Thursday, June 16, 2016


Hello everyone: I just discovered another challenge blog called Butterfly Challenge. Who doesn't love and appreciate Butterflies?  Besides their beauty, I admire their resilience and their strength, specially the Monarch Butterflies, when they migrate back and forth from Southern Canada and North America to the forests of Central Mexico, in an epic yearly migration. You can see a map and a brief report of how this beautiful creatures endure this incredibly long distance trip to a place in Central Mexico which they have NEVER seen HERE.
Ok, after this short introduction, I'm sharing this card I made for the Butterfly Challenge #56, "+O as in OVAL AND OR OLIVE.

I included both the oval and the color for my card. The oval is cut from Olive Green card stock with  the Spellbinders Oval Regalia die set, the image is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.
I stamped the image onto Canson 140lb. water color paper with Versafine Onix Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder then, I colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter, I sponged some Tumbled Glass distress ink for the sky.
Here is a picture of the finished inside.

The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Sassy Succulents, stamped with Tangelo Twist ink.
The butterfly is from a set that has no name or package, I apologize for this, my excuse is that, a long time ago, when I started stamping, I never bother to keep the names or packages of my stuff, back then, having a blog or sharing my cards on the Internet was the farthest thing from my mind.

This is the banner from this really fabulous challenge blog.
Grab My Button.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Gorgeous stamp from Northwoods! Glad you had the opportunity to use it this Summer! They're migration is indeed amazing!!

Mrs A. said...

Hello Maria,
You have linked up just fine. Welcome to my butterfly challenge and what a beautiful card you have brought along . The oval die cut is one I have not seen before. Love those Monarchs which you have coloured so perfectly. Thankyou for fluttering by. Your card will be entered for both prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

Maria A. said...

Patti, I've only used this card once before and I'm really happy I had this chance again. This amazing butterflies are incredible!! what a trip they take guided only by their instinct.

Maria A. said...

Hello Mrs. A. and thank you for stopping by. I found out about your challenge from a card I saw on Pinterest and I thought it was fantastic.
I have a bunch of beautiful butterfly stamps and your challenge blog will be the absolute perfect place for me to create cards with them.
Thank you for entering my card for both this awesome prices.

Jenny L said...

Hi Maria,
what a wonderful card.
I love the stamped image, and the colouring is fab.
Really like the oval green die cut doily..
Thank you for joining in the Butterfly Challenge with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jenny, I'm so happy I discovered this challenge, so glad too that you liked my first entry.

Mary Fish said...

So elegant with your "mad" watercoloring skills to share!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I'm so glad the colors I used came through in this pictures.

mamapez5 said...

I chose a few entries from the butterfly challenge to look at from the thumbnails, and your one caught my eye. It is even lovelier full size! That is a really pretty frame that I haven't come across before, and the image is beautiful and perfect for the challenge. Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Hello Maria,
can you send me an email from my side bar so I can send your prize to you. Hugs Mrs A (Butterfly challenge #56).