Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Eclectric Butterfly

What you say, no more Gray Owl pictures??? Bill went down again today and got some more amazing pictures, so stay tuned over the next week and I'll be sure to share some more of her with you.

I do have a card to share with you today as promised.  Although I probably should be still working on Christmas cards for next year I need a break from all that.  So leafing through my bella binders I came across this butterfly which I have not inked up yet.  I am a big nature fanatic - whether it is flowers, birds, butterflies, trees, I have to have it!

As I was saying - I decided to use the Eclectric Butterfly in print by  Isabella Norris which you can find at Stamping Bella.

I had no idea what I was going to do with this stamp.  So I played around a bit and this is what I came up with.  I stamped the image on bella's white c/s using burnt umber palette ink.  I then cut out the center portion of the image using a circle s/binder die, then sponged some soft pink while the die was in place. I then stamped another image off on white cs using aqua mist ink, then  cut out the butterfly.  I used a glue pen and colouring in the wings, then added crystal glitter ritz, rubbed it in good then tapped off the excess. I used one of the s/binder dies from  the Fancy Tags Two set to cut out the brown swirly piece underneath the butterfly.  Designer paper is by Memory Box - Valise.

Finished the card off with some tiny white pearls. Card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4.

So remember no bellariffic challenge this week, but we will start up again next week Jan 13h.  Here is the sketch for you gals that would like to play along.  Just remember to email your card to Emily before Jan 12.

That's it for day, I'll be back in a couple of days with another card.  Thanks for stopping by.



Luz Maria Bruna said...

Your work is always a pleasure to see!!! Love it!!

Kerri said...

very nice owl pics are great but love your crads..thks for sharing..

Dana White said...

For someone who didn't know what you were going to do with your card you ddi a STUNNING job!! Looking forward to seeing some more photos of the owl!!

Leslie Miller said...

You set off the butterfly beautifull with your card design! Love the gorgeous detail in the stamp. Very pretty!