Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More Butterflies - Magnolia-licious Challenge #11

Hello and a Happy Tuesday.

Today is the start of a new colour challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Pat is our host for the month of April and she has chosen the colours pink and green. Oooh, I love this combo--one of my favorites!

But first before I forget, a reminder that the Magnolia-licious Spring/Easter Extravaganza contest is still open until April 19--you have just one more week to enter your project(s). 4 chances to win the $150 and $75 gift certificates, and there are random prizes of $25 gift certificates. Click here for the details.

So now, here's my DT card.

This is the wonderful sketch that I used for the card. It's from Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch Challenge #35.

Other challenges I'm entering:

7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #18 - Seeing spots.

Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional.

Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #29 - Spring Has Sprung.

Make it Colourful
- Challenge #14 - Colouring Skies.

This is Beautiful Tilda and isn't she just that? I think of her as a butterfly fairy. She is from Magnolia's new Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011--ooh...I am just so loving this collection !!! This image/stamp is available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

As with most of my Tilda's, I've stamped the image, coloured it and then cut it out (and the butterfly also). I stamped a second image, roughly coloured it and then did the background around the image. The cut-out Tilda and butterfly were then mounted on pieces of foam tape (or dimensionals).

Hey, how do you like the sky in the background? Annika has a fabulous tutorial on how to colour sky/clouds with Copics. I followed her instructions, but of course I used my Promarkers instead. More practicing to be done...

This is a new type of easel card they call a twisted easel card. I thought I had to try this out at least once to see if I like it...LOL. I still prefer the regular easel card though. However if you're interested in making this type of card, Pam Sparks has a wonderful tutorial (click here).

I hope you'll join us in our colour challenge. And to inspire you, have a look at the fabulous creations of my fellow DT members at the Challenge blog and to get the details, links to their individual blogs can be found there or on my side bar.

Thank you sooo... much for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is greatly appreciated. Have a fabulous week!


Other stamps used: Inkadinkado sentiment stamp 'It's a Beautiful Day'.

DP's: American Crafts Baby Miss Muffet, Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Rosey Bloom, one sheet from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girls paper pad.

Tools: Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities Peony and a new toy that I just got, the Nesties Labels Twenty (I love this one--it's lovely, don't you think?).

Punches - Martha Stewart Pop-Up Butterfly and Floral Lace Edge punchers, MS Monarch Butterfly Medium punch, Tiny Flower punch from Michaels $1.50 bin, Punch Bunch Ash Leaf medium and small punches, for the flowers on the bottom section of the card--EK Success Retro Flower medium and small punches.

Misc.: Mark Richards and Recollections pearls, Tim Holtz distress ink pad Vintage Photo for distressing my paper edges.

Medium: Alcohol-ink markers (Promarkers, Touch and Letraset Pantone Tria markers), coloured pencils to add some shadings.


Miranda de Groot said...

I just love your card. Those little butterflies are so cute.

Julie said...

A beautiful card too!! Wonderful spray of flowers and butterflies!! Love it! Juliexx

cabio's craft corner said...

So very gorgeous twisted easel Norma. Love every single details and all those little flowers, omg, what an eye treat :o)

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful card Norma.

lamanuelle said...

C'est une splendeur cette carte, bravo! Bises. Nadine

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh how pretty is this. Just love all your punched out flowers... wowweee. x

Silvie Z said...

wowzers Norma, this is wonderful! Beautiful papers and colors! The little flowers and butterflies look awesome! Love how you used your new Nesties! Great shaped card!

Pat said...

Hi Norma...ooooohhhhh...I LOVE THIS CARD!! I love twisted easel cards....they're such fun to make!! And, oh my, is this just a whole collection of wonderful elements...the butterfly, and layering, and those cascading flowers...all just beautifully showcasing this delightful (and gorgeously colored) Tilda. I love this new Butterfly Dreams Collection! Best yet in my pinion!!) Hugs. Pat

Monique said...

Oh, that's so cute !!
I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Tracy said...

Hi Norma,
A really gorgeous creation, I love your design and colours, the elements all look so pretty.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carissa said...

