Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Time For Butterflies

Scrapy Land Challenges begins again today and our theme this time is to Use Texture.   Be sure and see all the rules over at Scrapy Land Challenge and enter.  Make sure you use at least one of the brands of dies from the store.  Below is a list of all the brands that Scrapy Land carries.

It's really not the time of year around here to see many butterflies but I think they're beautiful no matter what season it is.  For my card today I used a stencil and some embossing paste for the texture.  The butterfly was completed using the Fancy Butterfly die from Impression Obsession and some patterned paper. Pearls were added to the body of the butterfly.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a scrap of vellum.  I added the vellum with some stitching leaving the ends of the thread dangling.

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

38 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

So very pretty, Lynn. Just using part of the stencil gives a card that special look that I love. I really like the way you attached your vellum with the threads hanging. Quite different and eye catching. Your butterfly with it's pearls is just stunning against the blue and white. It has the look of a sky and a trellis. Wonderful job.

Carol L said...

This is just drop-dead gorgeous Lynn, and a breath of comfort in this brutal cold snap we're having! (19 degrees this morning!) I really need to get on board with the embossing paste, as I don't own any, but I love the look! The vellum sentiment panel adds a serious touch of elegance! Such a pretty card!

Lady E said...

Beautiful card Lynn, not overloaded! Stunning :)

Doreen said...

Love the design and fab butterfly.xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Lynn, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you used the embossing paste - wonderful texture there! Your banner sentiment looks beautiful with that cool stitching! Beautiful butterfly too! Well done!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing design, Lynn! I love the dot background for your vellum sentiment and beautiful butterfly! Gorgeous work!

Patricia Chalas said...

Lynn Beautiful card!!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Beautiful card! The sentiment is perfect!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo soft and pretty, Lynn....love the textured background and that beautiful yellow butterfly!!!! Hope you are staying warm down there....can't believe we got hit with all that cold weather in Nov. I'm glad I haven't put out my pansies yet!!!

vic said...

This is breathtaking wow and I'm just loving that embossing paste :)
Hugs
Vic x

*Vicki* said...

Such an amazing creation here Lynn!! I really love that embossed texture and think it goes so nicely with your butterfly!! Love the embossed vellum banner too!! HUGS :)

Anne Temple said...

Absolutely love this! Every time I see it, I find something different to admire.

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Lynn..love the textured background and the gorgeous yellow butterfly..so very pretty.

luv CHRISSYxx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Lynn, I do love this very much, I love the butterfly and such beautiful colours too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Oh wow Lynn this is absolutely stunning! huggles Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

You cannot go wrong with butterflies, Lynn, that's for sure! We are only without butterflies when the daytime temperatures are below 50 or when it is raining. I so enjoy them. The other day, it seemed like Mother Nature was treating me to something special. I was watering potted plants when a tiny butterfly (whose wings were as big as my thumbnail?) fluttered nearby to get a drink off the leaves. It was a translucent brown, very tiny, thin body with delicate antennae. The underside of her wings were deep woody brown with white markings, and the top had diagonal white stripes with white dots laced around the edges. She was beautiful and I just stood still as she climbed my legs to get a better drink.

Anyway, I am a butterfly lover, and feel that your card is timeless and beautiful, showcasing Nature's finest moments.

hugs,
de

MiamiKel said...

beautiful Lynn! I love the soft blue and butterfly in the midst of the cold winter for so many! I've seen a lot of the dangling thread and love the look of it - not a clue how to do that though, LOL!

Bonnie said...

I agree that butterflies are wonderful any season. Especially yellow ones! I love the texture of the embossing paste and the stitching!

Brenda said...

Oh Lynn, what a beautiful card! I love the textured the embossing paste give and I love that pattern. The butterfly, and yes, I love them in any season-has great texture as well, love the stitching on your card and I even love the thread dangling. The sentiment on the vellum is awesome too and just perfect. Love the soft blue background, just a wonderful card my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the embossing paste and the beautiful butterfly!! Stitching on the vellum banner is an awesome touch!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I love the beautiful butterfly and the fabulous embossing paste!
Tammy x

Diane said...

Fabulous stenciled background with the fancy butterfly. The color really makes the card design pop.

Hugs Diane

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love the butterfly the backgound and the soft colours
Kevin xx

Davi said...

A Really BEAUTIFUL card Lynn!! I love the soft colors and pretty butterfly with the background!!

Becca Cruger said...

Holy goodness on a piece of cardstock! This. is. DIVINE! It seriously needs to live on my Pinterest board so that it can inspire me in the future. SUCH a lovely design!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Such a lovely card Lynn. Very creative. Hugs, joann

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Lynn, love the butterfly and simplicity of this gorgeous creation...xxx
The Journey is the Start

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, I love everything about this one, Lynn! Great stitching and the embossing paste really gives a lovely texture. White embossing powder always looks good on vellum. The butterfly is truly magnificent, and I have to agree about loving them all year round. :-D

Jacee said...

Whata beautiful card Lynn, love the butterfly
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love all of the dimension on this card! Love your colors and the added stitching and the thread hanging is cool : ) Beautiful butterfly!

Maxine D said...

Lynn this is a stunner - love the texture and the gorgeous butterfly. The sentiment panel is perfect.
Blessings
Maxine

Jessi Fogan said...

Such amazing gorgeous texture!! I love the banner extending over the side, the stitching, the stenciling, the fabulous sentiment....just love it :)

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous, the butterfly with the pearl body and the embossing paste looks amazing :)

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is so yummy! Makes me smile just to look at it! What is it about underutilized vellum!!! I MUST remember to add it to a card SOON! It makes such an elegant statement! Love the textures. Actually love everything about this beauty!

Monica said...

This is soooo soothing and pretty. Gentle and eyecatching. Just beautiful.
Love,
M

Lori Kobular said...

Lynn ~ Your card is so sweet! I love the butterfly and the embossing paste that you used on it!

nwilliams6 said...

That paste bg is awesome! Wow!!! I need to try this! Beautiful card and the sentiment is perfect!!!!! Even doing it on vellum was a perfect idea. Hugz

MaryH said...

Ah, I'm playing catch up once again, and enjoying some lovely goodness here on your site. I do like the way you've used the stencil paste on this soft blue...and likewise stitched the vellum sentiment onto the card. Lots of texture and of course the beautiful butterfly against the soft blue. Um, stunning, and a breath of sunshine amidst this rain. TFS & Hugs