Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bring Back the Butterflies!


Recently I shared a wonderful visit to the zoo with my boys, my sister and my mother. At the end of the long day, when the boys were worn out and we were getting cranky, we meandered to one last exhibit-the butterfly exhibit. We entered a screened enclosure painted like a monarch caterpillar and all around us flew thousands of butterflies. Big ones, small ones, colorful ones, monochromatic ones. So pretty, so wonderful. Even the boys were amazed, and that was something considering they had just seen it all!




A very talented card designer and I were just corresponding that we have missed butterflies around on the blogs. And we've decided to Bring Back the Butterflies! Easy to do, since the latest challenge from Wee Memories is to incorporate a butterfly. Simon Says Stamp & Show is also having a challenge for Things with Wings! I've created mine using some acetate, Glimmer Mist and Glossy Accents. Still trying to work out the glitches with the mist and I thank you for partaking in the journey with me.

***CAS-Tastic Wednesday Challenges has decided to take a Back to School Break with the hopes to be back up and running at the end of September.***

Supplies Used: Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific (Green) Recollections Stamps: (Thank You) Heidi Grace Ink: (Charcoal Gray Chalk) Colorbox (Tempting Turquoise Pigment) Stampin'Up!  Other: (Butterfly Die) Stampin'Up! (Dragonfly and HoneyDew Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels-available at Practicing Creativity Designs (Rhinestones) Michaels (Glossy Accents) Ranger  (Notebook Paper) (Acetate)

47 comments:

  1. SO gorgeous! Love the turquoise color!! This is such a perfect monochromatic butterfly card!

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  2. Gorgeous work Karen! :) I love your butterfly! Great job with the misting!

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  3. You are so brave to go in the butterfly room. They have one at the Museum of Nat. History and I chickened out.
    Your butterfly is gorgeous and I will definitely join your BBTB cause!

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  4. Karen, your butterfly is amazing! Thanks so much for playing the Wee Memories challenge this week! :D

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous!! So delicate just like a real butterfly! Let me know when CAS-tastic is back-one of my fav places to play :) Glad you joined us at Wee Memories!!

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  6. Your butterfly is stunning! I love how you kept the rest of the card simple to really let it shine. I love the look of the glimmer mist!

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  7. Wonderful butterfly card! I guess I've never been to a butterfly pavillion - I'll have to add that to my bucket list! These colors are very pretty - and yes, we can't have too many butterflies! I'm glad your sons were able to enjoy the exhibit even though it was the end of their energy.

    ALSO, I should have noted in the previous post - I totally agree with your list other than I haven't tried the tapes yet.

    Hugs!

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  8. WOW, that butterfly is just beautiful!

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  9. Wow, that's a stunning butterfly. What a lovely thank you card.

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  10. What a stunning card! thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

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  11. this is just gorgeous. Love luminous and flowy look of the butterfly. :)

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  12. this is just gorgeous. Love luminous and flowy look of the butterfly. :)

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  13. STUNNING. Love it on the acetate!!! And don't worry- I'M NOT done with the butterflys!!! ;)

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  14. Ohhh... Very pretty, love the glimmer mist!

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  15. What a beautiful card, your butterfly has such an ethereal quality to it. Glimmer mist on acetate looks great.

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  16. Oooooooooooh sooooooooooooo pretty!!!! Way to work those glimmer mists - looks like a messy procedure but one that's totally worth the mess to get these fabby results!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  17. Gorgeous butterfly!!! I love using butterflies on cards so I'm off to go check out that challenge!

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  18. That card is GORGEOUS! I love your color choice! I can still remember the look of awe, on Adina's face, when we first took her into a butterfly house. They're so peaceful and beautiful! Life just seems to stand still for awhile.

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  19. LOVE butterflies, but don't want to overuse them on my projects. That might have to change! Your butterfly is outstanding! I love how you did that! I must try it!

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  20. i'm a little bit afraid of the spray ink, frankly...but your butterfly is gorgeous

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  21. Incredibly delicate! Perfect Karen ;-)

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  22. Goodness this is gorgeous! Your right about butteflies not being around lately. Maybe it's more of a spring thing?

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  23. what a beauty! (and I'm not a butterfly fan either...)

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  24. Stunning! Love the color palette and the delicate look of the butterfly!!!

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  25. Oh wow! This is simply beautiful!

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  26. such a beautiful b-fly, karen! i hadn't thought to try the mists on acetate-your results are stunning:)

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  27. Amazingly beautiful butterfly!!! Love it! And such a good idea to place it over a journaling sort of paper!

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  28. Wow that butterfly is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories :)

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  29. wow! i mean WOW!!! your acetate butterfly is gorgeous!! love the colors, too! fabulous card!! LOVE IT!

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  30. Such a fantasic technique to make the butterfly:-) totally stunned by its beauty! great card Karen!

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  31. Interesting combo on the butterfly for a great effect!!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Challenge!!!

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  32. A beautiful card! Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp and Show for our first challenge ... Hope to see you again next week :0)

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  33. Just GORGEOUS Karen, I love this!! SOOO PRETTY!! :) :) :) :) :) thanks for playing too!!

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  34. Your butterfly is absolutely gorgeous! I hope to find some time for this challenge!

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  35. You are so CLEVER!! I never thought of using acetate. Now thanks for the inspirations!!

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  36. Very beautiful card! I LOVE the butterfly!

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  37. Simple, timeless, elegant, yet inventive. What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories!

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  38. Karen, this is gorgeous. The color really caught my attention. Thanks for playing along us at Wee Memories! :)

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  39. Way to bring back the butterflies girl! Love it! Wee Memories challenge was the perfect reason to get it started:) I have some more in the works.

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  40. Karen, CONGRATS!!! The card is absolutely beautiful it takes my breath away.

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  41. Congrats! I saw you were the winner at Wee Memories!

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  42. Beautiful card. Karen, congrats on the winning of Wee Memories.

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  43. Hello Karen!
    I'm back from vacation and I discovered all your beautiful cards. I put a little note on it, because I find it fabulous. I like the transparency and turquoise butterfly. I love it!

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  44. Wow. Be careful or your butterfly will fly away.
    Gorgeous card.

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