Vintage Butterfly

Over at Craft Your Passion there is a recipe of ‘LACE AND AT LEAST ONE FLOWER’ to follow.A beautiful combination I hope you’ll agree.

Head on over to draw some inspiration from the DT’s beautiful work,grab the chance to win some FREE digi stamps and apply for a GDT slot too!!

I thought I’d go in a slightly different direction with this one.I usually go for cute but swapped it for vintage as it seemed to suit this gorgeous image,Butterfly in lavender by Coco Dingo.I tried my own variation of the ‘Faux Porcelain Flowers’ technique from the September issue of Craft Stamper magazine.I don’t own a Melt Pot so I sprayed each layer of this handmade rose with Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine.Left to dry before assembelling.I used some Distress Ink too,leaving a halo of white around the image.It really makes the colours ‘pop’!Of course I had to throw in some pearls to the mix – they just seemed to fit in perfectly.

Supplies :
Image: Butterfly in lavender by Coco Dingo
Mediums : Promarkers;Vintage Photo Distress Ink;Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine
Paper/card : Tan and black card from stash;Purple card Papermania Textured;DP K & Co
Tools : X-cut guillotine;Tim Holtz Paper Ditsresser;Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Sizzix die;Big Shot
Embellishments : Pearls  and Jute ribbon from Bunny Zoe’s;black lace from stash
Here are some challenges :
Oh, Alice! – Shine and Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge – Photo inspiration Bright colours from first.Butterfly from second.
Allsorts – New Beginnings (changing from caterpillar to butterfly)
Fairy Fun Friday – Pearls and lace
Stampin’ For The Weekend – Shabby or Vintage
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Flowers
Cute Card Thursday – Material girl
Dutch Dare – Vintage Summer
Pals Paper Arts – Pretty in Pearls
Fab ‘n’ Funky – Living in a material world
My Time To Craft – In the Garden
Papertake Weekly – Just the one (flower)
Gingerloft Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge – Pearls and lace
Creatalicious – Vintage
Cowgirl’s Sunday Stamp’en Challenge – Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time – Blooms,Butterflies and/or Bling
Paper Sundaes – Mixed Mediums
Stamptacular Sunday – Distress it!
Sundays with Crissy – Sparkle and Shine
Lexi’s Creations – Flower Power
Totally Stampalicious – Flowers
Pile it on – Layers


Lisa x 


45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 15:20:44

    Beautiful! I love the layout and colors.


  2. Stef H
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 15:22:18

    gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous!!! your coloring is fabulous, your layout is fabulous, and that black lace is perfect!


  3. Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 16:31:54

    Gorgeous card! I love that butterfly image and you colored it so beautifully. Thanks for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.


  4. Wendy
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 16:34:30

    WOW, that butterfly looks REAL. Beautiful coloring!!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.



  5. Claudine Poch
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 17:09:56

    Beautiful!! Your flower and lace look wonderful!


  6. Corinne Salesse
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 18:10:14

    so beautiful !!! your choice of lace and flower is perfect.


  7. Tami
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 18:45:54

    Thanks for joining gingerloft. I love the image and the black lace looks great.


  8. Laney
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 19:03:20

    WOW!! stunning card!! loving the black lace its very effective!!
    thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week hope you can join us next week too


  9. Paula
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 19:16:44

    this is a beautiful card Lisa
    thank you for joining in with us at OSAAT this week,
    good luck
    Paula xx


  10. Margreet
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 19:22:00

    this is just gorgeous Lisa….thanks for joining FFF!
    xxx Margreet


  11. Lorraine
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 20:49:11

    Oh wow Lisa what a gorgeous card that image is so beautiful that butterfly looks as if it could fly away any minute, the colours and lace are fabulous thank you for sharing this beauty with us at OSCC this week.
    Lorraine x


  12. Kalshelia
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 22:13:51

    The butterfly is so beautiful. Your coloring was exquisite. Thanks for playing @ PPA!!


  13. Emma H
    Sep 06, 2010 @ 23:48:31

    Very pretty, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky!


