Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pieced butterfly

Here is a card for someone very special. I haven't been much inspired by these butterflies, but I do like the way this one turned out. This card started out with blue glossy cardstock, and I embossed the Flower Wallpaper cling stamp on it with white.....I wanted the idea of a sky with clouds and a flower garden combined for the butterfly to hover over. I thought the pastel pinks, greens, and yellows looked pretty against that shade of blue, so I chose small-scale ginghams, dots and stripes.

Here's a close-up of the butterfly.
Supplies: CG123 Flower Wallpaper, CG130 Butterflies, CL278 Great Flourishes


18 comments:

Anita Rex said...

I know what you mean about the butterfly I have it too and it's not always so easy. But I really like yours! Always love paperpiecing! And I like the idea of the clouds!

Tracey said...

OMGOODNESS Lin I LOVE this butterfly....it kinda reminds me of a vintage quilt!!! :) AMAZING work paper piecing the butterfly...those pieces are so tiny!!! AND what a perfectly pretty background to set it off! Can you tell I LOVE it! LOL! Off to go get ready for LOST...are you enjoying it?
Hugs,
TRace

Nancy said...

Oh my, so much cutting and so perfectly too! Your butterfly is exquisite and it looks so beautiful on the pretty blue background. It really shouldn't amaze me, I should expect nothing but fabulous when I visit here, but you always manage to push the gorgeous envelope a little farther with each new design. Wonderful inspiration indeed!

Dawn T said...

Super card Lin... as usual the simplicity of the design is great added to with the amazing colour in your butterfly. Perfect

Stamping Cafe said...

WOW... gorgeous card and butterfly, Lin! Love everything about it!!

Unknown said...

Lin this is one very beautiful card. I love what you have done, it totaly rocks!!!

Barb said...

Lin, this is fabulous!! I absolutely love that butterfly! And you definitely accomplished the sky, clouds, flowers background! I have always felt the same way about that butterfly. Have tried different things but never liked it. This is so inspirational! All that paper piecing!! Wow! Just a fantastic card!! :)

Tiffany Ervin said...

Oh my Lin, the blue on this card just caught my eye immediately!! Wow, and your butterfly looks so quaint and pretty with the paper piecing! I need to try more paper piecing!

Sanne said...

Fantastic job on that butterfly Lin - love her little antenna, too!

Alice said...

oh! very cute and sweet butterfly! i love it!!! very pretty card, Lin!

Vanessa said...

Your butterfly is amazing!!! Love it!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful is this?!? I love the paper piecing on the butterfly Lin!

Sue McRae said...

That butterfly is so pretty Lin! Love the patterns and colours you picked!

Jacqueline said...

Oh how lovely Lin!! You always make happy cards, so pretty and feminine!! Have a lovely weekend!

Jill said...

WOWOWOW! I am a butterfly fan and your paper piecing just blew me away!!!!!!!!!!!!

Virginia L. said...

LOVe this paper-pieced butterfly! Amazing!

Suzanne C said...

Beautifully pieced butterfly.. Love the background you set it against it really shows it off!

stampingandstitching said...

This is so beautiful Lin! Wonderful background and your pieced butterfly looks fantastic!