10/09/2009

An old china butterfly...

I am really pleased how this butterfly turned out! I wanted to achieve a look of old china and in my opinion it worked! Here is my paperpieced and crackled card:



The Ranger Rock Candy crackle paint lifted some of the paper pieces but I like the effect... This card is for the Hero Arts "paper piecing" Challenge and the Moxie Fab World "Gradient is radiant" Challenge. I used several digital kits here, the "Winged Friends" and "WORD ART-dictionary page" kits are Hero Arts, the flourishes are a kit named "MaryAnnWise Flourish Corners" (everything available at 2Peas). The stamps are Hero Arts, too. The button, ribbon and Kraft cardstock are Papertrey Ink, the patterned paper is My Minds Eye. The pearls are Prima Marketing.

Want to win a Hero Arts stamps set? There`s a little interview with me over at S.C.A.T.! Hop over to their blog and leave a comment to win!

Have a fun Friday and thank you for stopping by!

Hugs,
Vanessa

44 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Vanessa your butterfly is absolutely stunning!!! love the crackle effect on the wings. Your cards are just amazing.
Sallyx

Dee Dee said...

This is rocking! I love the crackled effect, and it definitely looks like old china.

Jane said...

Stunning!

Jessica said...

Vanessa, this is STUNNING!!!! I am in awe at this creation. The butterfly is just perfect, yes like old china. Excellent job my dear.
Have a great weekend :)

Aimes said...

So beautiful and very stunning! I love the effect of the crackle paint - really makes that beautiful butterfly even more delicate!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Sanne said...

Your butterfly is FANTASTIC Vanesse - look at those colors and great effect! Absolutely wonderful!

Jessica said...

This card is beautiful Vanessa! I love the butterfly and the crackle effect you did. Soo pretty!! It sure does look like old china! Love it!!

Elise said...

Holy GUACAMOLE! Vanessa! I just bruised my chin, because when your site opened and I saw THIS card... AMAZING! JAW-DROPPING fantastic work! This is such a celebration of all the reasons we do this wonderful paper crafty magic! Spectacular! I hope you win... A NEW CAR! {It's that good!} You're awesome!

Chris said...

Totally stunning!!!! You put your cards together so well. The butterfly looks absolutely gorgeous.

Mari said...

This is FANTASTIC!
Love the way the wings came out - the colors, the crackle - EVERYTHING! :)
Now I'm going to have to get some crackle paint for myself... even though I'm all out of room! lol

Alice Wertz said...

WOW! what a fabulous card! Brilliant butterfly Vanessa! love the colors on it and just everything about this card!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Alice Wertz said...

WOW! what a fabulous card! Brilliant butterfly Vanessa! love the colors on it and just everything about this card!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

paula said...

This is just beyond discription. You do the most gorgeous cards ever!!! Congratulations on your interview as well :D

Susan McRae said...

Love the crackle butterfly and how fine the crackles are Vanessa! Beautiful design too with all the elements in the background!

Stamping Cafe said...

Stunning card, Vanessa! WOW, I'm speechless, You totally ROCK!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous Vanessa!! That butterfly is stunning!!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Vanessa, this card is klasse! :-) Love that look!

Dana Gustafson said...

How gorgeous! LOoks like nmetallic leather! WOW!

Dawn said...

Just a wonderful butterfly. Love that digi kit and love what you've done. Great interview over at SCAT as well.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW was für eine gigantisch schöne Karte liebe Vanessa, ich bin sprachlos, ein ZAUBERWERK !!!

Herzliche Grüße und ein wunderschönes kreatives Wochenende
wünscht Dir Anke

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely beautiful - blue can be so stunning and you achieved a gorgeous look here!!

Laurel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

DottyJo said...

Oh Vanessa - this is totally beautiful and such a fabulous work of art! The colours are fantastic, that crackle glaze is amazing... I could go on and on! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration with everyone in blogland - darlin', you rock! Jo x

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I love that effect too. It gives it such a cool look. Don't you love it when products do that for you.

Fab job girl!

Peet said...

wow, the butterly looks totally stunning! Such an fabulous card, Vanessa!!!
Hugs
peet

Nancy said...

I'm speechless...your butterfly is exquisite! It certainly looks like old china with your precise crackle effect. Wow such beautiful piecing work, too!
I enjoyed your interview on S.C.A.T.; I can't believe you've only been making cards for 9 months, such amazing talent!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous wings on the butterfly and they really do look like old china!

Tina said...

Hallo Vanessa,

kaum bin ich ein paar Tage nicht hier gewesen und schon sind wieder wunderschöne neue Dinge zu sehen. Diese Karte hier gefällt mir ganz besonders gut, ein wahres Kunstwerk. :)

Drück Dich, Tina

Vicki said...

Oh this also is just stunning, beautiful butterfly Vanessa and the blue is amazing!

Hugs
Vicki x

Cath said...

Hi Vanessa! Thanks for entering the challenge! :)

NinaB said...

I knew this is going to be a winner. Congratulations, Vanessa!

CraftBelle said...

Congratualions of your Moxie Fab win! ;-)

sarahmartina said...

Something told me this would be a winner! :-) Congrats!

Wendy said...

This card is stunning I am glad you showed a close up of the crackle that makes it even more Fabulous!
I love the blues withthe black accents!
Great Job and congrats on your Maxi Fab Win!

Amy said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab win!! This is so stunning - that crackle - ooh, la, la! Just fabulous! :)

Amy said...

This card is SOOO stunning! That crackle - oh, la la!!! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win!!! :)

Winter said...

Congrats Vanessa! Your card is BEAUTIFUL & elegant! :)

terisplace said...

So pretty, Vanessa! Congrats on the win! --- Teri

mkdrain said...

This is absolutely Beautiful. Love the shimmer.

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Vanessa! Congrats on your Maxi Fab Win! :)

marianagrigsby said...

Congrats Vanessa on your win! This card is amazing!

Jessica said...

Ohh, I LOVED this card when I first saw it!! And now you've won over at Moxie Fab!! Congrats!! You did a great job with it!! Well deserved!! :)

Charlene said...

You are definitely an artist. The butterfly is beautiful! Love the blues with the black. Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations!

Elise said...

Yes, there YOU go, Moxie FAB Moxilicious, babe! I'm SOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU, SWEETIE pie! So great when real talent is acknowledged in a huge way, and THIS IS HUGE! CONGRATULATIONS! YEEEEE HAW!