum (love this coloured vellum...will have to find more as it is disappearing fast).
Okay so cut the vellum very slightly longer than the card front, put a fold in at the top and attached over the back with a strip of double sided tape.

Being over the back there is no tape visible. Glued the flower on then stamped with Stazon ink 'you are' so it wouldn't smear and then added a new to me die cut 'incredible'. Finished off with the small orange gems.


Ready for someone incredible.






Okay thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.

Just decided to do a quick EDIT here as Darnell is having a challenge called

and I couldn't resist entering with this card

I was so proud of this card and didnt notice anything was wrong till I was actually adding it to my blog. My husband and kids did their usual 'wow' 'wonderful' etc and no one noticed.
Then I put the two cards together:

I love watercolouring and am rather fussy as I go. Not a relaxed and let it splot here or there, more section by section. Anyway when the two were together suddenly I could see my purple butterfly at the top had one big joined wing, no gap and then further down third butterfly I had done exactly the same thing. Of course it still looks okay and I will use it but it was just one of those moments where you look and think 'whats wrong here??' and it finally dawns. So nothing better for this challenge I reckon.

So here we go 

Now its only open for 24 hrs so if you want to join in you need to pull your finger out and do it. If you don't want to join in then just Hop on over and check out the other cards.

Again thanks for visiting.










46 comments:

Connie said...

Very eye-catching with that lovely vellum flower and orange vellum!

Esther said...

Wow, the orange really makes it pop! I love the dotty flower, and that sentiment is beautiful.

Esther said...

Nearly forgot - I love the butterflies cards too! I don't think anyone would notice the joined wings. I had to really look to see what you meant. It's exactly the kind of thing I would do too so I did smile about it! :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Well Aileen, I think that this must be an April Fool, even though you have told us where to look, I still . . . couldn't see the boo boo until I got hubby to look for me? It still looks stunning to me and I certainly don't think a non card-maker would notice! TFS. Happy April Fool's Day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Happy Dance said...

Hazel is right. No one will notice! It's a very pretty booboo! Sweet cards. Bev

Bonnie said...

I think these are beautiful butterflies!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous eye catching cards. Karen x

Viv said...

No one will notice - I didn't anyway! Two lovely colourful butterfly cards and your LIM one is eye catching!

Anonymous said...

Love the orange.
I must admit until you spelt out the boo boo I didn't notice. I was just enjoying the colour :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both wonderful! I love the white on orange on the first one -- it's very eye-catching! And the watercolored butterflies are gorgeous!

Krisha said...

I was so busy admiring the beautiful colors of the butterflies, that I didn't even notice the boo boo until you drew my eyes to it...*grin*

Joyce said...

Your dotted flowers are gorgeous, and look wonderful on the orange vellum. As to your butterfly cards, I think they are both stunning, and cannot see the flaws, even though I looked pretty hard.

Melissa L. said...

Lovely butterflies. I didn't see the boo boo until I read your explanation.

Patti said...

Beautiful cards!! I had a hard time spotting your boo boo!! no one would ever notice : )

Thank you for sharing and happy April!

Patti

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, I had to double check for the "boo boo". I guess that is where you add a ribbon. LOL

Mac Mable said...

The vibrant orange vellum looks terrific and adds another layer of interest and texture and along with the white flower is so striking. All I can say about you boo boo is I have made much bigger ones than that and ones much more noticeable. I just love the butterfly cards ...both of them! x

Cara said...

Such a vibrant card, love the layering up of the flowers. Your mistake is a very subtle one, even though I remembered squinting at it last time, I had to squint again to see it! Cara x

Marlena M. said...

I love the movement here~I didn't notice until you mentioned it! I would have probably done the same~ Thanks for sharing!

cm said...

The sentiment on your first card says it all: incredible! Such a gorgeous background for your pretty flower! As for your butterfly oopsie...I was so enraptured with your amazing water-colouring that I detected only a beautiful kaleidoscope of swoon-inducing creations! I'm glad you're saving this...it really is wonderfully pretty!
~carol

Sid said...

Beautiful cards !!

Darnell said...

First of all, your bright orange "incredible" card is just that, Aileen ~ incredible!!

