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3/23/2014

More Butterflies

Hiya, Happy Sunday. First, thank you to all who sent comments about the Blogger issue. I've tried to follow some of those suggestions (right now I'm online with Firefox as my browser, still can't sign in to a blog where I'm already a follower, but not seeing myself. I give up! I've already wasted too much time on this frustrating issue).

There's a lovely challenge going on here and since there were a couple of spraying & embossing paste projects in the works, here's another butterfly card. Didn't turn out as envisioned, and hope that the faux piercing done by the die cut won't disqualify this one from the theme of A Stitch in Time. If you squint very hard, the piercing on the die _does_ look stitched! This one also has a few snippety bits too.


- base background (snippet) was smudged as a drying piece as when spraying top focal part; adding some WRMemory Keepers acrylic paint, heavily diluted with water & placed in a spray bottle. Very glimmery. Debossed with a Darice Argyll folder, . This background piece was just an extra white card stock on the table, used to blot the top w/color c/s while wet. Got some nice color, decided to experiment with the embossing folder..

- focal top piece was 140# weight w/color paper - sprayed with Dylusions (think it was Lime Green) diluted with White Linen. Let it dry, then sprayed again with the WRM diluted green - nice shimmer.  THoltz Splat stencil and some Mixed Media ?chalk? (in a pot, got at Michaels on sale...feels more like a chalky substance than ink, but is also 'wetter' than the usual chalky feel). I sponged this blue media using the TH stencil.  TCW flower stencil was used for the Viva Decor Glitter Paste embossing at top left. Let that dry. Used a Memory Box butterfly stencil with the same paste, let that dry. (For anyone just experimenting with these pastes, be sure to have some soapy water handy to clean off stencils & tool quickly. It dries fast, will be hard to remove if not removed at once when you've finished. Also, be sure to close the paste jar quickly.) MFT Die-namics pierced rectangle stax to die cut a portion of the w/c paper project.
Closeup of the butterfly

- Memory Box Darla butterfly cut from the same blue color cardstock used for matting (snippet).
Sponged with DI Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky, then embossed with a dots EF. Black overlay is the matching MB Vivienne die from a snippet of lightweight black glitter paper.

- pearls for the butterfly body and some green rhinestones to dress him up to go flying over The Pond to visit the Butterfly Challenge and see Parsnip at the Snippet Playground for week 117. C'mon & go along.

Hope all the details didn't put you to sleep. Had fun messin' about with this one. Thanks for visiting & Sunday Hugs!


43 comments:

Sally H said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours! I bought some past to use with my stencils, but haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the tips x

Bonnie said...

Love this background and of course the beautiful butterfly!

Gail said...

Very pretty!
Really like the colors!

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely butterfly card, Mary! So pretty! Your textures came out great with the stencil! I want to play, too! LOL hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super card Mary. Love the color choice and the gorgeous butterfly! I need a session with my stencils and embossing paste - thanks for the inspiration!

Jean Straw said...

I love the colours you used on this and the gorgeous butterfly.
Jean x

Loll Thompson said...

Stunning!! I always love your dylusion sprayed backgrounds Mary. The colors on this are amazing. Love added texture from all your pastes, acrylic paint, etc. Loll xx

Jan Frances said...

Really love the stenciled butterfly in the background and I also like the way you have finished it off with the paper piercing around the edge of the card. Lots of lovely techniques. xx Jan

Rita said...

Beautiful butterfly Mary. I use Firefox and have never had any trouble so far. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Very pretty Mary, great background and your butterfly is gorgeous. Hazel xx

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Mary. Great texture and fantastic colours xx

susiestacey said...

This is so pretty Mary and the colours are just yummy - love it x Susan x

Pippa said...

Hi Mary, love the card. I have just posted mine for the Butterfly Challenge and the Snippets Playground too! Your faux stitches look more like stitches than mine do - might have to remember that technique for another time! x

Patricia said...

Brilliant, love the colour, textures and the beautiful butterfly.
Have a great week

Patricia x

Benzi said...

The blue butterfly is beautiful, as is the flower and butterfly in the background. Love the lime green background and the wonderful texture you achieved with the paste. It's a beauty, Mary!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The butterfly is so beautiful!! I love the colors and background!! You did a fabulous job with this - it's stunning!! Have a great evening my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mrs A. said...