This is so pretty, almost exotic with all the gorgeous flowers hanging down. Carissa:)

Francy said...

Wow gorgeous card and the embellishment are very beautiful. This combo color is very nice and I go to create my card for partecipe at this challenge.
See you soon

ellabella said...

This is totally outstanding I could stay here all day just looking at it, the colours, flowers, butterflys and Tilda...it is awesome.
Hugs Janine

charlene said...

Norma this is just drop dead beautiful .....Wow is all I can say love the flowers and butterfiles...just perfecto in every way.

Angela said...

You've done it again, Norma. How pretty this is with your pretty papers and punched flowers and butterflies. Love the cloud background your created around Tilda - gorgeous coloring too. hugs, Angela

Louise said...

Fabulous card, love the butterflies
Louise :)

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous one!


dolcreations said...

Man oh Man...what you do with your punches is just so amazing! Your card is gorgeous.I have been on a mission to find that little daisy punch. NO luck yet!!!LOL Your sky is perfect Norma! Your card is perfect...your paper is perfect!!!!LOL LOVE THIS! Please can I use this idea for the flower arrangement you have done! Oh it is so pretty!

Candy said...

Wow Norma,
You put so much detail into every card you make.
I adore your sky!!!!!! Also all of your teeny flowers and butterflies!
I saw right away that you had cut and raised the butterfly above Tilda - ahhhh.
Such beautiful colouring and decorating!!!!!!
Such a wonderful card :o)
Hugs, Candy

Sharon Caudle said...

GORGEOUS card, Norma!!! Love Tilda and all your beautiful punched flowers and butterflies gives it such a magical feel! Beautiful!
hugs, Sharon

Alessandra said...

Dear Nora, I am in love. With this card!! It is stunningly beautiful...you made my day! Thanks for sharing all your lovely ideas with us! Your blog is devine, a pleasure for my eyes ;o)
Love, Alessandra

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Norma!!! Love your creation and what a creative take on the sketch! LOVE it!
Love your twisted easel designing too! Lovely flowers...I could go on and on! : ))
Totally charming and delightful! OK, I'll stop! hehe
Pam Going Postal

Angie said...

super easel card Norma love the image and the colours your clouds are perfect. Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Norma, this is so fabulous! I love everything about it!

Ellie Maggie said...

Wow! This card is truly beautiful and stunning, from the delicate butterflies, the gorgeous flowers, etc. But what sets that lovely Tilda image off that you've coloured so very well are those amazing clouds! I'm off to check out that tutorial for myself! Also, those flowers on the base look like floating flowers on a pond - a delightful card. Hugs to you, Ellie Maggie x

Lena said...

Wow my dear Norma,
This is simply wonderful.
I'm stunning. Loved, loved!!!
Little butterflies are so sweet.
Your hands are really magics.

Christina C. said...

OMG, Norma....such a magnificent creation! Love all the wonderful elements on this extraordinary card!
Your coloring is phenomenal.

Linda said...

What a stunning acrd just beautiful!!!!!

Card Crazy said...

How incredibly beautiful! All the tiny flowers and butterflies are a wonderful embellishment. This is so lovely.
Sue S.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Stunning Norma--gorgeous work, beautiful details and your coloring is magical! You made the Top 3 at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog as well for tomorrow ;)


Rene said...

GORGEOUS! Love all those flowers on the vine! I need to go to Michaels with you...I never find stuff in the $1.50 bin! ;D

Lisette Morris said...

Stunning Norma! I always enjoy your blog and inspirations!

Pam said...

Norma.....I think this is beautiful! Pick me up when you and Rene go to Michael's so I can find some "neat stuff" too.
Hugs from Indiana,

Barb Hardeman said...

Just stunning, Norma! Love the trailers and hand punched flowers down the right side. A beautiful compliment to Beautiful Tilda! Your coloring is just amazing, makes Tilda look so real! Excellent card...hugs...Barb

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Cami said...

