Friday, July 13, 2018

Sequins and a Moth

Welcome back - it's great to know you have visited.

Believe it or not, this beautiful image is of a Silk Moth, not a butterfly!
It was manufactured by the now defunct Layers Of Color, and is one of my original stamps that I bought from overseas,  and I still love it. 


I stamped it directly onto the card base and gold embossed it before painting it with Twinkling H20's.  The camera was unable to capture the gorgeous sheen the finished image has.


Some 'plum' sequins and a simply stamped and embossed greeting, layered over some lace, finished the outside of the card


The left hand side of the insert in the card was stamped with the same image in a soft pink ink.

I am linking this to:

(it's pretty enough to be a butterfly, isn't it? and there are no moth challenges)
(Lace, Stamp and Sequins)

34 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

This is an amazing image and I really love how you used it! An gorgeous card - so very elegant and I love the lace and embossed sentiment! And the sequins are a lovely addition to it! You made me happy to link to our theme at Moo Mania & More.
It counts as a butterfly for sure!
Thank you for joining us Maxine! Have a happy start of the weekend!
Blessings
Susi

aussie aNNie said...

What a beautiful stamp, and a moth? Delicately coloured and placed in the perfect position..love the sequins, they always add 'that touch'...xx

Gerrina said...

Most of the time the moths have the beautiful shapes :) This card is beautiful; love the warm colours and the CAS-design! Enjou the weekend!

Dawn Turley said...

It is a beautiful stamp and you have coloured it prefectly

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a gorgeous butterfly card! WOW! So pretty!

brenda said...

Butterfly or moth it's a lovely image Maxine and really needs little more than the sentimet and lace.

B x

Chris Lally said...

So pretty!!

MariLynn said...

Weren't Laura's stamps some of the prettiest? This moth is fabulous. Love the colors. Blessings.

Mac Mable said...

Such a stunning image and stamp. The bling is gorgeous and yes the moth does make the most fabulous butterfly x

JD/ Jill said...

This is really lovely!

Furrbster said...

Gorgeous colour choices!

Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Quillish said...

Wow.. is that a silk moth! One of the prettiest of moths..I must say.. lovely colours Maxine. You made this month look like a butterfly :) lucky moth.

Julie B said...

Moths are indeed as elegant as butterflies just not quite as showy!
So pleased you joined us for our 6th birthday celebrations at ATSM. :)

Rosie said...

Your card is beautiful and elegant.

Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Fran said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how you completed the stamp and the elements are perfect. Hugs, Fran

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Maxine! I love that moth image and I bet it was lots of fun painting with the Twinkling H2O's. Beautiful CAS card! Hugs, Brenda

Ina G said...

Fabulous colourful image here Maxine. It's a standout and looks perfect with just a few gems. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.

CraftyGirl said...

I am very glad you joined us this week at Crafting By Designs. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
Crafting By Designs Team Member

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful Maxine- and bet it is just stunning IRL with the Twinkling H2O's shimmer! I remember that stamp company..... Awesome!

Sue said...

Such a lovely elegant image, Maxine and you have coloured it beautifully with the pretty shimmer.

EricaSta said...

Nice to See other Art about Butterflies for the challenge from Moo-Mania...

...nice to meet you here!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So beautifully done Maxine! Love the second stamping of the Moth on the inside! A really lovely touch and the trim of lace across the bottom, a really sweet finish. Hope you're well hun. Are you planning on being at SENZ this weekend? I'll be there on the Saturday. I'm doing a mini album class with Imagine If, can't wait! Hugs, Wends xoxo

MaryH said...

I forget about how lovely H2O's can be (if you can do them properly...I don't have the greatest of luck with these paints). Yours turned out splendidly, and look awesome with the gold embossing. This is a stunning image, and you really did it justice with the Twinkles and the gold embossing. TFS & Blessings.

Jo Ann said...

This is beautiful, Maxine! Simply wonderful! So glad you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you'll join us again soon. I want to leave you with the inspiration of God's Word in 2 Peter 3:9 which says, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." Have a blessed week.

JO ANN
https://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Lovely Linda said...

This is veautiful Maxine - one of my favourite Layers of Color stamps too! The H2O's loook great too! xo

Loll said...

Gorgeous image. No wonder you've had this for a long time ... it is a keeper! Beautifully watercoloured Maxine! xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Monica said...

This moth is exquisite and what super stamping and embossing and colouring. Love it. I also sometimes see a huge butterfly that is a moth but am in denial. Lol.
I insist on believing it is a butterfly but after seeing this card I kind of will accept that it is a moth. Lol.

Victoria Rowson said...

Lovely card inside and out. I love the gold embossing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.

Olga Bester said...

Great CAS project with all the shine.
Thank you for joining Creative Moments
Hugs from Africa

Mia said...

Another amazing card, Maxine. And a beautiful image. Wow! Kisses, my friend.

MiamiKel said...

Fantastic card, Maxine! Such a lovely image and you've made it shine!

Sam & Poppy said...

A lovely card :)
Thanks for joining in with us at That's Crafty!

Fliss said...

A lovely card and the butterfly is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in with nature challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you good luck.
Fliss DT x