Monday, May 16, 2011

Thank You Mariposa

I wanted to  make one more card for the Hero Arts May contest, and I see that OWH has a "Things with Wings" challenge, and my card also fits in with their Sketch #68

The background to the card is that Lisa, my friend, told me about a 50% sale that Hobby Lobby is having on their paper packs and I went and purchased the DCWV - Mariposa stack, it's just so beautiful and filled with buterflies!  And secondly, I wanted to make a dimensional flower with a butterfly appearing to be landing on it or about to take off.  So here it is:

 And here is a side view to better see the dimensions.
Paper: Cardstock (PTI); DCWV Mariposa Stack; Neenah Solar White; Hero Arts Notecard
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade & Vintage Photo DI; Copic Markers
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Gems (stash); Glitter; Crackle Accents; Black Enamel Accents

To make the flower, I stamped it and coloured it twice using my Copic markers.  I then cut around each petal of the top flower and adhered it to the bottom flower using pop dots, but for every alternate petal I used a double stack of pop dots to create more dimension.  I hope that makes sense?!  I added some black enamel accent to the stamens and some pearls to the flower centre.

To make the butterfly, I stamped it on Neenah White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I inked the entire butterfly with some Spiced Marmalade DI.  I then cut it out and inked around all the edges with some Vintage Photo DI. I covered it thickly with Crackle Accents and added a little bit of glitter to the crackle accents when it was wet!  Lastly I adhered the butterfly, once dry, to one of the petals!

It's a different kind of card for me, but as I said, I was inspired by the paper to make it just like this and I have been wanting to make that flower dimensional for the longest time!

I know the card is impractical to actually be used by OWH so I won't be sending this one, but will make another similar one, just flatter and no glitter even though this glitter is very well embedded. 

Thank you for popping in for a visit.  It really looks like rain out here, but will the drops actually fall?  Not sure, right now it's just super windy!  Have a wonderful day!

25 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Brenda. I love the way you layered that flower. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

CinnamonSally said...

This is such a gorgeous card Brenda, love how you have been inspired by the patterned paper to add the flower and butterfly.

airbornewife said...

wow! this is stunning. you are right, that paper is beautiful. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Jacqueline said...

Hi Brenda - I haven't had much time to visit the blogs today - and I won't be around until next week Thursday or Friday. I will miss everybody... all of your creations are so beautiful, the white on white and this one with the reds - gorgeous!
See you soon!

Jen said...

Gorgeous card! I love that paper stack.

Tiffany Temple said...

Very pretty! Love the paper and the flower! The butterfly looks so life-like. This card sure is perfect for both challenges. Great job!

Barb said...

Such a pretty card, Brenda! Love your gorgeous, red flower!

Teresa said...

Pretty!

Lisa said...

You are on a roll my friend! This is lovely, especially IRL. The butterfly is all glittery and goreous- it actually photographed well :) Gorgeous design and colors!

Wendy said...

Very pretty card! Nicely done!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful colors and simple design. fabulous card, Brenda!

Kathryn said...

I really like your use of enamel accents and pearls on the flower. Glad to know you're making a flatter version for OWH because I'm sure heroes will be clamoring for this card.

Paula S. said...

Beautiful card with such nice detail! You've done a terrific job coordinating ever element.

Michelle said...

Wow! Brenda, I LOVE this card! The colors are so striking! The flower and butterfly are beautiful! I have a lot of catching up to do here...you have been on my mind!
Hugs

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Brenda your card is just gorgeous, I love it! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Dawn said...

Fantastic card Brenda. Love the Mariposa papers. I have a couple of the DCWV stack pads... that are stunning

joy said...

Brenda, you have made a fabulous card using that paper1 Love your gorgeous flower and the butterfly perched atop! This is a winner in my book!

Monica said...

Such a lovely card... love that red flower.

xxx Monica

Kathy said...

Oh what a beautiful card! Love your colors:)

Lisa said...

Glad to see your posts back!! Love this card! The dimension you got with the flower is amazing and that butterfly is incredible especially IRL! Beautiful pp is so fun to work with isn't it? XX

Sea Garden said...

Oh... this is so beau---ti-ful! You did a great job with the top flower. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

walchowDesign said...

Love the dimension of your flower and the red is just fabulous, Brenda! The bg paper compliment very well the the beautiful flower!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh my goodness, how absolutely gorgeous! It's so eye-catching. I think you'll be a winner with this one!

Tiffany said...

I love the deep, rich colors on this design, so beautiful in red!

susanne said...

Wow Brenda this is gorgeous! Your butterfly is so rich and dark ... it looks wonderful on your flower!!