Thursday, March 15, 2012

Butterfly Tilda

*This is my 2nd post for the day.  If you are looking for MTME's Pretty Patterns challenge please scroll down or click here.*

I have a special butterfly card for you today.  I am posting this card in honor of my daughter this week at our CropStop challenge blog.  This week is our challenge is to use butterflies.  Do you think I have enough of them on my card?  hehe!

I love how shiny and pretty my liquid pearls are but they aren't just for dabbing spots anymore - I painted Tilda's wings with them!  It shines in certain light but doesn't when the light changes. 

Below is how the wings looked at an angle where the light wasn't shining directly on it.  

After I was finished with the pink liquid pearls I let it dry and then added the yellow.  The circles that you see in the image below were dotted on top of the pink background.  I let them completely dry before I glued down the paper pieced dress.  I popped her up on pop dots, placed her on top of the background I painted with copics and bent her wings up a bit.  I outlined the pink areas of the wings with a copic marker helping to make a definition between the shiny pink and shiny yellow liquid pearls.   

Here are a few more details including the butterflies I made with the Martha Stewart punches with some self-adhesive pearls. 

I had to add some flowers.  I put some diamond stickles onto the large pink flower.  The yellow flowers started out as white ones and I added a little color using my copics.  The green foliage was also made with a Martha Stewart punch.

The card is actually on top of the cardstock with the butterfly border.  The picture below shows how it opens.  

My daughter, Jessica, always loved butterflies.  Before she passed away she promised to send me butterflies from heaven and she sure does!  Just yesterday a large butterfly fluttered in front of my car and up and over it when I went to pick up my son from school.  We see them everywhere.  Jessica's favorite colors were pink and yellow so I tend to add those colors to my cards frequently but this card was just extra special so of course I had to have them as the main colors.  Now you see why I just had to dedicate this post to my sweet girl who is always with me  She is flying free, dancing and singing in heaven.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every visit and comment!  Head on over to the CropStop challenge blog and play along with us this week by using some type of butterfly on your project or even make a card in a butterfly shape!  Don't worry, you don't have to use as many as me!  hehe!

When shopping at CropStop, don't forget to use the CropStop DISCOUNT code: NJCT-02 to receive 10% off - No minimum purchase required!  

Lastly, CropStop is having a special challenge in honor of National Craft Month.  You can read all the details Here.  

What's in it:

Other challenges:
Magnolia-licious: rainbow colors  
CR84FN #50 - inspiration photo

Die-Ing for a Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Things with wings
Simon Says Stamp & Show:  Anything goes
Creative Inspirations: feminine (or for your mom or grandmother)
7 Kids College Fund  : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: A BIT o' green - green on pathway and leaves & greenery around flowers.
Wednesdays Challenge - anything goes


Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is gorgeous, thank you so much for joining our first Die-ing for Challenge, hugs Pops x x x

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy! Love the Perfect Pearls on the wings.

Frances said...

What a cute card! Love your design and colors. Thanks for playing along with us at 7 Kids Challenges this week! Hope you’ll join us again soon for some more challenge fun, Hugs,

Linda Elbourne said...

A gorgeous card with so many beautiful details! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

Doreen said...

This is Gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Sentiments this

Bunny said...

Lovely card...Thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.


Angela said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colors and the butterfly border. Lovely design and coloring too. Thanks for joining us this week at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela

cats whiskers said...

Nacy this is stunning, I love all the butterflies
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week
Jacqui x

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Mona Evy said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wedensdays Challenge.

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! I am sure your daughter will love it.


Suzi said...

Fabulous card Nancy, love those wings and so many pretty butterfly's.
Suzi x

Monique said...

That is so pretty!

Hugs Monique

Kelly Neis said...

very cute and great idea with the liquid pearls on the wings.

Karen said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card both inside and out. Thanks for joining in on the fun this fortnight at 7 Kids.


Anonymous said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love the sparkly effect of the paint and her paper pieced dress is just perfect, Wonderful butterfly border,nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Sandy said...

Nancy - this is grand. Thanks for showing us what you did. Really pretty card and it shows your love of the craft!!

Paula said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring looks so pretty. And I love how you colored the wings, very pretty! Great card.

syllie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Stunning colorcombo.

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card with awesome tut :o)

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful job on your card:-) I love the shimmer on her wings:-) Thank you for joining us at All That Scraps wednesday challenge

Linda said...

Wow love the butterflies!!!! The colors are gorgeous!!!!! Stunning design!!!!! Wow!!!!