Jan 15, 2012

Bursting with Butterflies

I have had a fantastic big kick off to the new year with a win for my African Trio set of cards this week at Crafty Cardmakers (with a Joanna Sheen prize on the way....love her stamps!), I have just passed my first 12 months of blogging ( and a HUGE year it has been....I have absolutely loved every minute of it!), I posted away a prize card to Sparkly Fairy for being amongst my first 50 followers ( my first ever giveaway) and Shantril and Wanda have joined my blog! Welcome.

And the fun continues at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!
This fortnight the theme is "Butterflies or Bugs" with another gorgeous giveaway from
Marina's "Cottage Crafts"
and don't forget to check out the inspirational projects from all the DT members.  Stunning!

At the Melbourne Zoo they have a butterfly enclosure where when you enter you are immediately surrounded by butterflies of hundreds of different species and you stand there in awe and surrounded and by nature for ages!!!
I wanted to create an abundance of butterflies that were also colourful and overwhelming...so I have come up with the illusion of hundreds of butterflies bursting through the darkness into the light ~ with the children watching on in awe!

The main stamp set that I have used is an unnamed clear set of butterflies~ I used 5 of the butterflies, many times....lol.  And each individual butterfly also stands alone and is highlighted with glossy accents.
Also Fern Leaf by Lucy's Stamps and CI 277 (the girls).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

32 comments:

NancyD said...

Wow, that is truly lovely. All the wonderful butterflies are colored so expertly. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our First Challenge. NancyD

SuzanneK said...

Hi Dot, great to see you at LIIU, your project is stunning, love it. Thanks for joining us this month for our challenge. Good Luck Hugz Suzanne x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, I love this, Dot!!! And it sounds amazing to be surrounded by all those butterflies...so magical!!
XO
Cindy

Michelle said...

Hi Debs
My this is awesome as is your button picture! I'd love to know what stamp set those butterflies are, they look so real and you've coloured them beautifully. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog
x Michelle

Ephemera said...

Hi dot, absolutely stunning, such gorgeous vibrant butterflies, so realistic and I love the beautiful background you have created. Have a great day. XX

Miranda said...

This is a gorgeous card and butterflies are my fav's! What kind of technique you did on the background? warm greetz, Miranda

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Dot, your array of butterflies are outstanding, such beautiful colours, shapes and sizes. You have re-created your story perfectly and I can imagine myself being there. A great feeling.
Happy Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Such a beautiful card. Very colourful.x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A riot of fabulous colours.
You can almost feel those butterflies fluttering around you as you gaze at this.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these colors rock, you've created a wonderful card full of spring feeling.

Terry said...

Another WOW, here! From that alluring background in black and white to the most beautifully colored butterflies, it truly gives a feeling that you can reach out and touch one! Amazing! Happy Sunday!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Dot, the butterflies are just stunning ! Sue C x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Dot, your card is stunning!!! Love the "riot" of butterflies and the vibrant colours ;). What a masterpiece! Hugs, Joanna xx

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Dot, Your buterflies look so real, and the colours are really beautiful against your background.
Avril xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Magnificient!!!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !

Hugzzz

Tammy, LIIU DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

Claire said...

A real beauty Dot, I love the way the butterflies pop out of the background. I love the inspiration behind it too
Glad your year has got off to such a good start
hugs
Claire xx

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece! Love the butterflies!
xxx Ellie xxxx

Meggymay said...

Stunning piece, I love your butterflies, they look ready to fly away.
Yvonne/Meggymay. x

Scrapcat 1 said...

You deserved your prize and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I love your butterfly card as much as your African cards.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and we hope to see you again soon.

Sheree said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!
Sheree

J said...

What beautiful vibrant butterflies! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

jackie

Michelle said...

What a beauty! The colors are so pretty.

Gail said...

So beautiful!

Cazro said...

Your kaleidoscope of butterflies is amazing. They all look so real, the colouring is fabulous. Caz

anna christensen crafts said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

This is so beautiful ! Love your butterflies - they are amazing!!!
Also wanted to say; Thanks so much for your support yesterday - your kind words about me joining the Lily Pad cards team really made my day. THANKS!
Have a wonderful week-end, big hugs Karin

Lisa said...

Amazing job, love the scene, thanks for joining us a Craft a Scene, hope you can join us again!!!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Thank you for voting for my card, Its much appreciated. Have a great weekend x

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dot,
Thanks so much for visiting!!! I hope you're doing great!!! xo Cindy

Fliss said...

Hi Dot, it's so long since I last came to visit that you must have been wondering where I was!!!
Really sorry for the lack of comments on your stunning artwork, especially this beautiful butterfly extravaganza. I love butterflies and remember visiting a butterfly enclosure here a few years back. The colours and beauty will never fade in my memory.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Izzwizz said...

This is just beautiful - I love your abundance of butterflies :-)

Sylvia said...

oh my word.. this is gorgeous! totally love all the colorful butterflies you put on top.. great effect!!!
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up this month. Hope to see you again, next time :)
Sylvia