Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Beautiful Butterflies

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.

I have two designs today using butterflies from Chocolate Baroque's new Harebell and Briar Rose Butterfly sets.


I created the above background with Peacock Feathers Distress ink using the Acrylic Block technique.   I stamped the Big Bold Background - Leafy Trails with the same ink.   The butterfly from Briar Rose Butterfly and the smaller one from July Fairy were embossed with gold, coloured with Tombow markers, cut out and popped up over the background.   The sentiment is from Loving Sentiments.  


I created the background above with the same technique but with Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.   I stamped foliage from Briar Rose Butterfly around the background.  The butterflies from both sets were stamped with Cobalt Archival Ink, coloured with Tombow markers, cut out and popped up over the background.   The sentiment is also from Loving Sentiments.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

29 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous cards and love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant vibrant colours love this stamp...tempted? Yes.xx
The Journey is the Start

chrissies said...

Wonderful Shirley. You have worked wonders with the butterflies

Love Chrissie x

marg said...

Hello Shirley!
Love the colours and one of my favourite sentiments!
Beautiful Butterflies!
Love Marg

Felicie said...

Wow They are so so beautiful Shirley.I absolutely love them.
Greetings
Felicie

Gerrina said...

Two beautiful cards! The first with the label is so well balanced; super! Hope you can enjoy some sunny weather this week! Hugs, Gerrina

Sophie said...

Guten Morgen, Shirley.
immer wieder bewundere ich deine ausdruckstarken Karten und bin fasziniert von den strahlenden Farben.
Der Hintergrund der Schmetterlinge ist dir wieder so schön gelungen.
Wunderschön alle beide :-)

Umarmung und Grüße von Sophie

(die Fotos oben auf meinem Blog sind auch aus meinem Garten, die viele Arbeit damit sieht man ja immer nicht)

Anneke said...

Simply gorgues. I really love the first card. Beautiful butterfly's.
Love and happy crafting Anneke

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley. I love the colours and the sentiment on the second is one of my favorites. Hope you're keeping well and not working to hard in the garden.

Sue xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely cards Shirley...the butterflies feel well on them :-). Like the ribbons on it, a lovely finishing touch.
Greetings, Alie :-)

Pat said...

These are both beautiful Shirley, and the stamping with those pretty colours in the background works wonderfully well. I love the way on the first card you have accessorized with touches of gold with the embossing and the ribbon, and the second has the yellowy butterflies with that lovely dark green sheer ribbon which harmonizes with the Archival ink you have used. x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooh these are very pretty and spring-like Shirley! I love butterflies, these are lovely stamps. I've just received some butterfly stamps from Visible Image, you can never have enough butterflies can you?? :) Big hugs xxxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are two wonderful cards. The butterflies are breathtaking.

Margik said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley. The butterflies are amazing and love the colours.
Mar x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Two great cards dear Shirley I love butterflies and your great background look wonderfull!!!

Greetings
Maria

Miranda said...

These butterflies are so lovely and great to see these designs in the 'Shirley' colors! I am not so much around, but you know why.......xx hugs Miranda

Annemie said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley, and the butterflies are so beautiful.
I love the color of the backgrounds.

Grtz, Annemie.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! I can breathe a sigh of relief for finally reaching your blog, my dear Shirley! How beautiful your recent cards are - such pretty turquoise elements in each, and the richness of design only you can create - so beautiful! I know I already used that word, but it is true. These butterflies are my favorite, of course, because I'm a butterfly fiend - the colors are to die for. I'm floating on their dear wings, imagining your garden, and pretending to help you do those behind the scenes things. Thank you for sharing your cards, Shirley! hugs, de

Sue said...

Such gorgeous cards Shirley fab butterflies and such lovely colours! huggles Sue xxx

Greta said...

I adore these cards, Shirley! I never thought to use the acrylic block technique with 1 ink & now I'm going to try it. The gold embossed butterflies are some of my favorites!

Ryn Tanaka said...

These are beautiful Shirley. The backgrounds look both watery and leafy. Very peaceful feel to them :)

Nan G said...

Gorgeous cards! Love these butterfly stamps.

MaryH said...

Such a treat to pop in, and see this summer garden banner. It's lovely. So are the 2 awesome cards with those backgrounds that you do so marvelously well. Really liking the new background stamps too. So versatile. Those gold butterflies - my, my. Extraordinary against these cool green leafy backgrounds. TFS & Hugs

sheila 77 said...

I love your cards, the designs are always beautiful and happy, and I do enjoy your descriptions of making them with the fabulous colour names and your links to the bare stamps which you then paint so successfully.
Hope your two cats are well and that they and you have a great weekend.

friemelchen said...

Traumhafte Karten hast du wieder gemacht, die Schmetterling haben eine tolle Wirkung auf dem wunderschönen Hintergrund!
lg Uli

Annie said...

More gorgeousness. Fab colours and designs Shirley
TFS Annie x

Jeannette said...

wow,wonderful butterfly cards,love the gold embossing and the beautiful colors,love it both cards.
have a nice day,greetings Jeannette

MaryH said...

I'm still going "Oooh" and "aah" as I'm scrolling down to catch the posts I've missed. You have been one busy card maker! All are so beautiful.

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards, the gold embossing is so striking and these butterfly colours are awesome. Love how you've created your backgrounds too with just that little bit of stamping and loads of gorgeous colour, Cathy x