Sunday, 6 March 2016

Flutterby

Good afternoon.  I hope you're enjoying your day.

Yesterday I went out with friends and came home with a few goodies.  So this morning I had a play with a couple of sprays I'd bought and the side strip is the piece I smooshed up with the left over ink.  Then I embossed the card and cut off this strip.

After I'd gold embossed and cut out the butterfly - minus antennae I tried to mix up a grape colour with a few marker pens.  I painted the butterfly roughly as I didn't want a solid colour on the wings. I gave him some gold craft wire antennae and added glitter to the wings.

I put strips of red tape near the bottom to hold the glitter, added the sentiment and the glittery dew drops.

I'd like to enter my card into :
The Butterfly Challenge #49 G is for Grape and Glitter and also
Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 219

29 comments:

Lia said...

What a great designed card! And I missed the 2 below and I like them also!!

Liaxxx

Swissie said...

So wonderful! Lovely colours and a great design!
Hugs, Liv

Di said...

Hi Barb! I do love this card - really pretty and the colouring is lovely!

Thanks for coming to play :)

Hugs

Di xx

Aquarius said...

A pretty butterfly and I'd say you nailed the grape colour nicely and of course also just right for snippets as well.

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, I'm just in love with this card!! Great use of snippets and leftover ink!!! The butterflies seems true! Love your embossing, hot and cold! :D

KandA said...

Fabulous card and I love the gorgous colours xx

Valerija said...

So wonderful and elegant card.

Stir Your Creativity said...

I loved the coloring. Very pretty card

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous shade of lilac/purple Barb, love the background strip and beautiful butterfly too.
Lorraine

Mrs A. said...

Great use of the left over piece of card and then to emboss it as well. Love the butterfly and the grape colour is a perfect shade. Thsnkyoy for fluttering by where your card will be entered into the draw twice. hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Love your pretty card Barb, colours and butterfly are beautiful, super design, Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great work, Barb, love the smoothed panel and have use Swirlls EF for ages but love it! Great balance and butterfly too...must get some cards done again...
Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Judy Corner said...

This is beautiful work Barb! I have that folder and I had forgotten all about it! I remember I used to add little pearls to it. You have inspired me to get it out again! Judy x

Lisa Andersson said...

It´s so beautiful!!! Love the embossed panel and the colours are lovely.
Hugs Lisa

Cara said...

Love the colours you have created, gorgeous use of the glittery dew drops, they just set it off perfectly. Cara x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is such a pretty card Barb my friend! Love the texture and that butterfly is just gorgeous! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Carol L said...

Very creative and pretty card, and I'm sure the purchase of new crafting goodies is inspirational in itself! You did well.

Karen Knott said...

Lovely card Barb, that butterfly is so pretty ! Love the dewdrops.
Hugs,
Kaz x

scrappymo! said...

This is so very pretty and sparkly...great technique!

Alison C said...

I really like the colour and the way the butterfly matches the embossing. Lovely butterfly.

Erika said...

I'm liking the effect of your new sprays, a beautiful shimmer card. And who doesn't like a butterfly?

Hugs Erika. x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Very pretty xxx

Diane said...

Wonderful sparkle, color and card design Barb. It must be butterfly season.

Hugs Diane

MaryH said...

So glad you got out for a little retail therapy with good friends, and it's easy to see you had a productive trip. These smooshed colors look wonderful & soft, very smooth too. I sometimes get 'mottled' effects, but this looks just really smoothly done. The embossing on the side piece really brings out the colors, and the Flutterby is just splendid! TFS & Have a great week.

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Barb!

Janice Rohde said...

Your card is really pretty Barb, I love the colour and shimmer effect of your new sprays. A good purchase!
Janice x

SARN said...

Fabulous looking butterfly card.

Hugs from Tree House Sarn! xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like that glittery strip--so subtle yet it really speaks up. Fun times!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful butterfly card! I love the dew drops!