Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gold Butterfly

Did you hear?  Memory Box has started a monthly challenge! When I had a stamp store they carried MB & I ended up with a nice little collection of dies including the solid butterfly.  Recently I got the matching intricate die & butterflies happen to be the theme of the first challenge.  The butterflies are inked in Delicata Golden Glitz, so I'll also enter at City Crafter Challenge Blog.  I began by using the watercolor smooshing technique with Distress Inks victorian velvet, bundled sage & spun sugar.  I softened it with some gesso & then stenciled some paste colored with worn lipstick using the SSS Moroccan Stencil.  Hard to see, but there are also gold splatters.  The panels are cut with Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles & the bottom one is watercolored with spun sugar.  The sentiment from SSS Warm Wishes is stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz on a double vellum strip.  I used little gold stickers to embellish the butterfly & layered it over some gold floss.  Finished off with pink sequins--a gift from my sweet, talented friend, Lai-Yoke.  I'm also entering the SSS Flickr embossing challenge.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
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24 comments:

Lyndal said...

Fabulous colours and textures - LOVE!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Greta! Love the pretty colored textured background! That butterfly is gorgeous fluttering about!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the background!

Lisa said...

What a pretty and fancy butterfly!! Your background is gorgeous. This says WINNER to me Greta!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful background with the softly coloured paste. The gold butterfly pops! I love MB dies, they cut like butter in beautiful designs. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Barb said...

That background is so yummy, Greta! Love how soft the colors look and your butterfly is gorgeous! So glad you played in the SSS Flickr challenge - thank you!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's exciting that MB is doing challenges now as some of us need motivation to use some of our dies. I love the fancy soft background you've created to show off your butterfly.

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous Greta, that butterfly is so pretty against your embossing. Love the colors and textures. Thanks for the heads up on a new challenge.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Beautiful gold butterfly!!!Awesome card!!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous butterfly...love it in gold, very classy!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so pretty, Greta! Love the pink and the texture and all the gold!! Thanks for the head's up about the MB Challenge. I, too, have a (cough) dies from them!! Hugs, Darnell

Samra Leshinski said...

What a gorgeous card Greta :) Thank you for joining CCCB this week!
Samra DT

Bonnie said...

Love this gold butterfly! So elegant! Love the textured and sponged background too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such pretty design! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Maria said...

Beautiful card with lot of wonderful texture! Love the gorgeous butterfly and gold sentiment! Such a pretty card...love it!!!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, greta... the textured background is soo lovely!!

Martha said...

This is simply beautiful, Greta!
Love the texture.

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely lovely!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Brenda in IN said...

I'm only going to post this once! I love the soft shades of pink used on this card. It is beautiful with the gold butterfly. I like the texture of embossing paste in the pink. I love the MB dies and have several. Maybe more than several. Actually lots of them.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love what looks like a partial impression of the moroccan stencil on your background. The pinks are so pretty. So cool you got the other die to go with the solid butterfly. Great card!

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous, Greta! Love the textured background!

Deepti said...

Wow! this is so very very beautiful, the texture and that gold butterfly creates such a dreamy look. I love it

Katie said...

This card is awesome, love it, love it! I would love to try a background like that but have not had the courage yet... :) ...soon, though. :) And I love that butterfly die too, I sadly do not have that one, I checked and only have two (four with the backings) MB butterfly dies... Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

cm said...

The texture, the pink, the gold, and the butterfly...a winning combination in every way! Your card has planted a smile alllll over my face!
Hugs~c