Saturday, March 7, 2009

Flutter by Wednesday Challenge #47


Hi Friends! Wow, thank you to all of you for being so kind to congratulate me yesterday for making the Greeting Farm design team. You guys are so sweet. I really appreciate your wonderful comments.

I created this butterfly card for Danni's Flutter by Wednesday challenge . The challenge is actually no challenge this week meaning you are free to create what you want using a butterfly image on your card. Hey, I can do that! LOL! Well, this is what I came up with!

You're like what the heck? Where's the butterfly. . .doesn't my butterfly look more like a flower? LOL! I started off with just the butterfly then I kept going and going. Is it too much?

Gosh I haven't used my SU Garden Whimsy stamp set for so long. As a matter of fact, I haven't touched any of my SU stamps for over a month. I feel a littel guilty about it. It's ridiculous because I keep buying them but then they'll sit for months unused.

Anyway. . .just a little info about my card. First of all, I inked all the images using pigment ink by Colorbox Petal ink pad. I then heat embossed the images with SU Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I then added a bit of Stickles to parts of the image.

The smaller butterfly layered over the larger butterfly is a stamp by Inkadinkado. I sort of added it last minute.

Here's a close up of my butterfly. Wow, that's a lot of cutting, Maria! LOL! Yeah, I had cut the images while watching TV. You must think I watch a lot of TV! LOL! Actually, it helps to be distracted a bit when cutting the images. . .time goes by quicker.

Well stop by Danni's blog site and participate in the challenge. She has a new challenge every Wednesday.

Card Details:

Stamps: SU Garden Whimsy, Always, Inkadinkado
Paper: K&CO designer paper, SU So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Colorbox Petal Ink Pads
Accessories; Darice rhinestones, Stickles Glitter, SU Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Organdy ribbon, SU Scallop Edge Punch

47 comments:

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful butterfly. I bet it took alot of time cutting around all the edges. I love the card

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the Butterfly is just divine.

doris said...

What a fantastic card, wow!
I love the butterfly ...

Hugs
Doris

Linda said...

Hi Maria ~ just wanted to let you know that all your creations are so beautiful! Your color combos are so vivid and inspiring to me. Thanks so much for sharing and keep up the great work! Aloha ~ Linda

Debby said...

What Linda said :-) Your creations are always stunning and gorgeous and this is no exception. Beautiful.

Denise said...

WOW, this card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! It looks like a lot of work. Great colors, your creations are just fabulous.

Rleen said...

WOW! Maria, your card is stunning! I love the colros, the design and the butterfly is so cute! I love your creativeness. Thank you for sharing your beautiful works.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Arlene

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love the richness of the oranges and yellows!

Cathy said...

This is so absolutely beautiful!! Too much, no way!! This is so rich and elegant! I love it!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!

Hugs, Cathy

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning Maria! I love the spray of berry branches that that incredible butterfly is sitting on. Breathtaking! :O)

WickedPixie said...

Beautiful card! I have had the same thing happen with my SU stamps lately - I am so obsessed with The Greeting Farm stamps they are what I always grab now! But I still think SU card stock is the best and use my SU DP!

Danni said...

Wow! What a gorgeous,stunning card!! Thank you so much for playing along!! Love this card! Awesome!

NancyS said...

Omigosh, this is such a beautiful butterfly. So many details, Maria! TFS your amazing talents with us.

Rita said...

OMG Maria you still know how to amaze me with your creations! This card is so awesome & beautiful, I luv what youe did with this butterfly!!!

Crissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!

Savitri said...

Oh wow, this is just AMAZING!!! LOVE that huge butterfly!!!

Congrats on the DT position. How fun!!!

de said...

Love the card! Did you take pictures yet this weekend?! Mine are mundane but posted on my photo blog. Also started reorganizing office/scrap room. WHAT a mess. No crafting today!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Awesome card. Love the colours and your layout. I am a total sucker for butterflies.

Jen said...

Such a pretty card, Maria!!! Love your intricate cutting!!! I didn't know you made the DT of Greeting Farms til' just now, after reading this post... CONGRATS girl... see, there was a reason why you didn't make the HH DT, there was something meatier right around the corner. Sooo happy for you... you should meet me in San Fran to get a hug!! LOL!!!

