Sunday, 15 September 2013

Last of the butterflies

This is the last card from the series of inspirational cards I made up at the lake this summer. These cards were made from a single, small box of supplies. It was fun to see what I could create with those supplies and just how many cards I could make!


I did not have a fine copic liner pen with me ...or any pen for that matter.  Not that we are home, I can not decide whether to draw on some antennae on the butterfly, or leave it as is...
I have left the sentiment blank. Once I know what I will use this card for (birthday, get well, hello, etc) then I will add an appropriate sentiment inside. I may even draw some antennae on at that time!

Here is a close up of the focal point. I kept it very simple...just a few diamonds scattered here and there on the DP and of course a row down the center of the chipboard butterfly.
Recipe
Card Base -  from my stash, Michaels Recollections brand square white textured card & envelope
DP - Prima Lyric
Cardstock - Kraft snippet from my stash
Chipboard - butterfly from my stash, bargain bins at Michaels 
Bling - from my stash
Paint - ivory acrylic paint

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Sparkles - Fairies or butterflies

30 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen a gorgeous card. The butterfly is gorgeous and love the mat its on! I am afraid I wouldn't trust myself to draw antennae on they would be too wonky!! Susan x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, adorable card.
luv
Debby

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card - love the colours and I don't think I'd draw the antennae on. I'd do it wrong!!!

Sarah

Redanne said...

A gorgeous card Maureen, you could always add a curly wire set of antennae.... Hugs, Anne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I like the beautiful butterfly, the colours and frame.
Kevin xx

MaryH said...

You really got a lot of mileage out of your small box of supplies that you took to the lake. I've enjoyed every vintage card that you did. Love your cream butterfly with his sparkling body, against those posies. The pop of color against the black with the cream of the butterfly, looked so vintage & pretty. TFS

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

This is such a lovely card.
And oh how funny the conversation you had with little Mr. P about your "dad" picking you up!

Erin asked me the other day how I could be older than Mike (I am 15 months older) if he is taller than me :)

Carol said...

This is beautiful Maureen, the colours are gorgeous. I can see you've been busy since you got home. Carol x

MaryH said...

Maureen, the Fri nite Dylusion class was quite a stretch for me. I'm glad I took the thin gloves, that helped. I found that I needed to just not worry about how 'it would look', and just do whatever. Some of the pieces done were fantastic, mine was kinda 'so-so', but I was just happy to learn the techniques. I don't do scrapping, journaling, and I didn't put any fancy borders on mine, do any shading, etc. Just blobbed it all on, and it was great fun. My friend thought so too. Glad you enjoyed the piece posted, and if I can answer any questions (HA!) for you, will be happy to do so. Hugs

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous card Maureen. The butterfly is gorgeous with or without antennae - if it was mine he would be antennae-less because I'd just go and ruin it!!! Love from Christine xx

Rebecca said...

Hi ScrappyMo your card is just gorgeous I could never do that I would probably mess it up! I hope you have had a lovely weekend of crafting!

Love From Rebecca xx

Pia S said...

I think you did a great job creating such different designs with a limited variety of materials. Each card looks different! The scalloped edges of the card base work really well with the square panels and decorative frame for your butterfly.

Sharon said...

I love butterflies and this one is gorgeous. Love the design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mo. Love that black and white background you have used. Stamp?
Those kraft coloured butterflies are bootiful and well worth the money you spent!
Hugs
xx

Sandee Setliff said...

Glad I am not the one who issues with to antenna or not....lol It's a beautiful card, sounds like you had a good time up at the lake crafting! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Benzi said...

Just beautiful! The black and white frame is a stunner. Pretty butterfly, too. I think I would just cut some antennae from cardstock or use wire because I would be sure to ruin my card if I started using a marker for it. LOL But, you seem pretty confident about it. Good for you.

Tracy said...

Another beautiful card.
Having less supplies makes me more creative. but don't get me wrong..I love all my supplies, teehee.

jimlynn said...

So gorgeous and I love that big beautiful butterfly!!
Lynn

kay said...

It's fabulous x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely lovely! xxx

Carol L said...

Beautiful layering and bling on that pretty butterfly!

Anonymous said...

Ooh it's lovely Mo, you should enter this at Sparkles Monthly Challenge, where we have fairies and/or butterflies this month.

Hugs
Brenda

Bonnie said...

What a sweet butterfly and the "diamond" sprinkled around give this an elegant feel!

Glenda Atkins said...

I never missed the antennae until I read your post:O)! Beautiful, beautiful card, the focal point is simply wonderful.
hugs
Glenda

Mrs A. said...

That really is a beautiful butterfly and of course I adore them anyway. Love the scattering of diamonds. Wish someone would scatter me with diamonds!! hugs Mrs A.

Asha said...

How do you do it, Maureen?! Limited supplies... and voila! Out pops gorgeousness! Tell me your secret pleeeeeez!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Anonymous said...

Hey Mo - You need to put a link to Sparkles blog in order to be considered for the prize! I saw a note about it on the DT blog!

Hugs
Brenda

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous butterfly card love all the scattered diamonds, thanks so much for joining us over at Sparkles Monthly ~ Denise DT ~

Lesley said...

Fab card! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Monthly Challenge xx

Rebecca said...

Hi i love your card the butterfly is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this month we hope to see you again soon!

Love From Rebecca xx