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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Dawn Turley said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

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

Jennifer Bradley said...

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

Céline said...

really pretty
thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

KarinsArtScrap said...

Maxine super sweet card
Thanks for join us at
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Carole Robb Bisson said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Charity Chamberlain said...

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)

mamapez5 said...

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

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

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)

Challenge Team said...

Lovely card, and butterflies are my favorite! -Michelle

Margaret said...

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.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

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

Stacey (Pink & Main DT member)

aussie aNNie said...

lovely card and images.x
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

MaryH said...

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

Michelle Pearson said...

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

Suchi said...

Such a pretty card Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

caroline said...

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

sandra Iverson said...

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

MinnaL said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.

Pam MacKay said...

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

Cindy said...

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

Jan Ltc said...

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