Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Iron Craft Challenge (Inspiration 3)

I am joining the fun over Iron Craft Challenge (Inspiration 3). Here is Inspiration 1 
and Inspiration 2, in case you missed it. In this challenge, Chaitali asked us what is the most difficult color to work with. For me, it's definitely the color purple! I am an orange color-lover, as you may have noticed!

Here is the inspiration photo provided by Chaitali.
Colors

I decided to make a purple butterfly card with Winged Butterfly diecut, embossing paste, stencil (Heidi Swapp Doily) and glitter.happy birthday!
I created a subtle butterfly silhouette with the die cut. I also used a strip of Basic Grey paper to accent the butterfly. 

Also, spring is finally here in my neighborhood...
(scenes from my front/back yard)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

20 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow, you sure nailed the challenge and I love the glimmer/design on the butterfly.

Kelly Griglione said...

Just gorgeous, Virginia! Way to rock the purple (better you than me ... I don't think I've ever used purple. Like, ever!?!)

Thanks also for including some of the magic that is happening in your yard right now!

Lynn said...

I love the beautiful scenes from your card Virginia. Spring has definitely arrived. Your card is beautiful. Love the texture on the butterfly.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Purple is definitely the hardest for me too! Love what you did though - its funny - I actually love it when I see it in use, just never reach for it!

Cindy Lovell said...

What a beautiful card! I love...love the purple! Beautiful Butterfly!!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful, Virginia! I love the DP beneath the butterfly. Your signature twin and sequins are perfect embellishments. (Orange is a color I seldom if ever use, but I adore purple - LOL!)

~amy~ said...

I'm with you on the purple but your card is wonderful!!!!! Lovely work!

Fantastic photos!

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a beautiful card, Virginia. You rocked purple! :) Gorgeous photos of your yard too!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful, loving all the texture and sparkle on that central butterfly!

Harriet said...

Ahhhhhhh, Virginia, purple gives me trouble too. Lovely card.

Laura B. said...

so pretty! love your mixture of textures and purples! great use of the butterfly die and love the embossing paste!

Annette Allen said...

beautiful card.. love the embossing on the butterfly..

loving all those flowers.. aww it is spring.. i love it

sandie said...

Oh my goodness, this card is purple heaven to me!! The embossing on the butterfly is a gem and the shadow is such a creative idea. Your harden looks gorgeous x

Cindy C. said...

What? I don't think you have problem with purple at all, that's a beauty you got there!! :) Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of your garden!!

Bobby said...

I love all the texture on the card.

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous card, Virginia! I love how you added so much texture and dimension to this card...so cool! I think you Rocked the 'Color Purple', too!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Purple is hard for me too...why is that? Meanwhile, this is so very lovely! The added texture on the butterfly is awesome! Great spring pics too.

Andi said...

I tktally lo e the purple Who makes the butterfly? Is it teal large or.is the card small? Using my phone. Thx love it.

Virginia Lu said...

Andi, Here is the link for the butterfly (Penny Black): http://shop.pennyblackinc.com/p/delicate-wings Thanks for stopping by!

cm said...

Purple perfection...and another swoon-inducing butterfly card!!
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