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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Memories & Hopes

I was digging through my scraps pile again and pulled out a few pieces to up-cycle into a new card using the Mojo Monday sketch #209. The Wee Memories challenge this week is to use your favorites and this card has quite a few of my favorites.... I love using butterflies, sentiments, distressing both with the tool and the sponge or paint...

The butterfly chipboard was on another project and was torn up and another color. I gave it a new coat of glimmer mist and sanded and painted on a little white paint. I created a coordinating panel in the background with a few other butterflies.  The center panel was another scrap form awhile ago and the stamps are from Elusive Images.  The Verse is from Verses Rubber Stamps - Bright Hopes Anniversary - MA0332-F.  The embossed panel was in the scrap pile as well. Pulled it out and sponged a little grey ink over the surface.

The rest was distressing, layering and sponging either paint or dye ink. :)

A little shabby chic card being sent off for an anniversary coming up next week.

Here is the wonderful sketch:

Hope your week is off to a good start....

Suzz

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Wish my scrap pile was as lovely as yours! Love the butterflies!

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  2. If only I had beautiful scraps like these! Gorgeous card, Suzz - love the soft colors! :)

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  3. Stunning card and made from scraps, WOW. Tracy x

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  4. yet another stunner Suzz, beautifully put together and such delicate colouring.

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  5. gorgeous purples! Love the flowers and the butterfly with the lace edge.

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  6. Love all the shades of purple, so pretty!

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  7. Such a pretty card my friend. I am luv'n that purple..

    Hugs, Linda

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  8. I just grabbed a hot mocha, its raining outside and now I'm going to take a stroll through your lovely blog. Awe such a beautiful start! Gorgeous card Suz!
    hugs Lynn

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  9. Beautiful Suzz. Can I come raid your scrap bin? Amazing and of course it's PURPLE.... which I love so much. Thanks for sharing this little piece of magic with us.

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  10. This is beautiful Suzanne! Love the color combination and your take on the sketch. Kind of a frosted look to everything and it's very nice. :-)

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  11. Sue you can switch style with such consummate skill! This card is truly beautiful. Such a pretty combination of backgrounds and colour. My bits box never has such pretty matching pieces in it, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  12. This is so elegantly delicious. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

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  13. Such a beautiful shabby chic card! I am really appreciating this type of card more......they are just so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!

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  14. Gorgeous, Sue! Love the layered butterflies and lovely quote. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

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  15. your card is a piece of art!!
    It's so feminine and delicate and soft.
    Truly beautiful card and I love everything about it! Those Fabulous Butterflies are gorgeous, love the colours - Beautiful!

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  16. Love this to pieces! What a great choice of color, textures, and that lace with the butterflies, just perfect!

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