Monday, May 21, 2012

Gold Butterfly and Flowers


Welcome back - all my good intentions have not eventuated. I have not posted for too long - my apologies.

Last week I not only received some goodies from a blog candy draw at 
Mema's Crafts, I also quite unexpectedly came across some of the new spellbinders dies locally - I was very good and only bought one of the two sets I discovered.  I used them this weekend, and here is the result.


I started with the green base and stamped the leaves from the retired Layers of Color set Vintage Roses with Versamark ink. 


I cut the Floral Oval die and sponged it with Worn Lipstick distress ink before removing it from the die.  The next die cut was a Marianne Butterfly cut from gold paper.



The flowers are Prima flowers and I layered an organza one over a slightly shiny fabric layer, and added a half pearl.  This has given a fabulous effect, especially under electric light.


The final detail was the sentiment, from Kiwistamping, stamped and sponged with the same ink as I used on the main panel.

The whole was mounted on a base of pink card with the edges sponged.

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Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Recipe:
Card-stock - Pink and Green
Ink: Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Stamps: Sentiment from KiwiStamping
Die: Spellbinders Floral Oval, Marianne Butterfly.
Acessories: Prima Flowers and kaiser half pearls


25 comments:

  1. I totally love the Spellbinders ~ don't have it yet. Have you seen this site It's a NZ based site that sells Spellbinders etc with free postage and reasonable prices

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  2. Hello Maxine - it is great to see you back blogging! Love the Floral Ovals Die - it is one of my favourites and looks so pretty sponged. The butterfly and flowers are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  3. Very pretty, Maxine! I love the Floral Ovals die and just bought it recently myself! Lovely flowers and beautiful butterfly! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  4. Wow sweetie this is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this fortnight and good luck.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  5. This is beautiful. The gold butterfly is gorgeous.

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  6. This is a lovely and your creativity shines through. Thank you for sharing with me. I am expecting my floral oval this week and I am so excited. Keep creating beauty and enjoying God's beautiful creations.
    Hugz
    Lesia of Mema's Crafts

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  7. Beautiful, love that butterfly. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

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  8. Beautiful, thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen & good luck. Jane x

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  9. Lovely LO on your card, really nice image, thanks for joining our challenge at craft your days away, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

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  10. Wow that butterfly sure makes the card pop

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  11. Beautiful. That butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.
    Hugz,
    Christine Dt at OSAAT

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  12. Beautiful butterfly...beautiful card!

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  13. Fabulous card- I so love that die- it is up at the top of my 'I want' list...... I LOVE love the flowers and the organza layer is just soooo pretty!

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  14. This is such a sensational butterfly! Love your card with all the embellishments, absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  15. just beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  16. Lovely card ! Your butterfly is fantastic.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit

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  17. Stunning butterfly. Love the floral oval die.

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  18. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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  19. Hi Maxine! Love the new Floral Oval ;) The butterfly is so gorgeous and the card is so Sweet! {hugs}

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  20. Nice card. Thanks for joining in with the 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
    Sonia x

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  21. This looks lovely. What a gorgeous design. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  22. This is so striking and lovely! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT for our Anything Goes challenge! Best, CG

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  23. A pretty card. Thanks for joining us on the card caravan at the Hybrid Chick.

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  24. Ooh, gorgeous - that butterfly is so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

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