Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Butterfly & PTI Motif Building

The sun came out & hubby wants help raking the leaves, so this will be quick.
First up, a Christmas tag with a butterfly. Remember, December is a summer month in the Southern Hemisphere, but actually my inspiration came from a very old stamping magazine with a gorgeous Christmas butterfly card on the front. I was also inspired by Jess's tag on Day 16 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I'm also entering the Memory Box Glitter Challenge (Stickles on the MB butterfly body & antennae), SSS Wed Christmas ChallengeTwofers Things with Wings ChallengeHappy Little Stampers Nov Christmas Challenge & The Kraft Journal, Tag Challenge.
Products are: Stampendous sentiment, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Martha Stewart twine, Memory Box butterfly die, Lil' Inker stitched rectangle die, VersaMagic Jumbo Java, Distress Ink gathered twigs & Star Dust Stickles.
Next is my card for PTI MIM--Motif Building. Pulled out my notebook of PTI color combos & found this beauty: Autumn Rose, Sweet blush & Enchanted Evening.  I thoroughly enjoyed making a simply stamped card using images from these PTI sets: Lovely Layers, Twig Wreath & Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild.  Fun to have matching cardstock in my PTI sampler pack. Finished off with a clear Dew Drop--love how the stamping shows through it.  A little behind with reading blogs, but I'll catch up with you soon. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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29 comments:

  1. Terrific texture and layers on your first card Greta! I like your peppermint striped butterfly! FABULOUS job on your PTI MIM card, so pretty!

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  2. it totally amazes me how you are able to flawlessly combine so many challenges, greta!! the tag is so cute and your take on the MIM technique is fabulous!!

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  3. Wow, Greta, you totally rocked the MIM challenge...what a perfect stamp to start out your motif!! Love it!

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  4. I've never thought of using a butterfly on a Christmas card, but since half the world can expect butterflies at Christmas, why not! It looks gorgeous, and your other card is brilliant, such accurate positioning of the elements of the motif. Thanks for joining us at Twofers
    Jane

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  5. What beautiful work and lovely colours on both your makes Greta. The butterfly looks beautiful on the woodgrain background. Barbxx

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  6. Beautiful cards Greta! Love your motif card and your butterfly for Christmas is just lovely! :0)

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  7. Gorgeous work my Friend!
    Timeless Beauties.
    Enjoy the sun, it is snowing here in Chicago!
    HUgs~

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  8. Beautiful tag and I love the texture. That peppermint stripe butterfly is so pretty and unique.

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  9. That stripe on the butterfly puts it firmly into the holiday category for me. So unique and pretty. Your stamped card is sweet and nostalgic, almost has a nordic feel to it.

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  10. This is delightful, Greta! Love the use of wood-grain embossing flower and the details are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas” Challenge!

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  11. Love them both Greta...but your sweet candy cane butterfly is amazing!

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  12. Both the tag and card are delightful Greta. I love the striped butterfly on your tag.

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  13. Delightful tag with the stripy butterfly on the woody bg, Greta! Great assembly of the motif from different sets.

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  14. You already know I'm swooning over your pretty striped butterfly, and pairing it with kraft only adds to the impact. The combination of images on your motif card: impressive and, most certainly timeless! Happy Sunday...hope the leaf-raking is nearly done!
    Hugs~c

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  15. Ohhh, I love your Christmas candy stripe butterfly card, Greta and the Motif you created is beautiful also!

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  16. This is absolutley beautiful, Greta. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents wtih us. I hope tha you will join us again soon.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal

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  17. Love th stripe against the woodgrain. Very striking!!! Thanks so much for joining our Glitter Challenge at Outside the Box. hugs, :)

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  18. I can't figure out what to use for a challenge or how to interpret one and you entered so many with one card. I am so impressed. That candy stripe butterfly is adorable and the embossing folder is a perfect backdrop for a butterfly. Your second card is just beautiful. Great work on both.

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  19. Such pretty projects Greta! Love the Christmas butterfly and the gorgeous stamped motif!

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  20. I love the candy came stripe on the butterfly! And you did a beautiful job on the motif Greta! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  21. OH, Greta, I love this!
    Fabulous use of: kraft, red, white, & texture.
    Beautifully done!

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  22. Love your butterfly Christmas tag Greta, so fun. Thank you for linking up to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! Good luck!

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  23. Love your texture on the first one and what a fantastic motif you created!

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  24. Adorable tag and your stamping is beautiful!

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  25. Beautiful is the word! I can't seem to get my eyes off the first one :)

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  26. Cute tag - love that butterfly!! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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  27. gorgeous tag, love the texture from the embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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