As for your Big Fat Card Boo Boo, it's a good one!! I don't think I would have noticed that third butterfly unless it was pointed out, but I will admit, the top one is a head-cocker! I can say that because I've done that myself when trying to watercolor flowers and leaves and the next thing I know, oops, that's a leaf and not part of the flower and I'm almost done and I just want to weep! (This is a rather cathartic hop, huh? We can all let go of all our sour memories of Cards Gone Bad!!) Happy April Fool's Day and thank you for playing in my BFCBB Hop!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Love the happy orange and white embossing. It truly does look incredible. I wouldn't have noticed anything on the pretty butterfly cards...I had to go look very closely even after you pointed out the Boo-Boo. Happy A/F Day, and TFS

Jean said...

Very pretty and I would not have noticed.

Chrissie said...

Your orange flower looks fabulous! What a terrific card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ruth said...

Woah! That is orange - and it's fabulous! Love seeing cards made with stuff that has been lying around for a while :) xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I am glad you finally revealed what's wrong with that first card, because for the life of it - I did NOT see it the first time you posted it - still amazing card! Like your first one, too!

Janis said...

Hate it when that happens!!!! Arrrgh. I didn't even notice the joined wings until you mentioned it, because I was so bedazzled by the lovely butterflies and pretty colors!! Beautiful work, even with the extra wing parts!
<3 J

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Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful orange card! I would have never thought that was orange vellum. Your beautiful flowers looks amazing on it. Love this card. Now for your butterflies. I looked, and I looked, and I looked not seeing a darn thing wrong with either card. It wasn't until I kept reading and found out what the boo boo was. lol Honestly if you hadn't said, I would have never noticed it. Both cards are equally beautiful. But I do know that once you see the boo boo, your own eyes are drawn to it automatically from then on. lol Hugs, Brenda

Sazzle Dazzle said...

That's one incredibly stunning CAS polka dot beauty Aileen and a great take on our challenge at Less is More. Loving those rainbow butterflies too - that's just beauty overload. Thanks so much for playing at LIM this week. Sarah x

Susan said...

Very pretty card. Love the color! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Karren said...

Gorgeous! Love that orange with the white, dotty flower.

Loll said...

Love your pretty layered flower Aileen. Looks amazing on the bright orange background. Great job! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

I love your butterfly cards Arleen.... boo boo and all - never noticed

baileyrosy.com said...

Your first card is stunning I adore the colour and the vellum flower is beautiful. As for your second didn't notice and wouldn't have if you hadn't pointed it out, i only wish i could water colour like that boo boo or not.

Marie

Unknown said...

Your dotted flower on a orange vellum looks so yummy, Aileen! I love the way you did the sentiment!

Jane Willis said...

The orange one is a real stunner! As for the booboo, I really wouldn't have noticed if you'd not mentioned it. It doesn't really show until you look at it side by side with the other one
Jane

Lorraine said...

I love those butterflies - so colorful - and I didn't even notice the extra coloring. Great cards.

Lin said...

It IS a Hero Arts flower, called 3 Dotted Flowers, one of my favorites of their's! Love it on this sherbety orange! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Karenladd said...

Wow! That flurry of butterflies are so gorgeous that I had to read your explanation of the boo-boo...because it looked perfect to me! Of course, we are all our own worst critics so I've agonized over a similar situation.

Cheri Burry said...

I love the CAS Design of the first card! The butterfly card is gorgeous! I can't even tell your mistake! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

Greta said...

Orange isn't a color I lean toward, but the vellum is beautiful & made for a very striking & gorgeous card, Aileen! Thanks for your comment, but wanted you to know I used stickers & that's why the coloring is perfect!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty cards...I don't think i would have noticed the boo boo if you hadn't pointed i out.

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful creations Aileen the colours look so vibrant and joyful, I didn't notice the boo boo but then nature is random so the butterflies look stunning, truly wonderful cards
hugs
lorraine x

Neets B said...

A vision in gorgeous orange. Love the dotty vellum blooms, so effective.
Apologies for the late visit!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

oldpunca said...

I like your LIM card. It is fabulous. You have used my favourite colour. :-)
Your butterfly card is one of those, where only someone who created it can find a mistake. :-) For me it is amazing. :-)

Karen Day said...

Aileen - Your cards are lovely! The idea of using the orange vellum was very inspired - such a great look. Thanks for joining our April challenge at One Crazy Stamper!