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:

ania said...

Piękny motylek, wspaniale oddałaś klimat odchodzącego lata!

Judith said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, great colours.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

mamawcindy said...

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

Karen Petitt said...

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

Teresa said...

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

Kelly Lloyd said...

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

Nicecrane Designs said...

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.

Lisa Jane said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Jane said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Helen said...

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

Lynne K said...

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

ALI said...

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

Sue - bearhouse said...

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

SusanLotus said...

Wonderful card!
Have a nice week!
Hugs

Suman Pandit said...

congratulations on the DT, this card is wonderful!!

ribenaruby said...

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

Desire Fourie said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Lau W said...

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 !

Astrid Maclean said...

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

Joan said...

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

Joan

Sharon said...

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

Leikkaan Mervi said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Annie said...

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

Crafty hugs

Annie x

nnalorac said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

Kat said...

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

Take care,

Kat xx

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

Amelia (mimi) said...

beautiful design Brenda, love the butterfly!
xxxxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

Katootje55 said...

Beautiful butterfly and background colours...

Greetings,
Toos

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

Beryl said...

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

Andreja L. said...

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

Shylaashree said...

beautiful butterfly and BG colours are attractive

Jackie said...

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

Eret said...

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

debby4000 said...

Oh this is sooooo beautiful
luv
Debby

rachel said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Annmaree (Emu) said...

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

xoxo

May said...

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

Anne said...

Stunningly beautiful!

Tracy said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

walchowDesign said...

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

Florence said...

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

CraftyLoops said...

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

Silvia(Barnie) said...

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

Dora said...

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

Ellie said...

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 :-)

Paper Profusion said...

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

Debbie said...

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

iReneM said...

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

x

Shirley said...

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

Shirley

Bridie Payne said...

Brilliant card, I love the color combo

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scrappymo! said...

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!

Sidelle Menon said...

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

Merry said...

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

loulou said...

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

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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

Fandhmum said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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