Monday, May 21, 2012

Gold Butterfly and Flowers

Welcome back - all my good intentions have not eventuated. I have not posted for too long - my apologies.

Last week I not only received some goodies from a blog candy draw at 
Mema's Crafts, I also quite unexpectedly came across some of the new spellbinders dies locally - I was very good and only bought one of the two sets I discovered.  I used them this weekend, and here is the result.

I started with the green base and stamped the leaves from the retired Layers of Color set Vintage Roses with Versamark ink. 

I cut the Floral Oval die and sponged it with Worn Lipstick distress ink before removing it from the die.  The next die cut was a Marianne Butterfly cut from gold paper.

The flowers are Prima flowers and I layered an organza one over a slightly shiny fabric layer, and added a half pearl.  This has given a fabulous effect, especially under electric light.

The final detail was the sentiment, from Kiwistamping, stamped and sponged with the same ink as I used on the main panel.

The whole was mounted on a base of pink card with the edges sponged.

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Card-stock - Pink and Green
Ink: Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Stamps: Sentiment from KiwiStamping
Die: Spellbinders Floral Oval, Marianne Butterfly.
Acessories: Prima Flowers and kaiser half pearls


Dawn T said...

I totally love the Spellbinders ~ don't have it yet. Have you seen this site It's a NZ based site that sells Spellbinders etc with free postage and reasonable prices

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - it is great to see you back blogging! Love the Floral Ovals Die - it is one of my favourites and looks so pretty sponged. The butterfly and flowers are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Regan said...

Very pretty, Maxine! I love the Floral Ovals die and just bought it recently myself! Lovely flowers and beautiful butterfly! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Amy Johnson said...

Soo pretty! Love the colors!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow sweetie this is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this fortnight and good luck.


Becky said...

This is beautiful. The gold butterfly is gorgeous.

Mema's Crafts said...

This is a lovely and your creativity shines through. Thank you for sharing with me. I am expecting my floral oval this week and I am so excited. Keep creating beauty and enjoying God's beautiful creations.
Lesia of Mema's Crafts

Hazel said...

Beautiful, love that butterfly. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

The Craft Bucket said...

Beautiful, thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen & good luck. Jane x

Gaynor Greaves said...

Lovely LO on your card, really nice image, thanks for joining our challenge at craft your days away, hope to see you again, Gaynor xx

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow that butterfly sure makes the card pop

happyscrapper said...

Beautiful. That butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.
Christine Dt at OSAAT

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful butterfly...beautiful card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- I so love that die- it is up at the top of my 'I want' list...... I LOVE love the flowers and the organza layer is just soooo pretty!

marsha said...

This is such a sensational butterfly! Love your card with all the embellishments, absolutely gorgeous!

downrightcrafty said...

just beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Berit Synnøve said...

Lovely card ! Your butterfly is fantastic.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

Unknown said...

Stunning butterfly. Love the floral oval die.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Kary said...

Hi Maxine! Love the new Floral Oval ;) The butterfly is so gorgeous and the card is so Sweet! {hugs}

Sonia said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining in with the 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
Sonia x

Andie's Space said...

This looks lovely. What a gorgeous design. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
Andie xx

CG said...

This is so striking and lovely! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT for our Anything Goes challenge! Best, CG

Julie said...

A pretty card. Thanks for joining us on the card caravan at the Hybrid Chick.

Emma H said...

Ooh, gorgeous - that butterfly is so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!