Saturday, February 15, 2014

Flutterby

There's a new challenge out there that is all about our favorite insect--the butterfly.  The very first challenge at the Butterfly Challenge blog is called Butterflies and Flowers.  You have to use at least one of each on your project.

I wanted to make something bright, fresh and spring-like and this background paper immediately sprung to mind.  Of course, I had to dig the Valentine stash back out to get at it but I think it was worth it.

After all the delicate frills on the paper and die cuts I felt my butterfly should be fairly solid, so I used this one, which was my very first butterfly die ever.  I thought he looked a little naked so I gave him a jeweled head.  Then I decided that made his body look off so I jeweled that up too.  Now I'm not so sure it isn't excessive, but hey, I'm known for that.

The Fine Print: Hello greeting by Endless Creations; heart, scalloped heart and butterfly dies by Spellbinders; Valerian flourish (chopped in half) by Memory Box; flowers by Prima, brads and jewels from my stash.

16 comments:

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Judy, lovely spring colours and lots of pretty details.
Pauline
x

Mrs A. said...

I'm in seventh heaven with all of these butterfly cards. I love the colours on yours Judy. My first butterfly I ever owned looks very similar even though it is a Quick
Kutz die and is still my favourite. I love the jewels on his head and body. Not over the top at all. (If it works for Liz Taylor it works for me!)Thank you so much for fluttering by my new challenge. Hugs Mrs A.(Butterfly challenge).

Sue said...

This is a lovely card Judy! so elegant and pretty huggles Sue xx

jimlynn said...

It's like a breath of springtime! So beautiful and love the flourishes you used on this along with the cute butterfly and wonderful heart.
Lynn

Hettie said...

Awww! Sooooo pwetty Judy.
Hugs
xx

Bonnie said...

Love all the swirls and flowers and you picked the perfect butterfly! Love the jewels!

Mary said...

Oh so pretty and I like that butterfly too....as to too much bling....never to much! I went back looking at your blog. Love your furry helpers.

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is beautiful! The paper is gorgeous and the dies you have used are fabulous! I think the jewelled butterfly body is perfect! xxx

Carol L said...

I'm smiling and enjoying this touch of spring on your pretty card! I just love the cluster of flowers covering the heart, and the butterfly needed the bling! Gor-jus!!!

SARN said...

Hi PJ . . . what a pretty butterfly, hearts and flowers card. Love the bling!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Whoa, look at all those beautiful spring flowers! Love it, PJ. And I think your butterfly NEEDS to be bejeweled to go along with the beautiful background (I swear I had wallpaper just like that once), stunning flourishes, the scalloped heart, and the frilly flowers! Nothing less would have done! I know Mrs. A. will lurve it!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

PJ, this is truly a work of Springtime, with one of my favorite color combos. Love your butterfly but especially taken with the way you used the Valerian Flourish to trim behind the pretty heart. Am loving that background paper too. Wonderful card for Mrs. A's 1st butterfly challenge. TFS & Hugs. (PS..airbrushing is easier than the Dylusions for me!and fun too.)

scrappymo! said...

Looks like the colours of Spring!
After unearthing that drawer of pink and green baby supplies, I think I will be making lots of pink and green too...Hmmmmm...I even own those same flowers!
Great card.

butterfly said...

Lovely card... and this sounds like a challenge that I should really check out!
Alison x

Jenny L said...

Hi Judy,
fabulous butterfly card. Such very pretty colours too.
Good luck in the challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jessi Fogan said...

How could any amount of jewels actually be TOO much?? Pffft. I love this colour combo - and all those flowers!