Hsd fun reading how you made this card Mary. Yep blogger is not a happy bunny this weekend. I spent what feels like4/ 5 hours trying to edit a comment on a blog and the only way it worked in the end was to go on my ipad and enter in HTML code. Then I forgot to put the code in telling it to startt a new line each time and had to go back in again. Should have been a 5 min job!!
Anyways this is a super card. Love the inventive faux stitiching and the colouring plus of course that gorgeous butterfly. Thank you for fluuttering by with entry no 2. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Every blessing dear Mary..

I love this card the colour is amazing and all the different textures you really excelled yourself very inspiring, just wonderful dear friend!!

.. and pray blogger starts to behave for you.. as rather think it maybe that rather than webrowser..it ate a published comment on my blog last week.. so had to publish it myself and hope the person who wrote it saw my reply to their question,.. you just never know with it.

But I keep reminding myslef it is a free service and try not to complain., off to peek below.. Shaz in Oz.x

Carol L said...

This is one stunning card with that gorgeous background and all those wonderful colors! I love how you created the butterflies on the background piece, and also the die-cut one! Thanks for the tips about the embossing paste, but I just can't get into making a mess with card-making! I guess I'm a lousy artist! Inky fingers is as dirty as I want to get with my crafting! LOL

Irish Cherokee said...

I picked a good time to try some commenting. Excellent card and LOVE both butterflies. The shades of blue and green you picked are gorgeous together.

jimlynn said...

Mary, I love the way you used the stencil and those wonderful colors......however, that die cut butterfly just literally pops off the page with beauty! Really like the embossing in it too and that sensational color. Gorgeous, gorgeous card!
Lynn

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so glad you did this technique. It is beautiful. I love the colors and the butterfly is so pretty. I commented on your last post but I got the same message from IE you wrote about. Then when I hit publish that message popped up. It is so frustrating and I don't know what to do either.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous colours Mary, your background looks amazing with all the textured details, perfect for the pretty butterfly, Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

This is really lovely, Mary. I am always amazed when people make such beauties with the paper that they used for blotting...yours is fabulous as always!

The pearls are perfect on pretty butterfly and loe that paper piercingfrom the die...looks like stitching to me!

Greta said...

Those paste butterflies are such a neat look & I love the colors! Great card, Mary!

Dragon said...

Really like this colour scheme and the beautiful blue butterfly

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful Mary, lovely colours!
I have candy if you are interested!
http://hazelshandmadecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/surprise-candy-to-celebrate.html

Hugs,
Hazel xx

vicki said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love the bright colours and that butterfly looks amazing!!!

Hugs

Vic x

mamapez5 said...

I haven't tried the Viva Decor pastes, but the Imagination Crafts ones are beautiful, but I agree that is a messy project, though well worth it. I just love all butterflies so Mrs A's challenge is perfect. This is a lovely colour combo, and you have put a lot of work into it. It's great! Kate x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, the Glitter paste looks so nice, Mary!! The bg you've created with the paints are beautiful. Love your blue butterfly!!

Hugz

Brenda said...

Oh my Momma Mary, this card is gorgeous! I can see the faux stitching! I love that background and I love the flower and butterfly that looks like you did with the embossing paste. Your other butterfly is stunning!! I'm sorry nothing that you have tried is working on the blogger issue. I wish I knew what you could do but I don't. Hugs

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the co!ors

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww Mary, stunning bckground and waht a colorful butterfly,,, love the techcnique.

Di said...

Fabulous Mary! Love the butterfly and those beautiful vibrant colours in the clever background.l Fo once Blogger seems to be fine with me - touch wood!

Hugs

Di
xx

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card. I really love the vibrant colors on the background. And the die cut butterfly really pops against that background.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card. I really love the vibrant colors of the background you created and the die cut butterfly really pops.

Redanne said...

Oh another beautiful butterfly card Mary, I love how you mirrored the butterfly in the background and the blue focal point one is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I adore that butterfly He is so wonderful. The card is great too but the butterfly focal point is the bomb!!!!

Pat said...

Lovely colours here Mary, and the texture paste works beautifully in the background. The blue/black butterfly is highlighted wonderfully by the blue layer you have used. A perfect card Mary. x

Joni nina Andaya said...

Gorgeous combinations of Elements Mary!!! The colors are Fantastic :)

Tina Campbell said...

Wow Mary that card just says spring with all those beautiful colors, So Pretty :) Thanks for the tip about having water handy. The background butterfly is really cool to have that kind of shadow going on :)

Sandy said...

So gorgeous Mary - I love it!!
Sandy xx

scrappymo! said...

Such beautiful colours on a beautiful card. Love the butterfly of course but love all your techniques too!l