Don’t Doubt The Strength Of My Delicate Wings

Hello Everyone
Welcome to this scheduled post where I am sharing two more cards which relate to this blog post, HERE.
The beautiful butterflies on the two cards I am sharing in this post are from the quite gorgeous Butterflies stamp set from Darkroom Door.photooneWhen I made this collection of four butterfly cards for Take Ten (although it is The Stampers’ Sampler where they were published) the idea was a common theme of butterflies and for a similar colour palette across all four cards. The backgrounds were painted with Twinkling H20s and if I remember correctly, NeoColor II watersoluble crayons, with subtle stamping. You can see some of that stamping on the right side of the photograph below.
I always prefer to lay down colour prior to stamping instead of stamping and then colouring the image. All the butterflies were stamped onto watercolour paper which had been painted with the mix of paints used for the backgrounds. You can see I had fun with paint splatters. Β I do love a splatter or two!phototwoSome found papers painted to co-ordinate with the cards.
photothreeAnother butterfly card:-
photofourThis angle shows how the butterfly is raised from the background. Β I was so happy it managed to withstand the journey to the U.S.A. and didn’t arrive looking squashed and rather sorry for itself.
photofiveThe Butterfly Watch feature can be seen in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
Thank You so much for your visits which I hope you know are never taken for granted.


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suze Bain
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 18:39:25

    I love the backgrounds Lynne, two beautiful cards. Xx


  2. gio
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 18:49:22

    Beautiful, I loved the first one, but the second…it’s perfect! My fave!


  3. Anne R
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 19:21:44

    The subtle stamping is wonderful and the butterflies are simply gorgeous! I love your splatters too! Hugs, Anne xx


  4. Ira
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 20:29:26

    Beautiful almost ethereal creations Lynne, so delicate!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  5. Rachel Fisher
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 21:25:01

    so delicate Lynne – I adore the splashes of colour – beautiful x


  6. Meggymay
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 21:34:37

    Stunning cards Lynne, those butterflies look lovely.
    Yvonne xx


  7. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 22:26:48

    Such lovely butterflies on your special splatter background Lynne!
    Another beauty of a creation.


  8. Julie Lee
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 23:53:14

    Such gorgeous backgrounds and such delicate, wonderful butterflies. I love the spatters too! xx


  9. thecobweboriumemporium
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 00:22:23

    Both beautiful …. if I was buying and could only afford one … I think my heart would go to the first one with the die cut butterflies (are they butterflies or incredibly beautiful moths? They remind me of a Lacewing Moth).

    I think theor delicate looking wings won my heart.

    Beautiful card art Lynne. Love them. ~ Cobs. x


  10. Shilpa
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 04:33:04

    Beautiful card, Lynne. Love the subtle colors and butterflies


  11. Bettina
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 07:31:45

    What a beautiful picture – love the Coloured butterflies flying over the background!


  12. Annie G
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 10:25:15

    Absolutely beautiful makes Lynne… the gorgeous colour palette and background. TFS
    Annie x x


  13. Terry
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 14:25:45

    Oh how dreamy this is, Lynne! Both cards are so delicate and beautiful. I love your butterflies! Hugs!


  14. Dorthe
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 18:01:32

    Yes my dear Lynne, that issue has a wonderful collection of your beautiful art ,of many different kinds , and among them, these two cards which are , so stunning..
    The colours you have mixed on your watercolour paper and butterflyes are so delicious and lovely, ,and the butterflyes are almost allive together with the splasches in red . Also I love the extra reddish papers and fabric flowers !!
    Hugs from Dorthe


  15. somefromnone
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 19:03:03

    Stunning cards. Thank you for sharing some of your techniques here.


  16. Sharon r
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 23:07:25

    Beautiful – love the butterflies!


  17. Hazel H
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 10:20:42

    Beautiful cards Lynne.
    xxx Hazel.


  18. Shelly Schmidt
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 17:05:19

    I love these soft beautiful colors- the subtle stamping and the beautiful butterflies! Congrats on being published again, and glad the pkg arrived with the butterflies ‘intact’! Love the dimension.


  19. Samantha Read
    Jan 30, 2015 @ 13:33:02

    Breathtakingly gorgeous Lynne, sending hugs xx


  20. Shari T.
    Jan 30, 2015 @ 17:06:48

    Beautiful Butterfly cards, Lynne! You know how I love your butterfly creations and WOW–Yes, these cards made it fantastically well in the overseas mail to Stampington πŸ™‚ It’s a fabulous feature in Stamper’s Sampler!! πŸ™‚
    These butterfly images from DD are wonderful and you showcase their beauty so well, Lynne!! Look at how pretty they are on the delicately water colored backgrounds! Look at those paint splatters!! Oh, just love those spots–you know how I LOVE paint splatters!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ I love those torn pieces of natural paper that you colored so vibrantly–those bright pops of color bring even more life to these creations! I swear, I can see the wings on the butterflies moving πŸ™‚
    Just lovely cards, so deserving of the layout in Stamper’s Sampler πŸ™‚


  21. craftytrog
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 08:12:36

    Beautiful & delicate, just like a butterfly! xox


  22. coco
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 09:25:53

    Two real beauties Lynne!!! Absolutely sublime… (hope this word has the same strong meaning than in French). That’s well deserved to be published again for this work, I adore it!!! Hugs, Coco xx


  23. Julie Lavalette
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 09:53:48

    These are stunning Lynn, real beauties.
    Have a nice weekend, Julie x


  24. butterfly
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 14:53:17

    I remember the first of these so well – and the colours and that delicate spatter are just as captivating this time… the perfect setting for the ethereal butterflies. Superb!
    Alison xx


  25. Jenny Marples
    Feb 21, 2015 @ 19:16:09

    So delicate! Those butterflies just might flutter off my screen – they are absolute gems Lynne. Jenny x


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