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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

shimmer butterfly...

Hey friends!!  Well... our sunny weather has turned to "liquid sunshine" weather here in the Pacific Northwest.  Perfect weather to stay inside and make some cards!  I have a card that I made for a few different challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown, SSS Wednesday challenge (shimmer) and Virginia's View all about color.   Love the colors at Color Throwdown so bright and cheerful! And I loved the FMS layout, but I had absolutely no mojo!   A quick turn through the new Stampin Up! catalog soon change that situation... YAY!!  I pulled out several favorite Stampin Up! sets and got to work.  I did some collage stamping using my favorite SU! set Kinda Eclectic and the yellow and lime green colors and then threw in some kraft for the rectangular element in the sketch.  The butterfly (from the SU! set Watercolor Wings) was stamped using the red raspberry and hot pink colors and then die cut with the matching die.  I then took the butterfly outside and sprayed it with Prima Color Bloom Pearl White.  The sentiment is from a third SU! set (Butterfly Basics) and was stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black.  The panel was die cut using an AJVD die, the butterfly attached and the panel adhered to a light grey cardstock base.  Sometimes a little straight up stamping is exactly what I need to help get me in the crafting groove!  I have included a close up of the butterfly so you can see the shimmer.  

Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  SSS fog; white; Stamps:  Stampin Up!; Dies:  Stampin Up! and AJVD; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Prima Color Bloom Pearl White spray mist

13 comments:

Karren said...

Beautiful! That butterfly is gorgeous and works so well with the other elements! Great take on all challenges.

loveofcollage said...

beautiful butterfly and sunshine

Amy O said...

This is beautiful, Rosemary! And I love how you've used the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Virginia Lu said...

Perfection, Rosemary! What a stand out! Love it! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add Some Shimmer” Challenge! Well done!

Greta said...

Gorgeous & perfectly stamped background for that stunning butterfly, Rosemary!

Lisa said...

Love every little thing about this beautiful card!!

Martha said...

What a beauty this is, Rosemary.
I love it.

Karen D said...

I love your gorgeous butterfly. The background stamping sets it off perfectly.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you are so good at doing collage stamping, Rosemary!!! And your butterfly is simply stunning!!! Such a beautiful card!!!
Hugz

Kim S said...

Such a lovely use of the various elements in the sketch and in the stamp set!! LOVE your use of the sunburst as the back panel and the circle strip as the rectangle panel. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cindy Hall said...

I love the bright and pretty color combination and the soft sparkle. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lori said...

Your collage stamping is fabulous! Love how the butterfly looks like it's about to fly off the cardfront. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Anita in France said...

You always create such loveliness with your collage stamping, Rosemary ... this is gorgeous ... such delicious shimmer on the butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)