Thursday, May 23, 2013

Butterfly Wishes

Paper piecing is something I do once in awhile, but mostly my printed papers are just to admire & not to use--LOL!  Melissa's video for PTI MIM inspired me to actually make use of some papers.  Her technique of using several papers for a single flower gave a look I'd never seen & really liked.  Decided to try it with an old DCWV Matstack.  I don't have a PTI flower stamp that would work, so pulled out the butterfly from PTI Quilled Elegance & began by stamping it on the blue dotted paper using VersaMagic Sahara Sand.  Then I stamped it with the same ink on the other papers.  I almost gave up since the sections are so small, but in the end it was worth it.  I really like the patchwork effect & now I want to try it with some other stamps--especially bigger images!  The frame is made with a Spellbinders circle & lacy circle  & is mounted with foam tape.  Tiny blue pearls & Stickles embellish the butterfly.  The sentiment is from PTI Tag-Its 3 & is also stamped in the Sahara Sand.  Simple, feminine, CAS card--just right for a girlfriend. I'm also entering the current challenge at A Passion for Papertrey--inspired by nature. Almost a holiday weekend here in the USA.  Wishing you good times wherever you are & thanks for stopping by.
Edited to add:  Qualifies for A Blog Named Hero challenge, so also entering this card there.

16 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This is darling! I love the subtle patterns of the butterfly and use of the square card stock! Beautiful take, Greta! Wish you a happy weekend!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta
Love the paper pieced butterfly, it looks beautiful, I use to paper piece all my images at one stage, but I seem to be creating different cards these days.
Smiles :)
Sue

Dawn Turley said...

what a beautiful card. The colours are so soft and feminine.

Jessi Fogan said...

So gorgeous! I love all the soft blues, and the different patterns in the butterfly add so much interest! I love how you did the frame too - so simple & yet it adds so much dimension. AND a big fluffy bow :) Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Greta!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So sweet and pretty! Happy memorial day!

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! What a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the soft blue, the design, & the fabulous paper piecing! Great job!

Lin said...

Love your take, Greta, so soft and pretty!

cm said...

Welcome to the world of paper-piecing, a technique I absolutely love (mainly because I'm not confident with using stamps and coloured inks...perhaps one of these days I'll try). Your card - and especially the butterfly - is stunning! So glad you persevered! Looking forward to more of your paper-piecing creations - a great way to showcase patterned papers! Have a fantastic Friday!
c

Lisa said...

Darling card Greta, the butter fly is so sweet! I like the pretty sheer ribbon too ;)

Helen F. said...

Lovely paper piecing on that beautiful butterfly stamp, Greta! The the design too. Have a great weekend :)

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card, Greta! The paper piecing is fantastic!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your take on the technique dear Greta!
Gorgeous Butterfly ;-)
Enjoy the long week-end!

Bonnie said...

Aahh! What a pretty butterfly! I mainly enjoy looking at my DP too. Then I see a card like this and vow to use them! Love the new picture.

walchowDesign said...

Your effort pays off, Greta! Your paperpiecing butterfly turned out beautifully with your great choice of patterned papers!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful sentiment and I love how you've presented it with the subtle flowers that pick up the color of those glorious blooms!

Sue McRae said...

Your paper pieced butterfly is delightful in the soft patterns and colours. Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero.