Friday, September 12, 2014

Sharing with Friends

     It's mid September already, the weather is starting to change,  kids are back in school, and I am seeing the last of the butterflies in my garden.  I thought it would be a good time to pay them a little tribute.  I have a butterfly bush that is the a major focal point in my garden, and they just swarm to it during the summer months.  We thought it was a goner after last years ice storm, as it was just a mass of dead tubes for branches, all the way to the ground.  I am happy to say that it came back prettier than ever!


      Today's card has a black card base, designer paper from We R Memory Keepers (recess), a shipping tag, plus a scrap of oak tag for my sentiment.  My image stamps are from the August 2014 Unity KOM, with my sentiment being from the July KOM.  Coloring is with Copic markers.  I double cut the butterfly so that I could make it pop up.  The blue parts of the butterfly were coated in Crystal Effects, and I used a product that I won, which was new to me, to create the sparkle.  It is called Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels.  It looks amazing IRL.  Thank you Di, at Snippets!  My only other embellishment are some teal pearls.

I am sharing this via the linky for  Friends with Flair , over on the Unity blog.  Stop over there and get some wonderful inspiration.  Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

Carol L said...

Yowsah, this is pretty!!! I love the rich color tones and that gorgeous fluttering butterfly with sparkle! Way to kiss the butterflies farewell for another summer!

jimlynn said...

Oh Mary Anne! This is simply stunning! I love the patterned paper you used and can see the shine of those wings from here. A lovely, lovely tribute!
Lynn

Betty Benton said...

Pretty, pretty!

Beth F. said...

This butterfly is gorgeous and your choice of patterned papers makes everything coordinate perfectly!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Gaylynn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Mary Anne. The butterfly is a beauty.

Ruby said...

WOW Mary Anne this card is stunning.

Crystal said...

This is absolutely lovely! The colors are perfect for an end of summer/beginning of fall butterfly tribute!

Linda said...

wow I Love it. just stunned butterfly.

Terri Burson said...

Super gorgeous butterfly card! Wowza! I just love the blues and yellows....

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Wow this is so pretty, I can see the shimmer in the picture. Excellent coloring

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful card!

Tracy said...

so sooo pretty Mary Anne....you have a great weekend too missy :-) xxx

Lisa :) said...

This is so so pretty!! Inspires me to buy those stamps!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So gorgeous! I love the striped bg too!

ionabunny said...

Lots of lovely details on this very pretty card. Love the butterfly

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card. Beautiful butterfly.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the dimension of the butterfly.

Lindsey said...

This is so pretty! The butterfly is gorgeous, and the teal pearls are a perfect embellishment.

Scrapper Myra said...

That's beautiful butterfly and a great tribute.

Debra Davison said...

Very lovely butterfly !!!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful! I LOVE the butterfly!

Cynthia said...

Really lovely, Mary Anne.

Ruby N said...

Very nice!!

Miwa said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Love that dazzling butterfly!