Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This is Not a Butterfly Card

I know it may appear to be a butterfly at first glance, but I colored it to be a MOTH. And that, my friends, means I have gone precisely one week without making a butterfly card.

This was going to be a card using my Organic Grace set (SU), which I have sorely neglected. At some point, while I was working on the backgound, I decided that a few stamps from Tropical Flowers would make a nice addition.

One thing led to another and before I knew it, my pretty yellow background was brown. That meant my pretty lavender dragonflies, that I spent so much time cutting out, just didn't belong. So I pulled out my butterf er, MOTH set. If you look very closely, you can still see some very faint images from Organic Grace.

I have decided that since there is not a butterfly on this card and the color scheme is in greens and browns, this qualifies as a masculine card. Whadya think? Too girlie for a guy?

I used Copic markers to color the MOTH from Take Flight. The background is sponged with So Saffron, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip. Most of the visible foliage is from Tropical Flowers and was stamped with Creamy Caramel and Old Olive (stamped off once).

The two small layers are backed with Chocolate Chip cardstock, then there is a layer of Kiwi Kiss. The card base is Chocolate Chip.

Tip 'o the Day - When experimenting with new embossing techniques on your Cuttlebug, use your old, yucky B plates, instead of the nice ones you just bought. (I didn't make this mistake, my sister did. But I plan to remember it and rub it in, periodially. Muhahaha)


Can you spare a prayer or send positive thoughts to Allison's sweet baby girl, Avery. She is having heart surgery today.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

17 comments:

Stampmouse said...

WOW awesome awesome card. I am going to have to get that butterfly I think though not sure I could do it justice like you do.

Phree said...

Classy card. Even in moth colours I can't imaging giving the card to a man unless he was specifically intereded in moths and insects, but that's just my opinion.

catdidit said...

What an awesome butter...i mean MOTH, lol! I knew it was a moth from the start cause I just colored one too, lol! LOVE it, looks soo real!

And I think anything with a moth or butterfly is just too girly for a guy myself, no matter the colors lol.

Jerusha said...

This is really gorgeous.

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautifully done!

Shannon said...

This is a stunning butterf....i mean moth card. And I think it's be a great guy card.

Deb Neerman said...

What a beauteous moth card!!

I think it would be perfect for anyone: male, female, undecided ...

~Hugs!

Jaspere said...

So stunning! Wow. I'm in total awe.

Stampin_melissa said...

I think your butter, er MOTH card may still be a bit girly for a real manly-man. It is gorgeous for a moth! ;D

fishlips said...

This moth is just spectacular looking wow I just want to hold in in my hand...Beautiful!!!!!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Fabulous, yet again, girl! Your "moth" is absolutely spectacular! Just like the real thing.

Elena said...

I think this beautiful card can be perfect for anyone, becaause it is so beautiful!

Shirley said...

Well, it's still a very beautiful and breathtaking moth!!!

Colleen said...

This is gorgeous and love the moth and the colours you've used!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh the moth is beautiful!! I don't think it's too girlie for a guy at all!!!

Barb said...

This is just stunning. Love the rich color and the layering of stamp images in the background... and the coloring of the moth is just fantastic!

Melanie said...

moths never looed so good!(acually being an "earth elements girl", I'm pretty partial to moths!!)