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5/19/2016

Green Butterfly



Good afternoon, thanks for surfing in for a visit. Today has been one of those overcast days you just wish it would rain and get it over with. It's been quiet, and I have just been a bit lazy..nothing that I _had_ to do, plenty I _could have_ done, but just not in the mood to do so. Had some oldies music playing, hunted through the music stored on the pc to create a flash drive to  have the car. Just piddly sort of stuff. The telephone hasn't even rung today, which means no aggravating soliciting calls. Now that's a rarity here.

Today's card is the remains of creating this card.

Popped the leftover die cut background over a purchased card and added a die sentiment - think this was cut with 2 layers of vellum, and colored with a copic pen.

Ellentina Elegant butterfly die also cut from vellum. Bottom layer colored on both sides with copics in yellow green shades. Top piece of vellum was dabbed with versamark, heat embossed with SnS detail white. Colored in with a new set of KaiserCraft Gel pens. Wasn't sure how these pens would look on vellum, but the effect was quite nice.

Hope your day was pleasant or just whatever you needed it to be. It's lovely to have a day now & again, when you don't really _have to do anything special_. 

And I will update on the bathroom project as things happen. Don't think it's going to get completed real fast...too many crafts people have to coordinate supplies, schedules, that kind of thing. Some of the elements have to be 'made', so that takes time also. Trying to be patient. Thanks for all the encouragement - appreciate it!

Blessings and Hugs


57 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

What a lovely butterfly card.

Chrisboldo said...

Hi Mary, Love this card Gal! And you a smashing job on it...I love green and it's perfect!

Hugs
Chris B

Jean said...

I,m so glad you got to use up the left over piece of your lovely background. You made a beautiful butterfly as well. A lovely card.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Another beauty! I love the yellow and green color combination and of course that glorious butterfly.
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty, Mary. I love butterflies and yours is no exception!
The colours yiou used here are very pretty.

Pat said...

Another wonderful butterfly Mary and I thought I recognised the background from another card. I love the citrus colours with that touch of blue round the edge of the butterfly, just so pretty! As you will probably have guessed I have been away and have been having a big catch up session this evening. x

Carol L said...

The first thing that caught my eye was this pretty color combo, and then I liked the diagonal lines, but that butterfly is just insanely beautiful! Gorgeous card - you really did a great job on this one!

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful card Mary, stunning bg for this gorgeous butterfly, Cathy x

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Mary - love it - the way the background is angled, and that stunning butterfly, and the wonderful sentiment!!
Blessings
Maxine

Valerija said...

Another card with wonderful butterfly and lovely colours. Love it!

brenda said...

Nothing wrong with a lazy day Mary, sometimes we need to re-charge the batteries. I did the same this week and took time out to snap the promised photos around the garden to share on my blog. With our UK weather so unpredictable have to do it before the rain spoils everything and I was just in time as it threw it down yesterday.

It's another lovely Butterfly card and love the fresh greens and yellows on the delicate looking vellum and rather like the design with the diagonal element and of course the beautiful flutterly.

B x

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the colours you've used and the beautiful butterfly too.
Kath x

Christine Harrop said...

This is very pretty Mary with lovely soothing colours. Gorgeous butterfly. Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Loving the card.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Patricia said...

Hello Mary, sorry I have not been commenting. We had no Internet for 2 whole weeks!!
Love, love, love, your stunning card. The colour, butterfly and design are brilliant.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Sarah said...

OOh this is a beauty Mary, love the fresh colour combination and the lovely hit of white xx

Di said...

Beautiful card Mary! I love the colours you used and of course the butterfly is so lovely as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Gerrina said...

That you used the same colours for the butterfly as for the background makes this a great looking card! Enjoy the weekend!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Mary that butterfly is awesome I also love the background and colours it looks truly wonderful
hugs
lorraine x

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That was a lovely panel you created Mary my friend! I'm so pleased you used the piece you cut off, it has made another beautiful card! I do hope your new bathroom is finished pretty quickly, but I know how these things can drag on, and what an upheaval it causes, but it'll be worth it in the end! Have a lovely upcoming weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant work, fabulous colours combined here...Enjoy the weekend.x
 {aNNie}

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful, the background is fantastic and I love the colours. Take care xx

Team Clark said...

Oh I just love these greens and beautiful design!

Stampsnob. said...

And this from the gal who professes to not work well with dies >>>>>>>>>>>You are wrong this is very nice ........Ls

Sheila H said...

Beautiful & good luck with the reno!

Bonnie said...

GORGEOUS, my friend! Still love that background piece and your butterfly is beautiful! Would love for you to link at CAS Mix Up as it fits the challenge.
Hope you have another relaxing day.

Daffodil Cards said...

