Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Butterfly in Gold






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"Essentially, you do not so much teach your cat as bribe him."
                                                  ----------Lynn Hollyn
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Hi, Friends......

I am back with a card for this week's MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.  It's been a few weeks since I entered this challenge so it was fun to get one made.  Here's the sketch they provided:



I also used the lovely color palette that Joanna gave us for the Inspired by Stamping Monthly Challenge.  Aren't those colors totally gorgeous???  Peach and aqua are some of my favorites!!






Here is my interpretation:



My butterfly is from that ancient Rubber Stampede - Victorian Butterflies set that I use quite often.  I embossed it in gold and did the same thing to gild the edges of my other pieces.  

I inked the edges of the background paper with some coordinating ink and used some metallic gold embellishments for accent.











Here's an angled shot so you can see all the yummy metallic gleam.  :)



I really love the simple lines of the Oriental challenges with their basic geometrics, such as the rectangles and diamonds in this one.  There is something really peaceful about the simplicity of them.  

Hope you have enjoyed my card.  Leave a comment and I will love you forever!!  Become a follower and I will give you a ginormous smile of your very own to take home and feed!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #50 
2.  Inspired by Stamping Inspirational Challenge #85
3.  DL.ART August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
4.  Creative Card Crew Challenge #68 - Embossing--wet or dry
5.  Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #4 - Kite or Diamond

22 comments:

Melissa Vandridge said...

What a beautiful card! I am a fan of simple lines and love how well you illustrated their beauty, Thank you for entering your card in Vandicrafts' Artistry Challenge.
Melissa ~ Vandicrafts

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Melissa! I appreciate your sweet comment and thank you for becoming my newest follower!!! Be sure to be watching for my next post where I will have a ginormous new-follower smile for you!!!

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Another gorgeous heat embossed card Janis! Love your angled shot that really shows off the gold to perfection! Love the gold embossed edging especially and those little gold brads. Less is definitely more in this case!!

Janis said...

Thank you, Karen. I adore shiny metallic gold, as you might have noticed...lol... Your lovely comments always make my day!

<3
Janis

DIANA L. said...

This is so Beautiful, I love it. Your butterfly is gorgeous!!You have inspired me to get my gold embossing powder out.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



Janis said...

Diana, you are so sweet to stop by each of the challenge entries. Wow....with well over 200 entries, that must keep you busy!!!! I appreciate the time you take doing that! Thanks so much.

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Janis

kReN said...

Janis, I love your embossing! The gold looks so elegant with our sketch! Thanks for joining us at the Oriental Sketch Challenge at MFP/Speedy TV!

kReN, DT
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Vickie Y said...

Your card is gorgeous! LOVE the colors and your embossing! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge.

Janis said...

Thank you! I love to use gold and accenting the edges with gold embossing is one of my favorite techniques.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Vickie!! Aren't those colors from the IBS challenge just wonderful?? They make any card look great!!!

<3
Janis

lisa808 said...

The gold embossing is simply gorgeous with the soft color combo. Thanks for joining us at IBS!

Mynn xx said...

This is so pretty! The gold looks FABULOUS on the softer toned paper! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Janis said...

Thank you, Lisa!! I love gold embossing with nearly any color combo, but I thought it was really pretty with these beautiful colors.

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Janis

Janis said...

Mynn....Thank you for your lovely comment. IBS has such a wonderful challenge set this month. I am still trying to figure out how to do the chevron one. I don't have any chevron dies. Maybe I could use rick-rack!

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Janis

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Very pretty! Love how you used the color challenge! Oh and I think rick rack would be a great idea in place of chevrons. :) Hugs, Joanna xoxo

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Joanna!!! I am honored you took the time to visit and to leave a comment. Thanks, too, for your okay on using rick-rack for the chevron challenge. Now I have to get my thinking cap on to come up with another card..... :)

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Janis

Terri Winske said...

Hi Janis, I love what you did for this challenge - the gold embossing and color selection are two of my favorites. I always look forward to seeing your entries in the MFP challenges! I'm also a cat lover so I enjoy looking at your blog.

Janis said...

Terri, thank you so much for stopping in and leaving such a sweet comment!! I love looking at your creations, too. The MFP challenges are terrific, aren't they? They really challenge me to get out of my rut and try new things.....and to use my stash! I need that!!! Ha.

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Janis

Taniaj Scott said...

Wonderful card, thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our embossing challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Tania!! I appreciate your visit and your sweet comment!!!

<3
Janis

Shan said...

such a lovely card. Love the embossing you did on it. Thank you for joining us at Inspired by Stamping. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Shan

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Shan!!! I love the look of the panels embossed with gold on the edges.

<3
Janis