Friday, March 22, 2013

Butterfly Daisy Collage

Happy Spring everyone !    The calendar says "Spring" but I see tons of snow!  However the days are getting longer, the sun is higher in the sky, so it is coming. 

This card was definitely created while thinking about warmer temperatures, flowers blooming and butterflies hanging out in our gardens.  I think it will work as a Mother's Day card.    The background is more yellow that this photo shows.

I used a sheet of designer paper that's been hanging out in my stash for the background.  (6x6 Basic Grey).  I used the Butterfly Daisy Collage set from Chocolate Baroque to create this design which is on special for TWO weeks starting today.  'With Love' is from the Loving Sentiments set.

I ordered the pretty Spellbinder -Labels Eight, Decorative Elements dies after seeing beautiful designs using it at Donna's Blog.   It certainly makes the 'standard' Label Eight die decorative.  I coloured the images with Prisma Pencils and decoupaged the butterfly & a few daisies.

Here is a look at the stamp set, there are so many possibilities with these beautiful designs.   It's 'sister set' Butterfly Poppy Collage is also on special.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day!


Eileen said...

Oooo this is just lovely Shirley ... beautiful work . Keep warm!
E xx

Patricia said...

WOW love this card! GREAT colors.
Here in Holland is it also brrrrrr very cold!!!!
Greetz Patricia

brenda said...

Totally delightful collage Shirley and such pretty colours.

B x

Sophie said...

Ein traumhaft schönes Werk. Ich liebe die Farben.
Und ich sollte diesen Stempel auch mal wieder aus der Versenkung holen :-)
Ich warte auch sehnsüchtig auf den Frühling.
Es ist so bitter kalt, und kein Ende abzusehen :-(

Liebe Grüße und Umarmung xx

chrissie said...

You have used the stamps so well to make this terrific card. The colours are terrific and definitely give us a hope of Spring

Love Chrissie xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, I love the stamp you've used, from one of my favorite stamp sheets. I love the colours you've used, the butterfly looks so beautiful, and the daisys also.

Hope your snow soon melts, the sun is out here at the moment, but it's very cold and other areas of the UK are forecast to have lots of snow today.

Sue x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful card again Shirley, yes CB has wonderful stamps love your coloruse and design!!!

Greetings and a very nice weekend!!


Wendy said...

So pretty Shirley, love your colours! xx

Gerrina said...

The colours make it allmost possible to feel the warmer temperature you was thinking of! Beautiful colors! Have a fine weekend, hugs, Gerrina

Paula (PEP) said...

I really love the way you're not afraid of using vibrant colours & how you combine their use with black. I love the way that your background yellow is brought into the central image via those daisies & how the vibrant purple you used for the butterfly pops against the other colours. Your black matting is gorgeously accentuated by the Spellbinder frame.
Paula (PEP)

Creations by Shirl said...

Gorgeous butterfly Shirley...

Rosie said...

Your collage is just gorgeous, Shirley. Wonderful stamps.

Have a lovely weekend

froebelsternchen said...

divine Shirley!

Gery said...

Tonight on Dutch television we could see how much snow there was in Canada!!! OMG, spring has sprung they say??? Winter has begun at your place!!!
Hold on, it can only become better as I can see by your beautul and colourful card. It looks great!
Colour your day like this and the snow will melt.
Groetjes Gery

Ellen Taylor said...

Hi Shirley!
What a gorgeous and vibrant card! Love the colors and design! One just cannot have to many butterflies! Love the set! We got dumped on with lots of snow here too! Counting the days until spring! All done with musical theatre for another year and back in my craft room again!
Big hugs!

Karin said...

stunning card, love the colors! Have a great weekend !

Shannon White said...

Wow!! Soo Beautiful Shirley!! Love the Wonderful image and yoru pretty coloring! Such bright cheery colors too, just makes me smile! 8-)


Ina G said...

Wow fabulous card in every way with this beautiful stamp. Love the colour choices and hope 'spring' is just around the corner for you. Our days are slowly getting shorter and autumn will be here soon - lovely time but means winter is next. Good time to hibernate and craft lol

Patricia said...

Love, love this beautiful creation, right up my street,
Great colours, images and layout

Patricia x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, I love the striking colour combination and the die cut frame is gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Janny Jager said...

Very very beautiful Shirley.
Lovely colors and stamps.
Greetings Janny

Bonnie said...

A beautiful butterfly on a beautiful card!

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley! A gorgeous creation (love the new stamp set - how amazing to have a collage stamp already created, plus have all the individual elements!) The bold yellow is gorgeous! hugs, de

Bärbel said...

Ein wunderbares Motiv und eine sehr schöne, farbenfrohe Karte!

Loli said...

Hola Shirley, great desing, i love your colouring and compositon, i don't know way but remind me Alice in Wonderland, fantastic work!
Hugs from Palma