Monday, July 16, 2012

Yellow and green

Welcome, and thanks again for calling by.

I was wanting to make a fresh 'spring like' card for an upcoming birthday, and this is the result.


I started with the background - which is one of a series of photographs that my DS and DIL took for me to use as backgrounds some years ago. It is simply a macro shot of an heavily textured leaf.


The tag is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  It was stamped and fussy cut, the flowers were coloured with ink from stamp pads. I wanted a more grungy look and tried several ribbons on the tag, but ended up with just the two in a very simple, sparkly duo.

 The tag was layered onto the photo, the yellow card and then onto a pre-cut card base with a deckle edge, and the edges were all sponged with co-ordinating inks.


The butterflies were punched, adhered and then blinged with pearls, some of which were added to the corners of the yellow layer.

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Thanks for visiting - may your day be blessed

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Acid green, bright yellow
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Daffodil tag
Inks: Tsukineko Memento Bamboo Leaves and (yellow)
Accessories: Photograph, butterfly punch, pearls, ribbon


24 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - it is always lovely to see you play along at the SSIC! Love the sparkly ribbon, it is sucha a great touch! The photos are a fabulous idea for backgrounds too - what a cool idea! Thanks for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{Hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Dawn said...

Lovely Maxine. The photo background is stunning. What a great idea.

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty and what a cool background! Love how those little yellow butterflies make it all 'pop'!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

What a fresh looking card! love the color combination of this! Wonderful.

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

JD said...

Pretty, I like how you used a background that you family helped you create...Little bit like hubby and I doing some cards together...makes it more special...I think...Blessings, Jill

Becky said...

wow. This is beautiful! Great colors.

marsha said...

Beautiful spring colors on a beautiful card Maxine! I love your butterflies and all the pearls!
Hugs,
Marsha

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is gorgeous. Love the way you did the background on here and cute little butterflies - the pearls make them so pretty!
Lynn

Bridget Larsen said...

Love that you used a photograph for a background. Great bead addition to make the body of the butterflies

Shelly Schmidt said...

Whoa- how cool to use a pic as the background- you are so multi-talented! Love the sentiment and the border with the corner pearls!

Anne Bente said...

Hvor er det bare super flot♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.
knusss♥

MiamiKel said...

Maxine, this is delightful! What a beautiful and soft and serene card, anyone would be overjoyed to receive trhis birthday beauty! xx0o

Teresa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Someone Special Challenge. Hugs Teresa x

VanessaB said...

very pretty! thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

Sarah said...

A lovely card.

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Margaret said...

Very lovely card. The colors are so pretty and I love your butterfly trio! Great card and great photography!

Amy said...

I like the textures in this one...looks very leaf-like!

Crafty Daffy said...

Beautiful card! Those colors are stunning together and I love your layout. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch at a Time. xxDenise

Little Birdie Blessings said...

I love blessings Maxine, and you are one of mine. Thanks for all that you share. ~ Abby

Kjersti said...

Your card is beautiful Maxine, lovely bright colours and a sweet sentiment!
Thank you for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Someone Special challenge!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Karen C said...

Love the butterflies, love the textures! This is beautiful! Thank you for playing in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at One Stitch At A Time This Week! Best of luck in the draw!
Hugs
Karen C
www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

~Tammy~ said...

Very Pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at The Cupcake Craftroom layers challenge.

Stephanie said...

this is a beautiful card...love the small butterflies. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

Shannah said...

What a gorgeous fresh card, and I LOVE how you've used the photo background! So clever!
Hugs, Shannah xox