Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Mixed Media CardChallenge - Butterflies


We've got a new challenge for you at the Mixed Media Card Challenge, and the theme is Butterflies with an option of Gold.


I diecut the leaves from mixed media paper, then adhered them to another piece of mixed media paper, covered with gesso then painted with Distress Paints and spritzed and mopped the colours.  I diecut a butterfly from a piece of watercoloured mixed media paper, adhered it to the panel, then matted the panel onto textured card.  I wrote the sentiment with black pen and infilled some of the letters with white pen.  My nod to gold is one of the self-adhesive pearls.

How will you interpret the theme?  Pop over to the blog for more inspiration from the team, and to add your card to the gallery.

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful background for your lovely die cut butterfly Shirley! This is SO pretty! Julia xx

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  2. such a pretty, lovely card!!! <3

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  3. OOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo. That's how I feel about this design. The colors are oh-so-pretty!

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  4. So pretty and texture-y, Shirley ... just lovely! Anita :)

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  5. I'm totally in love with d bg Uve created. Love d way d colours blend around d leaves.

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  6. EEK! What a stunning design, Shirley! That blended background is gorgeous and I love the texture from the leaves!

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  7. You wrote that sentiment?! I can't seem to write well when I want to...Your penmanship is dynamic. Beautiful card. Full of beautiful color, texture, and a sweet little butterfly. Just wonderful. Bev

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  8. So pretty. Love all your textures, colors and die cut butterfly. TFS Shirley.

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  9. Stunning card...just love your beautiful butterfly and those colors are amazing!

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  10. You seriously hand wrote the sentiment??? Wow!

    Beautiful colors, gorgeous butterfly, lovely texture and sweet wee bits of bling!

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  11. I LOVE it Shirley! I am trying to round up Mixed Media artists to join me for a challenge, and you know what... I am just getting inspired to join YOU all in your challenges.....!!! (The truth). Well anyways....

    WOW this is amazing!!!!!

    I am not sure if you are interested in Christmas cards (in August)... I have a card up on a challenge that I am really trying to have Mixed Media artist play along with!!!!
    http://musechristmasvisions.blogspot.ca/2015/08/muse-christmasvisions-14.html

    I also have a Chance to win a free stamp set until 8/11/15 Here: http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2015/08/essentials-by-ellen-2015-holiday-release.html

    Love your work!
    -Kimberly Wiener

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  12. Oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Smitten with the butterfly and so impressed with your hand-written sentiment. WOW!
    Hugs~c

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