Friday, November 6, 2015

Denim Butterfly

No, I have not dropped off the edge of the world.
 I have had technical problems and time demands that I was not anticipating,
... but such is life.
I also have some "time sensitive" cards that I cannot blog as yet.

This card started with part of the master board that I stamped some time ago. 
I added some flourishes to the original stamping

This large flower occurred near to the centre of the card, so I trimmed out another one from a part of the master board that I had botched, sprayed it with a purple spray, and then painted it with a (pink) glitter paint, inspired partially by the colours and sparkle on the denim butterfly that was part of an on-line class early in the year. 

I mounted it on the card with a layer of punch waste and a matte lemon coloured brad.

The sentiment was stamped onto a paper sticker adhered to the card

I attached the butterfly with some double sided tape stuck to the brad, so it could be detached and used by the recipient on clothing, decided the card was a bit drab, so coloured the stamped butterflies with chalk, as is seen in the top photo.

I am linking this to:
(on the background butterflies)
The flower stamp is one of my first ones - 10+ yrs old

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  1. Stunning Maxine, loving that butterfly it looks beautiful.xx
     { aNNie}

  2. Wow, gorgeous Maxine! That butterfly is incredible and I love your masterboard background!
    Hugs :)
    My Little Craft Things

  3. Oh Maxine, the elegant Butterfly is such a gift however your background is really appealing to my eye. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 208th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  4. This is so unusual, (I don't know what masterboard is tho! is it similar to posterboard?) The denim on the butterfly is such a cool look, and so very textured. Always love your punch waste (and don't know where to find any to use! but it always looks so pretty). The background stamping looks great with this dimensional blue b'fly. Great card. TFS & Hugs. Happy wkend.

  5. This denim is fantastic! Love how you've colored it!

  6. Fabulous Maxine. Love your denim butterfly. Glad your tech difficult is fixed. Know all about that!

  7. The gorgeous butterfly and background were made for each other! Lovely card Maxine!

  8. Terrific butterfly! Love your background!! thank you for sharing at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Beautiful card! Love the denim butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for DTBST!

  10. Both of your cards are gorgeous Maxine..I loved that butterfly!! :)

  11. Maxine, TFS the link to this interesting blog, and for explaining what a masterboard is. What a lovely technique....Hugs.

  12. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!

  13. This is absolutely stunning, Maxine. That butterfy looks so real that I think he could fly right off that page if he wanted to. It's absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I hope you're having a great week and that you will join us again real soon. God bless your week my dear friend.
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. Such a fabulous card. Love the butterfly and your card design.

  15. Stunning butterfly!!! Love how you colored it and this is a WOW creation :)

  16. This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafty Girls Creations. Sue DT xx

  17. Your butterfly is so pretty! It sounds like you may be having computer problems too. Sometimes I can post a comment and sometimes not...I hope that this is one of the times that my comments go through. Hope you have a good week!

  18. What a lovely design - thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  19. Oh this is beautiful Maxine! How pretty is the detachable butterfly, and love the shimmery flower on sequin waste. Wonderful!

  20. This is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Julia Spiri. xx Jan DT

  21. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at stamps by Julia Spiri this time. Good luck.

    Anne Lise ~dt~

  22. So pretty. I love how the butterfly looks. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  23. Oh, Maxine! This is so lovely. I thought the the butterfly is stamped in fabric as it sure appears that way. Great design and lay-out as well. Just want to take the time to thank you for the wonderful comments and for faithfully visiting my site. I sure love reading them and I am encouraged each time. So very blessed that you joined our Word Art Wednesday Challenge last week. We just started a new one and we would like for you to link with us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Colossians 2:6-7 which tells us, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Have a wonderful week...

    JO ANN

  24. So pretty. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafty Girls Creations. Sue DT xx

  25. Absolutely lovely! Great work. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog - may your day be blessed. Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated. All comments are moderated and spam deleted. Maxine D