Thursday, 15 April 2010

Purple Butterflies

Progress at last, I have actually managed to make a whole card in 'one sitting'. Must be the sunshine which is just breaking through and promising a nice afternoon. Probably just as well as a digger has just been delivered for hubby to do some footing work for his new greenhouse........apparently we did not have enough tomatoes and produce last year and need more space.......and tomatoes for the County this year, not just the village.

My card is for this weeks ABC challenge which is 'S for Sparkle' and I am hoping, a bit tongue in cheek that it will do for this weeks Penny Black challenge as well which is 'Buttons Galore'......now I know the collage image is not PB, but the three others I have used are. If it's not appropriate, sorry girls and count my entry out. I am also entering for the first time Flutterby Wednesday, I have no idea why I never found this one before seeing half of what I produce has butterflies or fairies on it.

So, the card itself has been stamped all over with Penny Black 2410 Penmanship using Tim Holtz crushed olive, then down the side with Penny Black 3857 Footnote. The sentiment is Penny Black 4070F Dreams and the collage image is Magenta 40301P. The background for the collage stamp and sentiment have been coloured with the same TH crushed olive and dusky concord, with a liberal helping of Glimmer Mist sweet clover and pearl. The edges have then been inked with versamark dazzle champagne and embossed with iridescent embossing powder which I also used on the sentiment and collage.

The flowers and butterflies have been coloured with Twinkling H2o's and stickles added. I tied purple glitter cord across the card and made a rose from paper spritzed with Glimmer Mist rum raisin. Finally spotty buttons added to the flower centre and the corner.

44 comments:

Nikbee said...

This is a beautiful card Brenda. I love the collage stamp and the background is wonderful as ever.

Nikki x

Sadilla said...

Hi Brebda
that0s so nice, I like so much the colours, and the sentiment is so sweet...
hugs
Sadia

sandra said...

I must say again-I adore your stamps!!!
This is amazing card!
I love every tail on it!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. Gorgeous creation yet again, so stunning. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Julie said...

My husband is the same way with his tomatoes, Brenda--there are never enough! We have them coming out of our ears by September!

Your card is just beautiful! Love all the detail and the dreamy coloring--perfect!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - glad you are able to sit for longer! The card is beautiful. I love butterflies and these are exquisite. The colour combbination is wonderful.
Lisa ;)

Anonymous said...

Awesome stuff, adore it to bits!!!

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!B, very lovely card,pretty colours and those little buttons mes love.
Hope you are ok? family too.
see you soon,hugs Lou.xx

Lynda said...

It's gorgeous Brenda and I really love the main image and the beautiful bow and flower detail.

Love Lynda xxx

Tracy said...

Hope the behind is on the mend, fabulous creation as always Brenda, love your stamping and inking, way out of my league.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

{Jane} said...

Stunning

Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh my this card is just beautiful! stunning little creation, hugs mandyxx

Kari said...

This is amazing,Brenda!Gorgeous colours and I love butterflies :)
Wonderful!
Have a lovely evening :)

Hugs,Kari :o)

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the stamps you used. ANesha

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
another stunner of a card. beautifully put together
Love sarah XXX

Cath Wilson said...

That's really pretty and the colours are fab - not to mention that main image - or is it more than one???? Love the way it turned out.

Dora said...

Awesome, love the stamp and your colouring. Hugs xxx

Lesley said...

Glad to hear you can sit for a bit longer now Brenda - that's progress! Just ADORE these purple butterflies - so gorgeous.
Lesley x

Sue C said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love your stamping and the colour combo. Sue C x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow that is stunning, I love the way you create your cards with the beautiful stamping and the design and colouring you choose. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Hope Jacare said...

Glad sitting is getting easier.....fab butterflies and glorious colour! Cheers Claire x

Diane said...

Always a pleasure to visit your blog Brenda!
Absolutely lovely!!!

Jacee said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, a truly fabulous card.

Rainmac said...

Oh wow this is stunning, absolutely beautiful x

Juls said...

Hi Brenda, this is just so so gorgeous!! Love the detail of the glitter cord!! hugs Juls

Fleur said...

Hi B. Very pretty card I do so love that image, have hopped over to take a look at flutter by & think may give it a whirl when get a bit of time.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

Your techniques are fantastic, love how the card has come together.

Hugs Ali x

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the stamps - I think that penmanship had better go on my wish list! Good to hear you are on the mend, and I can see it hasn't affected your creativity. This is so beautiful...did I mention I love it?!

Anonymous said...

I just love home grown tomatoes...the smell is fab...
Love this card too...The background is lovely as are the flowers...
Gorgeous job!!!
It's my Bday soon and my Son has treated me to lot's of lovely goodies from Sir Stampalot. The only thing is he said I can't have them till my Bday...I will be itching to play as soon as they arrive...lol

Take care
x
Vicky

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. I love your butterflies and that flower is beautiful.

Kat x

Jules said...

Brilliant work Brenda. Love everything as always!!! LOL!!!

Those spotty buttons made me smile .. .. clearly "happy buttons".

Pleased to hear about all the tomotoes - should I not bother this year?

NEWS FLASH!!!! The house joined on to me is "for sale" and the house the other side has gone up for rent. Any chance you fancy a relocation (and share of craft stash)?

When they put the signs up I wanted to run out and ask if they had one we could put on the tree in our front garden which said "We don't think it is our fault"!!!

So pleased things are improving for you.

Love Jules xx

terry said...

Brenda, Hi! Hope you are feeling so much better and your loved ones doing well! I LOVE the sunny day we had here as well...it did just make me want to...make cards and buy stmps...LOL I think this most recent use of your lovely magenta stmp is quite wonderful! Hope you don't mind if I make a similar one...I ACTUALLY have all the ingrediants...except the glitter cord. I even have rum raisin GM, imagine! I recvd my cutesom fairy stmps from Polka Doodles yesterdayand LOVE them. I'm so glad that I found your blogg. We have very similar loves!
Butterflies are big on my list! Happy stmping from Texas !

terry said...

Oh, I forgot to mention how much fun I'm having with my large butterfly stmp from one of Martha Stewart's clear stmp sets. I've never bought one of her stmps before, but had to since I recently fell in love with the beautiful floating "Paper Kite" butterflies that were in our local botanical conservatory butterfly exhibit! They looked opaline...Anyway, this stmp is similar and a sort of outline stmp. Works well for this beauty!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

glad the sun is doing you good, really helps to lift the spirits I think. Homegrown tomatoes are my fav, smell taste and useful.
Your card is beautiful, as always, fab effects and great colours.
jane x

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful card Breanda, fabulous work.
luv
Debby

nnalorac said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous card, justlove everything about it, wish you were nearer, could do with some stamping classes.Saying that I would probably forget, you have put so much into this card Hope everything is well with you and your family.nnalorac.x

issy said...

Fabulous Brenda, another work of art, I would frame it and hang on the wall... I love it.

x
issy

Nettie said...

Brenda this is so gorgeous. I'm glad you are managing to get some cards done. Yeah for home grown tomatoes you can't beat them. I plant my first one's this year!!

Randi said...

Beautiful and elegant! Thanks for playing along with the FBW challenge this week!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Brenda!
Clare x

kath said...

wow brenda...this is absolutely stunning...lost for words..thanks for taking the time to join in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

Dawn said...

You know I love anything like this stunning Bren!

The colours the images just yummy the one in a couple of previous posts too with similar look so beautiful

Love Dawn xx

Danni said...

This is so beautiful! Love it! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Mel said...

Mmm, my mum got this stamp. isnt it gorgeous.Melx