Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Butterfly


It's summer time, well it is on Simon Says Stamps challenge and we have an amazing inspiration board from Joy for the challenge.

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We are also showcasing Hero Arts products although this is not necessary to enter the challenge. I've  managed to get hold onto the Hero Arts with Studio Calico Lattice background stamp. I stamped it in versamark and embossed in white powder, then using Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick and Barn Door distress inkpads to colour. I was quite impressed with the finished results although it hard going on the hands and I had to make too backgrounds in case I made a mess of one.
Then I used the Hero Arts Artists Butterfly and coloured with my pencils before layering it up. The antennas are a stamen for flowers and of course I had to use pearls.
The sentiment is even a Hero Arts and the to finish with a border punch from Martha Stewart.


Now don't forget the fabulous prize and you have to be in it to win it. Need some inspiration pop over to Simon Says Stamps Challenge to check out the team.
So what did I do with the second background I made, pop back later.

53 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Debby...gorgeous colours and such a pretty butterfly

Anne

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a gorgeous card,the butterfly is beautiful,love the blended colours. janex

Jannie said...

Such a gorgeous card Debby!! Lovely colours and i love the beautiful butterfly.

Enjoy your day,hugs Jannie.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Debby.

Hugs Riet.xx

carrie-lee said...

gorgeous card love the backing xxx

Colinda said...

Gorgeous!! Love the pearls on the butterfly! Enjoy your day, Colinda

downrightcrafty said...

oh love the colour blend of the pinks to the yellows on the base card and such pretty punch work, and gorgeous butterfly if they looked like this in my garden I would be thrilled
Hugs Kate xx

Eileen said...

Debby this is just lovely. Great use of colour and that butterfly is gorgeous.
Eileen x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Absolutely stunning!

Gillian said...

Hi Debby

Beautiful card, love the background shading.

Gill x

Mervi said...

Hi Debby,
oh this is stunning, love the butterfly and the background colouring, so lovely card;-))m

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is very beautiful Debby, fantastic embossing and colours.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
Hugs
Desíre
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful. I love the background, very inspiring and that butterfly is gorgeous.

Beryl said...

That lattice background is amazing. I was going to ask how on earth you attached such a fine die cut until I read the text. Do you buy direct from the USA? Love the way you've coloured the background too. Its a beautiful card.
Beryl xx

Dotty Jo said...

Wow! Jo x

Unknown said...

Wow, Debby, this looks just perfect! Love the background stamp!

Hugs,
Renata

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Debby.Love the image, and colours.xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous loving the colours too hugs Pops x x x

Dawn T said...

Love this one Debby, I have the lattice stamp and it's so versatile. Just a lovely card all round

Denise said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful butterfly and love, love, love your background.
Hugs
Denise xx

nnalorac said...

Such a beautiful card Debby. Love the colours, design, oh the butterfly and just love the background. Carolxx

Lorraine said...

This is beautiful Debby. I love the background and the butterfly is just gorgeous!
Lorraine x

Karen K said...

Beautiful Debby, just gorgeous.

K x

KraftyKaren said...

Really beautiful card - love the colours xx

Zippy said...

Beautiful card, such lovely colours and papers xxx

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Debby, gorgeous colours and butterfly

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debby :-) I love the background and the butterfly is stunning ! :-)


luv
Lols x x x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Debby,
Gorgeous card,love the butterfly and colours :) x

Marie said...

Simply stunning, Debby. Love the technique that you used for the background. Fantastic color combo.

Viv said...

Simply stunning Debby!

Sandra H said...

Debby, Your card is so simple and yet so beautiful and Elegant truly lovely:)x

Kaartenkraam said...

What super beautiful card this is. I love the colors and everythinh on the card, it is just great!

hugs,
Ank

heidy said...

Oh this is so beautiful Debby!
XXX Heidy

Kara Lynne said...

Gotta say, this is one of my favorites! That is my favorite background stamp and technique of all time.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is fabulous Debby! Love your background x

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning Debby!!!!!!!! love that butterfly

coops said...

wow so stunning debby.gorgeous colours and the butterfly is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

MagsB said...

Wow, that background is fabulous! So is the gorgeous butterfly! What lovely sunny colours, so cheerful!

love Mags B x

Sonia said...

Fantastic card Debby! I love the colours blended and the butterfly is wonderful!
Big hug,
Sonia

scrapn_momof2 said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous! Love the colors of this card.

Michelle said...

Totally beautiful Debbie. Hope all is well in your world
x Michelle

Tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous job with those inks Debby! I love that embossed stamp and your butterfly is delightful. Hugs!

cotnob said...

A beautiful Card Debby, the background was well worth all the effort.
Pauline
x

Heather said...

Beautiful Debby, a fantastic design and colours, your butterfly is is stunning!!!
I have that background in my wish list (among many more) - I couldn't make my mind up - You Have Now!!!
hugs
Heather xx

Christine L said...

Absolutely STUNNING Debby!

Hugs
Christine x

My Paper Epiphany said...

I really love your card the background and sponging is superb!

marci said...

I always love your cards, but this is my favorite one. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki said...

Love your Background on your card it's stunning :)

Melissa Bove said...

Your card blew me away Debby!! Amazing coloring and that butterfly is gorgeous!!

hugs...
Melissa

Cathy said...

Stunning card! Love the background and the colours :)

Pauline C said...

Wow Debby this is amazing - love everything about it :-)
Pauline x

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