Thursday, September 10, 2015

Butterfly Thanks

On the wings of a butterfly.......Sorry I haven't been around much the last couple of days.  I'll catch up soon with everyone.

I did this card a while back but never got it posted.  I used a new stamp recently purchased from Stampendous and also a newly purchased Sizzix leaf die.   I sponged in some distress inks inside the masked off square and also on the "thanks" die.  A few pearls were added and it was a done deal.  Of course, looking at it now I wish I'd added another die cut of the leaves in green on top of the white one and also wish I'd stamped the butterfly again and popped it up a little.  Oh well...........That's typical of me to re-think my cards when I get them finished.  It just is what it is though.

Since Darnell is having her 5th NBUS challenge I think I'll scoot this card over there and I'd also like to enter it in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).



Thanks for stopping by......
Lynn

36 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I would not even think of making any changes at all. I think this is a gorgeous card just as is. The softness of the colors your sponging is just lovely and the colors of the butterfly are amazing. He does look like he could fly off the page at any minute. The three pearls next to the fabulous looking sentiment were just the right embellishment. Have a good day.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lynn, the butterfly on this card is STUNNING! Lovely card!

Liz said...

A beauiful card. I love how the butterfly and leaves overlap the edges of the lovely inked background. The inked sentiment looks great too. xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image.x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous design, Lynn! Beautiful ink blending and I love how your sentiment is die-cut from the same ink colours. The butterfly is beautiful! Hope things are going okay for you. Sending hugs your way.

Anne Temple said...

This looks amazing! Love the colorful focal point and I wouldn't change a thing!

Jacee said...

Glad you remembered to post it Lynn, it's lovely! what a fabulous design!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and that fabulous butterfly!! Beautiful card, Lynn!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chrissy said...

A really lovely card Lynn..love the sponged background and your new leaf die..the butterfly is gorgeous, and hope you are doing better..will e mail you later..take care.

luv CHRISSYxx

LeAnne said...

Very pretty!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love that pretty butterfly, Cathy x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Lynn! I love the sponged background and beautiful sentiment!!
Tammy x

Tammy said...

You need to stop rethinking, your cards are always wonderful! I especially love this one, the butterfly is beautiful and I love how the sentiment matches the background.

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Lynn, I love that butterfly
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

This is such a lovely card with that beautiful colored background! I love the butterfly and 2 stems, and I wouldn't change a thing! I love this just as you've made it!

Cindy H. said...

Lynn, you are way too hard on yourself, this card is simply gorgeous! Love that amazing butterfly, the multi-colored sentiment, the sponging and the leaves - just the way they are!

Maxine D said...

Lynn this is a stunning card - I too often re-think my cards afterwards, but as you say, it is what it is, and I think it is fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

Cool look to the sentiment die- love the sponged on colors. Love this card just like it is! Your butterfly is really pretty : )

NanaConnie said...

Lynn, I love the butterfly jut the way it is! The design is wonderful and I love your colors. Sorry you've been under the weather but good to see you back. :-D

Lori Kobular said...

Lynn ~ I think this card is absolutely gorgeous just the way it is! I love that beautiful butterfly! The lead die is so nice and I love the sponged square, I am going to have to try that! Gorgeous card!!

Bonnie said...

I love the sway of these leaves and the white one on top is a wonderful contrast to the sponged background and green leaf! Love that butterfly too!

Brenda said...

I think your card is perfect the way it is Lynn! A very pretty card, love the leaves and love the inking. Your butterfly is just gorgeous and I love the way you colored it. Hugs, Brenda

Lynn McAuley said...

How gorgeous, Lynn! I love this sensational design!

SARN said...

I love your square inky background and the pretty butterfly AND the leafy die cuts . . . love it ALL!

Thanks for bringing this along to the show and tell in the Snippets Playground today!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Deepti said...

That inked panel looks fabulous :)

Sue said...

Stunning card Lynn and just catching up on my commenting..hope you and hubby are doing well lots and lots of huggles Sue xx

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Lynn, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the inked background/sentiment and that detailed butterfly! Wow, this is just beautifully designed! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Lynn, I love that background. This is just lovely...Hugs, joann

Marilyn said...

What a smokin' good card Lynn and I love it! The butterfly is gorgeous and I think your design is perfection, especially the way you placed those leaves.
You know, I sense something different with your last few cards... still the wonderful CAS style but they seem to be ramped up a bit, more complex somehow. I hope that makes a bit of sense... I mean it as a compliment because they are beautiful.

MaryH said...

Pretty. Love the combination of the different lovely elements you've used on this, along with the wonderful colors. Great job. TFS & Hugs

Irish Cherokee said...

Gorgeous card. The butterfly is a work of art. Excellent.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Jane said...

Stunning card saw you featured over in Di's playground :-) xx

Barb said...

Congratulations Lynn on being one of Sarn's picks this week. Your card really is a beauty. Barbxx

Lesley said...

love this card and the butterfly image is magnificent x

MaryH said...

Yippee! Saw this pretty card highlighted at the Snippets Playground. Well done YOU! I expected it would be. Hugs.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh Lynn!! This is really stunning!! Love the masked blended background and that butterfly is gorgeous over it!! This turned out beautiful!! :)

I'm behind and trying to catch up right now myself. Life gets busy behind the blog and you have to just deal with it once in a while! :) Hope everything is good with you friend! HUGS