  14. Lauretta See
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 00:31:35

    one word.. beautiful 😉 i love that flower too.. so nice 😉
    hugs xx


  15. Ann Schach
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 03:41:26

    Beautiful colors! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing @ PPA


  16. Val
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 12:00:26

    That is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with OSAAT this week.
    Val XX


  17. Kayla (Purple Panda Designs)
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 14:11:44

    This is lovely 🙂 Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week


  18. Padster
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 17:01:53

    Absolutely beautiful – thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week x


  19. Gemma
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 18:15:35

    Wow this butterfly just looks real, what a great colouring, love you card, it’s really very elegant! Thanks for joining us @ SSC, hope to see you again soon! Hugs Gemma


  20. Lorraine A
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 19:10:49

    Beautiful card 🙂 absolutely stunning ! the butterfly is gorgeous abd I love the way you used the black lace ,,, fabulous ! very arty !! 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 🙂
    Lols x x x


  21. Lorraine A
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 19:11:24

    oops ,, thanks for joining us on the PTW too 🙂 xx


  22. Sammibug
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 19:59:18

    Gorgeous, Lisa! Love the way you added the lace in a contrasting color.


  23. Rebekah
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 21:29:58

    This is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT for our butterlies, blooms and bling challenge hugs Rebekah xx


  24. Monika/buzsy
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 23:31:28

    Such a pretty card! Love the butterfly image, the colors… nice flower embellishment… and the mash looks great! Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC.


  25. Annette
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 00:51:55

    What a beautiful card! Fantastic colouring & nice combination of papers & embellies! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.


  26. Marianne
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 15:32:35

    Butterflies and lavender are my soft spot! So great card! You did a really great job!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!


  27. Dee (Sprytebyrd)
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 07:00:24

    Oh how lovely! What a great image and I love how you’ve showcased it with the black lace and gorgeous flower!
    Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Distressing challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot


  28. Christine
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 12:23:12

    très belle carte, très fine et raffinée.
    Merci de te joindre à FFF Challenge



  29. alica
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 13:03:27

    oh wow! so pretty! Love the vintage feel of it – your coloring is great and the lace the perfect touch.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!


  30. Lori
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 15:02:40

    That butterfly is drop dead gorgeous, it looks as if it could fly off the card, thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations.
    I have some yummy Blog Candy at if you’re interested.


  31. Val
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 15:59:20

    This is stunning- really great entry for OSCC. Thanks for joining us this week – hope to see you again soon.


  32. Joyleen Lim
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 17:22:42

    So so beautiful!


  33. Jo D
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 18:20:15

    Beautiful card really sweet and cute, thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSAAT.

    Hugs Jo xxx


  34. Lisa
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 18:48:49

    Very pretty card, LOVE that flower :o) Lisa x


  35. Roberta Laliberte
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 03:35:32

    Very rich colors! Sure makes everything pop! Lovely!

    Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays!



  36. Tracey
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 07:08:04

    Gorgeous card Lisa, that butterfly is so beautiful 🙂

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations & Good Luck!



  37. Amanda
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 19:43:57

    beautiful card, the lace is gorgeous and the butterfly is just stunning

    thanks for joining in with the fun at allsorts this week :o)

    Amanda x


  38. Kleeblatt
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 20:10:02

    Wonderful card. Your image is so beautiful. I love it.
    Thank you for joining us at CSSC this week.
    Hope to see you for our special challenge on the 19th September our Cards For Soldiers!!!



  39. Sue MacLean
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 22:02:40

    This is adorable! I love the design paper and colors!


  40. Peggy McCurry
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 14:29:21

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining us at Oh,Alice this week!


  41. Marianne-db
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 16:46:48

    This is so cute! The butterfly is so real, beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week! Hugs, Marianne


  42. Lisa C
    Sep 12, 2010 @ 01:58:08

    Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Sunday’s with Crissy this month!


  43. Gunn
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 13:10:20

    Beautiful card. Love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.


  44. Cat Spicer
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 00:25:14

    WAHOO! What an amazing creation. I’m late commenting but am SO happy I hopped over. My mom would have been thrilled so see such a lovely creation inspired by her precious monarchs. THANK you for sharing at the OSC.


  45. michele spera
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 19:17:21

    very lovely job on your card! Very beautifulThank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy


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