Friday, July 29, 2011

Inspiration from Nature


Hello, friends!  This week, the challenge #26, at Art Impressions, is to be inspired by nature.  After going through my AI stamps, I was drawn to this beautiful butterfly (I-2223). 

I started with a piece of glossy card stock, clear embossed some Queen Anne's Lace (Judith) on the edge.  I used Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, and Tea Dye, to create my background.  I buffed the flowers to get them white, and carefully colored the stems with Copic.  I stamped my butterfly in Memento, Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copics.  I added my sentiment (A Muse) directly to the scene.

My stamped panel was then matted with black and then placed on a base card of Pumpkin Spice PL card stock.  I created my own brad heads with a punch and Crystal Effects.

It is Friday!  Woo Hoo!  Hope you all have a fun weekend planned!

14 comments:

Sue W said...

What a fabulous card Mary Anne!!! Your sponging is amazing!

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful card!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so pretty, love how you embossed the flowers and then colored with Copics, never thought of that. Have a great weekend.

Myrna said...

Mary Ann
Lovely, lovely, lovely.
You do such fab work.
Myrna

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh this is BREAthtaking! Gorgeous my friend!

Janice M said...

This is sooo pretty Mary Anne! Great job with the sponging. S

Carol L said...

I just love the background you created for this! Those delicate flowers are so pretty, and so is that butterfly! Weekend hugs my friend :)

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Mary Ann, I just love the background you created.

Patti P. said...

Oh my, this is on my list of faves...your bg is beautiful and love the LO of your images. Just Gorgeous!!!
Hope you have a great weekend.

Payne Holler Cards said...

you were definitely in your mojo with this one! lovin it!!! will have to remember to try the clear emb on glossy TFS

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is so beautiful. I love your handmade background. It creates the perfect scene for your butterfly and flowers. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Impressions this week. Hope to see you again soon.
~Renee
AI DT

catdidit said...

This is gorgeous! what a beautiful bg you created with the distress inks!

Wendy said...

So pretty, Mary Anne!! I love this! :)

JD said...

Very pretty!