Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shiny Butterfly


I never make monochromatic cards and don't think I really started doing that on this one either....but as you can see, that's what came out.  I was actually attempting to make a card similar to one I saw in the stencil class but it really went south of what I saw which is probably normal for me.

I used an Impression Obsession die and added some Fantastix Frost White on the underside (solid layer) of the butterfly for the shine and then die cut the top layer in a patterned paper and added several tiny pearls.  The strip of DP is from Basic Grey and the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp kit stamped on a hand cut banner.  I added some looped white hemp twine behind the butterfly.  Back behind all that stuff I used some embossing paste and part of a stencil.  Whew!!!!   Sounds like a lot but doesn't look like it!

Is anyone besides me ready to see spring and maybe even a butterfly or two?

I'll enter this in the challenge at Shopping Our Stash (shiny - from my stash I used that Basic Grey paper that may be almost as old as I am - Nah, nothings that old!)

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

36 comments:

Benzi said...

Lynn...wow! This is fabulous. The monochromatic look is so pretty with these lovely, muted colors. The stenciled part of your card is awesome. I noticed that banner right away. So, you hand cut it? I love it and the swirls of twine look great. I adore this card. Can you tell? Ha Hope you don't mind if I do a loose case of it when I get a chance.

Donna Hanley said...

You took the words right out of my mouth "Nothings that old". Just kidding, my friend, you know that. We're probably the same age and I'm not THAT old. LOL. Now on to this gorgeous card. I have always found monochromatic cards to have a certain elegance about them and this card is no exception. This is stunning. I think you did a great job with the stenciling and every other part of the card. The shape of your sentiment just looks so perfect with your butterfly and you did a marvelous job with the hemp. I tried that and it looked foolish when I did it. At least you've attempted to make a card from the class. I took that same class (loved it) but haven't even tried to make anything yet. As I mentioned the other day, my MoJo is on vacation. It's too cold and snowy for him lately. I do hope he is down in the USVI where I'd like to be. Enjoy your day, Old Lady! LOL

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this gorgeous design with its embossing paste stripes background!! What a sensational monochromatic design, Lynn!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card. Great job with the monochromatic theme... I need to make one for a card challenge, and I'm not sure where to begin...but your card has helped to inspire me.

Irish Cherokee said...

Just beautiful. Nuf' said. Spring??? What is that. Is that when the birdies sing? I was ready when the first snow flake fell. LOL.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My achy knees are ready for spring for sure! I think your card is very elegant looking and it is definitely monochrome but you don't really notice that about it. It's very nice.

I have to tell you that I was driving home from work yesterday and your black and yellow arrows card was stuck in my mind. I may have to try something similar or something black and yellow.

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Oh my gosh, gorgeous !!!
So well done!!
I'm scared of monochromatic -- but you rocked it !! Xo

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lynn this looks so elegant and I am so loving the butterfly.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mary J said...

Lynn, this is stunning! Gorgeous use of space and touch of texture!

Tammy said...

Oh I love this Lynn, so elegant and beautiful!!
Tammy x

Tammy said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your card is incredibly beautiful! You should try monochromatic more often, just gorgeous!

Carol L said...

I'm blown away with this amazing creation! It's not the kind of card you usually make, but WOWSAH what a beauty!! I love the soft colors and all the amazing texture you've added! You out-did yourself for sure!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow Lynn! This is exceptional! I love that you're using Embossing paste too!!!!!!!

Great work!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is a stunning card... and yes, I am ready for springtime and butterflies.

Maxine D said...

Lynn I love the look of this - the stencilling is fabulous and adds some very subtle extra dimension to a beautiful card.
Blessings
Maxine

Davi said...

Fabulous Lynn!! I love the monochromatic look and the OLD paper with the butterfly and hemp make a gorgeous combo ;) I will send you some of this 80 degree weather we are having!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, Lynn, this is so gorgeous! The stenciling really adds OOMPH - and I LOVE the looped twine!

Lesley said...

such a good card with lovely effects0 brilliant best wishes Lesley x

Anne Temple said...

This is stunning! Love the added embossing paste. My cards rarely turn out the way I first envision them. Maybe this is telling you to try more monochromatic cards. :-)

NanaConnie said...

OMG, Lynn, not only beautiful but so elegant! Obviously, you should do more of these. It's magnificent.

Becky said...

wow Lynn, this is just stunning! You did a great job on this challenge.

Deepti said...

Wow Lynn!! that does not look like your style but as usual u did ur magic, Lovely color!!

Bonnie said...

This turned out really well, Lynn! What a beautiful butterfly and your embossing paste gives just the right amount of texture! Love the twine twirling around too.

MaryH said...

I'll say the same WOW everyone else is saying. This is spectacular, and so sophisticated. It's just lovely, and you surpassed yourself with whatever you saw in the class, my Dear. This has so many pretty details...I'll just stop with Well done, and I love it! TFS & Hugs

Marilyn said...

Lynn, this is fabulous! I love the colours (or colour) and that is a heck of a good butterfly!

Diane said...

Oh my gosh Lynn just gorgeous, the colors, details and butterfly are perfect.

Hugs Diane

Rose said...

Lynn this is stunning!!!!!

Monica said...

This is sooooooooo classy and stylish. Love the treatment on it.

Joan Ervin said...

Beautiful, Lynn!!!! Such a fabulous design with the layered butterfly and the wavy banner sentiment....the hemp is the perfect detail!!! I think we are going to have a warm day today...hope we don't get another freeze because my peach trees have already bloomed out...yikes!!!

Chris said...

Hey Lynn! It's been a few years. Love this butterfly! Trying to get back into crafting again, stop by and "see" me on my old blog sometime!
Hugs,
Chris

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this design is so breath-taking!! I so love the embossing paste and twine accents!! Gorgeous card!! Hope all is going well with you my friend! HUGS :)

Ellen Taylor said...

A total WOW Lynn! I might just have to case this! Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs
Ellen

scrappymo! said...

This is beautiful! I love the design or this one and the way you looped the twine is so lovely!
Beautiful!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, love the monochromatic look and the beautiful butterfly. thanks for playing along with us at Shopping our Stash for the Oh Shiny challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I don't know, I was just on a trip where I saw temples that were like 1000 years old (hehehehe). Just LOVE this gorgeous card! It is fab- loving the shimmery butterfly and really thing the embossing paste is such a great textural and eye catching element!

Shirley said...

Lynn, your card is pure elegance and nothing I make is ever the same as I envisioned it!! Your stash is pretty cool!!