Friday, February 08, 2013

Zentangle Butterfly

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.    We are having a 'snow day' as it's snowing so heavy that I can hardly see out our windows.  It started yesterday, we are expecting a foot or more.  Lots of digging later but for now, it's a great day for crafting while we are cozy & warm inside! 

I ordered the Tangled Garden set from Chocolate Baroque when it was first introduced last Fall and only recently had a chance to take it out for a 'play'.    This set is again very beautiful featuring Zentangled butterflies & more.   I know I'm repeating myself but I can't help it as every design from Chocolate Baroque is gorgeous.      I love this butterfly, the talented designer for Chocolate Baroque included lots of detail in this large stamp.



The background was created with Dylusions inks.  Next I added Silver Smooch Ink randomly using an acrylic block with a little water mixed into it and then rubbed it on.  

I embossed the butterfly with black, sprayed it with the purple Dylusions, misted with water and blotted.   I removed the ink in some areas & then added blue & purple with a brush.    I drew in the antennae with a black pigment pen as they were cut off when decoupaging the butterfly. 

The quote is from Chocolate Baroque's Pretty Poppies set.   

Here is a look at the Tangled Garden (A4 full sheet ) stamp set, so many design possibilities using it:


Thanks for your visit and have a great day !
Shirley

22 comments:

Rosie said...

Wow, this is a very beautiful card with stunning colours, Shirley, I like the stampset too. Wonderful.

Have a nice weekend

S said...

Wow so much snow Shirley! yes best idea to stay indoors and craft lol and this is another amazing creation..butterly is stunning, colours amazing, your work leaves me speechless I love it!!! huggles hun Sue J xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow a picture perfect card, this would be pretty hanging in my craft room! LOL! Sorry to hear about the snow, your poor garden must be buried.
Well at least you can stay indoors and keep warm and snuggle up in your craft room...

maria's knutselplezier said...

Marvellous Shirley, You really made a beautifull card with the big butterfly of CB, I have tha stamps already some time but I never made a card with it because the stamps are so big, so now I can see that you can make lovely card with it , you really inspire me!!

Greetings
Maria

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, wow, Shirley, Shirley. I thought your hummingbirds were flawless. Now I see that you give equal love and talent to your butterfly friends as well!!

Felicie said...

Wow,This card is so beautiful Shirley.I love the colours.
Greetings
Felicie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is so gorgeous Shirley, I love the colours as always, and love how you've done the background.. I have this set sitting ready to use and so far they've not seen an ink pad.

I hope the snow doesn't get too deep, but then at least you have a good excuse for crafting. Have a good weekend.

Sue x

linda said...

oh, wow, shirley, this is soooo gorgeous! i love the colours and as soon as the snow lets up, i plan on shopping for some of those dylusions. :)

Karin said...

wow this is a fabulous creation, love the colors and the gorgeous big stamp you used! Have a great weekend!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Oh my...that is breathtaking, it looks so precious, your compositions of backgrounds, stamps and brilliant colors are always art works!
xox Anja

Eileen said...

Pleased you are cosy and warm ! Love, love this gorgeous butterfly . So pretty Shirley.xxxx

Nan G said...

Fab! At first I thought...oh my word you zentangled this! I love the background. I really must play with Dylusions some day. :)

Gerrina said...

You made again a beautiful colered butterfly and great background to match it! The quote is just right for the time of year... Have a nice weekend, Gerrina

friemelchen said...

Beeindruckend schön!!!

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you used aqua to highlight certain elements of the butterfly to tie in with the background colouring. The pinks & mauves do too (especially thinking of colour theory) but it's that selective use of the aqua. The black card base ties in beautifully with the whole concept of Zentangle too I particularly like you pale pearls too & how the eye is led from the trio down to the antennae.
Do take care midst your weather - my husband suggested it's because of global warming (he's definitely a global warming skeptic).
Paula (PEP)

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, GORGEOUS images - just beautiful - but your card turns them into INCREDIBLE. Only you have a special way with these mediums and brilliant colors! Amazing! I wonder what your cards look like in person. They must be spectacular. Thanks for always "brightening" my day with your wonderful colors, textures and images!

Claire said...

Hi Shirley, you're making the most of your snow day. What a gorgeous creation, you create such beautiful backgrounds with those inks. The butterfly is such a beautiful stamp and you've showcased it to perfectio
Claire xx

Sophie said...

Oh, wie schön, Shirley.
Der Schmetterling sieht einfach prächtig aus.
Und der Hintergrund ist perfekt.
Ein grandioses Werk!

Liebe Grüße xx

Loli said...

Hola Shirley!!!ooohhh my...what beautiful butterfly...AMAZING, the background is extraordinary, perfect colour technique, the QUEEN OF BACKGROUNDS!!!great work, as always.
A warm hug from Palma

craftimamma said...

Fabulous colours on this beautiful card Shirley. CB have some gorgeous butterflies in their catalogue and this one is no exception. I stopped myself buying this set last year because I'm not getting enough time to play with the stamps I already have but I have to say it's really calling to me, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous butterfly, Shirley! And it's especially pretty against that blue background!

Bärbel said...

Der Schmetterling wurde so wunderschön in der purpurnen Farbenpracht gestaltet, er ist perfekt und harmoniert fantastisch mit dem Kartenuntergrund.