Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back To Nature

Well, I was informed that my entry into the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Challenge was not acceptable as it had to be a bug, butterfly, dragonfly or bird. So I am going to try entering one I think will be acceptable for the challenge.


First I made a background for the butterfly by taking white card stock and my Gina K. Designs Kraft ink pad and swiping and squiggling and anything else I could think of to create a textured look. You can see a portion of it in the photo.

While that dried I then die cut the butterfly out and also the white and black panels which would be put onto a base card of kraft card stock.

After the inked card stock was dry I then pasted the butterfly onto that and then fussy cut around it My next step was to take a black fine point alcohol ink pen and add some dots in between each cut out area on the butterfly. I then put this aside  until I got my panels together.

Before I added the butterfly to the layered panels, I took some paper tape from Me & My Big Ideas and put that down the middle. With a white gel pen I colored in a few elements on that tape. Now I was ready to put the butterfly over the top and I popped it with foam tape

All layers were together and I thought it still needed something extra to give it more pizzazz, so I die cut some corner elements from black card stock and added them to the card. I finished it by adding the sentiment which is from the Gina K. Designs Stippled Nature set.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Card Maker's Stackers Nesting Dies ST 014 Rectangle A2 size
Oriental Butterfly DL 105 Doily Die
Lace Corner Deco B B162

Well, another fun day doing some art work. I hope your day is wonderful too!

God bless,
Verna

21 comments:

  1. How ornate, Verna! I love the iron filigree look, especially on the corners! It's a beautiful card and wonderful design!

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  2. Oh that should do it!!! GORGEOUS dies, love that big bold beautiful butterfly!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh I have to have that butterfly. I love how you treated it. Fabulous card.

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  4. How beautiful!!! I love the black butterfly die cut, and you have such a wonderful color combination. You should enter this in the STV challenge this week, the colors are perfect.

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  5. Beeeeeutiful card Verna. Love that butterfly and the corner dies. Great colour combination.

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  6. Beautiful, Verna! Love your butterfly and the kraft and black color combination.

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  7. What a tresure. Look at all the texture, detailed elements, and elegance of this card. I'm always happy when I visit your blog!! ♥

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  8. Verna, you KNOW that butterfly caught my eye! :) this card is just beautiful!!! kraft and black is awesome combo!

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  9. WOW! Talk about dramatic... LOVE the contrast. What an elegant card.
    hugs, Asha

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  10. What a show stopping card Verna, stunning. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  11. Very pretty, Veran. Good luck with the design challenge.

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  12. Verna this is so gorgeous! I love all the black and overall design! Thanks for playing in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Good luck to you!

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  13. Wonderful card, Verna, this definitely follows the challenge theme. I love the kraft and black combination, very striking. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  14. Beautiful butterfly card, Verna! Thanks for the love on my canvas at CDBZ.

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  15. Well you not only caught the theme with the butterfly, but with the earth tones in the card, Super.

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  16. Well this certainly should qualify! It's just a beautiful bug~ LOVE this card

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  17. WOW.....this is such a gorgeous striking card!! I love that butterfly!!! Thank you for you joining us in this week's challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck!

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  18. Very pretty!! Love the warm colors you used.

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  19. Had to leave a comment on this beauty!!! WOW!!!!

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