Friday, April 13, 2012

Butterflies Sweet Butterflies!!!

Mixed Media Butterfly ♥
Hey there!  It's a very happy Friday around my house... finally : D  We've been having many trials lately, but I know that God has plans for each and every one!  Thank goodness, because I certainly would have given up a long time ago!!! lol

With today's post, you may be wondering if you've already 'been here.'  I assure you, this is not the Twilight Zone!  In fact, we are doing a 'Re-Hop' on these fabulous Eyes of Beauty and Dreams Collection for Susana Loves Stamps!!!  We just LOVE them so much, we wanted to share them again : D

If you've come from Elaine, you are definitely on the right track - yay!!!  If you'd like to start at the beginning, hop on over to see Danni.

Here's my card to share with ya:  Mariposa Eyes from the Eyes of Dreams Collection.

Although this is not the official 'Where's Waldo' page... I'm wondering if you have seen this image before - what is different about her?  *music playing in the background* ........ da da da dum.... da da da....


If you haven't guessed yet, I'll give away the secret soon : D  First, I want to give you the copic colors I've used to color in this beauty!  Hair - E59 E37 E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Skin - E11 E00 E000; Eyes - B24 B23 B21; Lips - V01 V000; Clothing - E57 E55 E53 E51 E50/B28 B24 B23 B21.  Her eyes have a 'dollop' of Gloss Gel as well as her lips for shine!


I LOVE all the papers in this gorgeous glitter paper pad called A Walk in the Garden.   For this card, the scene was set, so all I had to do was pop in the image and the butterflies!  Not every paper has a scene, but there are several and the coordinating papers are so pretty!!!

Don't you just love the butterflies?  As the base, I've used a Maya Road chipboard butterfly.  Then I gave it a coat of gesso.  After that was dry, I mixed together LuminArte' Stargazer (mica) with multi-medium to make paint.  I did the same with Snap Dragon (mica) and made more paint : )  To give it even more shimmer, I added a bit more dry mica on top of each color.  The multi-medium can be used as a glue, so the mica is stuck on there good and tight!  I've tried to rub it off, but it doesn't : )  AND... it's not sticky.  This is cool stuff!!!

Although I could have used the multi-medium to glue the butterflies down, I had already adhered the paper layers to the card base with my FAVORITE ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, so of course I used a drop of that - really, you only need a little.  This glue really sticks!!!

Are you ready for the answer to the Secret Question?  Did I make your brain hurt with all the thinking thinking thinking???  Here ya go...

Answer to Secret Question:  I cut off her wings.
 
Do you love the wings?  Keep 'em on... Do you want the option to have her without the wings?  Cut 'em off! lol...  How's that for options?

Oh... one more thing before you go!

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Thanks for playing with me today!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


20 comments:

Colleen said...

Great coloring! Love the 3d elements.

Sandra H said...

Hi Lori, oh wow this is just so beautiful and of course the butterflies are stunning:)x

Alex said...

STUNNING Lori! The butterfly is beyond amazing, but the entire creation/scene is just gorgeous!!! Fabulous job!

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous card. Love that butterfly. Great image.

Kathi said...

What a gorgeous scene!!! I've never seen that paper before. It's lovely.

Great job coloring Mariposa Eyes. She lovely!

Chrissy D said...

Lori - I call those trials, character building opportunities! I will be praying you through! Psalm 46:1-7 always brings me peace during those character building opportunities!

Love your card! The scene you made and that butterfly is gorgeous!

janet said...

Love the 3-D look!!

Amanda R said...

Very pretty and I bought that paper pad but love the way you used it, great card!

Shelly said...

Awesome card, Lori! I love every little thing about it.

Wendy Thompson said...

What a lovely card I think you have coloured this great stamp to perfection.

Cheryl said...

oh wow Lori Hun,this is just amazing,the colours are just perfect,with that beautiful scene you have created finished off with those amazing butterflies,amazing work hun love love it hugs Cherylxxxxx

cherblaze said...

Beautiful Lori. Love those colors.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Very pretty, I love the blue/brown combo. These are such pretty stamps.

Lorraine said...

Oh Lori, I love your card! What a lovely scene and Mariposa looks just gorgeous! Love your coloring and those sparkly butterflies rock!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

lol, cut off the wings! lol. This is so great, love it.

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card, Lori!! I think Mariposa Eyes is my fave and I adore those beautiful butterflies!! The process sounds a bit complicated for me (lol) but the result is awesome!

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Gorgeous card.love the colors and butterflies.Love the shine to butterfly well worth all that work for this beauty of card.

Bernie said...

This is STUNNING Lori! Gorgeous scene. Lovely image beautifully colored. Those butterflies are amazing!!!
Hugs

Megan said...

Hello Lori! I wanted to let you know, I created 2 Facebook cover 'photos' with the verses about healing you suggested :) You can find them here:

http://lilac-n-lavender.blogspot.com/2012/04/purple-pansies-quotes-verses.html

Hope you have a wonderful day!!
~ Megan @ Lilac & Lavender

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

SO beautiful - gotta LOVE this!

Hugs, Hege

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