Monday, July 30, 2012

Feel The Butterflies...

What makes your tummy get all flip-flopped and happy inside? Is it that untouched container of your favorite ice cream just waiting to be sampled, or a giant strawberry you're getting ready to plunge into a fountain of chocolate, or is it when you've dreaded opening the dryer only to find that you've already folded the laundry and there's nothing there!  Or, is it that special someone who's always had your heart and no matter what you've been through or will go through, they always make you feel butterflies?   Well, since you probably won't give a card to a pint of ice cream or a half eaten strawberry, and probably not the fluff cycle on your dryer...here's a card you could give to that special someone.
This image is called Butterfly Beauties by the Artist Diana Garrison.  I've designed this card with a fitting sentiment as well, seeing as how the current challenge happening over at Squigglefly is...
SPEAK TO ME
All you have to do is add a sentiment to your card...it's that simple!!
I've taken the image and printed it out onto Vellum paper, flipped the image over and colored it with copics and then added a 1" circle for the moon.  Flipping the image right side up, I adhered it to a measured piece of sheet music.  The final step was then to layer all of that onto a light yellow sheet of cardstock.  Setting that aside, I cut a piece of Kraft paper, rounded the edges, folder embossed and inked.  The third blue layer is brown cardstock, plate embossed, inked with TH DI, dabs and smears of gesso and then lightly sanded.   The final card base is basic white, inked with TH Vintage DI and then sanded to erase the ink on the very edge and re-expose the white.  A couple roses were glued to 2 flourishes to complete the trail of red roses while a bow of twine holds the perfect free sentiment from Ginger's House.
One last closeup view of
 That's all for me today, but we'd love for you to join in our challenge at Squigglefly and while you're there, be sure to check out all the hard work the entire two teams have done for your inspiration.

Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

26 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful, beautiful card and image! Great idea to use vellum for this awesome image.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh the image looks wonderful on the vellum.. so pretty
Lisa x

Michelle said...

Gosh Lisa, your creativity is so inspiring, every card teaches me something new.

Love this image on the vellum what a great effect it gives.

Michelle :o)

Lisa S. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!! Those butterflies are stunning L2 and I love the roses and sentiment. Awesome flippin' card! I'm going to hurry on over to Squigglefly and check it out. :-)
Amazing inspiration today, thank you.
Big Hugs,
L1

Marjorie said...

Oh my word!! This is just beautiful..wish I had these sort of ideas floating in my head lol!! stunning card hunnie:)
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wonderful work this week for the Challenge. You card is so elegant and so amazingly put together. Great work!! Cheers, Holley

Charlene Mitchell said...

Lisa, this is stunning! OMGoodness - this image on vellum is gorgeous! Your card is just beautiful!

Lori said...

We must be on the same wave length - I swear the same things make me happy (couldn't believe you mentioned the dryer)! This is GORGEOUS! Love the image on vellum and the little embossed piece peaking out just sets it off!

Chrissy said...

I love this one Lisa, so beautiful.Fabulous technique and the rose buds with the flourish are so antique looking.Fabulous image, I love the butterflies and roses...gorgeous work..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Holly said...

such a pretty card Lisa. I love how you have the music showing through the vellum. Your flowers and flourish in the corner are so lovely and your picked a wonderful sentiment! So many things about this card are lovely.

Kathy Bradley said...

Very, very pretty card and image.

Sandy said...

Lisa you card is gorgeous! How in the world did you learn to do all these techniques? I know what gives me butterflies over and over and I bet I know who you are giving this card to!!!!! Absolutely beautiful art work!
Sandy

Mitra Pratt said...

HEY!!! Love the idea of the vellum!!! Great softness here and the roses ROCK!

Tracy said...

Oh Twang! You outdid yourself on this one girl! How gorgeous is this! The vellum is the perfect medium for that image. It softens it perfectly and then add all that layering and yummy embellies. mmm mmmm good! This is definitely one of my faves from you chick. Hugs! H

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ...

Shelby said...

I'm going for the dryer one or finding money in my winter coat on the first day wearing it! Another gorgeous card with amazing details. Love the butterflies and the flowers.

Shelby

Alyce said...

For a minute there I was tempted to hand all of my cards over to some chocolate! teehee!! but WOW! What a gorgeous artwork lisa! Just beyond stunning...I love how you have done the image...it looks so magical! Really beautiful job :)

Jeanne J said...

I love the soft transparent look you achieved with this method. You are always so brave willing to try new things. I need to learn from you and stop playing it safe! This is gorgeous and well worth the effort Lisa. And you totally got me pegged with the opening the dryer and fining it empty - always makes me HAPPY!

Margaret said...

How sweet is that sentiment?! Almost made me 'Awww' out loud! The vellum piece is fantastic and I love the shabby background with it.
So how do you adhere the moon and the paper so the adhesive doesn't appear too 'goopy' or visible? I really wanna try this out!!
BTW-I actually chuckled out loud over the dryer bit! This is a feeling that I never take for granted and could so relate to the butterflies you were feeling! Oh the things that make us happy!

Samantha said...

Pure Genius! How clever are you printing on to Vellum! LOVE the fact you coloured on the back! awesome card... Hmmm as for the flip-flopped and happy inside... hmmmmm... SOOOOOo many things! I would clog your blog mentioning them all!

But one was a certain someone who is our Assistant Co Ordinator now! she realllllly makes me jump for joy! hugs me x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful and the sentiment is so sweet. You chose some pretty colors to compliment your card.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautiful card! I love the layout and the touch of red. Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Nicecrane Designs said...

Fabulous Lisa , absolutely incredible card....love the red and green tones,,,,,,,really amazing card as always,

Pia S said...

You make such wonderful cards, and this one is no exception! I love the texture, and the blue color of your backing paper looks great. I love your kraft paper details and the flowers and butterfly is such a decorative image.

Linda said...

Just stunning. I love the printing on the vellum effect. So many other details here to drool over. What is Gesso? I have heard others talk about it. Is it the same as Mod Podge?

Zora said...

I love this card, then you had play with diferent materia It´s gorgeous.