Hugs,
Jen

Jodi said...

Very pretty card Maria!! I love butterflies! Thanks for playing in our challenge!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Karen W said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning and NO it'snt too much, I love it!!! Thanks for some new ideas

Cami said...

Wow Maria, you did it again. such a gorgeous card with all that coloring, cutting, layering. I love butterflies and this card is just awesome! I love the stems behind the butterflies. Wow! Have a beautiful, fun, creative weekend!

Laurie Hines said...

Love it! I am too lazy to cut that many layers though!

TeresaW said...

This is a truly marvellous card. The colours, the sketch, everything.

Christine said...

Wow, that is a fantastic card. Just stunning!! I love your work.

Anonymous said...

Maria...I don't usually stop to comment but I just had to tell you how awesome this card is!

Donna

Beth Norman said...

This is a sure winner in my books!

Norine said...

Maria this is awesome so pretty love the design looks like alot of work but so worth it
Hugs
Norine

Diane said...

Oh it's gorgeous Maria!!!! Love the beautiful colors and the bling!

Lisa Foster said...

I can't even comment, because my jaw, just hit the floor!!!!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! I know it was a lot of cutting...but WOW!!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Holy moly, Maria! This is jaw dropping gorgeous! Such rich colors and fabulous layout. I love it!

Hugs~Becky

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Maria! Butterfly looks like a gorgeous butterfly !Your cutting is so neat!

Risa Malieta W. said...

Your card is stunning Maria! The butterfly is beautiful and you did a fantastic job trimming the butterfly and the branches.
hugs
Risa:)

Janna said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Wow, wow, wow!!! Maria amazing!!! I actually love how the butterfly is reminiscent of a flower! I thought you did that on purpose. I think butterflies and flowers have alot in common. Both so delicate and colorful. The accessories are amazing and I adore the layout and color combo! Terrific job!

Smiles,
janna

Basement Stamper said...

Absolutely stunning! This card is beautiful and the butterfly is gorgeous!

jules p said...

great card.

Michelle said...

HOLY COW your card is AWESOME!!! WOW I love everything about it - you are so freakin' talented girlfriend!!

America said...

Oh Maria, this is really truly gorgeous!!!!! Those details, the colors, the ribbon and that DP are FABULOUS together!! tfs

Theoriginalscrapbox said...

mmm.....awesome buddy... good work...

Dawn Easton said...

Yippee Maria...congrats on the new DT position!! You are going to ROCK those images!!

LOVE your butterfly card...it's so pretty!!! Love all those layers and the bright happy colours you used!!!

Fantastic!

PeggyM said...

Maria... you continue to out-do yourself. This is a gorgeous card and any attempts by me to CASE would fall short of your talent!

Sankari W. said...

HOly WOW THat is a lot of cutting but it is MOST definitely worth it!! I am just blown away by the beauty of this card - the butterfly layers and the brads and the texutres are beautiful!!! Maria - you have realy outdone yourself with this card -- I think this should be framed!!! REALLY!!!! It is toooooo beautiful! Everyone should look at it all the time!!! I love it!!!

Sending you big hugs!
Sankari :)

Heather said...

Maria,

This card is simply gorgeous and I love the colors you used!!! I am so glad you had a chance to play along with us on the Flutter By challenge!!!! It is a fun challenge!!!

Wow I love all the cutting you did I am a cutting girl too, and I love this card!!! Your colors are amazing, and I love the Whimsy set stamped up that way, and I love this card to pieces it is so so pretty and elegant, and fun all at the same time!!!

Heather

Becky Carafa said...

Oh my, this is just stunningly beautiful! LOVE it!

Dealbaida said...

This is truly yummy; the butterfly is gorgeous! K and Co are one of my favourite companies and these papers are especially lovely.

Love it!
Marion, UK

Lise Roy said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

I LOVE this one so much!!!!

This is a piece of Art!!!

Pam said...

Drop Dead Gorgeous! I bet you are good at flower arranging too! What a beautiful grouping on this card.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

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