Friday, August 31, 2012

For Every Butterfly

 Tumbling into the weekend, with many projects waiting, I wanted to share this today as it is one of my favorites.  Being first generation Irish on my mother's side, both my mother and grandmother filled my already imaginative brain with stories of leprechauns, banshees, gypsies and the wee ones, which were the fairies.  My father died when I was very young and for me he has always been associated with butterflies.  I have had butterfly sightings in the most unusual places at the most unusual times but they say you see what you are looking for, so maybe that is it.  But never the less, I love them.  This week while I was playing over at www.callmevictorian.com I found some of the most wonderful decopauge sheets of butterflies and decided that I needed a few (they are free by the way) so head over for all things of yore. 

I was interested in using the "trace and detach" feature on my Cameo.  I was so excited when it worked, so then I wanted to do a print and cut, I wanted to retain the whispy feel of the butterfly and decided I wanted to print and cut it on copy paper, I gave the cut less than a 50% chance of success, lol, (oh me of little faith), the Cameo far exceeded my expectations.  Look at the antennae, oh my goodness. I was so excited I cut it out twice and layered it, leaving the top butterfly only adhered at the bottom so its wings were partially extended as if just alighting to the branch.  The sentiment box says, "For every butterfly there is an angel to glorify its color."  I added some "washi tape" with butterflies to the bottom.  Pulled 3 of my fav. little flowers out, they are so old I cannot remember the mfg.  The branch is from "Memory Box" and the little butterfly in upper right is from another collage sheet from call me victorian.  All coloring was done with Copic markers and a little airbrushing also.
This is a partial side view so you can see that flutter in on the branch.  So that is my little bit of whimsy and I wish you joy and happiness for your weekend.  Hugs

7 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Sandi.. i love butterflies too. Love seeing all you do with the Cameo.. hugs

eiyiyi said...

Incredibly beautiful. We surely were separated at birth. My mother was born in Ireland and I am first generation American and my dad died when I was 4-1/2. And yes, every butterfly I see has his name on it. hugs, dear friend. eileen

Kim Dellow said...

I just love that butterfly! Gorgeous! Kim

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous card and sentiment, Sandi! xxD

krafting kelly said...

What a beautiful card! I love everything about it! And I, too, am amazed at some of the papers the Cameo has happily read registration marks on for print & cut. (Even a bold polka dot pattern paper!) Thanks for brightening my day with this lovely piece of art. :)

Angela said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love that butterfly! Gorgeously decorated Sandi. hugs, Angela

Carole Beath said...

I love Butterflies too....and this is such a beautiful delicate work of art.... And as always I loved your back story. Hugs.
Carole