Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Orange Butterfly

I don't usually post twice in one day, but I suddenly remembered that the Butterfly Challenge closes today, and not next Tuesday, and I hadn't made a card for the challenge.  The main reason for this is the theme is 'Butterflies + M is for Matching pairs and/or the colour of Orange peel' and I'd been putting off making a card.  Firstly, I seldom use orange on my cards.  Don't ask me why, but I didn't ever use orange on my classroom displays when I was teaching full time either.  Secondly, I usually add things in odd numbers, so adding two of something made me put on my thinking cap.  So, this afternoon I got out some snippets of orange card and some orange Promarkers and set to work. 
The image is an old wood mounted Francoise Read stamp, 'Glasgow Butterfly', which I stamped with Momento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  All the stitched dies I used are from The Works.  The layered image is attached with foam tape to add dimension.  I used a Creative Expression embossing folder, 'Checkpoint' for the background.  I didn't have any orange pearls, so I coloured two white ones with one of the orange Promarkers I used - so that's my matching pair.

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25 comments:

  1. Oh Liz, you have much more than just the matching petals. You have matching roses on the top wings, matching roses on the bottom wings and matching antenna. A superb card . So glad you managed to flutter into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Love that butterfly stamp!!
    Thanks for getting buggy with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

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  3. A beautiful card Liz, I love the butterfly you've used. I also have noticed how fantastic those stitched dies are, I bet they were reasonably priced too.

    Sue xx

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  4. Love what you did with the pearls as a matching pair - innovative

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  5. This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

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  6. Love the texture of the dry embossing against that pretty orange. Great stamp image and loving that orange x

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  7. This is so gorgeous!! I love the butterfly and the texture!! So beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Oh I have never seen that butterfly before! Very pretty! Thank you for playing with us at SOS this week, Liz.

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  9. A really lovely card Liz. That's such a pretty stamp too. I really like the die cuts. I've seen all sorts of great buys from The Works on various blogs. Unfortunately I seldom anything good when I pop in to ours. Barbxx

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  10. Love the colour Liz - I'm a big fan of orange. Beautiful image and design. Shabneez

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  11. This butterfly is so pretty and a great citrus colour Liz. I love that shaped die set from The Works and the background embossing is wonderful. A beautiful card. x

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  12. Oh my Laine I love the white/orange combination. Gorgeous card. Hugs Veerle x

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  13. Hi Liz, a stunning card, love the little roses in the butterflies wings, I'm not much of one for orange on cards either, just enough orange with the white. Love that embossing folder... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  14. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant card, and I love your wonderful design too.
    It's so fresh looking and the butterfly is gorgeous.
    Time ran out on me this time around for this challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  15. I LOVE the orange, although not usually an orange lover, I Love the dies, the Mackintosh butterfly, the embossing and oh! yes I LOVE your card Liz.
    Faith
    x

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  16. a very lovely card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  17. This is fabulous Liz, I would never have known it is out of your comfort zone - such a pretty card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  18. So classy and happy feel for your card, love orange plus white!

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  19. I love your orange card Liz, great design and embossing folder.
    Janice x

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  20. I like this card and I like the colours...
    Ilse (thera)

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  21. This is beautiful, it's funny how we tend to avoid certain colours. Great matching pair!

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  22. I just love that stamp, and the fact that you haven't swamped it with too much fussy embellishment. Isn't it useful to be able to colour our light pearls to match what we are making? A lovely card. Kate x

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  23. this is really pretty - lovely make! Thanks for joining the Things with Wings challenge at Countryview challenges and Good Luck! Hugs rachel x

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  24. Sweet butterfly card, Liz! xx

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  25. A very pretty carad, orange is one of my favourite colours. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

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