Sunday, June 10, 2012

Silhouette Butterflies....

Well, hello there again and welcome back!
 You ever seen that movie, Cool Hand Luke?  There's a famous line in it that goes, "What we have here is...failure...to...communicate."  Seems my brain recited this several times through the process of creating this card.  It's absolutely NOTHING like I visualized; however, mission accomplished anyway.  I found it quite difficult to make this gorgeous image 'dainty.'   Don't get me wrong, I love the image, but I saw it going more in a monochromatic path, so this jobby is completely off the mark from what I intended.  I'm actually pretty pleased that communication within my own head was garbled, it's different and I like it. :)
The designer paper is a free digital download from Far Far Hill.  Accompanied with a bit of stitching, three layers of the silhouette image Butterfly Flowers from our sponsor Bugaboo.  A few UTEE covered flourishes and leaves from the TH die Festive Greenery.  Die cut leaves from Stampin' Up as well as the brown punched flowers with Baby Blue Stickles and pearl centers. 

We'd sure love to see what you've been up to creatively and there's always room to share it in our linky parties.  Speaking of which, here is my POTW from last week's #92 Linky Party.
PICK OF THE WEEK!
This is #163 from Grace at Th-Ink-ing Of You and it's just gorgeous.
I love the fabulous soft colors, the intricate framing and flourishes with the gorgeous flower arrangement and delicate music paper in the background.  What a beautiful way to showcase this sentiment. :)

Thank you so much for stopping in and visiting. I can never thank you enough for all the smiles you give me daily!
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

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Prize is:  The choice of 7 single digis!!!

32 comments:

Rene said...

LISA! Oh.My.GOSH! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I LOOOOOVE it...just gorgeous!!!!
Your pick of the week is so pretty too!
Rene :D

Lisa S. said...

WOW!!! This card made my jaw drop L2. It is off the charts bea-U-tiful and I LOVE the silhouette images and those flowers and those leaves and the scrolls and the colors and well EVERYthing!
This one goes in the You Made Me Ink hall of fame girlie! :-)
Hope you have a fabulous week,
L1

Jeanne J said...

So pretty! Love the flowers - I think I need a napkin - I'm drooling! So many pretty flourishes and pretty accents. Failure to communicate? I don't think so! So cool how your main image is layerd in three different sizes - very original and a real stunner!

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, love the silhouette butterflies on your card and those flowers are gorgeous.. sorry not having been much around lately.. but I'm back now, been on hols after hubby removed plaster.. Hugs xxx

Tracy said...

Well I for one love what your brain communicated to your crafty hands Twang. the flower and flourishes are such a beautiful grouping under that triple image. This is different and unique and I love it! Hugs!

Shirley-anne said...

How unusual is that image showcasing .
Love the flowers leaves and swirls .Beautiful and inspirational card.
Love the frame detail for sentiment on your POTW card .

Sue said...

Gee Onion, this is one gorgeous card, your setting of the three circles of your silhouette butterflys, is unique, but it is your host of little punched flowers displayed in a spray that creates incredible movement within this card that is so stunning for me. I just love this fuddled brain of yours.
Finishing off the inside always makes the card that extra bit special. Beautiful in every way.
Smiles:)
Sue

Angelica said...

The butterflies turned out great!
Love the music sheet leaves, so cool.
Have a great week!!

cebelica said...

Your card is very beautiful!

chrissy xx said...
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chrissy xx said...

WoW! Stunning...Fabulous colours. I LOve these three circles of butterflies..The flowers are absolutely Gorgeous..Stitching? Fab.
LOve the swirls too.
Chrissyxx
Can you tell I LOve it lol.

chrissy xx said...
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chrissy xx said...

Sorry about the mess lol..
Mr Blogger doesn't like me today....

Marjorie said...

I think this is just gorgeous and love how you have layered the image..this is one stunning card hun..
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

OH I reckon you nailed it!! The image looks amazing layered like this. Beautiful layout.

Your POTW is simply stunning.

Michelle :o)

Karen said...

I'm glad there was a total lack of comunication too hun.. just adore this!!
It really stands out Lisa and it's divine!

Your pick of the week is awesome too.
Smiles.
xx

Mary J said...

OMG, that is AMAZING, Lisa! Once again your originality has stunned me!

Lynn B. said...

What a beautiful "failure to communicate"! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one whose brain doesn't always communicate well with itself. :-)
Those music sheet leaves on your flowers are such a wonderful surprise. I just love the entire card! I pray you're well, my dear friend, and that your summer is a nice change for you and your kids. When does you dear heart get home from his deployment? You amaze me. I don't know how you do it . . . keeping everything going and your kids well and content while you're husband is away. My admiration for you knows no bounds!

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, Love the silhouettes so beautifully done with the flourishes and the wonderful flowers. Sometimes when your card goes in a different direction it turns out fantastic. It happens to me sometimes.
Hugs, x x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Stunning creation! Lisa!Love the fabulous layers and gorgeous flowers. The layout is beautiful...:)

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Stunning creation! Lisa!Love the fabulous layers and gorgeous flowers. The layout is beautiful...:)

Faye said...

Wow, this card is FANTASTIC!! xx

Sandy said...

A beautiful creation, love the layered images and the beautiful colour combo with flowers and paper! Your POTW is a stunner too, love the sentiment and how it has been emphasised. Congrats to Grace.
Sandy

Jan Garber said...

I have never tried the digital papers, but I think I need to! That card is gorgeous! Love your butterflies!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Lisa,
came from mim to thank you for this gorgeous card sample, wow, stunning design!
Greetings from Finland;-))m

Chris / CS Designs said...

Lisa, I love how you layered the circles and also all those tiny flowers that must have take eons. Sometimes Art can take on a life of its own and gives you a wonderful surprise. I think this is one of those times and it's a Beautiful creation.

:) Chris / CS Designs

Saw your example on MIM and as always it's a pleasure to come see what you create.

Alyce said...

LOL Sometimes the best works just come on their own :) I absolutely love what you have done here Lisa. Beautiful papers and the layering of the image looks really lovely. Such beautiful flowers too :D

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Lisa,,,,,love how you used the silhouettes,,,,,,,,it nspired me,,,,,to look some adorable and famous one from children books.

Margaret said...

Wish all failures to communicate ended up as beautiful as this! Love the telescoping butterflies images and the flowers are fabulous!!
I suddenly have the urge to eat hard boiled eggs...

Greta said...

Oh I love your butterfly card! Immediately caught my eye!

Chrissy said...

I've been eyeing up this baby since you added it to the DT blog and I can only say it is 'stunning'.Very classy and very beautiful..love the tiny flowers..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Irina said...

Lisa, what a cool idea with the layers! Love it, absolutely love it!