Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Bermuda Bay Butterfly


Hi everyone.  I made this card to go to a fellow crafter that is going through a very difficult time.  I thought I'd use a few challenges as my starting point.  First, I used the layout and design from CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge #70 :)





I used the butterfly motif from the current Time Out Challenge #2 that is run by fellow design team member Sandie (ATCAS) ... and a former design team member Nonni (ATS&M).  Check out the challenge and join in ... lots of fun! :)





Ane I used stenciling on my card so am entering it into Challenge #2 at Virginia's View.  I have been madly cutting out lots of stencils with my Cameo and have a great supply on hand.  This particular design has a lot going on, so in order to keep it in the CAS style that I love ... I added a simple frame and plain butterfly so the pattern shows through.





I placed my stencil over a piece of Whisper White card stock from Stampin' Up!  I have mostly SU! inks and find that they blend really well on the Whisper White card stock.  The only problem is the WW is very lightweight, so I always cut a piece of heavy card stock and glue it to the back to make it sturdy.

I taped my stencil overtop and used a large sponge dauber to add the Bermuda Bay ink.  At first, I was going to add several shades of blue, but decided to make this card monochromatic.  I cut out a frame from white and then glued the stencil piece in-behind.  I also cut a strip from the stenciled panel and placed it on the inside for interest.

The butterfly is die-cut twice from Bermuda Bay card stock ... a little hard to see in the photo, but there are two layers.  I glued them together at the center only and then added a large dot of Crystal Effects to either side of the body ... when it dries, it holds the wings apart, even when it goes through the mail.  I did the same thing when I mounted the butterfly to the stenciled panel.  A simple sentiment and the card was finished.

Another beautiful day here.  Hubby and I went out in the back yard and cut down about half the lilac tree that was damaged in a wind storm a month or so ago.  It was overgrown and one of the large branches had died off.  We were planning on taking it down this year anyways ... Mother Nature gave us a head start. :)  With it being the first time out in the garden since sitting around for the winter, we decided that cutting down half the tree was enough for today ... need to work into a gardening routine gradually. :)  It was so nice to be out in the sun and fresh air --- ahhhh, I do LOVE Spring!

Edited to add:  Going to enter this into the ATS&M Challenge #89 - CAS - perfect! :)





Stamps:  Thoughts of You (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, clear plastic sheets (Grafix), Starburst Shift Lace cutting file, Big Shot, Moonlight Butterfly die (Memory Box), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sponges, Crystal Effects



Challenges:
Time Out #2
Virginia's View #2
CAS(E) this Sketch! #70
ATS&M #89 - CAS


25 comments:

Gramma Sarah said...

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!!! Another of your simple and elegant cards that carry a soothing message just by seeing it. Thanks again for all your inspiration. Oh, and your grandson is adorable (from a g'ma of 12).

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Loll! I love the color, the stencil is fabulous and I love how you did your butterfly. I love that sentiment font, so pretty. Great take on the sketch. We are waiting for the water to dry up out the yard from last Sunday's flooding. I'm ready to get out in the sunshine after being stuck in the house all winter. Hugs

LeAnne said...

Just lovely, Loll...I am sure she will appreciate it.

Kylie said...

Stunning Lolly pop! Your beautiful butterfly is a breath of fresh air and is gorgeous in Bermuda Bay! xx

Shana Gaff said...

I love the pops of Bermuda Bay on white and the stencil you made is gorgeous! I have a similar die...I might have to give that a try! :) Thanks for playing along at ATSM. :)

Susan said...

Ah, blue and white - my favourite colour combination! But even without that colour scheme, I'd love it as the butterfly looks fabulous framed and against that stencil.

Ann P. said...

Love it!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, lots of love and care went into this CAS beauty, Loll! The monochromatic background is gorgeous with the butterfly! SUPERB craftsmanship! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View challenge!

Becky said...

Beautiful colors and design.

Stamps and Paper said...

Another lovely stencil card Loll gorgeous colour

Anne

sandie said...

I love the colour and the stencil background and naturally all the white space does make it a perfect CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM

sandie said...

OOPS...sorry I meant TIME OUT!!

Beverley said...

Beautifully CAS. Love the stencil detail & colour you've used. I'm sure your friend will truly appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous CAS card Loll, love it!
Val x

Benzi said...

Beautiful CAS card, Loll. I like your stencil and the butterfly is gorgeous. Nice tip about using the CE to make the wings stand up.

Hubby and I worked in the yard on Tuesday....very tiring, but fun. Yes, you really need to ease into it. LOL

Bonnie said...

This is so clean and crisp and beautiful, Loll! I love the monochromatic colors and the lacy lattice of the stencil with the sweet butterfly!

Lea Brawn said...

Great colour Loll. Very pretty card. X

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... love the gorgeous colour and wonderful dimension ... it's sure to lift your friend's spirits! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Stunning, Lolly! Just perfect in every way and I predict another winner for you on all these challenges!! So sorry the old lilac is going to have to go. Hugs, Dolly

Cathy said...

Another beautiful butterfly Loll, the stencil backgrounds look awesome, Cathy x

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous CAS design, Loll! I love your stencil as a background for that lovely butterfly, and your monochromatic color palette is just beautiful!

Lynn said...

Loll, your stencil background is gorgeous! I love how you interpreted the inspiration! So glad you could play with us at Time Out!

Gerrina said...

What a great background and beautiful blue! Thank you for taking the Time Out to join us!

Barb Ghig said...

So sorry for the late post...Such a beautiful card, Loll! I love your stenciled background with this pretty butterfly! Such a lovely CAS design, too!