Friday, April 04, 2014

Blushing Butterfly


Hi everyone.  I seem to be on a butterfly kick lately :)  This card is for several challenges, so I'll get right to the list ...

First, this was inspired by Diane, who was Queen For the Day at Splitcoast (QFTD209 - fionna51) last week.  I'm a little late to the party, but really wanted to honor her by CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) this beauty.  I changed up the colors, stenciled my background instead of using a patterned paper banner, and used splatters instead of pearls.  Congrats Diane ... I hope you enjoyed your special week!

This is my second entry into Virginia's View Challenge #2 - stenciling and Time Out Challenge #2 (Butterfly Motif).  I made my own stencil using my Cameo cutting machine, plastic clear sheet and a cut file from Silhouette America called "grid: diagonal".  To me it looked like lattice and made a great background for the flourish and butterfly.  You can just see a peek at the inside of the card, where I've added a strip of the same stenciling design for interest.

This is for the "Ways To Use It Challenge" (WT473 - New Beginnings) - this reminds me of the start of spring.  I also used a new product to make the card (my stencil).

This is also for the Free For All (F4A215 - tone-on-tone) ... I have three layers of tone-on-tone (white) in my card:  base, card front, butterfly and flourish.

And also for my first entry into this fairly new challenge - Card Concepts (#7 - include a butterfly).  I believe my style would be Clean and Layered.

And last, but not least ... this is for the current challenge at Simon Says - Happy Birthday, where they are celebrating their fifth year of challenges.  I made this a birthday card and used the butterfly dies that I purchased from SSS.  Happy Birthday to them!

I secured my stencil over my card front and sponged lightly with blushing bride ink, just filling in the top center area.  As mentioned above, I also added a strip of stenciled lattice to the inside of the card.

I removed the stencil and added splatters by tapping a paint brush dipped in smoky slate re-inker which had been diluted with water.  I die-cut the flourish and top layer of the butterfly from white card stock, and die-cut the solid butterfly image from vellum.  I stamped a simple sentiment to finish.

This has been a really nice day.  It's Gord's birthday and we headed to Crescent Beach for a walk and then out for a nice lunch.  The sun is shining and it's warm (but windy!) ... so nice to get out and enjoy the fresh ocean air! :)







Stamps:  Be Happy (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Vellum
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, clear plastic sheets, sponge, paint brush, Big Shot, Flourish 6 die (Crafty Ann), Moonlight and Kaleidoscope Butterfly dies (Memory Box)



Challenges:
QFTD209
Virginia's View#2
Time Out #2
WT473
F4A215
Card Concept #7
Simon Says - Happy Birthday

31 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...stunning creation, Loll! Love the colors...the soft colored stencilling...absolutely gorgeous design!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!!

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  3. Very pretty Loll, spring is the time for butterflies!!!
    hugs
    Donna

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  4. Aaaaahhh! I hope you could hear my long sigh from way over there, Lolly! This is going to win them ALL! So enchanting!! Happy Birthday to Gord!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Dolly

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  5. this is lovely, beautiful design.

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  6. Stunning card Loll, you can never have too many butterfly cards LOL, Cathy x

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  7. LOVE your stunning card Loll - fabulous design and I love your soft pretty colours! I hope you have a great weekend - hugs xx

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  8. What a beautiful lattice background for your butterfly! I love the soft color palette you chose for this card, too! No apologies are needed for all the butterflies...I'll never tire of the creative ways you 'play' with them!

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  9. Wow, so delicate and soft and stunning, Loll ... I love how you always add such wonderful interest and detail whilst still keeping so much delicious CAS-ness! Anita :)

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  10. Stunning Loll and should be perfect for our challenge at TIME OUT!!

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  11. This is so pretty Loll.....just love the soft pink and how the grid fades out. Also the slightly grungy look with the splatters - fantastic!

    Karen x

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  12. Oh, this is beautiful, Loll! Love how you've used grey with the pink, your DIY stencil is fabulous, and the splatter makes me happy :)

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  13. It's a beauty, Loll, and I love that you make your own stencils. The soft colors really are lovely.

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  14. Oh my Loll, this card is stunning! I love that butterfly and flourish-so pretty, the vellum is perfect on the butterfly. I really love the stenciling I so need to try this making my own stencil. The soft colors are just gorgeous and I love the splatters as much as the pearls. Sounds like a nice birthday was had along with a nice walk. Stunning card! Hugs

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  15. Wow!!!!!!!!! This is sooooo elegant ! Perfection again Loll!

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  16. Loll, so glad you played with us again! This card is so soft and feminine. Wow! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!

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  17. So lovely, Loll! I love the softly stenciled background and that gorgeous butterfly! Love the soft gray splatters for contrast!

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  18. Lovely and so light looking! Playing catch up again and loved the blue card also but this one just lands lightly on my mind!

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  19. Love that you have part stencilled. So soft and delicate. x

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  20. Stunning card, Loll! I love the soft, delicate, feminine look of this and the stenciling looks fab. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining our challenge! xxx

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  21. Just love the colours and the techniques you have used. It is so soft and feminine, just gorgeous xx Beverley x

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  22. Simply beautiful, I love the partial stencil inking. Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  23. Oh, wow! This is so beautiful! I just love the softness! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  24. These muted colors are so pretty! Love the delicate butterfly and flourish. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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  25. Dreamy! LOVE that pink stenciled part and the great white accents

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  26. Hi Loll, so pleased you could join us at The Card Concept. What a beauty you have created. The soft stencilled background and the splatters are such a perfect backdrop for the die cut flourish and the vellum backed butterfly. Lovely.

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  27. Congrats for getting HM at Time out with this gem Loll x

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  28. This is so very gorgeous Loll,loving the delicate pink too, sorry I missed it earlier :) Viv xx

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