Monday, May 26, 2014

Bright Colours and Butterflies

Welcome.
It's been a few days since I was last here - we have been spending them with family - and sharing various bugs...  

When I made this card I went for strong colours on the background so the white frame and image would take centre stage and not get 'lost'.


I have bought some new dies and am working through using them before I put them away.  By doing that I can't just ignore them as they are 'in my face'! This photo frame die was one of them.


The Kiwi Stamping image of poppies was stamped using Rich Cocoa ink and coloured with chalks. The edge of the frame was sponged with gold ink, and the butterflies cut from the same card as the base. 


The 'photo' was mounted over some strong green patterned paper by Amy Tangerine, and then onto the bright yellow base - both layers were sponged with matching inks.  The ribbon and rhinestones were from my stash, and seemed to brighten up the whole card.

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May your day be blessed.



25 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

delightful Maxine. The pop of the frame against the bright colours is lovely

Laurian said...

Very pretty so happy and bright!

Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and come back again soon!

Hugz

Laurian
Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - this is a bright and cheerful card - love your new Die too - it stands out beautifully! I hope you are all back on your feet now! {{{hugs}}}

Bunny said...

Nice colors. Lovely flowers and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenges. Bunny- DT

Conny G. said...

Hey,
your card is really wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!
Hugs,
Conny

mamapez5 said...

Maxine you have so many lovely poppy stamps. I love them all. Although I would not choose the 'hard-yellow' card, I think you were right to go for it with this card, and I like the way you have brought it to the main image as well with those dear little butterflies. A lovely cheery card to brighten someone's day. Kate x

Josephine said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Manu said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thank you for signing up Fairytale Stampers
hugs
manu

jimlynn said...

It takes center stage just wonderful! LOVE that image and your design on this one Maxine.
Hope you're feeling better!
Lynn

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Craft Your Passion. hugs, Helena

Fran said...

I love the bright colors in the background. Love your new dies especially the butterflies. The flowers are so pretty painted with chalks. Hugs, Fran

Kristie said...

I hope you are feeling better! Love the bold colors and pretty image! Everything works well together to make a wonderful card.

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Fabulous card.....lovely colors...

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays
Sandy S (SSDesign Team)

MariLynn said...

Maxine, I love how your flowers and butterflies look. I like the centers of the flowers. That frame looks really neat.

Tamesis said...

Das ist einfach wundervoll großartig geworden.
Hab lieben Dank fürs mitmachen bei Fairytale Stampers
Grüßle Tamesis

Cornelia W said...

Such a sweet cards - lovely butterflies! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges! I hope to see you again here next time! Hugs, Cornelia – DT

Taniaj Scott said...

Wonderful card thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams with our how does your garden grow challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Judy McKay said...

Bright and cheery card. Lovely colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Meggi Bischoff said...

was für eine tolle karte!

danke, dass du dieses tolle projekt mit den fairytale stampers teilst.

glg meggi

Shell B. said...

Simply wonderful card, great image & design!
Glad you joined us for the challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

Margaret said...

Such a pretty card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie - DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is such a pretty card! I love how you used the rhinestones and ribbon!

Thank you for participating int he OSAAT Challenge this week!

MA-MI said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Artistic Inspirations this week, good luck with the challenge and return next week too. Hugs Maja, DT

Kerry Hocking said...

Awesome work, thank your for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine and good luck! Kerry DT xx

lawinchen said...

A wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at fairytale Stampers.
Hugs Andrea