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:

Lee-Anne said...

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

Virginia Lu said...

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

Donna Przybylowski said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Becky said...

this is lovely, beautiful design.

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous !!

Cathy said...

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

Karen M said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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!

Anita in France said...

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 :)

sandie said...

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

Karen B said...

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

shirley-bee said...

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 :)

Sandy said...

Wonderful!!!
Sandy xx

Benzi said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Marybeth said...

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

Lynn said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Aileen said...

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

JD/ Jill said...

This is so lovely!

Nonni said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

Beverley said...

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

Jingle said...

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!

Lisa Kind said...

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

Linda Beeson said...

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

Karen D said...

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.

sandie said...

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

Viv said...

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