Monday, August 3, 2015

A Dahila and Butterflies

Welcome

I had fun in the studio yesterday, which included 'playing;' with some of my new stuff :-)


I used this dahlia stamp and leaves from a discontinued line, stamping in Espresso ink and colouring with chalks. The sentiment was also stamped in Espresso.
The blossom was mounted using foam tape to give some dimension.


The butterflies were cut in white, the bodies in kraft, and covered in Wink of Stella - my first use of WoS and I think I may be addicted..... 
Total glitter with no fuss, Bliss!


The  white layer had the corners rounded and the edges swiped over a pink stamp pad, and was then mounted over the pink base, a few pink sequins added and it was finished.

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34 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Maxine and well 'played' the embossing of the butterflies and that stamp is gorgeous.xx
{aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautiful card Maxine, I love the flower and colour so delicate. Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

Dawn Turley said...

beautiful card Maxine. Love the dahlia

SOUL ART said...

WOW, BEAUTY:)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Maxine! That flower is amazing and I love the subtle shimmer on your butterflies! hugs :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is so elegant - a wonderful card Maxine!
oxo
Susi

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, this flower is such a beauty and your whole card is a work of art. It will be very comforting in it's beauty. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 194th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

pinky said...

Super gorgeous card Maxine! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Angie said...

Wink of Stella is awesome isn't it!! Your butterflies look fabulous! This card will be treasured!

MaryH said...

Lovely flower image and super coloring with the chalks. Very soft & great shading. Glad to see another WoS addict. The glimmer looks great in your close up photos. There's also Wink of Luna which looks stunning too, but is opaque. Looks like enamel when you use it with a gold outline sticker on black (or dark) cardstock. Just doing my bit to enable. Great card - glad to see you are able to craft again. TFS & Hugs

happyglitzygirl said...

Don't you just love 'new stuff'? Love your card, the colours everything. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, it's good to be back. Blessings Hilde

Daphne/Scrapsofstuff said...

Love the butterfly and flower. You did a great job coloring with chalks. Thank you so much for sharing your project on Connie Can Crop.

Lynne K said...

This is perfect for our stamp and die challenge, Maxine! The flower and butterflies are simply beautiful. I really like the soft effect of the chalks. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

mamapez5 said...

Once again the thumbnail of your card jumped out at me from my readers list. What a beautiful dahlia. It is so nice to sea pretty Sympathy card. I love the effect of using chalks. I never think to get mine out. Sorry I have missed quite a few posts lately. I´m just trying to get used to the heat again, and finding my mojo after a couple of weeks away. Kate xx

Cindy said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

Becca Cruger said...

Oh this is sooooo pretty, Maxine! That big old bloom with those glittery butterflies is a PERFECT pair!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Maxine, your card is so sweet and pretty!! I always thank you for giving me your sweet heart!! God bless you all!!

Jo Ann said...

Such a great card with lovely embellishments and awesome fancy-cut flower. So glad you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an awesome inspiration from the Scripture in Hebrews 3:6 and it says, "But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast." Have an awesome week.

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Angela Corcoran said...

Beautiful Card! Thanks for entering it into Connie Can Crops Chalk Challenge!
Angela ~ DT

Bonnie said...

I love the soft coloring of the dahlia and those pretty winked butterflies! A beautiful card, Maxine!

Susan Hogan said...

Great play indeed - very soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful creation Maxine! Gorgeous flower stamp and love those butterflies!! So happy you joined us in our Summer Flowers challenge at Penny Black and More!!

Veronica Tovar said...

Very sweet and touching card. I like how you colored with the chalks. Thank you for entering it at Connie Can Crop challenge. Good luck

Kelly Latevola said...

Wink of Stella is amazing! you'll be using it on everything for sure! Gorgeous card!!

Suchi said...

Those buteerflies look so stunning and love that flower so much! :)
Beautiful card. :)
Suchi xx

Lovely Linda said...

A beautiful Sympathy card Maxine - I have always loved that flower - Espresso Truffle is one of my favourite inks to stamp with too! {{{hugs}}}

Monika Korjat said...

Beautiful card love the butterflies and the simplicity of the project. Thank you for taking part in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ' Anything goes'. Hugs, Monika DT

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful card Maxine and I love that flower! The butterflies are so pretty and a perfect add to this card. For obvious reasons, sympathy cards are difficult to do but you did a grand job on this. I also use the Truffle ink... in fact, I stopped using the black for stamping images and always use Espresso Truffle because it isn't as harsh as the black.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a beautiful Sympathy card!

Barbara said...

Maxine, your card is just delightful. I love your use of chalks! Thanks for sharing at Chalk N Stock. Hope to see you next month too. DT Member

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Your card is just stunning Maxine. Soooo lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, LPOCF DT

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Cindy said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

lorby said...

Beautiful card and after seeing you use Wink of Stella, I think I need to get some and use it. Thanks for sharing at Chalk N Stock.