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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

LIM Butterfly

 Hi folks... some gorgeous butterflies over on the LIM site...
might not have time to come visit you all
but the work is fabulous as usual.

The background  was made  yesterday using the TH  water colour technique with stamps and Adirondack Dye inks and was about to be thrown into the bits box  (one of many :) 
when I thought this could be an English summer meadow
so I put a butterfly in it :)
Ok so you have to use your imagination!
but for me,
it's clover, buttercups, grass in seed, wild thyme and bell flower etc.
all swaying in a light summer breeze...
  I want to be there.. hurry up summer.

Today was supposed to be dedicated to ...shhh..... HW
I'm getting ashamed to open my door!!  really!!
I thing it was a bad idea to start in ere (TMR) 
You know how it is... things just pop into your mind...
butterflies in meadows for instance lol

This is a close up of the layered butterfly, stamped three times, direct to card, then again onto same card and cut out, top layer onto vellum and cut out. then a bit of bling.

Adirondack dye ink.
Water Colour card
La Blanche: Flourish and Butterfly (Two of my favourite L B stamps)

tc Sue xx


Kathyk said...

I'm loving that background and butterfly


Maja said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background and the layered butterfly.

Reggirl said...

So pretty!!

Susan Allan said...

(Today was supposed to be dedicated to ...shhh..... HW. etc, etc)

This is what you said above! I don't understand it...could you elaborate for a thicko like me!!! Please!!

The background is a wild flower meadow. No doubt about it!
To me it is a field of Field Buttercups, with many other gorgeous flowers which grow with them. Then the sheep which are are just off-side will come along any second and start munching. They will only eat the grasses in between the Field Buttercups...phewww, your flower meadow is safe.

Field Buttercups are quite tall, as you probably know and the sheep sink in, up to their tummies; I saw this in Wales a few years ago and your art work reminded me of it.

Sorry for the ramble!
Sue xx

Susan Allan said...

Oh, forgot to say the butterfly is gorgeous. With all this rubbish about sheep I forgot the is really stunning. It pops of the page beautifully with all those layers. Very clever!!!!
Sue xx

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card Suzi
can totally see the summer meadow!
A friend recently said to me what did we do before computers....HW i sad
How bring was that!
Thanks as always
Diva LIM mandi
Less is ~More

Aquarius said...

That spattered background is really reminiscent of the summer meadow and the butterfly is gorgeous with its layers.

Jo said...

This is a beautiful card, your butterfly is stunning. Jo x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Sue, I can see it all, sweeping meadow, flowers gently blowing in the breeze....lady sitting painting, chocolate in hand... eeekk, no wrong image, do fancy some chocolate right now, shouldn't have started it. LOL
Gorgeous card, I love your background and joking apart it's totally beautiful. Your butterfly is so pretty layered with velum and unusual colours and of course some sparkles finish beautifully:0)
Thank you so much for your visit and kind comments:0) xxx

gibmiss said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card the Background ....Fabulous
Blogger playing up hope its them so keep losing comment..cannot send on BLOGGER...have to use Name/URL

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card, love the background
Beryl x

Jenny said...

Really love the paint flickered background, such a pretty card :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thankyou for the warm welcome, your project is really pretty the detail on the butterfly is stunning, Im hoping to make my own contributions soon!
Hugs Adam

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your pretty card Sue, great background oo and love the dimensional butterfly. Tracy x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great card Sue, love that background, the stamps are fab too, Judith xx

massofhair said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic background, love to make these myself using Ranger products as they are so versatile and your imagination can be set free!
Great butterfly too, StUnNiNg card:-)
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated:-)

sasa said...

really beautiful - love the background and wonderful colours and tones - so well made and a great design.
Sarah at 219

themessycraftroom said...

A very pretty picture you paint. Love it,I was there with Choci in hand. Then I heard the wind blowing outside. Sorry Sue your card is beautiful , I love that background. it works so good with your gorgeous layered butterfly. Have a great weekend. I've done enough h/w this week I'm leaving well alone.Hugs x ChrisB

Susan said...

Suze, I absolutely LOVE the background on your card! Not sure how you did it but it's gorgeous!!my card is HERE

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely card Suzy..I just stopped by from Minxy's WOYWW post to tellyou that PiF is PAy It Forward and we're doing one on WOYWW next week!

Carla said...

beautiful background and a lovely butterfly

craftimamma said...

Suzy this is absolutely stunning and I know exactly what you mean about the summer meadow. My thoughts were the same when I saw it. Wish I'd had time to play along with that challenge 'cos butterlies (and dragonflies) are my favourite things.

Beautiful work!

Lesley Xx

TAM said...

Simply stunning card