Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sparkles and a butterfly

Greetings - yes I have been on a roll and here is another card.  I used the sketch for the Midnight Madness Challenge #78 again I liked it so much.  This time I used one of the Priscilla Styles Butterfly stamps

The pink layer was textured with the embossing folder 
Budding Vine - the folder was slightly short, so I pierced the ends of both sheets to add a focal point, distressed and sponged the edges with Pearlescent Orchid ink.
  The iridescent plastic sheet behind this is the remains of what sequins are punched from. 

The butterfly was coloured using Twinkling H20's, and highlighted with Stickles  Kindy Glitz and Dimensional Glue, then cut using a Nestabilities classic oval, and sponged with the same ink I used on the pink paper.  This was then mounted on the purple base and Stickles added for some more sparkle.

The flowers were a totally unexpected RAK from my neighbour, and worked wonderfully well on this card.  The leaves I cut and crimped and sponged with Adirondack Bottle ink.  The same ink was used to sponge the edge of the tag and stamp the greeting, a Hero Arts Stamp.
I am linking this to 
Digital Tuesday Challenge #83 - I've been framed

Thanks for calling by - I really enjoy the fact I can share my art on this forum and hope that you enjoy seeing my efforts.

May you day be blessed.


marsha said...

Your butterfly is just exquisite! This is such a lovely creation, love the embossing and your leaves look fabulous!

Ellibelle said...

Beautiful card Maxine. I love that pretty butterfly, the sparkles look amazing. Gorgeous embossing too and great idea to crimp those leaves.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at digital tuesday!

sue said...

love the butterfly its lovely thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Littlebearcrafts said...

This is really beautiful and the sparkle looks wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie.
Clare x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - this is amazing - such a variety of texture, comour and embellishing! I am loving this - it is great to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Jennie said...

Lovely card Maxine! The colors are beautiful and love the glittery butterfly and flowers. Nice job on this :O)

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Denise said...

Maxine, I just love what you've done with this "priscillastyles" butterfly. It's my favorite:) Love the sparkle and gorgeous colors! Nicely done!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.


Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the textures
Thanks for joining my challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Francesca said...

A Beautiful distressed card , thanks for joining us Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck

Kerry said...

HI Maxine,

Pretty card!

Thanks for joining us at "anything goes" this week.

Love Kerry xxx

Lynne said...

Fab butterfly lovely colours. Thanks for joing us over at AG. Lynne xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Maxine, what an awesome job you did with this "priscillastyles" butterfly image. I love how it sparkles and shines. Your little matching flowers are adorable. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Norma said...

Wow Beautiful card love the butterfly and the emboss!!! Thanks for sharing. I'm now a follower:)

Connie M. said...

oooh!! Maxine! I so love the bling on the PS butterfly! WOW...soooo pretty! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!


Peggy said...

Very pretty. I love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

SANDRA said...

Loving the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes. Love Sandra x

Mary C said...

Maxine this card is beautiful. I love the bright colors and all your attention to detail. I guess I should pull out all my H2Os and play with them after seeing this wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
You are treating us with two cards this week - are you doing a "Linda"? *LOL*

THis is a lovely card! Th pink looks so very good and the butterfly is gorgeous with all the sparkle!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


liza said...

Hi Maxine,
i soo love the sparkle on your butterfly,beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this week,hope to see you on future challenges
love n hugs

Kristen said...

Super cute card. I love your technique! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Kristen said...

Super cute card. I love your technique! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

The colors, the glitter, the texture...fabulous Maxine!!