Monday, June 9, 2014

Tulips and Butterflies


I was fossicking around on my desk the other day before doing a tidy-up, and came across some images I had stamped in white ink on dark green card, far longer ago than I care to remember.

I had in mind the chalkboard technique  I learnt on Splitcoast Stampers some years ago.

I coloured the tulips with prismacolor pencils, cut them out, stacked them together and figured I could use them... 

I then found some papers that 'worked' and mounted them up, popping the centre flower up slightly on a foam dot.

I added the butterflies that I had already punched, I have a jar of pre-punched butterflies which is most useful, and added some stickles.

The sentiment is a a Montarga stamp ( a NZ firm) and was embossed onto the bottom panel of paper.

Although this was a quick card to make, I love how it turned out.

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  1. looks awesome Maxine. Love the striped background.

  2. Very pretty! I like the embossing touches!

  3. Love how the tulips came out popped out along with those butterflies!! Thanks so much or joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Maxine, this is so pretty and different looking! Love the way you did the flowers and up against the stripe paper, they're wonderful. Cute addition on the butterflies too.

  5. Great idea to combine the soft, pretty background papers with the striking flowers- works really well
    Thanks for entering Sisters of Craft challenge
    Pixie (DT member)

  6. A great way to use up your Tulip images! love this fun card- the butterflies are an perfect accent- loving the DP you used too : )

  7. This is absolutely beautiful, Maxine. I'm delighted to have you share your lovely art with us, and to have you fellowship and play along. I thank you for joining us, and hope that God blesses your week with His goodness and love.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Fun summer themed card, Maxine!

  9. Thanks for blessing us with your talents at Word Art Wednesday this week! We hope to see you again!

  10. Pretty card! I like the way you made your flowers!

  11. Love the tulips coming off of the card! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi somewhere on your project #6, Dawn DT Member x

  12. This is just beautiuful Maxine! I love it when I find things on my desk that are just crying to be used and these tulips are so pretty on your pretty dp! Love the added butterflies as well!!!

  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Crafting Musketeers challenge 14: stamped image, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper June challenge. x

  14. Pretty papers and those wonderful tulips create a lovely card. I really like the cheery and whimsical. Thanks for joining our Embossing challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon.

  15. Just so beautiful and I love the mix of design papers and the butterflies is a nice touch.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  16. Beautiful Card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) x

  17. Very pretty and the butterflies are a perfect reminder of spring (which has finally arrived in Canada!)

  18. This is so very lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


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  19. Sweet card! Love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  20. Such a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for entering it into the Sisters of Craft challenge blog and good luck. Tina DT x

  21. gorgeous. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt.x


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