Monday, August 6, 2018

A Buttercup and a Butterfly

Welcome

As part of Kathy Rac's last colouring challenge, I printed off some images and coloured them - I am not sure I even got them finished during the challenge, but I did complete them.

I posted them on Instagram, and a friend commented on the quote on this card that I showed


It had been coloured in an ombre style, and that was commented on, so I trimmed it out, distressed and sponged the edges of the panel.


I decided to put it on a grey background, that has green undertones to it, which really made the panel "shine" even more.  The printed butterfly was coloured with silver pencils and I die cut a M.B. Pippi butterfly from silver glitter card to pop over it.


The card was finished with a panel of lace over a deep green layer of card, and some silver rhinestones.


I was very pleased with how this turned out, and the recipient was very happy to receive it too.

I am linking this to:
(Grey, greens and silver)




26 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

LOL - I love this saying Maxine - and the Ombre looks great with it. It is sure to make the recipient smile xo

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a very pretty card, love the lace detail and the hombre colour scheme... have a wonderful week... Megan

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Maxine, the quote and colours too are gorgeous. Lace, butterfly and fabulous card, what else could one ask for..xxxx

jimlynn said...

Love that butterfly and the sentiment makes me smile from ear to ear! Love it.
Lynn

Brenda said...

What a fabulous card Maxine! I keep saying I want to coloring when Kathy R. have her coloring challenges, but never seem too. I need to make more of an effort. This is a cool panel you colored and I love the ombre look of the sentiment-loving that sentiment period! The butterfly looks great too but you made it shine even more with the outline of another butterfly. The lace is a surprise and looks so lovely. Love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous quote with a beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards

Quillish said...

This is such an encouraging card. Lovely idea of colouring the sentiment Ombre. And now I know you on Instagram too! Please accept my invitation.

Elizabeth Hart said...

The quote is perfect and love that glittery butterfly too. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, what a great combination... sassy sentiment and sparkly fun! Love it!

Neet said...

That is a lovely card and I just love the words you have put on it - where did you find them - fabulous!
Hugs, Neet xx

Fran said...

I love the quote too! And I love how you pulled the card together using complimentary colors. Great card Maxine! Hugs, Fran

Jane said...

Great quote and I love the contrast of the delicate butterfly. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful colours and beautiful quote! I like ombre-art... Hugs, Gerrina

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Maxine
Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, it fits perfectly with our Ribbon and/or Lace challenge theme… good luck in the draw and please join us next time.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Hannapanna said...

Love the quote and the hombre colouring. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

- Hanna, DT

Ellibelle said...

Great card Maxine, love the sentiment and pretty butterfly!

stampingbowd said...

What a beautiful card! I love the ombre coloring on the sentiment. The lace is so pretty. That silver butterfly steals the show! Love the sparkle! I saw your comment on my blog post and wanted to give you a virtual hug. I hope things smooth out for you with better days ahead. So sorry for the rough spots. Love and Hugs!

Lisa West said...

Fabulous sentiment and I love how you have coloured it. Thank you for joining us for our Week 31 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

Anna said...

Very beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Hugs,
Anna DT

MiamiKel said...

This is a beauty, Maxine!!!

Love all the glitter and beauty sentiment - and hope you’re taking your own advice! :)

Marilyn said...

I love this card Maxine and the sentiment is just the best!

froebelsternchen said...

This is such a wonderful sentiment and I love how you designed this card so well Maxine!
For the zucchinis- you are right , I also like the yellow ones better, but unfortunately have just green ones planted ( you know I am a veggie garden beginner)- but next year I will plant the yellow ones!
Big hugs, Susi

JD/ Jill said...

Great Sentiment and coloring!

The Craft Princess said...

Great card! I love the beautiful butterfly and the lace trim. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
DT
Crafter's Castle
crafterscastle.blogspot.com

Tracie Pond said...

Fabulous motivational card to send to a friend, Maxines. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Cute card! Love the glitter butterfly!
Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy August Challenge! -Tasha ☺