Sunday, April 13, 2014

Burlap and Butterfly


I've seen so many cards out in blogland that are similar to this so decided to try one and see what happened.   Mine looks different of course and I'm not half as impressed with mine as I was some of the other ones I saw - but at least I tried.

This really is one of those cards that looks better in real life - maybe because of the shine on the top butterfly where I used some Frost White Paint.  I stenciled the light blue in the background with Tumbled Glass, added some Certainly Celery green to the leaves, attempted to do some twine loopy things, then cut a piece of burlap in the "bug", punched a white circle and mounted the Impression Obsession butterfly die.  The underside of the butterfly was die cut in a piece of purple card stock.

That burlap.......ah......Connie, over at My Grammy's Attic sent me several pieces of this stuff and it's actual burlap but has a backing on it so it cuts great and is wonderful.  Thanks again Connie!

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

41 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love how this turned out! Very elegant looking!

Donna Hanley said...

GMTA I guess. This morning I was sitting staring at things trying to decide what to do for a get well card I need to make and I thought I'd do something with the new stencil I just got. I love what you did here and I would be very impressed if I were you. Gorgeous job, now if I can do half as good as you did, I'll be happy. Have a wonderful day.

NancyK said...

Wow Lynn!! What a stunning card this is. Your butterfly is drop dead gorgeous! And I tend to avoid burlap because I don't like the look but you made it look so elegant on this card.

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the soft background you created for the beautiful butterfly and the burlap really adds just the right touch!

Tracy said...

Oh wow Lynn this is so beautiful, i love that burlap and it works brilliantly x

Irish Cherokee said...

Impressive Lynn. I think you did an exceptional job. The butterfly and card are absolutely beautiful.

vic said...

Oh this is fab Lynn :) so beautiful and I'm loving burlap too looks gorgeous on your card :)

Vic x

Just 4 Challenges said...

Lynn,You are too hard on yourself my friend-this really is a stunning card,beautiful design.
Hugs,Nessa xx

Becky said...

Good morning Lynn.. This is just stunning, love the colors and love how you used that burlap circle. I know what you mean about cards looking better in person. Many times when I look at the photo I have taken, it doesn't look as good as the real thing. I guess along with learning how to color better I have to learn to take better photos too :).
Hugs & blessings

Linda Simpson said...

Such an elegant card Lynn, love how you have used the burlap and loving the butterfly.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic card Lynn! I love the butterfly &the burlap is great!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Darlene said...

Well...I am impressed even if you're not! LOL
Lovely colors, nice details and contrasts, a beautiful butterfly with pretty accents, ends up looking pretty impressive to me!
Nicely done!

Diane said...

Oh Lynn love the butterfly design and fun use of burlap.

Hugs Diane

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lucky you, with the backing! I only wanted a 1/4 yd. of natural, and do you know that unless I got the one with gold thread in it, I would have to get a 10 yd. bolt! That was at JoAnn's Fabric. Anyway, This is an awesome card with the butterfly, and I am in awe that you have a burlap circle that is not frayed! Nice job, Lynn.

Carol L said...

Great stenciling with that pretty blue color and of course I just love that burlap circle! The butterfly is gorgeous, and I love that twirled twine too! Beautiful!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is a gorgeous card Lynn! I am loving your stenciled background, the leaves are so pretty and oh my that butterfly-it is just stunning! I think your card is every bit as good as the other's I've seen like this!! Hugs

Benzi said...

For sure, I love this card. Beautiful butterfly and I love the way you did your twine. Of course, a stencil is one of my favorite things these days. How nice the burlap had a backing. Awesome card!

MiamiKel said...

Stunning, Lynn! Love the burlap (we were channeling the same item!) Your CAS cards are just the best! ♥

Maxine D said...

Lynn you underestimate you talents - this is fabulous - love the contrasts between the textures and colours - absolutely stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

Davi said...

Dont know what you arent Super impressed Lynn, I think its fabulous!! I love the soft stenciling and the "loopy thingies" are pretty cool with the burlap and butterfly!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this card- the butterfly on the layers- so pretty! Love the texture of the burlap : )

Bonnie said...

Well I'm impressed, Lynn! I think this is one of the prettiest I've seen like this! The burlap is a perfect touch!

Anne Temple said...

This is very elegant looking! Love the soft blue you stenciled and the burlap is a great addition.

NanaConnie said...

Thanks for the shout out, Lynn. :-D You know I'm in love with that purple butterfly! I think this is a fantastic card and I really like what you did with the twine.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lynn, this is a beautiful card!

Lynn McAuley said...

Your awesome layers make for a stunning spring design, Lynn!

Deedee Anderson said...

Oh this is stunning, Lynn! The layered elements makes such a magnificent base for that gorgeous butterfly. Love this!

Shirley said...

Totally elegant and love how you layered, used the twine, and wow on the butterfly too!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the texture - those twine loops look amazing, and the burlap...yum!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really, really gorgeous, Lynn! I love the soft and fragile butterfly against the harsher tones of the burlap! Great texture everywhere!!

I won't be on much myself for the next several days with spring cleaning, company, and Easter, so Happy Easter to you, if I don't see you again before then!! Hugs, Darnell

Tammy said...

This is beautiful Lynn! I love all of the textures and that gorgeous layered butterfly!
Tammy x

Monica said...

I love the gentle stencilling trying to dreamily pop out and the leaves look lovely with the embossing.
Love,
M

scrappymo! said...

Superb card! Love all the elements together. That burlap circle is wonderful!

Vivienne Holden said...

Are you daft wumman! This card is a real beauty and as good as any out there! It's as pretty as a picture and 33 comments can't be wrong, now can they! It's amazing, believe it! xxx

Deepti said...

How can u not be totally impressed by this beauty. You are so terrific in creating so mcuh variety and styles in ur cards from layered to using digis to pattern paper. you inspire me so much

MaryH said...

Well, I'm impressed! Not sure why you were not. This is very sophisticated & elegant. Love your pretty b'fly atop those lovely green leaves, and mighty impressed with the so subtle stenciling. A very nice layout my friend. All in all, a bew-ti-ful card. TFS

lauren bergold said...

i *LOVE* that you can take burlap and butterflies and still come out with the PERFECT c&s white-on white masterpiece! that is AWESOME!!!! <3

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I just love this card! The burlap and the twisted twine really add something to this.

Kristie W. said...

I love this card!! You did a great job with each and every element. Really like the background and the 'loopy' twine :-)

Joan Ervin said...

From the stenciling in the background to your gorgeous butterfly...love it all!!!! Such an awesome design, Lynn!!!

Margaret said...

I love the earthy feel the burlap gives this elegant card! You did a terrific job with it!