Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sparkling Butterfly

Welcome - It's good to be back here - I have been MIA as we have been visiting some very important little people - our grandchildren.

This card was made in a hurry with some of the 'experiments' that had accumulated on my desk.  The most difficult part was selecting the background paper and card!



I started with the brightly coloured background panel


This was made using watercolour crayons on watercolor paper, heavily spritzed with water, then sprayed with lemon glimmer mist.



The butterfly was cut using a Marianne die, and had Kindy Glitz and pearls added. 


The sentiment was gold embossed on a scrap of the water colour block.  Both layers were mounted on black card before being layered over dp. 


The ribbon was embellished with triple bows of ecru pearle thread.  As I do not have a bow-easy, i use my fingers to make the loops - fiddly, but it works.

I love the way this card turned out.  I am linking this to:

22 comments:

  1. This is very pretty Maxine. I hope you had a lovely time visiting your Grandchildren.
    Alicia xx

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  2. What a lovely colourful card. Thank you for entering the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge...good luck xx

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  3. WOWZA You did a fantstic job on everything!!! BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

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  4. what a gorgeous card! Love the background and that beautiful butterfly.

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  5. this is gorgeous! thanks for joining Squigglefly this week!

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  6. Super card! That background is just lovely and I love your triple bows! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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  7. This is just adorable!! Love the background :-) Thanx for sharing this week at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you back again next week. Good luck!
    Hugs Karin

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  8. Very nice, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  9. Love that die, have never seen it before, colours are gorgeous

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  10. Wow what a fab card Maxine! I love that butterfly and the colourful background is gorgeous! :)

    Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this week! :)
    Lizy DT

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  11. Visiting grandchildren is the best!!! Love the card - so bright and vibrant! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  12. Too cute. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

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  13. Love the background you have created with your beautiful butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Birthday (must use bling)" challenge :)

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  14. Lovely card, gorgeous spritzed paper, thanks for sharing at OLLCB this week.

    Pat xx

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  15. gorgeous card Maxine, love that background it's awesome
    thanks for joining our challenge this week over at paper creations ink
    hugs
    Miranda
    PCI DT

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  16. Wow Maxine - this is gorgeous! I love the colours and that adorable shimmering butterfly! A perfect take on this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

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  17. Love the bright colours. Beautiful butterfly.

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  18. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

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  19. Wow! that page is so pretty! Great job on the embossing! When I do words it looks so blurry. Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

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  20. What a pretty water color background, really makes the butterfly stand out!!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week.

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