Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Butterfly

I missed a few challenges last week as I was unexpectedly working all week, but the Butterfly Challenge finishes today, so I got my skates on and made a card to sneak a card into the challenge before it closes.  The theme is 'Butterflies + N is for Not Square and/or Navy'.  
 
I started by die cutting a navy base card using a Presscut 'Scalloped Semi-Circle' die, although it looks more like black in the photo.  The Lavinia butterfly stamp is coloured with three shades of yellow for the wings and two shades of blue for the body.  The whole butterfly was then covered with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to make it sparkle.  The image was matted and layered using Sue Wilson 'Pierced Pinpoint Circle' die cuts.  I wanted to add a sentiment, but didn't want it to detract from the beautiful image.  I drew a VERY faint line using one of the circle die, so I could position the white MB 'Uppercase Alphabet Soup' letters.  I then erased the pencil line.

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19 comments:

Shabneez said...

Beautiful card Liz. I love the colours you've used on that butterfly stamp - very eye catching. Shabneez

Pat said...

Gosh Liz you have been busy, and I love the navy scallops and pierced circle dies with the white pierced circle and the beautiful Lavinia butterfly so prettily coloured, also the white onto white sentiment works really well here. A lovely card. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so elegant, Liz! Love the navy and yellow together and the white sentiment is great, doesn't detract from the beautiful butterfly. Great shape too!

Mrs A. said...

A last minute entry it might be but my it's a beauty. I love the butterflies colours and the alphabet Thankyou is a perfect finishing touch. Thankyou so much for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice for the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

Veerle said...

It looks awesome Liz, so pretty. Love the shape, love the navy blue and love that pretty butterfly stamp. Well done.
Hugs Veerle x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, the Butterfly challenge has closed! I missed it! :(
Your skates work very well, Liz!! Such a marvellous card you have done so quickly! Fabulous design, and your butterfly looks just amazing!! Lovely thank you detail, too!

Carole said...

Beautiful and very eye catching...love the colours!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the butterfly and how you've coloured it in x

Kathleen said...

Love the shape and the lovely colours of the butterfly, looks great with the black of the card.

Kath x

pam said...

Gorgeous butterfly Liz, love the card shape and colour.
Pam x

Jean said...

Beautiful butterfly Liz, and the die cut letters are a great way of adding a subtle sentiment.
Jean x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! I love the gorgeous butterfly and the embossing!! The shape is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

laurie said...

Love the fun shape! What a gorgeous butterfly too. Have a great week Liz!

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely gorgeous Liz, and I've just spotted that you have a top 3 place for this in the Butterfly Challenge - well done and well deserved. Now I'm going to pop my Always Use Rubber hat on and thank you for joining us there - the trouble is, I love that stamp and want to add it to my wish-list, but fellow AUR member Zoe has been telling me off because I seem to be saying that on all the entries to our current challenge. Well, is it my fault that I love butterflies and dragonflies and all things fluttery!
Jane

Liz said...

You can never have too many butterflies, Jane! xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

That Jane! I was just teasing her hehehe. Lovely to see you at Aways Use Rubber Liz and this card is stunning. I too love that stamp your design and creativity show it off beautifully. XOXO

Janice said...

Gorgeous shaped card Liz, I love it. it certainly fits the challenge!
Janice x

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Another beautiful Card..Thank you so much for joining us again at Happy Little Stampers- Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

Barb said...

I love round cards Liz and this is a beauty. What striking colours. Barbxx