Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Butterfly Sympathy

Welcome

I am finally home, for two nights, and then I am away again - this time I am flying and travelling with a cabin bag only, so the computer is staying home... so you won't 'see' me here for a while. 


I enjoyed making the background for this card - I blended Memento Bamboo Shoot and two Catherine Pooler inks, 


Then placed an ARTplorations Flutterby stencil over it, and dabbed water through it to remove the die ink and create the  soft images


The sympathy stamp, a very old one, was silver embossed on dark blue card, the panel mounted to one side of the same blue base, and a strip of some 'chrome' rhinestones adhered on the side of the base, and various others were added to the butterfly 'heads'


To complete the card I stencilled a butterfly onto the corner of the envelope in the same green ink


And finished the inside with some silver washi tape


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23 comments:

Sue said...

The soft background is so delicate, Maxine, and the silver emhossing looks lovely on the dark blue. Xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, lovely colours.
Enjoy your trip.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mac Mable said...

Such a subtle and beautiful effect with the water and the stencil Maxine and perfect as a sympathy card. Enjoy your time away and look forward to 'seeing' you again on your return x.

Vesna M. said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful soft image. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. DT Vesna

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this sympathy card is so pretty - love the softness!

brenda said...

Very elegant Maxine and great resist effect. Happy travels.

B x

Gerrina said...

I love the fresh colours and the butterflies are beautifully subtile! Hope you will have a good time away! Hugs, Gerrina

Cynthia said...

Lovely ink blending, Maxine. Have a safe trip!

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: this is lovely!!! Going with the navy blue for the trim and the sentiment helps create visual contrast giving impact!! Terrific!!

JD/ Jill said...

This card is lovely! Great background. Hope you have a safe trip...We'll miss seeing your lovely cards!

At Home In New Zealand said...

Happy travels Maxine. I hope your time away will be a happy and safe one.
Take care, Mxx

stampingbowd said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used. Take care and have a wonderful time away! Hugs!

Jan Mahew said...

Beautiful smudging of the soft hues and butterflies. Love the touch of bling. Thank you for sharing your card of good will with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. I hope you will join us each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
Hugs,
Jan
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful card- love your technique and the colors you used as well. So sorry you are needing yet another sympathy card! Safe travels!

R's Rue said...

So pretty.

creationsnz said...

A very pretty card Maxine, love the stencil technique (I must try that) and the delicate watercolour effect. Happy Travels. CarolG

Gail said...

Thank you for dropping off your art at WAW - so beautiful ~ best wishes in the draw - blessings - John 3:16

Carol W said...

Wow Maxine. This card is amazing. I love the background you created it is so soft and pretty. Have safe travels.

Brenda said...

Glad you got home for a couple days Maxine and I hope this next trip is for pleasure. Beautiful card Maxine, love the blended colors and the butterflies. always hard to make sympathy cards, hate that they are needed, but a fact of live. I just made one with blended ink as well and a sympathy too. Enjoy your trip my friend, and again I hope it is for pleasure this time! Hugs, Brenda

R's Rue said...

Good morning my friend. Hope all is well.

Neet said...

What a beautiful background for this card Maxine. Hope you are enjoying your time away.
Blessings, Neet xx

Chana Malkah said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at A Place to Start!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah, Owner

Neet said...

Such a trio of fresh looking colours for the background makes a statement for this card. I love the butterfly stamp and how you used the one in the corner of the envelope.
Blessings, Neet xx