The Lone Butterfly

Hello Everyone
As I draft this I am in the middle of sharing festive related posts and it will be after Christmas before I will manage to share this card which was amongst a few in a feature article, in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, of cards which all featured Darkroom Door butterflies, from the beautiful stamp set, Butterfly.
I don’t know how many of the cards I will end up sharing with you but for this post, here is one card which I gave the title of The Lone Butterfly. lonebutterflylynnemoncrieffI wanted the butterfly to be raised from the cardbase, giving the impression that it has alighted there merely for a second before it takes flight on the summer’s breeze.lonebutterflytwoA fragment of found paper which had several colours applied and if I remember, different paints.  I liked the way that there are veins of gold appearing on the paper.
Lots of paint splatters, am I at my happiest when creating splatters!  There is something about creating splatters which is so childlike,  maybe it is the way it is done with abandon, a very carefree way to apply paint.  What  is missing from the photographs is the shimmer created by the Twinkling H20s which you can almost pick up from the close-up of the painted fragment of paper. lonebutterfly3The colours on this card are far removed from the colours viewed from our windows at this time of the year but one thing is for certain, it might well be December but in no time at all, we will be in the summer months of 2015 wondering where the past six months have disappeared to and why time is passing us by so quickly!


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fliss
    Dec 28, 2014 @ 22:05:07

    This is really beautiful Lynne and your lone butterfly looks very striking against the soft background.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
    Fliss xx


  2. Sharon
    Dec 28, 2014 @ 22:15:42

    How beautiful!


  3. butterfly
    Dec 28, 2014 @ 22:18:21

    This is just lovely, Lynne – the delicate splatters of colour echoing those gorgeous fragile paper scraps, and the lone butterfly taking centre stage… I absolutely love it.
    Hope you are enjoying your 12 Days and getting ready for Hogmanay!
    Alison xx


  4. 3renee
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 03:53:26

    This is so soft and beautiful, the splatters are wonderful! I hope the winter goes as quickly as you said, I can’t wait for summer again.


  5. craftytrog
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 06:46:52

    Such wonderful elements on this beautiful card Lynne! I love the red splashes in the background.
    Have a happy new year
    Alison xxx


  6. Anne R
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 07:45:19

    Your lone butterfly is delightful and does look as though it is about to take flight. The splatters are wonderful, as are those little scraps of beautifully coloured and shimmery paper…. an absolute delight! I do hope you are enjoying the festive season. You are so right, in no time at all it will be summer……. sigh. Hugs, Anne xx


  7. Valerie-Jael
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 08:34:01

    Really beautiful! Valerie


  8. Annie G
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:26:05

    Such a sweet card Lynne. Love the gorgeous background and fragments of paper.

    Perfect xx

    Hugs Annie x


  9. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 12:25:22

    It’s lovely to see colours that don’t match outside – it’s still frosty and it’s past noon! I love that crumpled scrap of richly coloured paper – a wonderful contrast to the soft background.


  10. Samantha Read
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 13:16:32

    Even your splatters are beautiful! Another gorgeous creation 🙂


  11. thecobweboriumemporium
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 15:05:37

    A really striking card, which would stand out from the usual cards one sees for Birthdays and the like. I love it. Well done Lynne!
    Sending love and good wishes for the New Year ~ Cobs. x


  12. Dorthe
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 18:18:15

    Dear Lynne , this was one of your beautiful creations ,which I totally fell in love with, when seing that number of The Stamper`s Sampler . So poetic it is, just like you my friend,- you are gifted with a poetic oar, in both creating with papers,fabrics and words!
    The shimmer looks just like when being able to ,shortly ,see a butterfly wing in the sun,-and the splatters adds colour and movement . Such a very lovely card !!
    Wishes of a lovely evening dear friend.
    Dorthe xxx


  13. Pearshapedchris
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 18:56:14

    Beautiful! Looking forward to Summer with this fantastic shimmery card! Wishing you all the very best for 2015, Chrisx


  14. Julie Lee
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 19:48:40

    I do love the idea of a butterfly perched on a card or page just for an exquisite moment! This one is so lovely and delicate and reminds us that spring days will return, however long Winter seems. How inspiring your art is Lynne. It must give pleasure to so many people through the pages of these lovely magazines. You use colour and texture with such consummate skill and artistry. Wishing you a very happy 2015! xxx


  15. Gery
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 19:52:29

    Lynne, what a beautiful card you are showing here!!
    Love those soft colours on it.
    A sprinkle of gold on this card as well as in life brings always a little magic.
    Time flies indeed and just like this butterfly it all happens so fast.
    Groetjes Gery


  16. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 21:15:09

    My mother always said that time speeds up as you grow older…
    OH MY how can it get much faster is what I say now too ♥
    Your butterfly is so beautiful and fragile looking and like it is resting a moment before moving on.
    Lovely in every detail as always dear Lynne!
    Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy 2015 …


  17. gio
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 22:04:11

    Wow, Lynne, this really shines! it’s so warm and push me to think already about Spring and Summer. Thanks!
    I wish you a new year full of beautiful moments and creativity!


  18. Marianne
    Dec 30, 2014 @ 01:29:07

    Very beautiful, Lynne…sweetly elegant. Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015!

    Marianne xo


  19. Ira
    Dec 30, 2014 @ 13:30:27

    How tender this is, love the colours and splats, another beautiful make Lynne, may 2015 be good to you! Take care,Ira


  20. Dianne
    Dec 30, 2014 @ 16:09:17

    Oh Miss Lynne you just blow me away, you have created exactly what you have describe, you have made it come alive, its just magical how your creationsmove us all in different ways, the one thing inb common is the love you spread with all you create, THANK YOU for making this world a more beautiful place, Miss Designer Extraordinaire, all the best in the New Year,((( HUGE HUGS )))..


  21. Shari T.
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 16:08:00

    Lynne, this gorgeous butterfly is just what we need to remind us about the Spring & Summer that are right around the corner!! Well, maybe not right around the corner 😉 The butterflies can’t get here soon enough and in the meantime–splatter away!! Paint & ink splatters make me happy, too 🙂 🙂 Congrats again on the wonderful Butterfly Watch layout in Stamper’s Sampler!! I just LOVE all of the cards you made with the DD butterfly images–they are spectacular!! I can’t wait to see you in the pages of the Stampington publications in 2015!! HAPYY NEW YEAR my Dear Friend!! XOXO-Shari


  22. Terry
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 17:18:31

    Congratulations, Lynne! What a great way to finish off the year! Maybe this year I will actually submit something!!! It has been a pleasure to visit your blog again this past year and see so much beauty! Love this Lone Butterfly! Wishing you the best in 2015! Hugs!


  23. hettiecraft
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 22:39:39

    Beautiful Lynne. The colours and the delicateness of this card is wonderful.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2015!


  24. Florence
    Jan 01, 2015 @ 21:37:35

    Hi Lynne, This is so pretty. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2015.
    Florence xx


  25. Shelly Schmidt
    Jan 02, 2015 @ 05:33:50

    Lovely as always- love the details on your projects- the butterfly is awesome! Hope you have a wonderful 2015 and thanks for all of your fab inspiration!


  26. CYN
    Jan 02, 2015 @ 22:06:21

    a real beauty!!! Happy New Year Lynne!!!


  27. Linda Adams
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 17:44:14

    Hello Lynne, It’s been awhile since I’ve visited. You are still making beautiful things. I am a fan of butterflies and I love this Lone Butterfly. Beautiful colors and textures. Joyous Wishes, Linda


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