Sunday, July 17, 2016

Butterflies, Leaves and Shimmer

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The elements that inspired me - the black stamped butterflies, the over-stamped background, and the black and white sentiment panel (I reversed the colours).


I also wanted to join in wishing Shery (Owner of STAMPlorations) Happy Born Day
My starting point was this ARTlorations 'stencil used as a stamp' background, which I had made using distress inks. 


 I sprayed it with gold perfect pearls and then stamped around the edges with various stamps using Delicata Gold ink.


I stamped the butterflies onto gold paper and fussy cut them out


Where the inspiration card had two butterflies, I used three to symbolise the three people in Shery's family

 

The sentiment was white embossed on black card and cut to a banner shape, and layered over another banner cut from the gold paper. 


This final shot shows the detail of the butterfly, the black rhinestone, and the background stamping.  I did not use the black layer that was on the inspiration card, but I did sponge black ink around the edge of the panel.

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24 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine this is stunning, love the colours and design.xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's FANTASTIC Maxine ! Just beautiful!
Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

Kristie W. said...

This is so pretty, Maxine!! Great colors and I love all the shimmer on the background.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhhh, this is so beautiful!!! I just love it, and the gold butterflies are fabulous!

Leanne said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the butterflies and the shimmer.

Hetty said...

WOW, what a great background to those butterflies.
Amazing card, Maxine

Dawn Turley said...

Very pretty background Maxine. Perfect foil for your butterflies

Monica said...

What a lovely background and such pretty butterflies.

Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog for me.

Gerrina said...

What a lovely grungy card! Love the butterflies too! Hope you will have a sunny week!

Olga Fink said...

Maxine this is stunning! really wonderful!
xoxo Olga

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Maxine, that background is incredible!! Those colours are so dreamy and the shimmer is completely hypnotizing! I love that your butterflies are monochromatic black, it creates a great additional element without taking away from the wonderful backdrop! Fan-freaking-tastic! hugs :)

Suchi said...

Hey Maxine! I am back ...so glad to see this beauty on your blog! I LOVED that background and the cute little butterflies around the corner add freshness to it! :)
Suchi xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This card is amazing! Love the grungy look!

Mac Mable said...

I am quite stuck on inspiration for the July stamplorations card and this has helped, thank you. Absolutely love the background, the artsy look to it and the gold is fabulous. Thank you for sharing this fabulous card x

Gail said...

Super lovely butterflies! TFS at WAW this week - I wish you the best in the draw!

Loll said...

Very artsy card Maxine ... Shery will love this! Your stencil monoprint background is so pretty with the mix of yellow and green inks .. but adding the gold stamping just takes it up a notch. So beautiful. And speaking of beautiful, those butterflies are gorgeous. Elegant with the black and gold and so much wonderful dimension. Great card Maxine! xx

MaryH said...

It's amazing with all the color & sparkle. Love those fab butterflies, and what a delicious blend of color and perfect pearl spray to create such a glowing look. TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such great shimmer and texture!

Becca Cruger said...

OOoooo! This is a beautiful card, Maxine! I love how artsy it is - the background is so shimmery and glamorous!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Such a beautiful creation

Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Team Clark said...

This card is a winner for sure! WOW, how cool are those metallics!

Sherry said...

Love The Embossing .. Thanxx For Playing With Us This Week At Lil Patch ..
Sherry-LPOCF Dt

creationsnz said...

woohoo I like this effect.

Amy said...

Oh, I love the shimmer in this card, and the way the cute little butterflies sit off the paper. I think the black is a really nice contrasting touch to the green and brown shimmers.