Friday, February 28, 2014

Butterflies In A Garden

Good afternoon from a cloudy, sunny day here in Queensland.  Yep, the weather can't make up it's mind.  It's cloudy for a while then the sun comes out, then the clouds are back.  I do hope it rains in the places that are dry and drought stricken.
Onto my card today.  A friend of mine loves butterflies and this was the basis for me making this card for her class this morning.
I chose Meg's Garden papers and fussy cut the butterflies as well as the extra flowers to add dimension. This layer was then added to my base card which is Stampin Up Primrose Petals card stock which was a very good match. On the fence line, Petaloo velvet flowers have been randomly attached to have them peeking out of the fence.  In the top left hand corner, a white pearl flourish covers an otherwise blank space.  A couple of Petaloo velvet leaves, a pretty pink silk bow and another flower nestle in the bottom left corner.  I felt the card needed something else and Jean suggested, a pearl pin with the greeting attached on a Tim Holtz memo pin.  Then over the some of the flowers and butterflies, I spread some Clear Rock Candy distress stickles which gives a lovely subtle sparkle.

Thanks for visiting today and hope you like my card.


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, those flowers and butterflies are gorgeous! I could get lost in that lovely garden. And all intertwined with the pretty wrought iron fence -- gorgeous! Your pearls and glitter, pretty papers, the layered butterflies... what a dreamy combination!

Jean McKenzie said...

So pretty! I love all the flowers and butterflies. It was well worth the fussy cutting to get the lovely garden effect!

Curt in Indy said...

Hello Leigh! Glad to be back snooping around in your blog. Your current project is stunning as are those from past posts (I've spent some time looking around trying to catch up.) I do hope you are doing well and that all is right in your world. Thank you so much for your support while I was missing in action. You kind comments were so appreciated. Hugs, Curt