Butterfly With Copics & Free Entertainment

August 2, 2012 at 11:08 am 7 comments

Happy August everybody. It’s just lovely weather this morning ( uh- I sound so British again- blethering on about the weather !!). Today’s card is I’m response to Just Us Girls challenge and here’s the inspiration pic

So pretty- isn’t it!
Here’s my take on it.

I have been experimenting ( aka learning!) with some Ciao copics that I found in a random bookshop at half price. I discovered that acetate requires a different treatment but you can build up layers using a ‘dotting’ motion and keeping adding ink over the previous dried ink. I’ll never be a colouring in girl but I quite liked messing around with shading images. I was inspired to join in after seeing Virginia’s card which is so lovely.
I found the embossing folder and thought I’d cut out the sections- took way too long and the CS wasn’t very happy about being tampered with either. The paper behind is some Simple Stories Summer Fresh and I’ve been using this over the past couple of days ready for a commission to make Christmas cards using non- Christmas paper.


I’m trying to get into the stride of the summer holidays- nearly have this relaxed mornings and lack of strict routine nearly down pat πŸ˜‰ !! This week we’ve been out to friends, parks and the kids have been pretty creative in their playing. The best day was where they took over the dining to make one massive ‘den village’

They used up most of the bedding I own and apart from some territorial tantrums and border division disputes, they played really well. They even got a lesson in folding bedding at the end ( see- educational and useful!!). Today I’m going to do Geocaching finally. We need to find some little ‘treasures’ in case we need to replace whatever iseft for us to discover.
Will see you when I’ve managed to coerce the kids away from the ‘lympics’ ( as Will calls them). I’ve been loving how it’s inspired them to create their own events. This mornings event was ‘long distance silence’ and Will awarded his big sister a ‘brown’ ( bronze!!). I’m rather liking this event- maybe I should do lots of training with them!!


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Vicki  |  August 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful card Keren, love your butterfly and cut out rose (very nice).
    Enjoy your day and hope to see you soon πŸ˜‰



  • 2. Ros Crawford  |  August 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Oh I love your card … that butterfly is beautiful and your fussy cutting is fabulous!! I would never have thought this was hand cut … I used to LOVE building dens when I was a kid … so nice to hear that some kids still appreciate the little creative things that we did … and I had to look up Geocaching (duh!) … enjoy your day!


  • 3. ~amy~  |  August 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    What a pretty card! Love the pops of color/pattern.

    Ahhh..forts…that’s what we called them in our house:)


  • 4. Carole Waechtler  |  August 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Wow you are a patient fussy cutter! Your creation is fab. The things we can get done when the kids are happily playing! Enjoy the summer with them. Hugs C x


  • 5. Virginia Lu  |  August 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Adore your card, Keren! The embossed flowers are so lovely with the butterfly!!


  • 6. vicki dutcher  |  August 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Oh your bfly looks very realistic using the acetate! Well done – Thanks for joining in with JUGS!


  • 7. Lynn  |  August 3, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I love the picture from your family room! How fun for your children! I”m sure they love it! My boys would certainly love to play at your house πŸ™‚ Now…your card…one word: STUNNING! Love the embossing with the acetate butterfly! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!



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