The sentiment says SMILE!, I did, as soon as I saw it, love the colours and that butterfly, the stencilling pattern is gorgeous, a lovely lovely card.
Faith
x

Loll said...

Another gorgeous card using your layered embossed background. So great that you got two cards from that background. This is gorgoeus. Love that beautiful butterfly ... the colours are so pretty! Have a great day! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Mart, this is gorgeous! Love the diagonal background and that butterfly is just amazing! You always choose such a beautiful color combination too! Another outstanding card!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, I just love this fresh crisp coloured card, the background is fabulous and butterfly is gorgeous, your whole colour palette is fantastic. Quite right to take things easy whilst you can, the building work will keep you busy with the clearing up after the workers, take care, Kate x

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! The background looks amazing!! I love the gorgeous butterfly!! What pretty colors!! This is stunning my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! The background looks amazing!! I love the gorgeous butterfly!! What pretty colors!! This is stunning my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Birgit said...

This is a really pretty spring card. I love the butterfly and the leaf pattern

Redanne said...

The butterfly die is very appropriately named - it looks beautiful on your very elegant card Mary. I love the green and adore the butterfly! Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Wonderful card design Mary, love these beautiful colours, gorgeous background and butterfly.
We all have days like you had today ..LOL
Pam x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous background and adorable butterfly, love very much the colours combo!! Great use of the rest of your past card!
Hugs, today is crazy for me.... too much busy!!

Margaret said...

Hi Mary
Yes your card did make me SMILE. Love the cream and the green and the butterfly just perfect.
Lucky you getting one of those days to just drift along with they are a rarity here.
Good luck with the bathroom. Our bathroom reno was to take no longer than 2 weeks. 6 weeks later...... Need I elaborate. Still it was so worth all the hassle and I could never go back to a standard bathroom. Give me a wet room any day.
Hugs
Margaret M

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful butterfly and love the background-nice to have a nothing to do day
Carol x

Barb said...

A really pretty card Mary. Such a pretty butterfly and great recycling. Have a good weekend. Barbxx

Donna Ellis said...

Well aren't you clever to create one background for two cards! The technique you used is beautiful. I just love those colors. Glad those pesky phone calls were not bothering you today and I hope you have many more cold days. lol

Thanks for sharing your beautiful butterfly creation, Mary.
Hugs,
De

Anita in France said...

What a beautiful butterfly, Mary ... gorgeous colours ... and fabulous against that lush foliage background! Hugs, Anita :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, stunning!! This is one of my favourite colour combos, how gorgeous!! Love the butterfly too, the whole card is completely dreamy! hugs :)

Brenda in IN said...

You added a great embellishment on that card. What a nice idea to "fix up" a card and add your personal touch. Can't wait to see the finished bathroom project.

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Mary!!
Have a sunny Sunday!

Kim Heggins said...

This has to be the most beautiful butterfly ever made! Love those fabulous colors and wonderful background!

Veerle said...

With some delay due to pc problems but hey here I am Mary.
Love your super gorgeous card it looks great. Hugs Veerle x

Olga Fink said...

What a beautiful card!
Xoxo Olga

Diane said...

Greetings Mary, what beautiful colors and love the butterfly.

Hugs Diane

Pia S said...

Coloring on vellum is something yet for me to try, I love the translucency of this butterfly's wings.

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning and elegant Mary!

Susanne Vargas said...

This card is like a fresh breeze! Love all the green!
Sorry for being so late in commenting! Last week was crazy and finally I am slowly catching up with my bloggy friends....

Aileen Ryan said...

Love how you have put this card together Mary, it looks so pretty and soft. All works perfectly together.

Greta said...

This is really gorgeous, Mary--love the colors with the white! I have so many days where I could do something that needs to be done, but just don't want to! I'll blame it on my newly almost retired status for as long as I can--haha! One day I do have to start my re-organizing & purging--just too overwhelming.

Brenda said...

Oh my word, this is beautiful Momma Mary! Loving that butterfly and your embossed leaves and inked background. I am going to have to CAS this one! Hugs, Brenda

Sandy said...

Think I told you - about a week and a half ago I had what I hope will be my last surgery for a while. It is not the surgery that wipes me out but the antibiotics and the pain meds. So once again I struggle to catch up.
What a clever idea - I never thought of popping a die cut on a store bought card. I have now colored over previously colored images from a CD and was pleasantly surprised with the result.
So upward and onward I say...
Sandy xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It's green and has a butterfly on it. This card is a win win all the way 'round for me. Today we have gray and overcast too. I'm hoping for NO RAIN as the roof went and blew partially off the other evening. The roofer are to repair it today and hopefully get it done before any rain (then it can pour, pour, pour!)