Monday, July 2, 2012

Where are the butterflies?

Even with the drought this year, we have a beautiful garden.  Our zinnias have never looked better and with sufficient watering will survive the heat.  But the only butterflies are a few sulphurs.  Last year we had monarchs and swallowtails everywhere and all the milkweed had caterpillars on it.  This year -- nothing.  I will be sharing pictures of the garden in my next post.

Which leads me to my card today.  I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I'm very pleased with the way this card turned out.  The hibiscus and butterfly are from the GinaK Stately Flowers 4, stamped, colored and fussy cut, the large flower was popped up with foam.   The butterfly was stamped twice, the top one was colored and then layered.  The paper is from a Recollections pack from Michaels and has many colors with many patterns in it.  Of course, I used a Spellbinder oval die to cut out the window and a PTI Blooming Button Bits stamp for the sentiment.

Copic colors are:  Y19, Y17, Y18, Y35, Y02, Y00, YG95, YR27, T6 and Orange Peel Stickles.


  1. Fabulous card, Cindy! The sentiment you chose is perfect for the card. This card refelects happiness and joy. Beautiful!

  2. Wow Cindy darlin the colours on this are amazing, such beautiful blending, ooh you are clever, and ive only seen one butterfky this year ,not even a cabbage white which is really odd, pooer things dont know what time of year it is with this awful weather we are getting, anyway is a beautiful card darlin huggies June xxxxx

  3. Oh Cindy, your card is so beautiful. Your coloring is amazing. I love the richness and gorgeous details. You are good, lady!!! Thank you so much for emailing me the links, I can't wait to play later today. See you soon!!! Hugs,

  4. You are so right. It is absolutely stunning. Those kindergarten coloring classes did you a lot of good. LOL You do remember when we first met online, I asked about your training and you replied, coloring in kindergarten!!