11/11/2010

A green Butterfly?

Happy Thursday! I tell you, what a week! So many things happening here - positive and negative. Crafting related very positive :) But I can't tell you about that yet.
Ok, like the title already told you, today's post is about a green butterfly. I really wondered if it would look too strange, but I think I like a green butterfly. What do you think?



This is a card I'll enter to this month's Hero Arts challenge including inking techniques. I slightly inked a piece of patterned paper, stamped the background with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I inked it again with darker colors. Yes, the emboss resist technique - one of my very favorites! The butterfly is stamped onto patterned paper and colored with colored pencils. Green green green. Too much?



Today is St. Martin's Day here. And this evening there will be St. Martin's Singing where the children are walking with lanterns behind a man on a horse. It will be the first time for my little girl and she already practiced the song a lot. Please keep your fingers crossed that it'll stop raining, she would be so sad if it was cancelled!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: (Antique Engravings, Floral Brocade) Hero Arts, (frame) Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ranger Industries, Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts
Pearls: Prima Marketing
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Die: Spellbinders
Colored Pencils: Faber Castell

23 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, Vanessa! Love the yummy green paired with the white.

Nancy said...

I think it is beautiful, too! I love the green!

Kelly Massman said...

I LOVE it!

donna mikasa said...

Happy St. Martin's Day! Love your green butterfly--perfect shade of green! Hope your little one enjoys the march!

Sanne said...

This card is amazing Vanessa - I´ll bet it is a winner in this month challenge - good luck!
Hugs Sanne

CinnamonSally said...

This is a real stunner Vanessa, Love the green!!!!

Virginia L. said...

Love the green butterfly and the bow! Gorgeous card!! Happy St. Martin's Day!

Judith said...

I think your butterfly card is beautiful, I love the way you coloured that butterfly.

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Vanessa! I love the green butterfly! And your design is so elegant!

Dawn said...

so pretty Vanessa. Your green butterfly and background are so lovely

Anke said...

Eine zauberhafte Karte liebe Vanessa, wunderschön gestaltet, Deine Schmetterlingskarten haben immer das gewisse Etwas.

Einen schönen Freitag
wünscht Dir
Anke

Simone said...

Wow this is stunning Vanessa! Love the gorgeous colours :)

Apricot Bubbles said...

Warum nicht in Grün... Schmetterlinge gibt es doch in allen Farben?!
Wunder-wunderschöne Karte wieder einmal!!!
Mir gefällt das Detail, dass du unter den 3D-Schmetterling noch einen 2D gestempelt hast... !
Happy Weekend!
Ulina

Dotty Jo said...

Simply perfect Vanessa! Jo x

Alice Wertz said...

no matter what color our butterfly is, it's always gorgeous, girl! beautiful card as always. hope your girl will have fun tonight! =)

Tina said...

Schmetterlinge gibt es in allen Farben. Deine grüne Ausgabe gefällt mir extrem gut, Vanessa. Überhaupt die ganze Karte ist ein Traum.
Ich hoffe, es hat gestern nicht zu sehr geregnet und ihr habt Spaß gehabt.

Liebe Grüße, Tina

Aimes said...

Oooh you have me intrigued with your postivie crafty news, Vanessa!
Now don't be silly - you just know that anything can exist in green, right?! and that definitely includes butterflies!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

lynn said...

love the green! gorgeous b-fly!

Vicki said...

Hi Vanessa, long time no speak ;) loving your card, it's just stunning and the butterfly looks beautiful in green :)

Hugs
Vicki x

Tiffany said...

Really luxurious in color and design, love this Vanessa!

Kryssi said...

what a jaw dropper, vanessa!!! simply pretty and the greens are so soothing.

Doris said...

Luna moths are green and are as beautiful as your card!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous! Just love this style!!