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.

I am linking this to:

Thank you for calling in - I trust you enjoyed your visit.
May your day be blessed

22 comments:

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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}}}

    ReplyDelete
  4. 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!”

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is stunning Maxine, love the gold embossing.

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

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! Such a beautiful and inspirational card!

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

    ReplyDelete
  9. 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! :)

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  14. 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

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful card- such beautiful colors! Love the butterfly!

    ReplyDelete
  16. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D