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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Butterflies in Flight

Hello my friends. I've been somewhat missing in action due to health reasons which also knocked out my mojo, but I'm feeling better and hopefully I'll be posting weekly again.

For all who celebrate Easter, I pray you've had a wonderful one and that Our Lord's Resurrection has brought you hope and strengthened your belief in His promise that we too will be resurrected one day.  Death does not have the last word; Eternal Life does!

And on that note, I want to share a card that I'm entering in this week's StampTV Mix It Up Monday Challenge hosted by the very creative Donna Phelan. She's challenged us to make a card using three colors: black, white and red. Love that combination. For my card I used the technique featured in Gina K's video "Emboss Resist with Alcohol Markers".  I used the butterfly from her Birthday Blessings set.


This is a super easy and fun technique to try. The Spectrum Marker colors I used are DR1 and DR2 on Pure Luxury White Layering Weight; the card base is Pure Luxury Black Onyx cardstock. 

I'm also entering this card in this week's Mod Squad Challenge hosted by Joyce Erb. We are to use a butterfly as our focal point to honor the arrival of Spring. And since some states didn't get the memo that Spring has sprung, she's hoping to "help some of the northern states undergo metamorphosis" so they too can enjoy some Spring weather.

I used the same butterfly from the background, this time I heat embossed it using white embossing powder on Black Onyx cardstock. I added red and white diamond gems on the ribbon  just to add some sparkle.

I do hope you like my card and thank you for stopping by. Until next time, have a wonderfully creative week.


7 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Sylvia. Great take on both challenges, and you did that technique wonderfully! I wondered where you had been, so glad to see you back. Hope you are feeling okay now. I love the red butterflies, and that pop of white. Just beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks Judy for your encouragement, I really liked this technique, I want to try with other color combinations and stamps.

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  2. What a beautiful card you created. I am glad you are feeling well enough to be creative again too. I know only too well about that interfering with our muse.

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    1. Hello Verna, thank you for your lovely comments. I'm thrilled about your news on being published. Congratulations again.

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  3. Gorgeous card. I feel ya, I've been sick too:-) I hate sinus headaches. Welcome back. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

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    1. I agree with you, sinus headaches are terrible, I hope you're feeling better. I enjoyed this challenge.

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