Monday, August 30, 2010

Greenhouse Butterfly

How about a little Stampin' Up! Only card?  It's been a long time since I've done that.

I ordered this gorgeous butterfly (All A Flutter) from the Summer Mini catalogue, and then got so busy that I didn't have time to use it.  I really like detailed butterflies that you can color.


I used this weeks fun Mojo Sketch - round or square - and chose the square flipped


I'll be honest....I'm still not sure about this card.  I think it's because it combines so many colors.  I don't have the new Daffodil yellow from SU yet so I had to substitute with Saffron, and I never like it when things aren't perfectly matched!  I used a Hostess set from last year, Kind and Caring Thoughts for the greenery, but once I stamped it in Pear Pizzazz and then paired it with the finely detailed butterfly, it just didn't look right, so I came back and added some detail with my fine tip on my Chocolate Chip marker and I think that helped.  



All stamped on watercolor paper with the butterfly popped up.  I added a wash of Baja for the sky and then stamped the leaves.

See you again tomorrow (Wednesday morning) with something really fun!

Recipe:  Stamps:  SU - Flutter By, Kind and Caring Thoughts;  Ink:  Brown Stazon, Pear Pizazz;  Paper:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Watercolor Paper, Real Red, So Saffron;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Scalloped Circle Bigz Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Olive Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots, Piercer, Watercolor brush, reinkers, Dimensionals, Embossing Folder

10 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oooooh girl! This is GORGEOUS! AWESOME layout and that butterfly is BEAUTIFUL!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Turned out very pretty! I like that little butterfly.

Ruthie said...

beautiful!!!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, wow, this card is so beautiful!!! That butterfly.....I am speechless, that is hoe stunning it is!! Sending you hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Traci M said...

This is a beautiful card, Christine...I think your paper ties it all together, and the addition of the cc marker worked wonders!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

very pretty card christine
love the colorful butterfly


greetings karin

Susan (rainy) said...

I think it is beautiful, Christine! So many wonderful details.. the piercing, the embossing, the beautiful bow and popped butterfly. Love it!

Sharon Basel said...

I think this is such a lovely card Christine. Your coloring on the butterfly is gorgeous and I love how it ties in all the colors. This is a beauty for sure.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is beautiful Christine!! Your butterfly is stunning!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

So Beautiful Christine!!! Awesome job of the sketch and love that butterfly and BG!!!