Thursday, December 01, 2011

A Butterfly named Candra

Good evening !

I was working on more cards for Designs by Ryn this week and posting these which feature a butterfly stamp named Candra !  (CM-B6).   Candra is really a moth !   These are another diversion from Christmas Cards !

The background for the above card was created with Tombows, water & salt !  The stamp is by Designs by Ryn - Candra CM-B6.  I stamped the butterfly and the sentiment 'Dream' by Kaisercraft in Colorbox Pigment Ink - Harbour and embossed with clear.

To create the background of the above card,  I stamped Impression Obsession Cover a Card - CC025 Tapestry 2 on blue/green card stock with Gold Brilliance Ink and then embossed in clear.  The combination gave a neat shimmer to the background !   Candra was stamped and embossed twice in black on watercolour paper.   I coloured with my Tombow markers using water on the paper.   I cut out both butterflies, but just the center of the 2nd one and popped them up as the photo shows.    I added a little left-over paper from the first card onto the background along with hand dyed silk ribbon and a crystal heart charm.

Again the above background was created by using Tombow markers, Water and salt.   Candra was stamped & embossed with gold and painted with Tombow markers.  

I guess it's going to be a long time before we see real butterflies (or moths) again in our garden but here is a gorgeous photo of a  'real' one that my step-mom Ann took.   I love this photo and thought I would share it !

Thanks for stopping in on my Blog and have a great day !


Ann said...

Wow !! They are beautiful ! I love the colors and the painting technique.
Beautiful !!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Shirley I absolutely love these cards from you. I adore butterflies also. But thes colors you have used, I adore them. More than beautiful. Also the combination. techniques and layouts. My compliments.
Lovely greet and a nice weekend

Anneke van Groen said...

Waauuww....beautiful Shirl!!! You have to teach me sometime how you create the background with tombo's water and salt..?? It's really wonderfull!!! Titles or not...just BEAUTIFUL cards!! Love butterflies too as you know :)) Hugs from AMsterdam....your cous Annekexxx

Cheryl said...

WOW! These cards are so beautiful!!! Gorgeous color combos, and I love the effect of the water and salt. I am going to have to give that technique a try. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful cards and colours and we both have the butterflies as a theme on our blog post yet! warm greetz, Miranda

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
These are just beautiful!! Wow that salt and water technique is quite amazing, I love the effect! Really well done! Very pretty! Loooove those colours again, just stunning! What a very beautiful moth/butterfly as well, and you can do so much with it! Well done, I love them!
Greetings from Marn :)

Shirley said...

Love all three cards. Your BG with markers, water, and salt are stunning too! It is a pleasant break from Christmas! Beautiful BG's and images too!