Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Techni-colour Butterflies


I have been out in the garden a lot at the moment as it is spring here in the Antipodes and the weeds need to be removed and new vegetables planted.  I have also planted a 'bee' garden this year with lavender, marigolds and chives in it thus far.
This card is one I made for a relative who loves butterflies, so I never have to really think about what to put on her card :-).

The card is very simple with a piece of dp from an old Prima pad, Fairy Flora - one of my first ever purchases of patterned paper!!

The sentiment and butterfly flight paths were embossed with the Metallic Medley ep. It is very sparkly and hard to photograph in such a way to really show the true beauty of it.

The butterflies were cut from a scrap of card I 'played' with my gelatos on, and then coated with WoS.

The butterflies were cut with a Memory Box 'Pippi' die I bought at a stamp expo earlier this year.

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  1. Very pretty Maxine. It's been great to get outside now it's warming up.

  2. Oh ... this card looks amazing... this butterflies are really nice on the card Maxine!

  3. Such a sweet pretty card Maxine. Love the delicate colours and gorgeous butterflies. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we would love to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  4. really pretty
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  5. The background is very pretty and the butterflies are super sweet. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  6. Beautiful butterflies, Maxine! Love the paper you've placed them on too!

  7. Beautiful card! Love the colors, the background, and the butterflies! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
    http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

  8. Very pretty butterflies Maxine and they go so perfectly on that background. I love the embossing powder, and I can see it's sparkle even if its true beauty doesn't show in the photo. Kate x

  9. What a sweet card Maxine. You've made a lovely background and I love your heat embossed items. They add a little sparkle.
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  10. Lovely card, and butterflies are my favorite! -Michelle

  11. So very pretty. Love all the soft muted colors and the butterflies are fabulous! It's supposed to be Fall here, but we're having a late summer.

  12. This is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along in the Pink & Main Birthday Challenge :)

    Stacey (Pink & Main DT member)

  13. This is so lovely. At first I thought it was a 'made' background, but then read the post. I have some of this paper too, so thanks for reminding me. It is just beautiful with the gelato colored butterflies, and the WoS looks great over the colors too. Looks very 'spring-ish', and nice to see, as we are gearing up for the autumn colors (if all the rain didn't wash the leaves from the trees). Have a great wkend, & TFS

  14. pretty, pretty butterflies....makes me want to play with my gelatos!! :)

  15. Such a pretty card thanks for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine. Good luck.
    Caroline senior ct

  16. Such a pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color Your World by Lacy Sunshine
    Sandra (Sendior DT)

  17. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.

  18. Very lovely design! Thanks for joining the Pink and Main birthday challenge! DT Member Pam M.

  19. Love this. Great colors. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

  20. This is fabulous thanks for joining us at CHPPC xx Jan DT


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