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7/21/2014

Butterflies are Free - Spots and Stripes

Hey Again. Finally got a chance to join in Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, and this week's theme is
Spots and Stripes+Butterflies.  Each Butterfly challenge I've wanted to play along, but other things just get in the way. Doing a few scheduled posts freed up a little window where a butterfly card could come together with some new Memory Box dies that arrived a few weeks back. Here's the card:


- sprayed spots & stripes background created from white cardstock, using Dylusions sprays, Tattered Angels sprays and some acrylic paint diluted mixture . (supplies in the pic below). Stamping done with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (creamy brown & wisteria) using Impression Obsession Cover a Card Thick & Thin (CC008)- stripes with creamy brown; overstamping with CAC CC003-Dots in wisteria. Cut the piece in 2 sections. Burlap & silk wide ribbon glued to center of a folded cream card. Each section of the spots & stripes glued over this ribbon.

- MB Floating Butterflies Background (98991) diecut from another sprayed white c/s - but this piece was stamped with Hero Arts F5584 Single Starburst using Magenta Maya Arts Gold Paint. A dollop of this rather thick paint was put on the non-stick mat and diluted with water, then the stamp inked & stamped. My first time using this process, so I need to work on getting this diluted texture done better, as it stamped out a bit goopy. Once this dried, the butterfly background was die cut.

- MB Floating Butterflies (98978 - an outline) was die cut from a lavender cardstock. First tried cutting this die with a beautiful shimmer sheetz product. Did not cut well, so will have to be fussy cut and I think it will be an 'entire piece' not just the outline. You'll see it on another project I expect! Applying glue to the skinny outline was the hardest part of this card. The thin outline piece wanted to stretch out of shape as glue was applied, my fingers got sticky and then it was a bear to try to get placed properly over the outline. I am trying to think of how I could have used the Sookwang tape to do this bit, but the lightbulb hasn't gone off yet.

_ Elizabeth Craft die sentiment from same lavender card stock.

So off I go to link with Mrs. A's Spots & Stripes Butterfly Challenge. Won't you join in???
Thanks again for your visit today. Come again when you can. Hugs.

Supplies to create card backgrounds
about 2 tablespoons of the Ivory acrylic paint mixed with water in spray bottle. Added a few drops of the Dylusions Coffee spray that had already been diluted with water in another spray bottle. Tattered Angels sprays were Crème de Cacao and Apricot. sorry...Butternut Squash! These sprays created a lovely café au lait colored background that has a lot of sparkle IRL.

PS: I totally forgot to say Winner #2, Follower 43, Sheila of  lala crafts contacted me yesterday and her little surprise package was mailed off this afternoon. Congratulations, Miss Sheila, and I hope you enjoy the goodies.

32 comments:

  1. Another great card, love those butterflies. Hazel x

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  2. This is gorgeous Mary. Love what you have done with the background papers and the butterflies are gorgeous.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  3. I'm so in love with your Butterflies. My Oh my but they are beautiful. Read with awe how you made the background for the card. Thankyou so muc hfor fluttering by. hugs Mrs A. Butterfly challenge.

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  4. Very Creative Mary. The background and butterflies really are like a dream-scape. Very nicely done. - Jim

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  5. beautiful card Mary, I like the butterflies and the design.
    Kevin xx

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  6. What a pretty card Mary and a lot of work with the different inks and stamps. The MB butterfly is very pretty and I love the magenta colour you used on the stamp. I think using the paint to stamp with has worked really well. Congratulations to Sheila for winning your giveaway, what a lovely idea on your part. x

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  7. What a gorgeous card!! I love the beautiful butterflies and the starburst effect!! They look so fabulous!! Love this, Mary!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Beautiful butterflies! You are so creative with paint and sprays. The design is simple, but has great visual impact.

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  9. SO pretty!! Love the background with these wonderful butterflies.
    Lynn

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  10. You really nailed the challenge with the spots and stripes on this card! The way you stamped those butterflies looks downright amazing! That big wooden stamp in the photo is awesome! I love how you used it to enhance the butterflies! Well done!

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  11. What a fabulous card...I love how you used those sweet butterflies paired with that amazing stamp...just beautiful.

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  12. Oh my word, what a fabulous card and you made the background!! Love the butterflies too...oh dear...another item to add to the never ending wish list!! xx

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  13. This is beautiful, Mary!!! Love how you've done the bg and the starburst stamp works so good for the butterflies!! Great colours!!

    Hugz

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  14. This is beautiful, Mary!!! Love how you've done the bg and the starburst stamp works so good for the butterflies!! Great colours!!

    Hugz

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  15. What an amazing card Mary - I love it. I use PVA glue for fine outlines like your butterfly cuts, applied with a toothpick!! Fiddly, but with not using my fingers the shapes don't distort quite the same.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. This card is gorgeous Mary, I love the beautiful butterflies and the edging looks superb - even if it was a pain to do! Hugs, Anne x

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  17. Great work Mary, and oh how finicky gluing the b'fly borders. I'm intrigued with your paint/water & stamping from the craft sheet.
    Very pretty card!

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  18. Hello Mary

    Your card is wonderful. Oh my word what a brilliant background I am in awe of your many talents, and those butterflies, just stunning.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  19. This is an awesome card. I love the image used to create the background. I loved seeing your craft space and also meeting Chuck. I've haven't been around too much and I'm trying to catch up.

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  20. Super cute card and the technique for the butterflies is so cool gives the butterflies a different look

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  21. What pretty butterflies, Mary! Thanks for sharing how you did them!

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  22. Pretty Butterflies...thanks for the great instructions on how you did these. I have some sprays but never have used them on a card...you have inspired me to get them out and give them a try!

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  23. Love the butterflies Mary and the paper is so pretty. Hugs Christine xx

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  24. Wow what a creative card Mary! And thanks for popping by my blog :-)
    Lucy x

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  25. This is soo pretty Mary !!! What a lovely card you have created ! I love the stripes and those butterflies are lovely !!!! Hope you are having a wonderful summer !!!
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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  26. Gorgeous card Mary:) huggles Sue xx

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  27. Beautiful butterflies and love the tutorial on techniques used
    carol x

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  28. Here you go creating beautiful cards with those sprays Momma Mary! I love, love those butterflies and I'm so happy that you were able to join in the challenge. You never ceased to amaze me with your beautiful cards. Oh congrats to Sheila, I'm so happy that she got in contact with you to claim her prize!! Hugs, Brenda

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  29. Love what you did with the BG stamp to get your butterfly BGs. Very pretty with the striking outline colors against the beautiful IO CAC BGs you created! The colors are warm and wonderful!!

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  30. SO beautiful and different love it.

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  31. Hi Mary
    Fabby card.... Love how you have used the stamp ... Clever.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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