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3/22/2014

Penny Black Rose for the Butterfly Challenge

Hello there, and it's a wonderfully sunny & warm Saturday afternoon in my neighborhood. We're told temps will drop later on, and tomorrow won't be as nice. This afternoon, we filled up the bird feeder - pulled a few weeds underneath where the silly birds waste the seeds. Then sat on the back porch to just enjoy a pretty afternoon for a bit. Then I made myself go downstairs to work on today's card, which had been in progress. Had 2 nights where I just didn't feel inspired to do anything but watch tv & doze (currently I'm on Season 12 of Midsomer Murders on Netflix..hate to see the end of the series come around; I prefer the episodes with John Nettles.)

Here's the card which is going over to Mrs. A's new Butterfly Challenge, where the theme for week 3 is A Stitch in Time. There must be butterflies (of course), but also some stitching, real or faux.


- Penny Black Rose Die (51-023) which I have been seeing on some gorgeous cards. Was longing for this die, which recently arrived from Ellen Hutson when there was a 17% discount. Am pleased to say there was fast shipping. Colored vellum with copics, using shades of red at the top, green at the bottom, blending each color to the previous. If doing this technique, stamping is done on the reverse side of the colored vellum. (wanna know how I remembered this fact?). Since I wasn't stamping on this vellum, I could use either side, and chose to use the brighter, colored side of the vellum. Die cut 2 roses, and glued together with vellum glue. Provides just a tiny bit of a raised effect. Dew drops were added to the leaves because I could detect the 'glue', although I don't think anyone else could. I knew where I had placed the tiny dot of glue. Probably should have just added 1 dewdrop on a leaf.

- previously embossed pink cardstock with a dots folder - edged with DI spun Sugar and Shabby Shutters..

- more vellum colored for the Hero Arts H5426 Artistic Butterfly - stamped on the reverse of the copic shading. Used Spica Black to darken some markings, then added Sakura Silver star for some glimmer; Spica Blue for the dots in the wings, highlighted with a white pen.

- C/Lynn DL112 Exotic Butterfly Small done in vellum.

- edged white card base with DI Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint.

- Elizabeth Craft gold outline sticker sentiment.

I'm off to link up with Mrs. A's Stitch in Time Butterfly Challenge, which I hope you'll check out, and do please enjoy what's left of your Saturday afternoon. Thanks as always for dropping in to visit. So enjoy reading your comments & suggestions. Hugs.

29 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Love this pretty card and lovin the dew drops. I am like you I like john /nettles better as well. Also like the old sidekick best and hate how the dumbed him down when the brother took over.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Mary, hope you sort out Mr Blogger as he is being a right pain in the rear end at the moment - l keep having no reading list in my dashboard and therefore don't know who has posted - sometime l have posts and sometimes not :( x Susan x

Donna Ellis said...

Such a pretty butterfly card, Mary! wonderful colors and lots of visual interest with the die cuts! I'm looking forward to trying some of the Penny Black stamps and dies - you've done a marvelous job! hugs, de

Jean Straw said...

This is pretty, I like the diecut rose and the butterfly is beautiful.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!! Love the pink-ish background with that beautiful rose and butterfly. Lovely card!
Yes, Ellen Hutson has great shipping - much nicer than some other ones out there!
Lynn

Redanne said...

The rose is lovely and that butterfly is gorgeous, what a beautiful card to enter into the challenge. I love it. Hugs, Anne xx

Cathy said...

Very pretty card Mary, love your gorgeous butterfly too. I saw the EH 17% sale too but the dollar difference between US and Aust is not as good for me now so I had to restrain myself LOL! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Cathy x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and design!! So, so pretty!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

Very pretty butterfly on your card! I love the colors and stitching! I'm vegging out in front of the tv too unfortunately. My mojo went on hiatus for a while :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mary. I like the rose the embossing and that beautiful butterfly.
Kevin xx

Bonnie said...

I hadn't seen this butterfly die before. It sure makes a pretty butterfly! Love that rose too! We had a lovely few days here. I didn't get out today, but Jack and I had a good time playing hide and seek on the deck yesterday.

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done Mary. Sent the link to CCleaner. May not cure the problem but it will help clean up the computer and registry.

Greta said...

Gorgeous! I have that die on my wishlist!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the colors of this card, bold and happy. Very nicely done!

Mrs A. said...

I love your large butterfly. Such pretty colours. Like Bonnie not seen this one before. Big is beautiful!.
Love the stitching round the edge and of course the lovely pink background. It was not so nice here yesterday either. We had hail stones at one point so I had to give up and come indoors from the garden.
Managed to get the lawn mown though. Thank you for fluttering by #3. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Gail said...

Very pretty!

Pippa said...

Love the colour effect on the large butterfly. A beautiful card. I have seen a few butterflies around lately vut I don't think they will be out today, the warm snap has gone and the cold wind and rain is back :(

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous card Mary and the butterfly is beautiful. Hugs Christine xx

Pat said...

Such a pretty card Mary. Using vellum is a delightful change, I have some tucked away, I must get it out again. I love all the dies, especially the large butterfly. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card, just love the backdrop for the flower and the butterfly. The coloring of the butterfly is gorgeous and the flower is pretty too, so makes me think of spring all all the pretty colors of the spring flowers :) Thanks so much for sharing such beautiful artwork

Benzi said...

The vellum coloring looks super and the card is gorgeous. Love that rose and pretty butterfly. Oozak is having a great sale right now on so much. Check it out! Yes, I'm enabling. LOL

I worked in the yard for 8 hours yesterday. It is shaping up and I'm tired. Ha

Brenda said...

Oh Momma Mary this card is gorgeous! I love that beautiful butterfly and that stunning flower. Love the dew drops used as it look like water droplets. The embossing and stitching looks fabulous too. I need a place for my sewing machine instead of dragging it out all the time. lol I'm to lazy to drag it out to sew on a card. Hugs!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is beautiful !!! Gorgeous colors !!! The details are each lovely !!!

Hugs,
Mayra

Jan Frances said...

Very pretty card Mary, I especially love the butterfly xx Jan x

Petra Swart said...

Loving your beautiful rose and butterflies and the dew drops look so nice, Mary!! The vellum looks great coloured - think I should try that, too!! The shading and sewing around the edges of the pink panel add lovely interest! Great card!!
Hugz!
Greetings from Africa!!

Nicecrane Designs said...

I am faaling in love with your butterly Mary, wowwww,,,,what creative you are.

Sheila H said...

The rose and butterfly are gorgeous. Love your fabulous colors and dew drops :)

Faith A said...

This is soooooooooooooooo very pretty, love that butterfly

Joni nina Andaya said...

Oh my!!! So Pretty Mary :) This die-cut rose is a must have!!! Love this :)