Mar 14, 2011

Ten little butterfly's.......

Good morning everyone.
And it is such a beautiful morning here in Auckland with the sun shining in clear blue skies, makes you feel good to be alive. I know how lucky I am to be living in such a wonderful country.
My card today was created using the cricut, so as far as design was concerned it was not too much of a challenge, sometimes one must be kind to the old brain cells and not put them under so much stress, and this card was fun to make, and it should mainly all be about having some fun and enjoyment, sometimes there is so little of it around.

 I am entering this little beauty in the Wee Memories Challenge #47
Sponsored by Annabelle Stamps Theme Spring/Green.

Take note of the Button..... It is made from NZ Paua Shell.

Your History lesson for today is the Paua.
It is only found in the waters around New Zealand, it is a marine mollusk, and lives on the rocks, there is no other shell in the world that has these colours, they range from greens, pinks, purples, and blues, and even sometimes with gold and crimson.
It is the iridescence of the colours, similar to Mother of Pearl but far more brilliant that make it such a wonderful shell to work with.
Jewellery being the most popular.

Here it is in it's raw state.

Side view of butterfly's all have been individually stuck on.

I made my card with these colours in mind.
      The papers are my own, made from water colours on 185 gsm paper.

                           It is a great day.
               And thanks so much for looking.
                               Smiles:)

9 comments:

Arlene said...

Such lovely pastels. What a wonderful design and color pattern.

Simone said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

Geri said...

Cricut or not, this is really lovely!! I think the paper really makes it! (and your Cricut didn't pick that out, did it!?!)

Dawn said...

Looks amazing all together Sue. Love the delicate colours in your paper.

Milliesmarvels said...

Hello Sue, Thank you for the message you left on my blog, I am so looking forward to receiving your card. Your blog is beautiful and I love all your creations, the flowers you make are stunning!
Jane
x

CinnamonSally said...

This is a fabulous card Sue, I love your layering and beautiful flower, thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories this wee.

chris richards said...

Hi Sue
i missed this earlier ? Beautiful colouring,and
i love the circle of butterflies on the lattice background !!
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxx

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous, sue!! love it!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow this is just gorgeous!!!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Wee memories!!!!!!