Friday, May 22, 2015

Butterfly Garden

Yes, I have more butterflies to share. These were again coloured with Blendabilities.
This time I chose more vibrant yellow, gold and orange tones.


I have to say this is one of my favourites so far. I used the new Butterfly Basics stamps for the background and sentiment. The fern was inked once and then stamped twice then repeated to create two bold coloured and 2 faded ferns.
The butterfly wings were coloured with just yellow and red markers. By overlapping the two colours the orange was created.

The butterflies were attached with foam mounting squares for a little extra depth.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollection white
Stamps: Butterfly Basics - SU, Papillon Potpourri - SU
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, SU - Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz,
Alcohol markers: Blendabilities - Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Skin Tone (brown for butterfly body)
Punches: Bitty Butterfly - SU, Elegant Butterfly - SU
Misc.: orange baker's twine, gold sequins, foam mounting squares.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pastel Butterflies

These lovely pastel butterflies where coloured with Blendabilities. I layered and blended several different colours as I do not currently own any pink alcohol markers.


To achieve a somewhat "pink" tone I layered and blended several of the skin tone shades with a bit of red and yellow and the blender pen. The colour turned out okay but I am seriously contemplating investing in some other alcohol markers to get the shades/colours I am currently missing.
I also coloured my pearls with the "pinkish" skin tone and the soft sky Blendabilities markers.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections white
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri - SU, Work of Art - SU, Gorgeous Grunge - SU
Ink: SU - Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: SU Blendabilites - Skin Tone, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Bitty Butterfly - SU, Elegant Butterfly - SU
Misc.: foam mounting square, 1/8" pearls.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pretty Butterfly

I think I may be developing an addition to butterflies. I cannot seem to get away form them.
My next view cards all seem to have at least one colourful "flutterby."

I only have a few Blendabilities markers, so am somewhat limited in colour choices at the moment. I therefore attempted to watercolour my butterfly and flowers.


As you can see the results are somewhat mixed. I love the purple and blue combination and the butterfly turned out ok, but am not too happy with the flowers. The colour was at one point too intense that I opted to tone it down a little with a white chalk maker. Not sure if I succeeded though.Over all the card is still pretty though so I thought I'd share it. It's also the first time I used these border stamps and I haven't seen too many creations with them yet.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections white
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri - SU, Bordering Blooms - SU, Butterfly Basics - SU, Gorgeous  Grunge- SU
Ink: SU - Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Mossy Meadow , Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc.: foam mounting squares, white chalk marker, pearls.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Delicate Butterflies

I kept this card very simple in basic white with just a touch if pearls to showcase the intricate lacy design of the butterfly dies.


I trimmed my card front layer to 4 x 5.25" and cut the large butterfly form the center. I embossed the card with flowers on one side and attached it to my card base with foam squares. I then layers the medium butterfly over the large, folded the wings up slightly and attached the body to the center of the negative/cut out butterfly on my card front. I also added 4 pearls to the butterfly body.


Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections
Die: Butterfly Thinlits - SU
Embossing folder: Flowering Spring - Mpress
Misc.: 4 x 1/4" pearls, foam mounting squares

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Butterfly Framelits

I love the Butterfly Framlits from SU. When I first saw them I knew I had to have them. I ordered them, got my package and set them aside. I used them once on my spring basket and then forgot about them.

I decided it was high time I put them to good use, especially as I need to be able to justify buying the new coordinating dies in the upcoming catty.

So I made a few cards this week. Here is my first card featuring these lovely dies.


I trimmed 2 pieces of white card to 4" x 5.25" and cut the large butterfly from the center of one.
I then coloured the butterfly die cut piece with my SU markers (Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler),  sprayed it with pearl glimmer mist and set it aside to dry.

I then took my second piece of cut card and watercolored it with Tangelo Tango and Hello Honey.
I also sprayed it with a bit of the pearl shimmer mist and set it aside to dry.

Once both where dry I glued the negative butterfly cut cardstock on top of the watercoloured piece and then glued the coloured die back into the opening.
I mounted it on my card front with foam for a little dimension.

My sentiment was stamped with StazOn black on glitter vellum.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections
Ink: StazOn black, SU - Tangelos Tango, Hello Honey
Markers: SU - Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbles
Stamp: Wonderful Words - SU
Die: Butterflies Thinlits - SU
Punch: 1" square (to make banner tail)
Misc.: scrap of vellum, 5/8" wine coloured organza ribbon, gold sequins, foam mounting squares, pearl shimmer mist

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