Sunday 17 May 2015

Blue Morpho's

I've learned something again today.  I coloured the butterflies in this image as blue with black edging, I knew I'd seen some like that but didn't know what they were called - so I looked it up and they're called Blue Morpho.

This is my second attempt at doing an easel card and I'm really pleased with how it came out.  Although at the time of creating it my hubby was killing himself laughing at me as it looked like my craft boxes had exploded all over the living room - LOL!!

This beautiful image I've used from Ching-Chou Kuik is called So Long Yesterday.  I've coloured her with ProMarkers in purple with blue butterflies and added a little lack polchromos to shade.  Once done cut the image out to match it to the shape of the easel card, then edged it with blue ProMarker.

Here''s a close up of the image so you can see better.

I cut a panel for the bottom portion of the card and also edged this with blue ProMarker with some blue fantasy background patches to match the top image.  At the left hand side of the card I've added some lace from the Ribbon Girl.

The flowers and leaves I've added are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Live & Love Crafts.  There also some tiny silver dragonflies and a silver butterfly beads.  The resin butterfly is from Live & Love Crafts.  The blue string and the for you sentiment are from Lemoncraft.

The final touch are some pearl self adhesive gems.

This was a very complicated card for me - this I need a bit of CAS now :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Ching-Chou Kuik - Lovely Lace
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or Lace
Digi Choosday - Flower Power
Passion for ProMarkers - Blue and purple
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
I Love ProMarkers - Flowers
Sparkles - It's Spring
Allsorts - No Squares Allowed


Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, what a stunning card. Your colouring is outstanding and the layout is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Cards By MI said...

A lovely sweet card. Many lovely details and great design elements. Lovely! Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
Loven hugs

brenda said...

A pretty shaped card, ideal for our theme this week, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Oooops, thank also for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations, it's perfect with all those pretty flowers.

B x

Mrs Beez said...

This is soooo pretty. Your colouring is amazing and I love the florals and embellishments. That little button pin is such a clever idea. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Lizzies said...

Gorgeous card, love that image. Thank you for joining us over on the I Love Promarkers Challenge this week.

Lou Mac said...

Wow, oh wow! I love the shape, the image, your colouring, the flowers!
Everything. What a total feast for the eyes!
Thank you for joining in over at PFP this week! :) xo

Julie said...

This is stunning Andrea and your colouring is awesome! Love everything about your card! Thank you for joining our colour challenge at PFP, good luck! Juliexx

Cazro said...

Oh Wow, this is an amazing card, stunning main image and such a beautirul flower arrangement. Gorgeous. So pleased you shared with us at Sparkles Monthly, Caz

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh so pretty. Love this image too. Thanks so much for joining us at Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps challenge this month and hope to see you again soon.
Linda K. DT

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
Thanks for joining us in our Flower Power challenge at Digi Choosday

Brenda B said...

Very pretty Andrea, your colouring is amazing and I love all the flowers. Well worth all the effort! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles this month.

Sparkles DT