Monday, 23 May 2011

More butterflies?

Oh! Yes, be careful what you ask for :0) Butterflies, Warning, Warning, picture heavy post. I've been a busy bunny and there are avoiding tactics going on here, I should be painting my ceiling:0)


 Okay this butterfly is from the Artylicious CD, Butterfly Bliss, printed first onto shiny card and then onto acetate.
The background is a stamp Aspects of Design, Nautical and the splatter stamp from, Mr Timmy Holtz himself .
Distressed with TH inks weathered wood and barn door and spun sugar.
I stamped and clear embossed the text then  distressed. The butterfly is held on with Pinflair glue gel.                                                                                       




This  is stamped with Hero Arts, Wild Delphinium using Marvy pens and Stickles . Butterfly Stamp by Tim Holtz onto acetate and coloured from behind with copics, small butterflies, MS punch using waste from first stamping. Sentiment Penny Black.     




Trying to achieve a guy's card this time, (dunno what I do wrong, I just cannot get it quite right) Tim Holtz Pappillion stamps just stamped onto my favourite (ATM!)colour olive green:0)
I'm off, I've got a ceiling to paint. Have fun:0) xxx




I removed this from LIM because I used the same stamps as somebody else and she was first with them, only fair :0)

53 comments:

Lynn said...

You leave me speechless! Awesome cards. My fave has to be Tim Holtz as actually managing to make a card for a male gets my vote every time, lol. Have fun with the decorating. Lynn x

Carla said...

you're a real artist, stunning cards!

joanne wardle said...

they are all wonderful and show what different styles you can achieve with butterflies

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Brilliant cards MC - looks like you haven't painted that ceiling then??? Love the first one, the background is fabulous and so dreamy!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

craftattack said...

You have been bitten by the butterfly bug! Perhaps you could now paint butterflies onto your ceiling??

Zoechaos said...

Magical! XOXO Zoe

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS card selection and I find myself LOVING the first one

Kathyk

Suzi B said...

I love your style... these are gorgeous!
Sue :)

The Crafty Elf said...

Your cards are all wonderful however your first, is my fav.
Oh dear, ceilings....have got to be the worst!

Doreen said...

Wow they are all gorgeous .xxx

shobanarravi said...

Wow! Fab cards! :) Great butterfly themes!

Mandi said...

Hi MaC
Wow, you have been a busy bee!
i LOVE that second one, its absolutely perfect, to me!
I need that stamp now...so you are making me spend, naughty, but I like ya!
thanks so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, these are just stunning, I love butterflies, big hugs pops x

Pauline said...

Oooh, I like the guys card, so different and striking!

Junie said...

WOW you have been busy !!! I adore your cards they are so elegant !!! Mine are going through a messy stage at the moment LOL !!! HUGS

Dolly Daydreams said...

Always a pleasure to visit your blog such beautifully creations and very very different. Dynamic and artistic work you have a great eye for colour and composition.

Marie

Netty said...

Wow you have been busy again, they are all terrific. Annette x

Beryl K said...

Wow, these cards are stunning as well. I love the first one
Beryl x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

You have been very industious....and they are gorgeous b-fly cards too!

~ Ali ~ said...

stunning card

ali x

Paula said...

We've choosen the same TH stamp again LOL Nice cards.

Ruth said...

These are all gorgeous but I think the first one is my fav, Ruth x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mustavcoffee
Three Fabulous Card .....all Stunning ...love them all ....Beaut...
Hugs
sylvie
xxx

Little Snippets said...

Three fabuluous cards! Love them all :) Sarah x

Jenny said...

Wow thats a good way to avoid ceiling painting...crafting instead. Love all three cards but two and three are my faves. I really like the tim holtz stamps :)
Jenny x

P.S can you paint a ceiling without getting it in your hair.... I can't, lol

Lou said...

Hi! there,Oh! your cards are just gorgeous-so pretty.
The colours and your designs are perfect.
thanks for visiting me and your lovely comments :)
big hug,Lou.xx

Jules said...

Stunning work!!!

Each one is absolutely beautiful in its own right.

So did you make a start on the ceiling? LOL!!

Love Jules xx

Rita said...

Gosh, you have been busy. I love them all, very inspiring cards,if I may say so. Hugs Rita xx

Sally said...

The first one's my fave but they are all awesome.
Sally x

lisa said...

Those butterflies are certainly flying around your craft room, these are stunning. I especially like the first one. You've really inspired me to have a play with something similar tomorrow.
By the way, I did look at all the cakes on that site, there are some fabulous ones.
Hugs Lisax

Esther said...

Oh My Goodness...I Love Love love these cards! The top one is just gorgeous!! Far better use of your time than a ceiling! Esther xx

Mina said...

wow wow wow three more amazing butterfly card...I love them so much
Mina xxx

Tejal said...

Yummy yummy eye candy for me...love all of them!! so awesome!

Kristel said...

Woww this is soooo stunning!!
Hugs Kristel

debby4000 said...

WOW these are fabulous.
luv
debby

Aileen said...

You have been busy. All your cards are fab. Couldn't choose betweeen them. x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Love all three cards MC . . . but that first one is a real stunner. Congrats.

Have you finished painting that ceiling yet???? LOL!
Hugs, Sandra

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

love the soft background on the first card! BEAUTIFUL

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lovely cards, that first one is fab, love the background. I will do anything rather than decorate too, I don't blame you for making three cards, they are all great. Judith xx

Lynn said...

Hi there again, just to say congratulations on being showcased at LIM. Well done! Lynn x

Linby said...

OMG I am just bowing at your feet, you have really licked this challenge, these cards are truly amazing. I love them all, but the first one is a stunner.
Linbyx

Vicky Hayes said...

Hmm. Unless you're going for a Sistine Chapel look, painted a ceiling can be a bit tedious! Love these three cards MaC especially the second. Although the first is pretty spectacular too! Vx

ThinkInk Creative said...

That first card took my breath away!!!! Awesome.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Suze Bain said...

The colours and design of your first card are beautiful but your male card is absolutely fab-u-lous. xx

Wishcraft said...

Such beautiful cards! They're all gorgeous but I think the 2nd one is my favourite (only just though!). Lisa x

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful cards. Hard to say which is my favorite. The butterfly on the first is striking, your simple layout on the second is just lovely, and a masculine card with butterflies? I think that is brilliant!

Molecraft said...

Stunning cards, love the colour of the first but really couldn't choose a favourite!
Helen x

Viv said...

Such beautiful cards all of them, the first one is maybe my fav though today :O) Viv xx

massofhair said...

Sat here trying to think of words to express how out of this world your cards are. All three are so fantastic and i would be so made up to receive any one of them. Hoping you have them earmarked for someone as they would really have a fantastic piece of art to hang in their home:-)

Emily Leiphart said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I really love that first one with the burst of colour.

Faith A said...

Amazing cards, love them to bits

Shirley said...

Wow! You really did some beautifully creative butterfly cards! I could not pick a favorite, although I am really partial to layered butterflies. Yours look like they could fly off the card!!

JeanFB said...

Well, I am playing catch-up and was scrolling down through your posts... this one took my breath away! What gorgeous cards, all of them, but that top one is what stopped me in my tracks. Gorgeous!!!!