Thursday, 28 April 2016

Teal Butterfly

Hello and thank you for your visit.

The card that I'm sharing today was made for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge # 53 - T is for Teal/Texture.

I used an Inspiration Crafts spritzer onto white card for the background and then rubbed over the white  spaces with Distress ink.  I rubbed texture paste through a mask and stamped the text into the spaces then used the same stamp onto the white linen card blank.

I couldn't believe my luck when I found a scrap of matching coloured paper just lying there on my desk.

I used a punch which leaves the image still attached for the butterfly then added the black card and sentiment to the bottom of the paper.


I matted the panel of paper onto white card and stuck the body of the butterfly down then finished by drawing antennae, adding a few pearls and dots of  Dovecraft enamel paste and of cause some glitter to the wings..

45 comments:

Aquarius said...

Great texture effect on this card and how lucky you had some teal card to match the spray - just right for the challenge

Lisa Andersson said...

Amazing! Love it! It´s a masterpiece.
Hugs, Lisa

Sue said...

Hi Barb these are gorgeous colours on this card and thanks for becoming a follower of my blog I tried to follow you but found I was already a follower so no clue how you haven't been showing up on my blog. I think blogger has it's own rules sometimes! lol huggles Sue xxx

Alison C said...

This is one of my favourite colours but I have yet to manage a card for the challenge. Yours is great. Lovely inky background and pretty butterfly. I like the black lacy punch too.

KandA said...

Love this card Barb. Fabulous design and colours xx

Cara said...

Love all the textures on this card, fabulous. Cara x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Evening Barb, a really lovely card. like how you have made the background paper with the word stamp.

crafty hugs Penx

Swissie said...

A wonderful butterfly card, Barb!
Liv xx

Glennis said...

Stunning card Barb, and one of my favourite colours too

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful, love the stenciled background and the butterfly!

rachel said...

oh Barb - I love this - so very pretty - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

Carole said...

Oh so pretty barb...love the teal...great design.....your creativity shines forth again!!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful take on the theme, love the teal and white with the touch of black.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I love the black with the teal. The contrast is so striking. I like how you have carried the script stamping onto the white of the background. I have a flower punch that cuts the pattern halfway but have never been able to get good results from it. Not a cheap brand either. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the design of your card Barb and great colour combo

Anne

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love the colours of this card, the black really does give an excellent contrast! Chrisx

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Barb. Love the design and the colours go so well together. I have this punch, but haven't used it for ages. I must get it out again soon and have a play. xx

Carol L said...

This is just gorgeous Barb! I love the colors and beautiful background with that great butterfly! NJ

Margaret said...

A very elegant card Barb and what a gorgeous butterfly. Love the colours you have used.
Hugs
Margaret M

LesleyG said...

Wow Barb this is gorgeous! I'm having a play with some pals Sunday, and might have to try this! TFS xxx

Greta said...

Gorgeous background & butterfly--love this artistic card, Barb!

Valerija said...

Amazing card. Love the colours.

JennyH said...

This is lovely Barb, the colour combo is one of my faves, I love teal and black together : )

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very super card for the butterfly challenge.
Great designing as always.
Love that fab butterfly.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janice said...

I love the design and the colours of your card Barb. What a great punch to leave the butterfly attached.
Janice x

Kath said...

A beautiful card Barb - the colours work so well together and a great design too.
Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love teal and your design is very beautiful, love it

meg said...

The teal and black make a wonderful contrast especially on the white card base, the white distress ink and texture paste add to the overall brilliant effect

SARN said...

Wow Barb . . This is a stunner . . Great colour & composition. Xxx

hazel said...

A beautiful card Barb, the colour is fabulous and I love the addition of the texture paste.
xxx Hazel.

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Barb.
Greetings, Veerle

Lia said...

Wow Barb, you card is amazing and a winner for me!
Lia xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Don't you just love it when you have just the right thing for your project, just laying around! Great design, great texture and a great colour! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful colour theme here Barb, I love the butterfly and your fantastic background, a very beautiful card, Kate x

MaryH said...

Barb, we must be channeling each other with the paste! Love the harlequin design you've stenciled through...very abstract with the script stamping, and looks so vintage as well. One gorgeous teal butterfly, and the lifted wings adds so much dimension. Looks like a lovely entry into Mrs. A's challenge (which I'm trying to find time to make something before it closes!) TFS & Hugs

Angela Radford said...

Really liking this card, the colour works so well. Love it. Have a great weekend, Angela x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation and love the colours, so pretty. Enjoy your weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card,Barb.Love the pretty butterfly.I have become a follower,because I like your creations.Have a nice weekend.

Gr,Sylvia.

Erika said...

Oooh Barb my favourite colour combo and butterflies, the perfect card in my eyes. I love all the different layers to this.
And yes, I did spend far too much at the show, it would have been rude not too. Now what project to start first?! (Don't tell the hubby!)

Hugs Erika.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

There's certainly plenty of texture on this fab card and I love the beautiful shade of teal with the white and black, gorgeous.
Lorraine

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Pretty card Barb....love the colours together and the details....Joolsx

Krisha said...

Beautiful card Barb! Don't you just love it when things come together so well?......finding matching paper...to ink... is sometimes the hardest challenge.

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is stunning! Gorgeous colours and texture and I love the text stamp following on the card base too. xxx

Kimbo said...

Great card. Super dimension and texture

Thanks for entering the Butterfly challenge this time, Kim guest DT x

Pat said...

That shiny teal colour is wonderful Barb and the butterfly goes beautifully and love the texture paste and the script which works fantastically in the background. Altogether a great card. x