Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Serendipity Butterfly

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I am calling this a serendipity butterfly (card) as several things came together at once to make it possible.


I had seen a challenge to CASE a card, and I wanted to CASE  this card, but did not know quite how I could 'do' it, until a strip of card with  several gelatos blended across it came to light when I was 'sorting' a pile of stuff on my desk with a view to tidying it.


Needless to say it did not get tidied, rather it got used on this card ... I cut it  three narrow strips off it, and had just enough width left to cut the butterfly out.


The strips of colour were offset, and a simple sentiment from a set of stamps I had just received...


and the card was complete.
I toyed with the idea of some paint splatters, but decided not to.

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27 comments:

Shery said...

A truly serendipitous card, Maxine! Your card is a great CASE of Cornelia's :o) So happy to see your card in the STAMPlorations gallery. Hugs!

Cristina - La Marmotta Creativa - said...

Very good!!! Your colour's play is fantastic!!!Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap!
Hugs,
Cristina :-)

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creation, awesome work of art and lovely colour combo.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Lovely Linda said...

This is just lovely Maxine - I love butterflies on Sympathy cards - and this one is so colourful and beautifully done! I always love to visit and see what you have been up to! :D

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful Maxine. It is really pretty.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, this is so peaceful with a touch of hope. Loving the colorful strips and wonderful butterfly. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again next week.
Blessings, Carole

Donna said...

What a cheery uplifting card, great colors and like the embossed butterfly! Glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna HOC DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Delightful colors on this card- and great idea to add the butterfly and the sentiment in that great color. Beautiful and uplifting card!

MaryH said...

What a wonderful CAS card, loaded with lots of pretty color & texture. It's very cheerful and will be a bright spot in the day of the recipient who receives this sentiment will feel so comforted. I like the way the butterfly colors tie in with the strips. Well done, Miss M. TFS & Hugs

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute CAS card!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE the bright colors you used on this!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic card, Maxine, and stunning use of both snippets and NBUS!! And it's CAS and colorful, to boot!! You rock!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Letchworth said...

Yet another perfectly embossed sentiment, and super cute monochromatic card. Lovely as always. Have a blessed week.
Karen

Irish Cherokee said...

Unique and gorgeous Maxine. Simplicity is something I marvel at. Beautifully done.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

kel Acopan said...

ooh maxine this is so pretty!! love it so much!!!

lovies, =o) kel

Becca Cruger said...

Scraps can be so great on a card! Way to go using them up. I love the addition of the textured butterfly, too!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Such a fabulous card! I LOVE the bold colors, the fabulous texture, and the CAS feel! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna Nuce said...

I love your pretty rainbow effect on the butterfly and background strips! Thanks so much for joining us at the House of Cards.

Annette Reed said...

Wonderful CAS card. The bright cheery colors are sure to lift someone's spirits. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

Toni said...

Oooh, I love the texture of the butterfly! It's very simple but so effectively adds that little pop to make your bright and happy card over the top!

Toni
HOC DT

Carolyn Cochran said...

Wonderful card!! LOVE the accents and coloring~Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Carolyn, DT

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Love your CAS card, Maxine. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Unruly PaperArts this month.

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card love the strips and embossed butterfly-Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely CAS card. Love the butterfly and the colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck.

Lynn, CYP DT

Tanvi Shah said...

This card is so pleasant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion#258. Good luck!

Tammy Cochrane said...

What a beautiful card! Love the CAS design. What a great use of scraps!!
Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap Chalenge Blog! Best of luck with your entry!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome rainbow effect - Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations Inspiration~