Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Birthday Butterfly & Meeting Friends


Grab Our Blinky!Time for another challenge at Words 2 Craft By. Our inspiration quote for March is "Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over...she began to fly."  
Lots of possibilities & I went with a butterfly & birthday.  Melissa Phillips recent post called Watercolor Shapes really inspired me, so had to try her technique.  The Penny Black butterfly die was used to make a stencil & I sponged with Distress Inks dusty concord, worn lipstick & squeezed lemonade. I followed Melissa's tutorial adding water drops & blending with a water brush.  Penny Black's music background was stamped in the dusty concord ink with the stencil in place.  Don't think I've ever used this fun sentiment stamp or little flower from the PB set called sentiments.
I splattered the inks & sprayed the panel with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold which gives a gorgeous shimmer.  The Memory Box butterfly cut from vellum was on my table, so I sprayed it with the same Tattered Angels & attached it with 2 little sequins.  Really a fun card to make!  Hope to see you in the W2CB gallery.  I'm also entering these challenges: Memory Box, SSS Monday, Twofers, CAS Mix Up, & Penny Black & More
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Big treat today, as I met Linda & Colleen for lunch.  They're both sweet as can be & it felt like we'd been friends for years!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous stenciled butterfly. Love the blending of the colours, and your stamped music over top. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up.

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  2. Fabulous card Greta. It is such fun to meet up with crafting friends.

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  3. Your card is beautiful Greta. How lovely that two of you crafty friend stopped by for a visit. A very happy photo of you all. Barbxx

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  4. What a beautiful card this is and I'm so happy for you that you got to meet some blog friends too!

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  5. This technique resulted in a very soft and dreamy look for your card! Gorgeous!
    Isn't it fun to meet crafty friends?

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  6. Such a beautiful and creative card, and I love the subtle shimmer - fabulous techniques!

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  7. wow... that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous, greta!! amazing card!! so fun you got to meet some crafty friends!!

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  8. Oh, this is beautiful, Greta! I love the stencilled butterfly!

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  9. Greta, this butterfly is so gorgeous. Butterflies and flowers are my favorites. It was so great meeting you yesterday. Blogging friends are the very best.

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  10. Greta. you certainly mastered this technique from what I can see. Your card is lovely and the color choices are perfect.

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  11. Fabulous project love the techniques you used to get such seamless colour blending. Adding the tattered angles glimmer mist is inspired. Thank you for thinking of our Organic challenge at Twofers, love it. XOXO Zoe

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  12. Lucky you to meet with 2 of my Merry Maker friends! I know you all 3 had a wonderful time! And I love, love, love your butterfly! Great idea to stamp some music on the wings! Adds an extra touch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  13. You created the perfect subtle background to showcase the gorgeous butterfly. Love it! Thanks for entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Cathie <3

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  14. Greta,

    First of all, this card is absolutely beautiful... and you've inspired me to check out that post!

    Secondly, how fun to lunch with Linda and Colleen. From the pic, it appears as though it was a wonderfully fun day.

    Lastly -- but not "leastly", thanks for being such an amazing Words 2 Craft By designer. You are one talented and generous crafter, my friend. :)

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  15. Gorgeous butterfly...just so beautiful. And how fun to meet up with Linda and Colleen...so jealous! I am sure they are as sweet as you are.

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  16. Oh boy did this ever turn out pretty! I like all of the little splatters and your fabulous butterfly. So fun to meet blogging friends in person, sure wish we could get together!

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  17. Your card is ravishing my Friend!
    I love that soft effect it is so beautiful and romantic!
    Great picture of the three of you Greta! You are beaming!!
    Hugs~

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  18. Oh such a magical card! Love the shimmer!

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  19. Oh such a sweet card, I just want to reach out my hand to touch those glitters.

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  20. A perfect card for our Feature a Creature theme Great and a beautiful Butterfly, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  21. I can really FEEL the fun you must have had creating this beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Twofers
    Jane

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  22. Oh how fun to meet up with your friends :) Great photo! Your card is beautiful Greta! That butterfly looks outstanding!

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  23. Beautiful card - I have yet to try to use a die as a stencil, yours came out fabulously!! Thank you for joining us at TWOFERS :) Christi

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  24. Beautiful card, Greta, and beautiful photo of you with Colleen and Linda! It's just so fun to meet bloggie friends and I'm sure this will be the first of many get-togethers!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Beautiful, serene card, Greta! I love the softness and the shimmer :-) Hugs, Annie

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  26. beautiful! sounds like you had a lot of fun with this technique! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  27. Greta: I'm blown away with your stunning butterflies card! The stencil is spectacular; a perfect landing spot for your little butterfly. LOVE this! How fabulous to meet Colleen and Linda; crafting friends are the best, aren't they!
    Hugs~c

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