Monday, 13 July 2009

Butterflies 2

As I said in my previous post, the dearth of butterflies in our garden has prompted me to put some on my cards instead.

A fairly simple one to begin with. I didn't want too much to detract from the main image, which is an old Penny Black stamp from 1999, but still one of my favourites. I coloured it with Promarkers (my first attempt with them!)

This one uses an Inkadinkadoo stamp. The butterfly is diecut & mounted with the Cuttlebug, with my Martha Stewart punch for the borders.

Next a set of four Hero Arts patterned butterflies, stamped over My Mind's Eye papers.

Another criss-cross card, using papers from the Butterfly Bliss CD from Graphicus. The stamps are Elusive Images, also from Graphicus, except for the sentiment which is by Rubber Stamp Tapestry. The white butterfly, which appears when the insert is removed, is punched.

Finally, a mini landscape card. I cut a square mask, along with a few butterflies, and then sponged over them with pigment inks to make a background, adding the stamped images (Elusive Images) after removing the butterflies but before removing the square. The result was then cut out and embossed on the Cuttlebug, before being mounted on to a card stamped with more Elusive Images (from the Wild Meadow set). Of the five, I think this is my favourite. I may not have many butterflies in my garden these days, but they'll never be far away from my cards!


judith@poppy cottage said...

What beautiful cards Lynne, they just got better and better as I read down the page! Love the criss cross card, but the last one is my fav too! Colours are gorgeous, stamps are great to work with anyway, but you've certainly done them justice, awesome, Judith x

brenda said...

Oh Lynne, what a stunning array of cards and it's difficult to choose a favourite so it's simpler not to try as I love all things flutterby.

B x

Sally H said...

These are gorgeous! I can't decide whether the first one or the last one is my favourite! Great colouring with the promarkers, BTW x

lisa said...

What a butterfly fest Lynne. These are all fantastic. I, too, can't choose a favourite, although the last one is particularly lovely. The set stamped on the patterned paper is great too. I love the way they are laid out.
More butterflies please!!!!


Kit said...

Beautiful cards :o)

craftimamma said...

Oooh these are gorgeous. I adore butterflies and couldn't possibly pick a favourite out of all these cards. They're all beautiful.

Lesley Xx

InkyArtitude said...

Congratulations on your Graphicus Blog Candy win Lynne... I think they've gone to a very good home. Your cards are beautiful and I can see why you liked my butterfly tag, thank you for leaving a comment btw. I love all the butterflies: real and replicated!

Lesley said...

Beautiful cards Lynne, they are all lovely. We have loads of butterflies in the garden too! xx