Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pansies and Butterflies

Greetings to you all - I am so pleased you call past and read my blog. Thank you for visiting.

I had fun this past weekend making a card using the new Layers of Color releases, Pansy Corner and Encouragement


The white card base was stenciled with Memento Sky Blue ink using the LOC Belle Brocade art stencil. The edges were also sponged with the same ink.



The pansy corner was stamped twice in mirror fashion, gold embossed, and then painted with water colour paints.  The panel was trimmed and the edges sponged with Bamboo Leaves ink.


The wee butterflies from the LOC Flutterescent set were stamped and gold embossed on bright yellow vellum, trimmed and mounted on foam tape.


The sentiment was stamped in Graphite Black, cut out, embossed and sponged using a Spellbinders floral doily die. this was also mounted using foam dots for added dimension. 


I finished the inside with a sentiment (unknown) and another butterfly.

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22 comments:

scrap joanny said...

very elegant card !!!Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges hugs Joanna

chilli pip said...

What beautiful embossing and your circle sentiment is gorgeous as is the butterfly.Thanks for playing at Ooh-la-la x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - what a fabulous combination of images and embossing - your card is so rich and warm! Your creation is lovely Maxine - thank you for sharing - I am heading towards my embossing powders now! LOL! {{{hugs}}}

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Love how your gold embossing brightens and highlights the best parts of your card! Wonderful job! I need to learn to do that too someday. =)

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Kath
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Becky said...

This is stunning Maxine, love the gold embossing.

Glenda said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and your beautiful techniques! Perfect sentiment! Thanks for sharing at Paper Playtime!
Glenda

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Such a beautiful and inspirational card!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A very lovely card. Many thanks for entering the Make My Monday challenge!

Kristine said...

Hi Maxine! This is beautiful--love butterflies myself and these are really neat all gold embossed :) OOO, this would work for SSCC's challenge this week: All creatures great and small! :)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Wow! I adore your card, Maxine!! Warm coloring, joyful, great placement and perfect sentiment. Love the details too!

Cazro said...

Thanks for entering your beautiful butterfly card to Make My Monday, please look at the rules on our blog. Caz

papertrails leaver said...

wow! This is beautiful! I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime! :-) Amy

Amy said...

Very pretty! I love the layers of depth in this card.
Amy

Jacqueline said...

Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challange but could I just draw your attention to our rules - to be considered for judging you should only enter our challenge and 5 others - Jacqueline xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- such beautiful colors! Love the butterfly!

Crystal said...

So pretty, love how you embossed the image & then coloured it! Great colours & I love those butterflies. Thanks for joining us over at Critter Sketch :)

Dilsaver Designs said...

Very pretty, love the gold embossing and your sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

Cindy2 said...

Your butterflies rock. Thanks for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'summer' challenge.

Jennie said...

Beautiful design Maxine and love how you used the butterfly and embossed it!

Emma H said...

This is just stunning! The gold embossing with the watercolours is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Jennifer Scull said...

that embossing is gorgeous!
thanks so much for playing along in the Kaboodle Doodles 'In the Garden' challenge this week! :)

sgc said...

Cute, cute card. It certainly is summery. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.