Saturday, October 17, 2015

It's All About YOU!!!!!.....

Hello everyone: I have a very simple card to share with you today for CASology, the Cue Card for this challenge is "YOU".  There are lots of ways to interpret this word and this is one of them, here is my card.

I used a beautiful butterfly from a stamp set called ''Beautiful Spring'' from The Crafts Meow, that my dear friend Patti Willey gave me as a gift.  This card is made with a combination of elements from different stamp sets, including the sentiment from a Power Poppy acrylic stamp set called Short Stacks and the beautiful frame from a retired Flourishes stamp set called Country Charm Labels .
I stamped the butterfly on Vellum with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it in white, then I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils in Violet (PC932) and Parma Violet (PC1008) using a technique I saw the amazing Marika Rahtu do on THIS  beautiful card. I gave the butterfly wings a bit of highlights with my SU Elegant Eggplant marker.

I stamped the sentiment using the Elegant Eggplant marker and the frame was stamped with SU Wild Wasabi ink.
This is the Cue Card that inspired this card.
I hope you like this card. As always, I thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments. If you have a question, I'm here to help.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Beautiful! But I can't take credit for this gift! I don't know about the Craft's Meow, but think this butterfly is water colored just beautifuly!

    1. Take the credit, my friend, thank you so much.
      I colored it with Prismacolor pencils, I did try with water colors but the water was warping the Vellum.

  2. So pretty ! I love the violet color too . It fits with the vintage look of your tag .

  3. Woo Hoo ! Look at those badges on the margin !! Yay !!

  4. Ha! it took some doing but I think I finally got it, but I'm happy they are there looking so good and fabulous.
    I'm telling you, this blog is a work in progress.
    Thanks my friend.

  5. This is a gorgeous butterfly, Maria! Beautifully colored!

  6. Beautiful card Maria. I can see why yu love the butterfly it really is wonderful.

  7. Maria, this butterfly is stunning! I love the way you combined various stamp sets...the sentiment and frame are very nicely paired with the lovely butterfly! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  8. Aa beautiful card. I like the pretty colours & water colouring

  9. Maria, your butterfly is stunning! I'm going to have to go and check out that technique. I really love the sentiment too. Thanks for playing long with CASology this week! :)