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:

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

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

Greetings
Maria

aussie aNNie said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card and colours! Valerie

sheila 77 said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

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

chrissies said...

Wonderful colours and images to brighten any day Shirley

Love Chrissie x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Janny said...

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

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

Lindeke said...

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

Nan G said...

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

kaybee said...

Very pretty card - and blue is my favourite colour!

Ellen said...

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

LonettA said...

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

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

Florence said...

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

Felicie said...

A beautiful card and a Great Backgrounds.
Greetings
Felicie

Willy said...

What a great card, love the shining background!!

MaryH said...

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.

Wendy McCarthy said...

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

Bianca said...

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

groetjes Bianca

Shirley said...

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

RosC said...

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 :-)

Ina said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Kristi Schurr said...

Absolutely stunning!

Karin said...

gorgeous card and I love the colors!
Groetjs Karin x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Marn said...

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 :)