Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Beauty of Life

I really like making these butterfly cards that Melanie M showed us here. I made a blue one first and now this one in brown tones. By far better than the blue. I used 2 Stampin Up sets, God's Beauty and the sentiment is from another one I got at a yard sell, it's got 1998 on it but no set name, sorry. The big flower is from Great Impressions. I also used Spellbinders Labels Twenty. I started by stamping the butterflies with Versa Mark, white powder and embossing. I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Walnut Stain. The card stock is from Gina K. That's it for now, I am entering this one in 2 challenges, Sir Stamp Alot and The Craft Garden, have a bessed day and remember to smile, God loves ya!!

35 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Talk about gorgeous! I love this technique and must copy it!

STAMPING SAM said...

Love the neutral colors, alway a favorite combo of mine. I thanks for the idea of using a stamp as a border, never thought to do that! Pinning this on My Pinterest board - Cardies!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

so gorgeous!!! Love the subtle colors on this one though. That spellbinders die is AMAZING!!!

Terri J said...

I can see why you love to make these butterfly cards, so pretty! I hadn't seen this technique by Melanie, I'll have to try!

Theresa said...

Love the butterflies...must try this technique. Have a great day!

Colleen said...

Olga,
Wow this is sooo pretty. You are doing a fantastic with this technique.

Caroline D. said...

This card is gorgeous Olga! I love using that technique... you know me... anything inky is a favorite of mine!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Olga! I love the neutrals and the embossed butterfly border! Check out the Tuesday Throwdown challenge. This week it's to use neutrals. Your card would be perfect!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh good, Carla found you a challenge. I will keep looking. There has to be a monochromatic out there somewhere. I really must try this! It forms the prettiest lace!

Becky said...

WOW! We need to make a challenge for this one 'cause it is a top notch winner for sure!!! Girl, you rock :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful monochromatic card, olga!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Holy moly Olga... this is super pretty! Love it in brown!

Carol said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! Beautiful! Great job!! WOW!!

Becky said...

The image of those butterflies are gorgeous.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Love those butterflies in the background!

pinky said...

Olga your card is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Melina said...

love your shading! Gorgeous :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the subtle colours,Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
Kevin xx

Sheree said...

I am always in awe of your creations Olga! This one is gorgeous! Love the walnut stain and I use it often as well. That flower image stamp is awesome!
Hugs,
Sheree

Patti P. said...

I saw where she did this technique and I think you were a very good student! Love this card, the colors are so soothing and love that Label die!! Such an elegant card.

Kelly said...

Ooooh SO pretty. Love the warm colors and the sentiment is beautiful.

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so pretty, love the neutral colors, which I cannot do, but yours is so beautiful. Gorgeous stuff.

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous work, Olga!! Striking flower scene!

Sue said...

You need to start teaching a class. This is awesome.

Lisa Lynne said...

Beautiful, beautiful card!

Liz Williams said...

Your design is just beautiful. Love those white embossed butterflies and the design they make up and down the the sides you your card.

Betty Benton said...

Stunning, Olga, just stunning! Love that die; the layout is perfect for the image and sentiment!

Kym Weber said...

Stunning! Love the brown tones! Your butterflies turned out fabulous! Pretty image! You've done a spectacular job!

brenda said...

A really delightful card Olga.

Thanks so much for joining our Monochromatic theme at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again.

B x

CraftinGranny said...

Another beauty Olga! "Hugs"

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is so gorgeous!!!! i sooooo have to try it (-:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Olga - you have some really great cards here and in the post above - really love it too, great one if 30mins! dont think have ever done one that quickly - I keep procrastinating!
Thanks so much for posting my candy and for being a a great blogging buddy. Thanks also for popping over, and for sharing. love, Shaz in Oz. x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Ruth said...

Such a lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)