Monday, January 21, 2013

Butterfly......

Good morning everyone!  I'm here this morning to share a card I made for the challenge at Joan's Gardens.  You can visit Joan and have a good look around.

 
 
This week Joan's challenge called for the following:
 
Make a tent card (One opening at the bottom)
 
Use Purple, Aqua and Light Green
 
Use something from nature
 
For some time now I have been seeing the crafters in other countries using Gesso to paint their flower petals and I just loved the look.  I have done several flowers using this but didn't say anything much about the fact I used Gesso on the petals.  So here is my flower.  I started out with card stock the color that is under the butterfly.  It was a deep teal.  After the Gesso this is what it looked like.  When I scrunched my petals the darker color came through and I just love this look!  Linda Duke is also doing some flowers like this and hers are absolutely beautiful! www.lindaduke.typepad.com  Just want to give credit where credit is due!  I almost forgot to say my butterfly is aqua card stock and I used glitter on it.  It doesn't show the sparkle in my picture; but trust me it is there!
 
Well that about does it for me this morning.  Why don't you join in Joan's challenge and make your own card.  Have a wonderful day and I hope you have time to be creative!

11 comments:

Olga said...

Beautiful!!!! I hope to play some today....last day off til I go back to work in the morning.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Glenda and what a gorgeous rose! I can just see the glitter on the wings of the butterfly, so pretty! Have a wonderful Monday!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Another beautiful card, I just love your roses.

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful card!! Sure would like to see that gorgeous in a close-up pic! Gesso is a wonderous medium... love it!

Sherry Cheever said...

Gorgeous and you know I have to try that gesso now! I havent seen it before!

pam said...

beautiful card Glenda, love the flower and butterfly...pam

Dianne Beans said...

Fabulous card.

Leslie Miller said...

Your flower is incredible. Gorgeous die cut, too. Thinking I'll have to get a butterfly die soon. It looks so pretty on your card.

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful card Glenda! Your flower is gorgeous. I have to look into the Gesso process. Great job!
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Selma said...

Wow Glenda. This is fabulous. Thanks for entering this gorgeous card in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

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