Monday, 26 August 2013

Tortoiseshell Butterfly



Hello all you crafty Peeps, I hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend, the weather is a bit of a mixed bunch but at least it's still fairly warm.

A while ago a lovely man called Ignacio invited me to join his design team, it's taken me a while but after he sent me his beautiful butterfly images I didn't need much persuading and I'm very proud to say I am now part of the team at Nicecrane Designs. He is a talented artist and graphic designer and his images and design sheets are in the main Vintage inspired offering beautifully detailed sheets from flowers to butterflies and Vintage fashion as well as many traditional well loved nursery characters.

I thought I would share one of my first makes with you using the beautiful Tortoiseshell Butterfly.....thumbnail link below.......which I printed out twice to decoupage. The background is Dylusions pure sunshine, squeezed orange postbox red plus a spritz of pearl Glimmer Mist. Onto this I stamped Stampendous P107 and heat embossed with detailed gold which I also added around the edges, then added a piece of recycled corrugated which I embossed with Frantage and also embossed some of that onto the thorax of the butterfly.

I will be adding this and some future work to my new Pinterest boards, it's still very much work in progress and I need to spend a bit of time getting to understand it all properly, but I am slowly finding some of my blogland friends there as well.

Whatever you have planned, I hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday Monday.


72 comments:

  1. Piękny motylek, wspaniale oddałaś klimat odchodzącego lata!

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  2. This is gorgeous Brenda - why am I not surprised that this nice man wanted you for his DT! I love butterflies and use them often - might have to have a look over at nice crane - have a fab week hugs Judith x

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  3. Gorgeous image and card design Brenda. Love the colours, the beautiful lace and composition. Wonderful ! Shirleyx

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  4. Your Butterfly Card is just Gorgeous! Love seeing your Creations. :0)
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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  5. Absolutely stunning! I love the rich colours of the background, in fact everything about it is wonderful Karen x

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  6. Beautiful color on your card! beautiful embossing! have a nice day!

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  7. Hello Brenda, that butterfly is beautiful and th background you have created to place it into is gorgeous. A wonderful card.
    Hugs Kelly

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  8. Wowwww,Brenda, so colorful and vibrant card,,,,,,,,,,love your background and the way you decoupage my butterfly, it looks great,,,,and these oembellish are the perfect complement,,,,,,horayyy for Brenda and all over,,,,,welcome to the Team.

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  9. ooh that butterfly look almost real.. an love the corrugated card and lace .. Happy Bank Holiday Brenda
    Lisa x

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  10. Well done Brenda and what a fantastic card! We have been inundated with butterflies this year. They particularly like the hedges first thing in the morning and are a joy to see,as we had so few last year xx

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  11. The butterfly is super and your background to! It makes this a warm card! Hope you enjoy the nice weather...(here it is about 23°C), so I´m of working in the garden! Hugs and sunny greetings, Gerrina

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  12. This is beautiful Brenda and many congrats making the DT. I have a gorgeous Kewpie image from Ignacio which will be making an appearance in my next blog post.I just love all the images at Nicecrane, so much nostalgia and childhood themes ;0) It's been a glorious 2 days here after the rain on Saturday. Enjoy the evening, Jane x

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  13. Stunning card Brenda, gorgeous background colours and just love your pretty lace and beautiful butterfly

    Anne

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  14. How beautiful, Brenda, and well done - look forward to seeing you getting your teeth into this new challenge. Enjoy the rest of the weekend...!

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  15. Stunning, Brenda! I can see I'm going to need more butterflies.....! Congratulations on your new DT post, and to Nicecrane Designs - they're lucky to have you.

    Lynne x

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  16. Wow Brenda this is just gorgeous, love the rich colours and the butterfly.

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  17. BIG congrats on your new DT place Brenda, it is very well deserved.
    Your card is stunning, I LOVE that butterfly and the colours are wonderful.
    Sue xx

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  18. Wonderful card!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs

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  19. congratulations on the DT, this card is wonderful!!

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  20. Eye-catching piece of work Brenda..a delight! We've clear blue sky and feel of summer all over again, have a brilliant afternoon. Ruby x

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  21. Oh wow another jaw dropping creation. Love the lace trimming.
    Apologies for being MIA from time to time. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  22. This is beautiful Brenda, I love the butterfly and the lace.
    Kevin xx

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  23. Héhé, i took shots of butterflies in my garden today ! Your card is divine, love it very very much !
    Love the lace !
    xxx and congrats on your DT place !

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  24. Stunning project, love the way you used the butterfly against that gorgeous background! Fabulouis card and welcome to the Nicecrane team!!

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  25. Fabulous card Brenda, love the background and the butterfly is so beautiful

    Joan

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  26. Congratulations Brenda. The butterfly is gorgeous as is the beautiful colour scheme and design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  27. Beautiful creation, love the background!
    Congrats;-))m

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  28. This is gorgeous Brenda. the butterfly is so pretty and I love the colour scheme.
    Lorraine x

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  29. Gorgeous as always hun...

    Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  30. A beautiful make Brenda the butterfly is gorgeous and I love the background and lace....stunning

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

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  31. Stunning colours, background and gorgeous Butterfly, love your card Brenda. He's lucky to have you. Carolxx

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  32. This is beautiful, Brenda - wonderful use of Ignacio's butterfly, and the gilded grasses are gorgeous. So happy to hear you've joined the Nicecrane team, only sad that it's happened just as I've had to leave - running out of time to do everything, sadly... but you'll be a perfect fit. Can't wait to see what else you do with all those amazing images.
    Alison xx

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  33. Gorgeous card Brenda and the butterfly looks stunning against your background. You will be an asset to the DT for Nicecrane, look forward to more lovely creations.
    Avril xx

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  34. Gorgeous Brenda. That butterfly is just stunning and the background colours are beautiful.

    Take care,

    Kat xx

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  35. Beautiful colours, love the lace and the gold stamped flowers.

    Kath x

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  36. beautiful design Brenda, love the butterfly!
    xxxxxxxxxxx
    Mimi

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  37. Wow, what fabulous colours and love the lace and of course the gorgeous butterfly

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  38. Beautiful butterfly and background colours...

    Greetings,
    Toos

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  39. Just lovely with the way you used the colours of the butterfly in the background & incorporated texture. That tiny check on the ribbon echoes the pattern on the butterfly's wing edges beautifully & I love how the white of the lace lifts the whole design.
    Paula (PEP)

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  40. It's lovely Brenda - the design, the fab butterfly and the gorgeous background. Congrats on your new DT position.
    Beryl xx

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  41. aaaaaaaaaaadorable,
    what a lovely card you made! I like the butterfly and lace :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  42. beautiful butterfly and BG colours are attractive

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  43. Congratulations on your DT position, I have had dealings with the lovely Ignacio. This card is absolutely stunning and that flutterby is gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

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  44. So gorgeous card, Brenda. Love the background and this stunning butterfly. Really stunning work of art!
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  45. Oh this is sooooo beautiful
    luv
    Debby

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  46. This is stunning Brenda. Really gorgeous. The colours are amazing! Big hugs from Cornwall - we're having funx

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  47. Stunning creation!! What a beautiful card in great colours and ofcourse a butterfly :0.
    xxx Marianne

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  48. Beautiful card, I love your bg and the amazing butterfly, Cathy x

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  49. Gorgeous flutter-by, Brenda! Love the lovely lace and textures on your card!

    xoxo

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  50. O my word, What a stunning card Brenda...Gorgeous colours & design... I love the adorable butterfly & lace....Hugs May x x x

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  51. What a fabulous creation, I love how you did the butterfly, it looks like it could fly of the page.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  52. Lovely, Miss Brenda! Rich, elegant, peaceful Beauty. Pretty gold overtones, and wonderful shaping of your butterfly! hugs, de

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  53. Amazing card, Brenda! Love how the gold embossed turned out on all the mixed colours and the butterfly looks so lively!

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  54. Hi Brenda. Gorgeous card. I did smile when I read your post. These images are so addictive. Ignacio has just let me know the fantastic news that you are joining the NcD DT. Looking forward to working with you.
    Kindest Regards Florence x

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  55. Wow that butterfly is absolutely incredible and Ilove the colours in this card. Its beautiful Brenda. Lee x

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  56. That's a wonderful card with great details. The butterfly looks fantastic.

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  57. wow...what a beautiful butterfly. amazing these colours!

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  58. Congrats on your new DT spot Brenda! Your card is beautiful! Loving how you made the background, and love the 3D effects on the butterfly. Happy you are on pinterest too now, so much to see there! It's a bit addictive :-)

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  59. You will fit so well with NiceCrane Brenda - this is superb! Congrautlations and I hope that you as well as can be. Nicola x

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  60. Congratulations on your new DT post.You deserve it.Absoluitely adore this card.Hugs x

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  61. Oh my, Brenda!! this is gorgeous.
    Such beautiful colours, fantastic BG with the gold stamping and a pretty butterfly - altogether.....stunning :)

    x

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  62. Love the rich background colour and the delicate stamping. Beautiful lace and good use for cardboard. Just stunning.

    Shirley

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  63. Brilliant card, I love the color combo

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog



    Have a great Crafting!



    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  64. Oh Brenda, this is so beautiful! The swirly inkiness and the gorgeous gold embossed image look fabulous with the corrugated banner. What a setting for this gorgeous butterfly!

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  65. Gorgeous card But i loveeeee the background!!!Clever idea!!

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  66. Beautiful, beautiful.....that lace is stunning as to is the butterfly

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  67. I think this is the most gorgeous use of lace that I have ever seen on a card anywhere.

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  68. Oh this is stunning, I just love the beautiful background the colour is gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

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  69. Congratulations on your new DT post, so well deserved.
    This is stunning, I love the colours and the butterfly is wonderful,
    Rosie x

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  70. Absolutely stunning, Brenda. The butterfly is stunning and I love the colours, with names like squeezed orange and pure sunshine, who wouldn't :) Congratulations on your DT post with Nicecrane. Elizabeth xx

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