Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lady Butterfly

I bought this butterfly stamps some time ago, because I love the design my Inkadinkadoo.  It was not until I took the picture for uploading that I realized the butterfly body is a lovely fairy lady!  The things you may not notice with older eyes!  The Fashionettes  are playing with embossing at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and as always, stamps and no digi images.  There is always a prize, so stop over and join in with us and not to mention my DT Sisters always have such inspiring art to share! 
For the big butterfly, I used clear embossing ink and sprinkled my darker embossing powder in the center and then lightly sprinkled the next color and the glitter color last.  After I heat embossed, I colored in some of the open areas with Stampin Up Markers and then gave a spray of Glimmer Mist.  I did use some designer paper, which I seldom use, but added a few butterflies from a foam stamp I made.  I used contrasting colors of rust and blue.  Added some scallops, colored some paper flowers and added a little shrink butterfly!  All in all this was a fairly quick card and I used up some of my hidden stash!!
Lisa's Sketch
We are also sending Lady Butterfly to visit Lisa and her Bloggers Challenge which is a sketch!  It was actually her sketch challenge that gave me the idea on how to present my dry embossed butterfly!  And while on the subject of Butterflies at Our Creative Corner, it is all about the ever changing Butterfly.  When I look at a butterfly, I see the beauty that can arise from change. 
Hope you all are have a great weekend and many thanks for your visit!

Distress Ink:  Broken China, Rusty Hinge
VersaMark Embossing Ink
Stampendous EP:  Garnet, Carnelian, Red Dragon
Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold

46 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty, Terry! That butterfly is simply beautiful! :D

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry, I love this stamp!!! especially the fairy in the middle, it is so different. I think the beauty of embossing is in it's ease of use and effectiveness...you don't need to do too much! A really gorgeous card Terry
Dot x

Yvonne Garner said...

Such a pretty card Terry. I love the fairy in the middle of the butterfly. Fabulous embossing. Have a great week. Yvonne

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just a beauty Terry- I love the graduated colors of the embossing and love the fairy image in the center of the butterfly. Wonderful colors too- great card!!!

Debi said...

Wow so pretty and so clever love the embossed colour effect, Debi x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous butterfly and love the embossed colors too. Beautiful card Terry!

Christine said...

I love your card! That butterfly is beautiful!!!

craftattack said...

Lovely card, the fairy butterfly is just beautiful! Valerie

Willy said...

What a beauty, Terry!

Fliss said...

A really stunning butterfly Terry. Love the colours and pretty layers on your creation.
Fliss xx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,you always produce some amazing work and this is one really stunningly beautiful butterfly just gorgeous detail as always hugs Cherylxxxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, the butterfly looks great.

Claire said...

Hi Terry, what a gorgeous card, that stamp is a real stunner. Beautiful colours too
Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Brenda Brown said...

I didn't notice the fairy either Terry, glad you pointed it out. Well I just love the shabby colours and butterfly theme to this one Terry, especially the butterfly inside the flower - again I didn't see it at first. Hope you are ok and have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Very very cute Terry, love the embossed butterfly!

greetings, Alie :-)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Terry, your card is wonderful! I absolutely looove this big butterfly, and the colours are gorgeous ;). Have a nice Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Terry, this is by far the finest butterfly stamp I've ever seen. Really love how you used it with all those different colours!

Jan Hennings said...

very pretty and love the blended embossing!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Terry. The embossed butterfly looks great!

artistamyjo said...

Gorgeous butterfly!
Hugs

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, what a fabulous butterfly, and so beautifully embossed, and you have really highlighted the beautiful fairy in the centre. Have a lovely Sunday. xx

Shelley said...

Lovely, soft and feminine. Just fantastic!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Terry! I don't know if I'd have seen her either...what a neat bonus in the butterfly stamp!

lynne said...

Terry
You used e.p. to such beautiful effect, bringing all those glorious colours together on the butterfly.
Wishes
Lynne

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Terry, Isn't it funny what we miss. I don't think I would have noticed the lady either!

Sorry to hrear about your poor flowers, wow it sure got hot their fast!
hugs Lynn

Linda R said...

WOWZER... What a beauty. I love that image.. My eyes are so bad I definitely would not have noticed That sweet fairy in the middle..

Hugs, Linda

Meggymay said...

The stamp is fantastic, I love your card, the colours are beautiful.
Yvonne x

Lori said...

Love the look of the multicolor embossed butterfly--how cool!

Sue said...

Hello Terry
I am glad you pointed out the Lady as I did not notice her either!!!!
Wonderful multi-colour embossing on the butterfly, I know it is not the easiest technique to master, but you have done a superb job.
Thank you for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner, we are so pleased to see your work.
Smiles:)
Sue

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous! I have a "M" monogram stamp with a similar fairy embedded in the design. I'll have to pull it out and use it.
Rinda

Michele said...

super beautiful Terry! i love these butterflies. this is dreamy. xo

Mrs.B said...

What a beautiful butter fly stamp, the fairy in the middel is a great touch! Beautiful card Terry and I love the little shrink butterfly.
Have a grea wek.
Avril xx

Shar said...

A flight of creativity! Beautiful butterfly!

Elaine said...

Fabulous stamping and embossing , love this butterfly , fantastic card well done Hugs Elaine

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love the colorful embossed butterfly! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Terry, love the butterfly and the colour combo is gorgeous. Sue C x

Lisa said...

Your card is so pretty, Terry! It's funny that it usually takes me looking at the photo of a project to find something I've forgotten, or seeing something I didn't see before. I'm glad I'm not the only one. LOL

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors, love the embossing on the butterfly - also looks like a fairy - very cool! TFS

Sandra said...

Stunning! I didn't notice it too,but saw it when I read about it! Love it!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous Butterflies Terry! Absolutely beautiful colors! Love your embossing as well! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

trisha too said...

Lovely, Terry--it's a great image, but you definitely made it shine!

:)

Maria said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous, Terry! And I love the little fairy inside - what a neat little feature! So pretty!!

Basement Stamper said...

this fairy butterfly is stunning, you've done an awesome job with the sketch and the embossing on her. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Ellie said...

A fantastic card with great details.
xxx Ellie xxx

Shirl said...

What you have made with that stamp is brilliant, everything looks adorable.

Hugs Shirley x x

Anne Marie Hile said...

Terry, that is one beautiful butterfly! I love the soft, serene colors and the subtle shading you added to the main image. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

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