Saturday, March 25, 2017

Layered Butterfly


This card started as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.  
The images were coloured while waiting in a hospital waiting room recently.
So I used my el-cheapo pencils and layered and layered the colours.

The coloured images sat for some days until inspiration hit - die cut one using a stitched circle M.B. die, and fussy cut the other and layer it. 

 I was gutted when I realised that the paper I had coloured on was a different white to the base, but I had to keep going ...

The sentiment was silver embossed.

This gives an idea of the dimension of the butterfly.

The final detail to show you was that I embossed the base with a stitched rectangle M.B. die.  I had to extend the die to reach the bottom edge, as our card sizes are slightly larger than American ones, and it worked perfectly!! I was very happy with that.
The finishing touch was to add the sequins.

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jimlynn said...

I think your cheap-o pencils have magic in them - or maybe it's just the person doing it, because this is sensational and so gorgeous! A stunning card!!!

Ellibelle said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Maxine!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh perfect the fact you've different whites does not matter one bit Maxine.. we are own worst critics y'know! off to peek below you've some lovely wok down there too!

Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration! sending hugs and prayers for you and your dear ones.
Shaz in Oz.x

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aussie aNNie said...

Really lovely Maxine, the butterfly resembles a moment of peace...xx ♥[aNNie]

Cobnut Crafter said...

A very pretty card Maxine. I love the soft pastel colours you have used on the butterfly. Sending healing thoughts. Anne x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Well, the fact that the butterfly turned out so beautiful is a testament to your awesome coloring tools. It's not the tools, but the artist that makes all the difference.

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for our "You've Got Me in Stitches" challenge at Cut it Up!


froebelsternchen Susi said...

This soft card is simply adorable Maxine! Happy Saturday!

Dawn Turley said...

turned out so pretty Maxine. The butterfly is beautifully coloured.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a gorgeous card, love the soft pastel colours on the butterfly, I think the two tone effect is great the circle seems to have a similar tone to the embossed sentiment! Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Mac Mable said...

Yes I know what you mean about the different colours of white. Your card is CAS perfection, loving the dimensional butterfly x

Barb said...

Your card is really pretty Maxine. The colouring on the butterfly looks beautiful. Barbxx

Suchi said...

You have colored that butterfly beautidully! Elegant design!! :)
Suchi xx

Dawn said...

Love that butterfly ... thank you for joining us a Brown Sugar Challenge.

Gerrina said...

The colouring looks so beautiful! Showes that patient is all you need to make something beautiful, even with cheap pencils! And the design you made with it let's it even shine more! Gerrina xx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Image with Wings' Challenge #132!
Sandi ♥
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Sue said...

This is gorgeous, Maxine. Such a pretty and gentle card and your butterfly is beautiful. Love the soft colours. You did a great job with the colouring pencils.

Christine L said...

A beautiful butterfly and a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing at In The Pink this time!

Christine x

Loll said...

So pretty Maxine ... love the soft colours of the butterfly. Great dimension too. The different whites look good together. :) xx

Monica said...

Very classy and pretty, Maxine.

Monika Reeck said...

I love the dimension of the butterfly and lovely color too
Wonderfully made in CAS design Maxine...
Love all white space there

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Beautiful details, love the 3D butterfly and the stitching detail. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a softly colored butterfly--it looks almost pet-able. Awesome card!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

What a sweet clean and simple card. Love that created depth with your butterfly. Thanks so much for entering your card into our recent challenge over at Pattie's Creations.

☺Lisa D.
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