Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Shine Brightly


Welcome friends! I was inspired to make this card when I witnessed one of God's miracles the other day. A neighbor raises Monarch butterflies at her home in little mesh tents. I watched a caterpillar change into a chrysalis for the first time in my life! It is amazing and only takes them about 5 minutes!


I started with an alcohol ink background I had in my background stash and used Tim's Mixed Media dies, set #5 to cut the flowers. I backed this panel with Heavystock card sprayed with Dylusions Squeezed Orange Ink spray. I used Distress collage medium in matte to adhere and then painted that over the entire panel, because I really don't care for shiny backgrounds.


The butterfly is cut from black card and more of the orange paper using Tim's Mini Detailed Butterflies die. I cut some antennae using a die in my stash and gave them a hit of Prima Metallique wax in White Gold.  'Shine Brightly' is Tim's Ideaology Quotations Metallic sticker.


Such an easy card that will hopefully brighten someone's day!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Country View Challenges June 2018 - The Written Word
Creative Artiste Challenge #39 Anything Mixed Media Goes I used alcohol inks, collage medium, spray ink.
Unstampabelles Challenge#80: Flowers and more flowers I blinged up my butterflies antennae for the twist.

Thank you for your visit today and for your sweet comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


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22 comments:

  1. My daughter and I once ordered caterpillars and watched them emerge into butterflies. It was an awesome experience! Love your pretty card with it's bright blue background! So happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog -- always a pleasure to see your work appear in the link gallery!

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  2. What an amazing thing to witness, Sara Emily!! I would love to see it happen!! I was sitting on my deck the other day and one landed on my foot...it just stayed there and flapped it's wings :) Of course I didn't have my camera with me :/ Your card is absolutely stunning!! I love the colors and that fabulous butterfly!! It's so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. WOW! Gorgeous card Sara Emily! Looove the bright colors, so pretty and striking.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  4. What a lucky experience and a lovely inspiration for your pretty card.

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  5. Beautiful card, Sara Emily. I love butterflies but have never seen one change from a caterpillar. What a wonderful experience that must have been!

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  6. How amazing that must have been to watch Sara!
    Beautiful card!
    Jackie xx

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  7. Oh Wow! What an amzing experience Sara! I would love to see that transformation too, it would have been breathtaking! .. and so is your card! Stunning colour combination and I love the TH Mixed Media Die and the gorgeous butterfly!! A truly stunning card!! Have a fabulous day my friend!! hugs xx

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  8. Gorgeous card! When I was a kid in Texas, every spring I would put a catapiller in a jar with milkweed and watch it eat and then form a crysalis and finally emerge as a monarch....amazing creation of God

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  9. I have never been fortunate enough to witness that miracle of nature, I bet it was astounding! I adore this card you created in honor of that experience. These colors are gorgeous, and work so well together, I have to agree with you on the "shiny", I will have to try your solution. Such a wonderful card, thank you for sharing! hugs, Ann xx

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  10. Very pretty
    Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

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  11. The blue and the orange is always a winning combination!

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  12. What a gorgeous color combination, Sara Emily, and I love that mixed media die! How awesome that you witnessed the caterpillar change - very cool and obviously inspiring. Your happy mail is on its way - sorry it took so long. Hugs!!

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  13. Amazing nature miracle you watched... and a great inspiration for this card, bright and powerful. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge!

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  14. So pretty! I love that orange peeking through and the black butterfly. That would have been so fun to watch! All of God's creation is a miracle especially birth.
    Kate

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  15. How lucky you are to witness such an event. Did you take any photos? It must have been mesmerising ! This is a really bright and beautiful card and such a lovely rembrance of a special time.

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  16. Very pretty mix of colors. I love the vibrancy of both blue and orange. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

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  17. Such a bold pop of blue and orange that screams Summer and really highlights the beauty of the die design. Gorgeous Sara Emily xx

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  18. Such a beautiful card, perfect for our summer challenge over on the That’s Crafty blog :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  19. Lovely card ! Thanks so much for joining us for the 'written word' challenge this month over at Country View Challenges!
    Corrie x

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  20. This is such a lovely vibrant card and what fun seeing that caterpillar change Sara Emily. It's perfect for our "written" word challenge over at Country View Challenges. Thanks so much for joining us xxx

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  21. What a wonderful experience, Sara!!! And your card is so beautiful!!! The orange and the blue is perfect together!!! xx

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  22. Love the blinged-up antenna! What a gorgeous card - those colours are super together. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles. So glad you could join us for our monthly challenge: Flowers and more Flowers

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