Friday, 20 May 2022


 I recently acquired an Indigo Blu big butterfly stamp. Have actually used it - and more than once!

The Brushos were out on the desk top as I have used them for another project which will be shared in a couple of weeks time.
I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly before fussy cutting.

I thought that if I cut off the body (psycho tendencies 😈😈- LOL) on one side this meant that I could use the other side complete with body to make another card.....😊

Once the embossed wing was dry I looked for a suitable matching purple ink shade and simply stamped the whole butterfly onto the card base.
A few Brusho spatters and a die cut sentiment dipped in the wet brusho residue on the craft mat - it made for quite a quick card and one for my own stash box!

Work has continued here outside. We have extended the existing patio (those flags were HEAVY!) and rebuilt the dismantled raised bed in the shadiest part of the garden right outside the kitchen window- it's now filled with lush shade loving plants which cheer me up when I am washing up!

Still a bit to do planting up a new border and the all important water sculpture installation - which are jobs to be tackled over the next few weeks - dear husband is prone to reminding me that
'we're not as young as we used to be so everything takes a bit longer'! (Like I needed to hear that.......😒)
Sharing my bodyless butterfly at
TIOT - Butterfly
Dragonfly Dreams - Butterfly

Thanks for stopping by - hope all is well in your part of blogland! x


Mac Mable said...

WOW this is stunning Viv. I love how you've cut half of the butterfly (!!!!) and those Brusho's look amazing x. Well done to you both with working on your garden x.

Katrina Bufton said...

Gorgeous card Viv, the brushos look amazing with white embossing.
Katrina x

HilaryJane said...

Oh I love this, such an amazing colour and brilliant splatter. What a good idea to use just half. Sounds like you are doing pretty well in the garden especially if you are doing all the work yourselves. My husband refuses to do DIY, which means we have to find people to do the work, which means it rarely happens! I just daydream about all the things I would like to do xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely fabulous Viv. It looks fabulous and a great design too. I’m pleased to hear that your garden’s taking shape and you still have time to do some crafting. Have a great weekend xx

Glennis F said...

Stunning card, love the purple tones

Aquarius said...

This is really impressive and well done for making one large butterfly work for two cards. Clever thinking.

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous butterfly image and a really fantastic card Viv. Thank you for linking with us over at TioT's.
Yvonne xx

Lee said...

So beautiful and love the colours.Great technique with the brushos.Glad your new garden is starting to look pretty,mind yer back tho.xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely fabulous card and love how you used the beautiful butterfly with half the body embossed
Carol x

Joan said...

Wow ! fab use of that elusive butterfly Viv, clever girl using one wing

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday Challenge


TK said...

Wonderful use of that wing -- it's quite eclectic and fun!

Carole said...

Lovely card Viv...glad to hear the garden is progressing. xx

Bonnie said...

What a delightful and inspiring way to use this gorgeous butterfly, Viv! Love how you've embossed and cut one wing and placed it with the stamped half! Wow!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Viv, I love the cut off wing which looks like it's trying to break free from the front of the card.

Sue xx

papierelle said...

Your butterfly is extraordinarily beautiful and I'm just thrilled and loving it.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Viv, the butterfly looks stunning the way you've used it.
Glad to hear your garden is taking shape, Enjoy.
Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations, Avril x

crafty said...

Beautiful butterfly. Thankyou for sharing with Dragonfly Dreams.

Pat said...

This is such a gorgeous butterfly Viv and I love the way you have stamped it with purple ink and then added one wing of the white embossed Brusho painted butterfly over the top, and the dipped die cut sentiment finishes it perfectly. x

Pat said...

Sorry, I meant to say that it must be very satisfying to make improvements to your new garden and I'm sure it looks great and will be even more so when you get your new water sculpture installed. x

Sarn said...

I have this HUGE butterfly too and I love what you've done with it. Great idea about the wing.

Hugs, Sarnie xxx