Followers

8/04/2014

Summer Butterfly

Happy Monday afternoon. Hope your weekend was pleasant. Ours was quiet, but relaxing. Today's  card uses the same Sue Wilson stamp as the last post. Two images were stamped, but used 2 different products to heat emboss.


- Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Butterfly Meadow stamp used in this card. Stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with a Stampendous Pearl powder, which is quite pretty IRL. Used Derwent Colorsoft & Inktense pencils to color the design, then some of the elements were colored with a WoStella pen (has a tiny nib instead of the brush tip). Used some gamsol on the blue background to smooth out the pencil strokes.

- MB Darla Butterfly for the base - colored with alcohol inks on the silver backing of a soda can.
- MB Vivienne Butterfly overlay - done from a suede paper.
Used the dies to cover the stamped butterfly, as I didn't like the way the coloring turned out. I folded the die cut base, then folded the overlay...glued together, then glued the piece to the stamped image- which has the single butterfly wing. The stamped body, feet & antennae were left visible.

- Sue Wilson die - Spanish Collection (Valencia) used for the card shape after I realized the shape of this stamp would fit this die. The stamped image was hand cut. One piece of cardstock was die cut for the front base, and a plain piece of an appropriate size was cut longer, top portion folded to form a hinge at the top of the card.

- Impression Obsession sentiment stamped with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Azure Blue, then outlined with a Pentel gold pen. (I saw this done on a card, but don't remember which blog so that credit can be given for the inspiration).

At the Butterfly Challenge, Challenge #12 theme is summery colors/or a summer theme + butterfly. I believe this one meets those requirements, so I'm linking up with Butterfly Challenge #12.

Ya'll have a nice afternoon. I'm off to fix a good ole Southern tomato sandwich. Enjoy whatever you might be doing, and lots of hugs. Come again when you can.

35 comments:

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! I love the shape of the base!! That die is fabulous!! The stamp is beautiful!! And what an awesome butterfly!!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

This is another beautiful card Mary, and I must apologise because I thought it was a Sue Wilson die which you had used with embossing powder to give a different finish to, on the last card as I didn't realise she had done any stamps so it will teach me to read things properly! The die cut layer in that blue is very pretty, and that definitely is a die.. lol. I love that MB butterfly too. x

Hazel said...

Mary another gorgeous card. Hope your sandwich was good. Hazel xx

Jean Straw said...

This is a very pretty stamp and it looks lovely the way you have coloured it. Lovely butterfly as well.
Jean x

Sheila H said...

You used another fabulous die, Mary, and I love it. The card base is quite striking. Love the water color look of your flowers and grass. That butterfly is a real jewel. This is one gorgeous card.

Mrs A. said...

I'm certainly enjoying your card Mary. The summery scene you have created is delightful. I loved reading how you constructed it. I like that idea of edging the sentiment with the gold pen . Looks effective, thank you or fluttering by #12. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! What's not to LOVE about this fabulous creation. I always forget about using the metallic/metal papers with die cuts, and they always look really great, don't they? Your delicate flower garden is very pretty, and wonderful colors and EP added makes it perfect! (delightful shape, too!) hugs, de

Lisa said...

Thank you so much Mary for your lovely comment and for becoming a new follower to my blog! I'm so happy you found me through Darnell, she's a peach! I'm your newest follower, such pretty pretty works here!!

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Mary, oh my goodness, love this butterfly and all the other gorgeous added beauties, colours are lovely.xx
.♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Benzi said...

Oh, I LOVE your butterfly, Mary, and it is so pretty in that garden. I love the nice, coppery color. I went out to water my lantana this morning and saw two big, beautiful butterflies in the hanging basket.

Carol L said...

What a beautiful breath of summer you've captured on this card! I love all the delicate flowers, the gorgeous butterfly, and especially that die cut card base! Gorgeous!

jimlynn said...

The entire scene and colors are like a breath of springtime air! Love that butterfly and it almost looks like stained glass. Beautiful work with the pencils too!
Lynn

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Mary - and enjoy your tomato sandwich :-). Glad to hear your weekend was enjoyable - ours was rather dramatic with DH missing a step, falling, and breaking his ankle :-(.
Blessings
Maxine

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love your card, and the butterfly is so cute with all those flowers
bibiana

Patricia said...

Beautiful card Mary, love it. The frame Die is brilliant as is your wonderful colours.
Mmmm!! can almost smell that sandwich, I might add some bacon to mine.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Christine Harrop said...

This really is a beautiful card Mary. The stamp is lovely and the colour is gorgeous. Hugs Christine xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this card sings about spring and summer, Mary!!! Such lovely colours and you have created a beautiful scene with the stamps and butterfly!! Lovely!!

Hugz

Redanne said...

I think butterflies are THE most beautiful of creatures and I love the one on your card Mary! I also love the ornate frame around the edges of your beautiful card too. Anne xx

SarahGeorge said...

This such a joyous card! Lovely butterfly stamping :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Mary, I love the sene with the butterfly and the frame
Kevin xx

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Momma Mary! I love that butterfly and your flowers. I'm not quite sure I understand how you did it all, but I know there are some amazing techniques in there! I can't get over how beautiful your flower scene is and how that butterfly has so much dimension to it and the colors are amazing. You are making me so hungry for a good ole Southern tomato sandwich, which I just love!! Hugs, Brenda

Faith A said...

Such a beautiful summery card,love the frame so vibrant it all "sits" so well together.

Cara Malmrose said...

That is one lovely card. I love that turquoise frame ... that butterfly is eye catching! Thank you for sharing this with us on Mrs. A's butterfly Challenge! (Hugs) Cara

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful summer garden scene Mary! LOVE the butterfly colored with alcohol inks! Loll xx

Mrs A. said...

Forgot to say I hope you kept the cut outs from the die cos I can see little birdies and the makings for little flowers! Hugs Mrs A.

Sandy said...

Very pretty - gorgeous colors!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

Very pretty - gorgeous colors!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

Very pretty - gorgeous colors!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

Very pretty - gorgeous colors!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

Very pretty - gorgeous colors!
Sandy xx

Bonnie said...

Such a beautiful butterfly garden!

scrappymo! said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love that die. So is the die the front of the card but the back of the card is a flat piece of card with just a one inch fold over bit or does the die glue ionto a full folded card with the glue only being at the top hinge?
I want to try one of these but not quite sure how to accomplish it!

Your butterfly is so beautiful and the scene you stamped just perfect for her to light.

Pumpy said...

These Butterflies are so lovely, and the card you made are great. I am going there now, to see what I can see. xxxx

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card...like the way you colored it.