"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Butterflies & Bling!

Hello!!  The challenge today at Less is More is to make a CAS card using butterflies.  Not a problem me other than trying to decide which butterfly image to use!   After some thought I decided to use a Memory Box stamp I purchased along time ago and had never used.... sad, I know!!   The image I used is one of their collage stamps called "Inspired Butterfly Collage".   I inked it up with Memento's Tuxedo Black and then colored it with the following Copic markers:  Y11, Y13, Y15 & Y19.   Some Ranger Diamond Stickles were added to the body to finish off the piece.  I mounted it on black cardstock for a bit more dramatic effect (I hope!).



But, I couldn't stop there...  so I made another one!  This time using a fun butterfly image from a stamp set I won from Prickly Pear Stamps along with the matching die.  Love winning stamping stuff, don't you??  Went really super clean and simple for this one.  A piece of Melon Mambo cardstock was sitting on the counter and that was my inpsiration for my color choice.  I diecut the butterfly and then stamped the image using Melon Mambo ink.  Some random pink rhinestones were added.  The sentiment was stamped in Melon Mambo, as well and I was done.   Sigh.... I just love white space!!



With all the added bling on the butterflies I'm going to pop this into the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge, as well.

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI White; SU! Black; Stamps:  Memory Box & Prickley Pear; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black & SU! Melon Mambo; Copic Markers; Diamond Stickles; Hero Arts rhinestones

51 comments:

Mandi said...

Both stunning examples Rosemary
Not that we would expect anything less from you!
i think I'm drawn to the funky one slightly more Ii love it!
Thanks so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Hazel (Didos) said...

Both cards are lovely, The top one is very striking. Hazel (no25 this week on LIM)

Craftilicious said...

Both cards are stunning, but my favourite is definately the first one - my eye was drawn straight to it on the challenge page. The colouring of the butterfly is fabulous!

Jan said...

Lovely cards xx Jan

Brenda said...

I can't wait to get started on the Less is More challenge, butterflies! My fave! And I totally love that stamp you used, my goodness! So pretty! Adore your second CAS card, simple beauty!

Lynne said...

Wow! Double wow even. They are both amazing cards.
Lynne xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - both cards have lots of impact. Can't choose between them!

My card is HERE!

Carol said...

Two lovely cards, great work !

Carol

Lisa A. said...

Wow...these are beautiful!! The first is strikingly beautiful and the second is whimsically beautiful...love them both!!!

Little Snippets said...

Beautiful cards! the yellow butterfly is very striking. Sarah x

Rita said...

Two beautiful cards. I love both. Hugs Rita xx

Diane said...

Both are gorgeous!!

Aileen said...

These are both fab. Can't choose between them really. x

{ kelly jo } said...

I love both cards!

Barb said...

Rosie, these are wonderful! Love that big butterfly in your first card and the bright colors in the second!

Jo said...

These are both gorgeous, I couldn't pick a favourite. Jo x

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the white space (me,too) in the 2nd card. the blings are so very pretty in this! Your CAS cards are always superb! This is no exception! So glad that you join the fun at CAS-sual Fridays!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I LOVE that first card -- just stunning!!! The cleaner 2nd one is pretty too, but that first one is just my style!

Rae said...

Wow, Rosemary, I was all prepared to tell you how much I liked the black based card, and then I scrolled down and saw the white base with all that gorgeous pink and bling. Beautiful!

Susan said...

Rosemary, I love both cards!! The image on the first one is AWESOME....and the second one is so perfectly CAS....with a GREAT looking butterfly! Fab job on the challenge!

Michele Gross said...

Both cards are beautiful! Really love the pink and white because I just love hot pink :) Wonderful take on the challenge and I'm so glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

I LOVE the 2nd pink one! So CAS but so beautiful and effective. Love it.

Sue said...

"We all like winning stamping stuff"
Now there's a statement I would love to be able to say!
Hasn't happened for me as yet but I am sure the day will come, hopefully before I am too old to care.
The first Butterfly card is beautiful and there is not much else you can say, everyone has said it all here in the comments, and no doubt you will win more stamping stuff again!!!!
But of course you deserve to Rosie, your work is stunning, the confusion with me is realising that you don't seem to be like a normal person and make a dud card occasionally? Ha
Smiles:)

Linby said...

Two fab cards. The first one is stunning-very designer. The second one I love the simplicity and the pop of the pink.
Linbyx

Jess said...

the yellow one caught my eye from the linking list... beautiful!

Olga said...

WOW! Girl this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I love that first butterfly!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tui Nathan said...

beautiful cards ... just love the first card the colours are very bold and oh sooo striking ... love it!!!

Viv said...

Both cards are just fabulous Rosemary, well done again, can't choose which I like best either :O) Viv xx

Faith A said...

Oh! WOW, love these cards, love the first for it's colours and love the second for it's funky and bling.

Pauline said...

Two gorgeous cards, love that off the edge one though, it's so striking.

Jenny said...

Wow Rosemary these are both gorgeous and so different. Love the colours on your LIM card and its composition. Great CAS card for CAS-ual fridays too :)
Jenny x

~ Ali ~ said...

stunning creation!

ali x

StampingStace said...

Both beautiful but top one is outstanding!
Stacey at 8
X

Zoechaos said...

Great cards, the first one is very striking and smart the second very pretty. XOXO Zoe

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Rosemary, WOW stunning is all I can say, your gorgeous yellow butterfly is just brilliant and the pink equally gorgeous, great cards both:0) xxx

Tiffany said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That black and yellow is really amazing together, love the butterfly so much!

Mim said...

stunning yellow and black combination!

Angelica said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the first butterfly, the coloring is perfect.

Ruth M said...

Both are gorgeous cards! The first one is so dramatic and with beautiful colouring! The second is so bright and cheery!

Trinh said...

These are beautiful and stunning, Rosemary!

Loli said...

Hello Rosemary, thank you for your comment.
FANTASTIC CARDS!!!both different but gorgeouse, fantastic colours, well done.
a hug from Palma

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Suze Bain said...

Two beautiful cards Rosemary, my favourite is definitely the first one, what an absoutely stunning butterfly. Love it. xx

Hannah said...

Love your LIM and Cas-ual card, both are gorgeous. The colouring of the butterfly is just incredible, love it :)

kingstonmama said...

Both great cards, Rosemary. The first one is so striking and the pink polka-dotted butterfly is fun! I have a Memory Box butterfly collage stamp, too, but it's a different one. I need to dig it out and play with it!

Reggirl said...

I really love the "Inspire" card.... it has come out fantastic.

Dana said...

Of course I love your bling card and am delighted you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays, but that first card made me gasp out loud. WHAT a stunner. Your coloring looks so professional.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Two stunning entries - you really outdid yourself on these beauties!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

gg nurse said...

LOVE your butterfly cards, Rosemary!

Julie Day said...

These butterflies are fabulous! I especially like the funky patterned pink and white one. Beautiful CAS card :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Elise said...

The main word that comes to mind is: WOW! Sweeeeeeet girl! YOU got it goin' onnnnnnnnnnn! LOVE you + butterflies! These are FANTASTIC!