Thursday, March 19, 2015

Be the Change!

Here's a Steampunk scene that is inspired by Spring. Now if we'd only get the appropriate weather! I am so very ready to enjoy some warm weather and the sight of flowering trees, birds in their spring plumage, and beautiful butterflies.

This card features SCACD's new Butterfly Chrysalis rubber stamp, which is part of SCACD's Eclectic Collection #2.

As usual, I googled "Chrysalis" and was delighted to discover that they can be golden, which works with the quasi-Steampunk feel of this image. I then googled "Emerging Butterfly" and found a butterfly image with the coloration you see above. I do like having a tiny bit of reality intrude into my fantasy scenes. It's the Virgo in me. :D

Butterfly Chrysalis was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with black marker. Butterfly Chrysalis was set aside while I worked on the rest of the card.

Blue cardstock took a ride through my Big Kick (Sizzix) on top of the Clocks Embossing Plate (Cherry Lynn Designs). Gold Bling metallic specialty paper (FiberMark) from my stash was die-cut with SCACD's Breezy Branches Statement Corner and SCACD's Alice's Clock Statement Corner dies. Rose Gold, Gold, and Green Bling metallic specialty paper was die-cut with Mini-Gears, Deluxe Gear set, and the Antique Gear set (Memory Box). The gears were layered atop the corner dies and KaiserCraft Pearls were added to the center of most of the gears. Green metallic specialty paper was die-cut with the A Hint of Lime font dies by Die-Versions for the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges.
SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Gear It Up
Just Inspirational Challenges: Flourish and Bling
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenges: Spring
Scrapy Land Challenges: Dies plus Spring/Easter


  1. Such a lovely idea for a wonderful card, Kathi!

    Love the gold against the blue and turquoise of the butterfly wing! And the textured background adds to it so well! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  2. OMG!! I really LOVE your card! That stamp is awesome and I have to get it! I love butterflies and my daughter and I used to raise them when she was little! You did an awesome job on coloring this image and I love the steampunk look design! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #14!

  3. Wow, this is so creative and gorgeous!! The image looks amazing!! I love the details and design!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Delightful! The butterfly emerging from the chrysalis is gorgeous! The colors draw your eye to the transformation. Thanks for joining us in the Gear it Up challenge at SASPC! Have a grand day!

  5. What a gorgeous story your card and sentiment tell, Kathi - truly a beautiful masterpiece. I love the vibrant colors used in both the chrysalis and emerging butterfly - both signs of life, but different - and the sentiment is perfect! Your die cuts look beautiful with this design. Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  6. Oh, Kathi, this is probably my favorite quote of all time. I have it up in my craft room. (If only I could live up to it!) Best thing Ghandi ever said! :^)
    Really love the entire design! Your image is so pretty with the blue-green wings! Love the embossing, fab die cuts, and cool additions of bling! Really beautiful result! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. What a creative journey this butterfly will make. Very intriguing use of a cacoon and Steampunk. The colors are spectacular. Thanks for joining us at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk Challenge! ~Niki

  8. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  9. Such a wonderful depiction of spring! Love your coloring of the image and the steampunk thrown in for fun. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  10. What a nice Card! I love these filigree details and the just being born butterfly is so nice. Great design!
    Dear Greetings