OMG Norma, this is a very, very, pretty card! I just love all the teeny-tiny flowers you punched and draped down the card. I just love butterflies too and this image is perfect for this card and challenge. Wow Norma, you have a lot of patience!
Hugs, Cami

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's a beautiful day and this is a beautiful card. Love all those little butterflies. As for your last post,Norma, your flower stalk is GORGEOUS! Hugs, Lesley

LindaC said...

THis card is so pretty. I love the corner detailing with the flowers and butterflies. It compliments perfectly the butterfly border on the left. Great design and perfect interpretation of the challenge. LC

Maria Therese said...

Stunning card!!

Harma said...

Hi Norma
Beautiful work as always great coloring I love the butterfly border.
Hugs harma

Leah the Orange said...

just LOVELY! the details are fabulous, the layout of the card is wonderful, and your colouring is just STUNNING! thank you SO much for sharing your sky with the Make it Colourful team! :D

Maggie's Crafts said...

So pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.
Please come back next week for another great tutorial!


Mickaela said...

What a beutiful card! I love the flowers going down from the top, it looks really good and it make the card come alive.


Karin said...

Hello Norma,
I´m so glad I found your blog, your cards are absolutely beautiful! Love all the details on them, so elegant!
Hugs from Karin

Anonymous said...


Wow! Wonderful works, your cards is amazing! =)

Welcome and visist my blog, i would be really happy if you leave a comment! ;)

Have a nice weekend, hugs Ulrica

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

It is so cute, with all the little flowers and stuff, bye Mascha

Eulanda said...

Gosh after scrolling my way down so many wonderful comments it's finally my turn!! LOL! This is beautiful!! Well...Beautiful Tilda right? hee hee I love your unique way of adding small flowers. Are they punches you use all the time or a die cutting machine? Whatever it is you do a fabulous job of your flowers, vines and leaves scenes. And gorgeous clouds too!! I do like this color combo and I should try it soon!! Hugs!

Sandy said...

Oh Norma - you have created one beautiful card that's for sure!!!!!The colors are gorgeous and I dearly love the butterflies, flowers and leaves --- wonderful design work. Could not be better. Your coloring is divine. Sigh ..

Leanne said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the tiny flowers which seem to be hanging from the right with little butterflies.

Hanna said...

Oh my GOD!!!
Your cards are delicate! I'm in love with all of them, you are so talented! You truly hae an eye for fabulous colours and breathtaking designs, and you are so creative!!! I love the florals hanging down from the top of the card, and the sweet little butterflies are just perfect! You've coloured your Tilda so stunningly, and I love the clouds and the grass in the background, well as you can see, I love everything about this card. AMAZING!

have a nice weekend!
sending you big hugs from Sweden :)

stephanne said...

Oh my goodness gracious, this is gorgeous!!! What a beautiful creation, every element is pure perfection!! Stunning work and thanks so much for playing with us at CLP this month!!
hugs, stephanne

Iulia said...

Gorgeous card, Norma! Love the coloring and design, as well as all the lovely details! Love all those tiny butterflies and the tiny flowers! Everything looks amazing!
Have a happy Sunday sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

Helen said...

Stunning card, I love your sky coloring the whole card is so special.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Beautiful colors and gorgeous details! Thanks for playing with us this week at TTT. :)

Marissa Isabel said...

OMG What a beautiful card! This is an amazing card! Love it!! :)

Sassylassy said...

Absolutely fabulous card. So many lovely details. Thank you for joining us for this months sketch challenge at CLP. We hope to see you again.
Hugs Bonnie

Bribrie said...

Celle-ci aussi est superbe ! Tu fais de trés belles choses Bravoooo

LindaC said...

Congratulations! I saw where this card won a challenge...7 Kids CF for polka dots....awesome! You deserved it! LC

Danielle said...

How could I missed this wonderful card? You always make extraordinary layouts, and such original mise en scène for your stamps. The inside is beautiful!
Hugs. D.

Lori said...

WOW WOW WOW! I love your card Norma! Great take on the sketch at CLP... thanks so much for joining us :)
Love n hugs,

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