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7/23/2015

Butterflies

Hello & thanks for surfing in on another afternoon. I've been trying to participate in Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge for some time, but just don't get anything finished in time for a particular theme. Purchased some Rubbernecker images at the February stamp show, which have been in a bag on the floor, by the recliner in my stamp area. What with experimenting with watercolor markers, gelatos, versamark and heat embossing, I've been playing with a few of these stamps lately. This time Mrs A's challenge is Butterflies + Talisman (the challenge is based on a letter of the alphabet each time, so this tells you how far along the challenge has come!). Just happened to have a couple butterflies from experiments. Here's the image that was used with gelatos for this card today:

 
I'll be sharing one done with markers as soon as I can decide how to best use it. LOL.
 
Here's the gelato card:
 
 
Once the image was covered in gelato colors of peach, pink, yellow and a sort of reddish color, spritzed lightly with one of the very small misters..)I seem to have better control of my spritzes with that one) Then stamped onto w/color paper. Then I didn't really know what to do with it. As I hunted for another die - came across an Ellentina butterfly die set (these are pink and came as a set with the filigree and the solid shape...were purchased at the February show also). Since the paper was thicker w/c, the Sizzix Precision mat came in mighty handy, but still did quite a few passes to be sure all the tiny places cut. Pearlized copper paper was used for the underlayer.
 
- Saw a tutorial on SCS about inkless images, and got the idea to use multiple EF's and sizes, and thought this looked CAS with the colors of the butterfly. Snipped bits off a pearl swirl shape and added for the butterfly trail.
 
Now - where to put the requisite charm needed for the T=Talisman? Found a brown toned twine, wrapped the edge of the card, added the copper butterfly charm. Didn't think a bow would look right - too fussy for the CAS I was attempting. So I hope this will qualify for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge.
 
Have a wonderful afternoon. We're joining some family & going to Olive Garden for dinner tonight. My usual meal there is the Zuppa de Tosca (potato soup) and their specialty salad. With garlic breadsticks. Yumm! Big Hugs.
 
 
PS: Don't forget about the HLS Christmas Challenge that is still open and also July's Rudolph Day!


39 comments:

Kathleen said...

Great EF and love your colour choices.

Kath x

Carol said...

This is a beautiful CAS card Mary, love the gorgeous colours of the butterfly which really pop against your white background. Enjoy your evening. Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful butterfly and love the copper butterfly too-hope you enjoy your meal
Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous butterfly Mary, what wonderful colours, I love your card, hugs Kate x

Veerle said...

So glad you could finally join in Mrs. A's butterfly challenge Mary, your card is so beautiful. Well done my friend. I love her challenges and try to join in as many times as i can. Big hug, Veerle x

Sarah said...

Hi Mary, this is a beauty and the gorgeous colours are right up my street!! Have a lovely meal out, it sounds delicious!! xx

pam said...

Stunning card design Mary, gorgeous colors on this butterfly, beautiful embossed background, love this card.
Hugs pam x

Donna said...

What a charming card, your butterfly is gorgeous and that charm is the perfect accent. Mrs. A's challenges are so fun!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mary that butterfly is gorgeous
Kevin xx

Di said...

Double WOW from me Mary - stunning butterfly and a lovely card!!

Hugs

Di xx

Pat said...

This is a beautiful large butterfly image Mary and love the colours you have chosen. I love the embossed layer behind, and the charm with the dark twine and the pearl swirl work well and are so pretty. Hope you enjoyed your meal this evening. x

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning, Mary!! That butterfly is so gorgeous!! I love the colors and embossing!! What a fabulous card this is!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mrs A. said...

This is lovely Mary and does indeed fit all my requirements. I love your experiments with Gelatos and those colours are divine. superb finish to the card with the twine and charm. Thankyou for fluttering by #35. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh so pretty, Miss Mary! Lovely colors! Your experimentation is a beautiful success. xo

Gail said...

OMGosh I adore this card. Your technique is awesome. I haven't used gelatos yet. This butterfly is just beautiful! So glad you visited my blog since I've had a chance to visit yours and become your newest Follower. :) Looking forward to seeing more of your art work now that I've found you and the Butterfly Challenge! Hugs, Gail

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Mary, love this pretty butterfly, Cathy x

Patricia said...

Love, love, love, your beautiful CAS card.
That butterfly is stunning
Have a good day
Patricia x

Anita in France said...

Wonderful texture and such a gorgeous butterfly, Mary ... the colours are delicious! Your dinner out sounds delicious too ... hope you enjoyed! Anita :)

Sue said...

WOW! That card is stunning.

Hope you enjoy your meal out with friends. Sue

Petra Swart said...

Your butterfly is simply stunning, Mary!!! The vibrant colours are so beautiful against all the white!!!! And I love that cute charm whit the sweet twine bow!!! Beautiful!!!
Have a great Friday!!!
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the colors

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a rich and elegant card you have created Mary. Love the orange, coppery tones of the butterfly and your little Talisman butterfly works beautifully. Gorgeous creation!

brenda said...

As always a lovely creation Mary.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable CAS creation with gorgeous image/stamp and colouring....enjoy your weekend..x
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Brenda in IN said...

You knocked it out of the park with this one. Gorgeous colors and that pearl copper paper is lovely. Even the charm is sweet. Dinner sounds yummy. Love their salad and breadsticks.

Jacee said...

Well it was certainly worth waiting for Mary, so lovely, it looks great!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Bonnie said...

You remind me that I really need to try those gelatos that I bought! Sudh pretty colors that play off the copper base beautifully! I love all the white on white texture and that tiny charm too!

Pia S said...

I really like this idea of using layers of different embossed patterns. The white makes your vibrant butterfly stand out beautifully, great choice of talisman too.

Redanne said...

Oh wow Mary, I am almost stuck for words, I just ADORE your gorgeous butterfly and it looks fabulous on the white background - absolutely stunning!! Hugs, Anne xx

Donna said...

I've never used gelatos but your card is certainly beautiful. Maybe I'll have to give them a try! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful work
Mary H thank you so much for stopping by with get well wishes.. really appreciated right now .......Lis

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a true beauty, Mary! So very elegant!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Rebecca Billard said...

That butterfly is just so big and beautiful! Love that butterfly charm also! Thanks for your entry this week at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge!
Guest Designer Rebecca!

Brenda said...

Oh my Momma Mary, what a beautiful card! Love the butterfly-I've never used gelato's, but you sure are making me wish I had some. lol I think I'd just better stick to the distress inks and watercolors. lol Love that charm you placed on the card and the embossing looks so pretty too. Hugs, Brenda

jimlynn said...

Triple GORGEOUS! WOW! Mary, this is absolutely stunning. So beautiful. Love the embossing and that butterfly makes my heart flutter. No pun intended either. It's gorgeous.
Lynn

Kim Heggins said...

BEEEEE-autiful card Mary! Love that gorgeous butterfly and I love the colors, just stunning!

Carol L said...

What a touch of elegance with this filigree butterfly! I love the colors and especially that butterfly charm accent! Gorgeous!

Maxine D said...

Mary this is absolutely stunning - love the way you let the butterfly sing, and simply textured the white card behind it. The twine and talisman are the perfect accents.
Blessings
Maxine

Loll said...

Beautiful butterfly card Mary. I have yet to get any gelatos, but they are on my list. I think I need to expand my craft room to fit in all these fabulous products. :) xx