Monday, May 6, 2013

Flight

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win some fan-tas-tic blog candy from Ellen's blog, The Serendipitous Stamper.  If you've never seen her blog, scoot over there now and be prepared to be WOWED!!!  All of her creations are just breath taking beautiful!

Anyway, back to the goodies I won - a butterfly die from Impression Obsession (that I'd really been wanting) and some All Purpose Frost White Ink from Tsukineko.  That Frost White ink shines, shines, and shines some more.....so beautiful.  Ellen also had a tutorial on her blog using the ink and the die - so, what's a gal to do other than try and CASE her card - not really, but I did have a banner type thing on mine!  There's no way I could ever match the beauty of hers, but I've given it a shot anyway.  Y'all know that my idea of a new technique is probably just getting a new embossing folder and sticking it in the Cuddlebug.........but..........here goes........


I cut the solid die in Very Vanilla and the detail one in black...sponged some Brilliant Blue, then CTMH Bamboo, and lastly Orchid Opulence on the solid piece.  I added the Frost White ink and watched it shine!!  I wish you could see it in the photo.   I then layered the black detail part over that.  I embossed the white panel and actually scored down the sides of that blue banner - but it doesn't show up on here.

Thanks for stopping by...................
Lynn


32 comments:

NanaConnie said...

Stunning butterfly, Lynn! Love the blue and white combo. That sheer white bow is simple gorgeous. Using the pearls on the butterfly body just sets it off perfectly.

Tammy said...

Amazing and beautiful Lynn! The butterfly is gorgeous and I just might have to CAS! Love the pearl body!

Monica said...

Hello Lynn, oh this butterfly shines, it really does and I am so happy that you won such nice stuff.
I also like the sheer organza ribbon - it gives it a subtle richness.
Love,
Monica xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Very, very pretty Lynn. So rich looking. I'm going to have to try that Frost White Ink very soon. You make such perfect bows. Enjoy your week.

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! That Frost White may have to find a way to my home too.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous butterfly Lynn, love the blues!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the butterfly embossing and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hello, you gorgeous butterfly! This is truly fantastic, Lynn. Congrats on your recent win, and enjoy your goodies!

Carol L said...

Congrats on winning such a fantastic prize, and you really did a phenomenal job creating this card too! That butterfly is simply stunning!! I really miss brilliant blue - it was one of the prettiest blues ever made! NJ!

MaxineD said...

Ohhhh this is gorgeous - love the strong blue, black and white colours and all the texture.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Lynn, love the gorgeous butterfly and the beautiful fabulous colours. Congratulations on your blog candy win too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Shirley said...

Well, your card is just gorgeous and you should join in our challenges. This is elegant! Congratulation on winning too so I could see this beautifully creative card. I saw Ellen's post, but had to buy my Frost White ink isn't it lovely. Forgot to say I did the waves on my card with it. LOLOL Thanks for the welcome back Lynn!

Bonnie said...

That technique sure makes a beautiful butterfly! I'm so happy that you won the candy. Would have been happier if I'd won, but hey, I can enjoy it without the work!

Susan said...

What a beautiful butterfly! I love getting new stuff to play with...and when it's free it's FABULOUS!


Lynn McAuley said...

Oh so pretty, Lynn! I love this delicate butterfly on this wonderful layout!!

Alissa said...

Oooh, congrats on the candy, Lynn! I love the little pearls on the butterfly. It looks so real!

Davi said...

You can see the shine Lynn That is Gorgeous gorgeous!! Love the butterfly :)

Ellen said...

Fantastic card Lynn! I like yours even better than mine!!! Have fun with that ink!!!

Laura said...

Congrats on the candy! Lynn, what a lovely card. I love the butterfly and the blue and whites. And you did a FAB Job on sponging the butterfly.Love the EF!!TFS

Vicky Hayes said...

The butterfly looks amazing in the photo Lynn and I can imagine it's even more beautiful in real life! The pearls finish it perfectly too.

Jessi Fogan said...

Totally gorgeous! I love how you layered the butterfly, and the pearl body :) I am not a techniquey person either, so I hear ya ;)

lauren bergold said...

i soooo totally hear ya re "techniques" but sometimes... as in this case (or this CASE, lol?!)... they are absolutely irresistable, b/c a CERTAIN SOMEONE makes them just look sooooooooooooo GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!! :) :) :) (♥love♥ this missus!)

Tammy said...

Oh that butterfly is gorgeous Lynn and I love all of the pearls! Congrats on your fabulous win!
Tammy x

Mary Marsh said...

this is really pretty Lynn- I like the pretty color of the butterfly and your pearl accents

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gorgeous! That butterfly is outstanding!

E.T. said...

Such a pretty card, love that blue.

gale said...

Wow, this is simply beautiful! Love that butterfly. Just perfect.

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh Lynn, this is a stunning card! The vibrant blue against the white is so striking. Then the fab butterfly with the pearl body... love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- fabulous card! Love the pretty butterfly- gotta go check out the tut for using the ink!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats on winning such awesome goodies, Lynn...your card is gorgeous!!!! I love your butterfly...the blue really pops against the white background!!!!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! This is Just GOR-JUSS Lynn!! Love your Beautiful Butterfly!! Just Stunning Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous! I love the blending of colors on the butterfly and the whole card is so pretty!