5/28/2010

Embellish Butterflies Color Challenge

Happy Friday! Today I made a card for the Embellish Butterflies Color Challenge during naptime. I wanted to play with my new Hero Arts Metal Flourish Cling stamp and this is the result:

I used high quality watercolor paper for that background, spritzed some distress ink with water and layed my paper into it, turning it around and around. I then dried it with my heat gun and stamped the Old Letter Writing Background. Finally I stamped that Metal flourish. I didn't use much Kraft, but I hope my twine counts:


The butterfly punch is Martha Stewart and the pearls are Prima Marketing.

Ok, off to eat our selfmade Pizza! Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Vanessa

25 comments:

Elise said...

Oh, VANESSA! You craftilicious wonder! This is so elegant, so, kind of mysterious and inviting! I have a friend who is not well right now + she has a dark sense of humor - THE inviting mystery in this piece would be perfect for her! {I may have to be inspired by this beautiful creation!} Awesomeness, FRIEND!

Kate Lewis said...

Just gorgeous Vanessa! I love your distressed background - such a beautiful effect on the watercolour paper, and I love your note hanging on the gatepost - what a great idea! Kate x

donna mikasa said...

Love how you hung the "get well" sign--so clever! Beautiful take on the challenge colors! Love this!

Nicky Hsu said...

Love this card. Vanessa. Envy you with the goodies. I really like the water color effect and the soft green color.
Have a nice weekend.

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful and calming, love the pearls.

Monika Reeck said...

Your Background is FA dear and that black butterfly with the message is soo cute....very nicely done dear..LG, MNK

Aimes said...

In my book, that twine would totally count in as Kraft! I love the concept behind this design of using the note on a gatepost and your background is fabulous!
Have a super weekend!
Hugs,
Aimes
x
P.S Your get well wishes are working - yay!

Dotty Jo said...

Love everything about this Vanessa - it just looks amazing! Jo x

No Name said...

Love that background! And the little sign is so cute! Very pretty card!!!

~ Ayana
www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty card! Love the itsy bitsy butterflies! :)

Barb said...

Love the technique you used for the background, Vanessa! Lovely card! I like the way you've hung the sentiment with the butterflies!

Alice Wertz said...

YUM! this is such a beauty, girl!! LOVE that gorgeous background!! you ROCK!!

Dawn said...

Such a great card Vanessa. Love the background - and that Metal Flourish is just great,

Tiffany said...

Beautiful result with the color challenge take! Love this!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and those butterflies. :o)

Sanne said...

So elegant! Nice detail with the little "Be well" tag!

Agata said...

Beautiful and elegant! Love it!

lynn said...

this is just awesome-i love the process you went through to give this look:)

Irena said...

This card is great, lovely color combo, lovely stamp and butterflies :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful design and lovely card!

Stamping Cafe said...

Totally gorgeous and clever, Vanessa! Love it!!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Wow, wonderful idea! :-) Your card looks awesome!

NinaB said...

Simple, yet stunning, my card of card :-).

Jill said...

I love how you created the sign! This is soooo innovative!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

How beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!