butterfly background

I have a lot of butterfly stamps - it is just such an iconic image!  It can be realistic, stylized, cartoonish, elegant, and it can be colored in any color, or none at all.  However, most of my butterflies are large.  The one that comes in the snail&co stamp set is small, a good size to use in this particular background technique.
I started off with a textured purple paper, then clear embossed the butterflies.  Regrettably my Versamark pad is a filthy mess, so my butterflies looked more shadowy than clear.  I decided to emboss some white ones, and I like the result much better.

The sentiment is under a shimmery organdy ribbon; my scanner does capture shimmer very well.  The purple satin flowers match much better in real life.

Challenges:
Crafter's Card Circle - monochromatic
Emergency Crafters - butterflies
Polka Doodles - flowers
Southern Girls - things with wings
Creative Belli - sentiment only (no focal image)

Juliet Arrighi

13 comments:

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Juliet,
Thanks for playing in our Monochromatic challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you created your own background paper!! Great card and very creative, love your embossing!!!!
Hugs
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Vicky said...

I love it and the purple is perfect for this card :)nice technique too :)

StephC said...

Beautifully done! Love the butterfly background. So glad you joined us at the Creative Belli challenge!

StephC said...

Beautifully done! Love the butterfly background. So glad you joined us at the Creative Belli challenge!

Myrna said...

Juliet
Love your card. I think the shadowy butterflies are lovely. Your choice of purple is great as well.
I just might have to invest in butterfly stamps. I love butterflies.
Myrna

Jenée said...

Yum. I am a butterfly fan, so this appealed to me right off the bat, but the way you created your own DP is lovely. Thank you for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle.

Faye said...

This is a beautiful card I love the colour too, thanks for joining us over at Emergency Crafters Faye x

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles with such a great card xx

Niki said...

Lovely card, the ribbon is a wonderful touch. I think everyone's Versa Mark pad gets grungy after a while. I buy a new one, think I'll take really good care of it, and 6 months later, it's a mess.

Jakki said...

love the butterfly images. thanks for playing with SCG

Daniele said...

pretty background paper thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week
hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the softness of this card- it is just Beautiful!

Beach Cat ! said...

Very elegant.