Friday, September 14, 2012

Elegant Butterfly

Welcome - I am so glad you have called in.

I had some time in the studio yesterday, and was happily puddling away when I realised I needed a card to post today!!  The result is this card, made in about 30 minutes.

I had previously coloured this image, so that was my starting point. It was slightly too large to cut using an oval die, so I lightly drew around the outside of the die and hand cut the oval, then sponged the edges.

Initially I thought about using a floral paper, as the recipient loves gardening, but when I came across this spotted paper I was more than happy to use it.

I then decided to change direction, and cut an oval out of the front of the card  after layering the dp on it, and mounted the butterfly on the inside. 
The dp was sponged on all edges, including the internal edge of the oval.

To finish the card I added a bow, stamped the sentiment and livened it all up with some clear rhinestones.

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Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Card Recipe:
Card - medium blue 
Image - Butterfly by Priscilla Stlyes, sentiment unknown
Inks - Broken China and Tumbled Glass  Distress inks
Patterned Paper - from the Miss Nellie 6x6 pad by Kaisercraft
Accessories - ribbon, rhinestones, coloured pencils.


Lovely Linda said...

Great to see you have been creating Maxine - love this butterfly and the pastel colours! Beautiful bow too - love the added bling! Thanks for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn T said...

so beautiful Maxine, Love the way you cut your oval like that. Makes it interesting to the eye.

Berit Synnøve said...

Wonderful card. Love your image and your big bow. Great layout.
Thanks for joining our farewell challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
Hugs Berit

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maxine1
I hope you are getting some nice weather over there in Kiwi land.
your card is lovely. I like the spotty paper and the softness of the butterfly. love the triple tied ribbon.
hugs Maz

Marilyn said...

This is beautiful Maxine! I like the image and how you've coloured it but the layout is also fabulous. Even the gem detail on the bow... great!

jimlynn said...

WOW! Maxine, this is just gorgeous! Love the pretty butterfly and how you framed him out, the DP, and that fabulous bow!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is super, what a great card, I love the pretty butterfly on it. Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxo

Lynne K said...

A beautiful card, Maxine. The butterfly is gorgeous, and I like how you have put it inside the aperture. Love the spotty paper too!

Have a lovely weekend,


Tammy said...

Positively gorgeous! Thanks for joining our last challenge at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge.

alethea said...

This is really lovely!!Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our sentiment challenge! Hugsxx

MiamiKel said...

Just beautiful, Maxine! Such a soft and lovely card! Blessings!

Vicky said...

A very pretty card, such sweet colours. Thank you for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey, good luck in the draw

hugs Vicky xxx

Little Birdie Blessings said...

A lovely card Maxine, I'm sure the recipient will be blessed. Thanks for visiting my blog and always leaving an encouraging comment. ~ Abby

angelic crafter said...

sweet card, nice colours. LOVE that bow!! thanks for joining us at Southern Girls in our bling bling challenge, XOX Tania

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Maxine, your butterfly is colored beautifully and your card is gorgeous, too!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Maxine!! Well done managing it in 30 minutes! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Siv said...

Super cute card, and very impressing work in only 30 minutes! Your triple bow is absolutely gorgeous - I must learn how to do that!! :)
Thank you so much for joining the Southern Girls' blingy challenge. Hope you'll join us again!
Hugs Siv

Margaret said...

Just so gorgeous! I love the coloring of your butterfly and your card design with the cutout in the middle. Gorgeous bow. How did you do that?

Darlene said...

Hello there Maxine! WOW what a beautiful creation using Priscilla's butterfly and I LOVE how you did the bow ... so pretty! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Diane Louise J said...

Stunning bow, which I could make those for my cards :o) Your card is lovely. Thanks for entering the Forever Friends Ribbon Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again next time.
Diane x

Julie said...

What a stunning card,the butterfly looks beautiful and loving all that bling! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls,Julie.x

Karen said...

Really lovely card Maxine, thanks for joining our last challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

Crafting Vicky said...

Totally love that butterfly and it's a great idea to do the mounting in the inside! I'll have to try that out. I really love your bow as well!

Thanks for joining us as Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your beautiful layout- the butterfly is so pretty- love your coloring. The dotted paper and the gorgeous bow- like icing on your card!!!

kelly ledder said...

What a lovely card, fits perfectly with our theme at Willow Sketchie this week.

Kelly x

Unknown said...

Wow simple and elegant, great job.Thank You for joining with us at My Heart Pieces this week.

Sonia said...

Hi! Pretty creation! Love the butterfly. Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge. Good Luck!
-Sony WSC DT

DistinctiveLMNts said...

So simple yet so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at DDCC.

Unknown said...

Such a lovely project. I love how the image shows through the window. And that ribbon is the perfect finishing touch with the crystal embellishments. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images.

Blankina said...

A perfect bow for a perfect card!!

Thank you so much for joining our FOREVER FRIENDS MONTHLY CHALLENGE,

FF DT Blankina

WeirdCat said...

This is so beautiful,thank you for joining in with The Digi Doodle Shop's last challenge
Ruth x

ddazzled71 said...

What a gorgeous Butterfly and Card thanks so much for joining us this fortnight at My Heart Pieces Challenges and Good Luck!
Danie xx

mandy said...

Gorgeous card love the butterfly and that fab bow :)

Thanks for joining us for our last challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges :)

Hugs Mandy DT xxx

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful! LOVE that bow! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!