Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stitched Butterfly With Roses

Well, today (which is Tuesday as I write this) here in NH is another rainy day. After last week being rainy everyday :o(  I think the gardens are well watered and I am also, lol. Monday, the day I made this card, was another rainy day. I did not feel like doing anything, even play in my craft room.

But I forced myself, tee he he and this is the card I came up with.

I am not sure what I was thinking since I was just not in the mood at all, but I chose to do not only stitching, but coloring too.
I used DMC floss for the butterfly and DMC metallic floss for the antenna and flown path then added some Stampin' Up rhinestones. I chalked the background and adhered both layers with dimensionals.
This rose image is one of my all time favorites from Stampin' Up, which is long retired (So thankful for Ebay). It is called Stipple Rose. The stipple line has a few flowers including orchid, gardenia, hydrangea and a set of 8 smaller flowers. I own these 5 and am not sure if there are more, but if there are, I hope I find them some day. They are so easy to color. Especially on this Paper Temptress shimmer paper. The copic ink does not dry very fast giving you plenty of time for blending.
I finally found this Tonic Studios butterfly punch which I bought from Amazon. I have been seeing this butterfly everywhere and wanted it so badly. Since I just got it in, I simply had to use it, lol
On the inside I paper pierced the butterfly. It looks so pretty stitched or just paper pierced. I bought this pattern from Crafts U Print. They have just about everything one could want for paper crafts including digi stamps, iris folding patterns, teabag folding, paper piercing, printable 3D images, card fronts, templates and more! WOW, I love that site.
Well, I have a full day of freedom to play in my craft room and, being rainy again today I don't really feel like playing. I can't even think of what to do! Wonder what I will come up with. I think I may make some CAS cards today. They go so fast and it feels like I accomplished so much, lol

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers: Song: Chasing Cars-Snow Patrol The lyrics can be found here
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday: Show us what you got: anything goes
Crafty Catz: Anything goes
Inspire Me Friday: Anything goes
Sweet Stampin': In the garden &/or sketch (must use stamp)
Dream Valley: Something old with something new
I Did It Creations: anything goes
Stamp & Fun =Creativity: Flower power
Woodware USA: Anything goes

Have a super day yourself :o)



Judy said...

OMG Sandy just gorgeous... you really do transform paper... LOVE IT

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Besthobbyeva said...

OMG!! I can't believed you stitched this, absolutely positively fantastic! I love the metallic floss, NEVER heard of that!!! The butterfly is exquisite!! Just a gorgeous card. For someone that didn't feel like creating, you did an amazing job. The sun is finally out here in MA, I hope you have some to. If not, I will send some up north!!


Anonymous said...

Holy schmoly girl!!! Love that butterfly stitch work girl!! Totally soft and elegant!! Really love your whole card hun!! :)

Janette said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, so pretty and creative, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx


Hi Sandy
A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Ceci's Blog said...

What a gorgeous card!! I will put it in a shadow box!! :) great job!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

The whole card is gorgeous, but the way you stitched that butterfly is spectacular. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Woodware USA.

Kim said...

Sandy, I really love the stitching you did on this card! It makes it just beautiful! I also love all the copic coloring you did! I covet those for my craft room!! Looks like you have a lot of challenges to enter it into!! Good Luck!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

What a beautiful Card! I just love that you stitched the butterfly. Wow! You go girl! TFS.


Samm said...

A stunning card!!! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at DCM this week!!!


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I know I was just here but I really love this card and your blog. I have an award for you.

Please stop by when you get a chance.


Carole of Brum said...

This really is a lovely card! Love the shimmer it has, that paper has such a nice subtly shiny effect, plus what a gorgeous image. So glad I saw it this evening. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

Abi said...

Send some rain over, we're a bit short!! I love that image & your stitching is fabulous! Hope you had a productive day making those CAS cards! Thanks so much for playing along at Sweet Stampin x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....
Hugs GDT-Bella

thestampingbug said...

Neat stitching and love the sparkly paper!!! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge. Good luck!