Saturday, November 09, 2013

Nature Fragment with a Butterfly

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

I have a card design today using the new Nature Fragment set from Chocolate Baroque along with a pretty butterfly from Butterfly Daisy Collage and sentiment from Birthday Words.


The background is watercolour paper that I used to 'mop up' inks from a previous card.    It's actually the watered down version of the Blue cards you saw last month :)   I spritzed a little water and added a little sea salt that created the spots.   When dry I stamped with the flourish fragment from Nature Fragments using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

I embossed the Butterfly from Butterfly Daisy Collage with Silver, cut it out and attached.   When the card was finished I added stickles.   The matting and die cuts are in dark brown (hard to tell in the photo) and I stamped the greeting with brown Dye Ink.

Dies used:    Cheery Lynn- Cuties 1 B149 (border which can be made into a flower) and Mini Flourish One B170.



Thanks for your visit !
Shirley

31 comments:

  1. What an amazing card!! Beautiful colours great design!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your beautiful gardon ,it is really wonderful!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  2. Magnificent butterfly with vibrant colour combo....love it.xxx

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  3. Gorgeous card and colours! Valerie

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  4. That's a lovely card to start my day. Fabulous butterfly, beautifully coloured, and I like all the little pale flowers in the background.

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  5. Love your background, great colours. Hope those paws stay nice and dry. Keep warm kitties and Shirley. :)

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  6. Wonderful colours and images to brighten any day Shirley

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. A stunning card Shirley, I love the background you've created (as always) and the colours you've used. Such a beautiful butterfly too.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Sue x

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  8. I love that butterfly, beautiful colors! also the background magnifique. Janny

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  9. Such a nice background for the gorgeous butterfly, Shirley!
    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  10. Gorgeous card Shirley! Beautiful colors. I like the butterfly. Great technique you used for the beautiful background. Have a nice weekend! Gr, Linda

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  11. Gorgeous mop up background! The butterfly with the die cut border is fab.

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  12. Very pretty card - and blue is my favourite colour!

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  13. It always amazes me when you can make something this gorgeous with left overs Shirley!! Beautifully done!! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  14. This card is wonderful with this pretty butterfly! I love the blue background, too!

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  15. Super effect with the salt & I love the brown with those aqua & violet colours. The flourish with the butterfly makes it look as if he has a tail - almost swallowtail, like the exotic butterflies on nature programmes. The butterfly really glows.
    Paula (PEP)

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  16. Stunning as always Shirley. Hope all is well.
    Florence x

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  17. A beautiful card and a Great Backgrounds.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  18. What a great card, love the shining background!!

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  19. On each visit, I so enjoy that lovely fall garden header. So beautiful. Loved this silvery blue card too. Nice way to use up the excess sprays, and your overstamping was gorgeous. Loved that silver & turquoise butterfly too. Great CL border & flourish. Perfect on this beauty. TFS & Happy wkend.

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  20. Pretty, pretty card Shirley! Love butterflies and I love the colours you have used too. xxx

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  21. What a amazing card and the butterfly is beautiful!!!!

    groetjes Bianca

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  22. A really lovely background and your butterfly is just beautiful!! The whole card is wonderful, Shirley!!

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  23. This such a pretty card, Shirley. I am so impressed with how bright and clear your colours are. I'm learning to manage mine better, sprit zing and merging, heat setting and layering.
    Great inspiration, thank you.
    Ros :-)

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  24. You make the most exquisite cards Shirley - always so beautiful and full of colour. This one is truly beautiful. Ina

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  25. Love the colours that you used! Beautiful card! And every time I come here, I first have a longer look at your banner... Have a creative sunday, hope the sun piepes through overthere aswell, Gerrina

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  26. Wonderful background with such a gorgeous butterfly. Those colors are really pretty!!!
    Sandy

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  27. gorgeous card and I love the colors!
    Groetjs Karin x

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  28. WOW Shirley, you have made a dreamy elegant card, love the special effects and the color combinations.
    Wish you a nice week tomorrow:-)
    xox Anja

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  29. Stunning card Shirley, your butterfly is awesome. I'd never have thought to emboss one in silver, it's so effective. Beautiful colours too, Cathy x

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  30. Hi Shirley!
    Wow what a gorgeous card again! I love your mop-up background so much, such nice colours! The butterfly is absolutely beautiful, really looks nice on that background! You made him very pretty with the embossing, colouring and stickles! Wow, gorgeous!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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