Sunday, March 20, 2016

Butterfly Black and Sequins

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I came across this die cut butterfly (by Marianne Dies) that I had cut out ages ago in plain white card, and used it as a starting point for this card.


 I water coloured it, then slathered it in iridescent medium to give it some sheen.


I layered it onto black card, and at the base of the piece added the die cut sentiment (a S/B die). As the gold paper was so flimsy, I added a layer of die cut card under it.


I layered the completed panel over a piece of gold paper, which I had cut the center out of with  a die to make the most of it, 


After the black and gold layers were finished, they were layered onto a bright blue card, and the final details were these flower shaped sequins.

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30 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Just gorgeous Maxine. The butterfly is beautiful and love the sequins.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colours...love seeing your creations..xx
 {aNNie}

Laura ElleBi said...

What a lovely card!
Thank you for joining crafty friends

jimlynn said...

So striking against that black! WOW! Love that pretty butterfly and the shine too.
Lynn

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Super ! I love that you watercolored the butterfly and the iridescent medium gives a super effect! Happy rest of the day dear Maxine!
oxo
Susi

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. The shimmery butterfly really pops against the black base!

Margaret said...

Very pretty Butterflies are so close to my heart. Love it. Hugs, Maggie

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, the depth of shine on the butterfly and the color shading makes it seem to be flying. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
Blessings, Carole
Word Art Wednesday DT Member

MaryH said...

It is very striking against the black background. A pretty butterfly shape and enhanced by the pearlescent treatment you added. Love the gold sentiment. Recently I couldn't find a small snippet of gold for a sentiment, so just used white c/s. Rubbed versamark on it, then Ranger Queen's Gold EP, and it worked great...not hard to die cut and sturdy enough I didn't have to back gold paper with more cardstock. Looked nice too, will be sharing later. TFS & Have a wonderful week.

mamapez5 said...

I love the iridescent sheen on your butterfly and black is the perfect foil for it. A very pretty card. Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Pretty and shimmery there Maxine you certainly are imaginative in your creations ..well done, Shaz.x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and whole creation is stunning. Thanks for joining in our current challenge.xx
{aNNie Crafty Friends Challenge DT Member}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Maxine, that butterfly just jumps off the page! The bright colours on the wings really look striking against the black, gorgeous! hugs :)

Jennie said...

Stunning card Maxine!!! Love the intricate design of the butterfly.

Olga Fink said...

What a beautiful card Maxine! I love the shimmer on the butterfly! I love it!
xoxo Olga

Angie said...

Wow! Your butterfly is totally striking with the black background! Gorgeous!

Ksenija said...

Maxine, what a pretty card! Sometimes it is really worth of keeping old die cuts, it makes a great take on our challenge now. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to CAS. - Ksenija

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine! I love how your delicate butterfly pops against the black background! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Gale said...

Lovely card Maxine. Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends this time, xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Maxine!

Erica Bruton said...

What a pretty card you have made. Love the colours on the butterfly. Thank you for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Erica (DT)

Gerrina said...

With those beautiful pastels you made it a beautiful Springcard! Hugs, Gerrina

Yoonsun Hur said...

So beautiful butterfly!!! Gorgeous spring card!

Team Clark said...

These dies look so pretty together and the shimmer against the black background is perfect! <3

JayBe said...

A really pretty design - love the coloured butterfly die. Thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That colorful shimmery butterfly really pops against that black. Those are nifty sequins you have there.

Sasha Jundt said...

WOW! This is stunning project! Your design is so great and I love this beautiful butterfly!
Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous creation with us at FFFC. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!
Sasha

Diane Noble said...

You know how I love butterflies and this one is soooo pretty! Love the ombre coloring.

Helen said...

Great card - love the shimmer on the butterfly.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen N x