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:

Alicia said...

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

Debbi said...

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

ScrappyRae10 said...

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

Amy Johnson said...

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

bumblebee creations said...

this is gorgeous! thanks for joining Squigglefly this week!

theCraftyDiva Qadirah Gomez said...

Beautifully done. Love the butterfly.

Holly said...

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

Karin said...

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

Adrian said...

Very nice, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Bridget Larsen said...

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

Lizy said...

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

Miesje said...

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

girlia said...

Too cute. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Dilsaver Designs said...

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

Pat said...

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

Pat xx

Miranda said...

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

Lovely Linda said...

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

cardcreationsnz said...

Love the bright colours. Beautiful butterfly.

Anonymous said...

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Vickie said...

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:)

Esther said...

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

Melisa Waldorf said...

bold and beautiful Maxine!!