12 August 2011

oohhh My turn again!

Hello to all our lovely Friday Mashup regulars and new players alike. Welcome along to Challenge #19 it's Kasey here with what I think is another fabulous challenge for you with plenty of scope to get your creative juices's Butterflies and Bling!  Mashed up with an open colour combo where you get to choose the third colour to go with Marina Mist and Perfect Plum, and ONE other colour of your choice.... plus you also get to choose ONE neutral!   

I know that Lisa bought you glitter last week so I hope you're not all glittered out!  I LOVE Bling! it can give you so many options.....Rhinestones, Pearls, Sparkles, Glitter, Metallic embellishments or embossing, Metallic inks, Sparkly ribbons and braid trims or cords  Oh the list is endless and I know you're going to have such fun creating with this challenge you'll want to enter twice!

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So, here's the "Mash Up!" challenge:
1. Create a project with "Butterflies and Bling".
2. Create a project using "Marina Mist, Perfect Plum and your Choice of ONE other color and ONE Neutral".
3. Or "Mash it Up!" and create a project that using "Butterflies, Bling and the Color Combo"!

I have just moved house (hopefully for the last time as I bought it) I'm still sorting out my craft space but let me say that I'm clearing down the desk for this challenge....I love creating with all this girly stuff, I'm very fortunate to have a granddaughter to scrap for!

I can't wait to see your creative projects for this challenge and it will be interesting to see what colour combinations you all come up with, I hope I haven't made it too hard by giving you all this choice!  

Check out the Design Team creations over at the Friday Mashup Challenge Blog for some inspiration to get you started! 

I couldn't stop once I got started on this challenge and I ended up making THREE cards!

This one used Basic Gray as the card base and I stamped the scroll from Elements of Style to make my background paper then cut it to size and sponged the edges in Perfect Plum and matted it on Marina Mist.  The sentiment comes from Just Believe set and is using a layered decorative lable punch.  Then using the sizzlits die to cut my butterflies. add a bow and a ribbon and bow and of course the bling and it's done!

I decided to add Rose Red and Very Vanilla to the mix with this card which is a case of a card I made a while ago.  I've used a different embossing folder and of course the whole thing is sprayed with champagne shimmer mist, I'm so glad that isn't retiring I'd be lost without it!  I love the sentiment from Style Beautiful, such a lovely script. 

Then I decided I needed to be more dramatic!  so I came up with this one, using my favourite technique Shaving Cream, I cut the butterflies out with the Beautiful Wings die and decided to just put them on the black card along with a sentiment and bling.  My attempt at CAS....LOL yeah right with all that bling makes it so CAS.

The photo below is a bit washed out, overcast day here today.  So I took the closeup one above to show you a bit more of the detail.  I love the effects of the shaving cream technique.

Hope this inspires you to create and enter the Friday Mashup challenge this week....I'd love to set a new record for the number of entries!


  1. Great challenge Kasey and wow, were you busy! I have to say I think the first card is my favorite...I love the gray and the whole card just has a very elegant feel to it. The butterflies going up the side looks great. Now your other 2 cards look great also, dont get me wrong!The first one just speaks to me, thats all :)

  2. WOW - all of your cards for this challenge are wonderful! I haven't done the shaving cream technique in AGES!!!! Your butterflies look beautiful!

  3. Wow! You were on a all of your creations Kasey!!! I agree with technique!

  4. As you already know, I think these cards are gorgeous and I am particularly grabbed by the first one - it really does just have that little extra "wow" factor. keep 'em coming! Hugs, Bron xxx

  5. Wow! What a great collection! And they are all unique. Your first card is so elegant. I love the shaving cream technique with the butterflies, too...fabulous!

  6. Hey Kasey - thank you for visiting my blog the other day. These are absolutely beautiful and the butterflies are gorgeous.

  7. Kasey, you inspire as usual, and three cards to inspire is going above and beyond. Somehow though I am not sure this was a challenge for you!!!
    I loved participating this week particularly because you set the task.
    thanks for your constant inspiration

  8. You were on a roll with this one Kasey... They are all gorgeous! I love the second one with all the Butterflies going up the side and the Shaving Cream one. Very Cool!

  9. 3 gorgeous cards but i really like the first one. I love your combination of colours, the style and background stamp all coming together for a stunning card. x


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