Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gold butterfly

Good afternoon, and  Easter blessings to you all. 
 I thought I had better put this entry up before the challenges I had in mind when I made it, expire.

The sketch I used is the current Midnight Madness sketch challenge 100

I used the Bell Brocade art stencil from Layers of Color for the design on the panel to the right, sponging on Ranger Stampit wine ink.
The rectangle was cut from a pale pink paper and sponged with lavender ink  (of the same brand) before being taken out of the Spellbinders Classic rectangle (lg #3) die.  This was layered on the matching Scalloped rectangle cut in pink. 

Before adhering this to the cream speckled card base, I cut three loop edged squares from the Cuttlebug vintage corners dies in olive green paper.
I split one in half diagonally, and laced that and the two intact ones together with the ribbon and bow before adhering to the base.  The remaining triangle was placed in the bottom right corner with another bow on it.

The butterfly is from the Joyful Noise stamp set by layer of Color, stamped onto the green paper and embossed with gold ep, and painted with twinkling H2O's.  I used Iridescent Gold on the wings, which gives a wonderful interplay with the light. 

The butterfly was mounted on dimensional adhesive, and pink rhinestones placed for the 'flight path'

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Thank you for visiting, and may you know the richest of Easter Blessings.


Lydia said...

Your butterfly is so pretty! So glad you joined us at Frosted Designs!

Priscilla said...

Wow..I love your card it is breathtaking..Alway a pleasure to visit your blog. You sure hit a lot of challenges.. excellent job. Great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! what a stunning card ! the butterfly is beautiful and the embossing and design are gorgeous :-) I am sure this looks even better IRL !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - this is fabulous! I love your take on the MMSC and the way you have tone on tone for the MMSC - you have to know I adore the Belle Brocade art stencil and the divine butterfly! I am loving it all my friend! Thank you for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ and Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we appreciate your support and love to see your creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC & MMSC Design Team

Crafty Carrie said...

what beautiful card your butterfly is amazing.

Becky said...

Beautiful card. That butterfly sure is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

MariLynn said...

Awesome card. Love how your LOC butterfly looks. Amazing with all that gold. It really caught my eye. Happy Resurrection Day!!! HUGS!!

donna said...

Hi Maxine!
This card is breathtaking! I love all the specialness you have included, the embossing and the stenciling and those gorgeous pink rhinestones! Girl you did a gorgeous job on this, I love the play of light you get with your coloring!! So glad to see you, hope all is well. Thank you for your comments on my blog, I sure miss you!
Come play again next week!
priscillastyles DT

deesdesigns said...

OMG! The butterfly is gorgeous and the rhinestone swirl is the perfect embellishment. Thank you for helping us celebrate our one year birthday at Aud Sentiments!

Chris said...

I love that butterfly, it's just gorgeous. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Shirley said...

Love your beautiful butterflyl, the way you sponged your DP on the right, The wonderful die edges, and the whole card! Easter blessings to you too!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

Teri said...

What a lovely creation hun!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
Teri x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card, the colours and that butterfly look super thank you for joining us at Aud sentiments
Lorraine x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is gorgeous Maxine! Love how you have embossed the butterfly and the trail of purple gems is so cool!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. I hope to see you play with us again next week!

Midnight Madness Design Team

The Crazy Crafting Lady said...

Very pretty!

Thank you for joining the Ribbons & Bows Challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


Grace said...

Oh Maxine this is absolutely stunning!!! That butterfly is the most gorgeous creation!!! LOVE the gold and the glimmer! Beautiful colors! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!!! We did... am just getting back to my routine again.

JanJan808Kreate said...

I just luv butterflies...such a beautiful n kreative kard.

Peggy T. said...

Beautiful card. I love, love, love that butterfly. Thanks for joining in the Midnight Madness Challenge.

angelwhispers said...

Such a beautiful card and what pretty colours!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Beautiful! Love the composition, great balance with the way the butterfly appears to break out of the frame. Well done!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautifully done Maxine! I LOVE all the gold and how you cleverly created the corner to match the background. Lovely stenciling. I hope you are having a blessed week chick!

Erin Reed said...

this is such a great project!! love those colors and your detail is fab! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

Maria Matter said...

This is so gorgeous, I love your butterfly!
Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!

marsha said...

WOW Maxine, this is stunning! Your butterfly is simply gorgeous and the rest of your card is just amazing - love all the purple and gold - very regal!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness is this ever pretty, Maxine!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

this is gorgeous - love embossing and sketch with these stamps. pardon my lack of caps etc - just had hand surgery yesterday so typing 1-handed lol. loving your blog!!