Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Butterfly Delight




Like millions of others, I really like butterflies a LOT. When I was planting some new perennials a few years back I did some researching to see what I could plant to attract different birds and butterflies. Butterfly Bush seemed like the most appropriate plant to choose for my climate and area in the garden I wanted to place it in. Boy, was this a good choice! I get so many butterflies (and even a hummingbird once in a while) from these bushes. Their flowers resemble Lilacs but they are not as fragrant. By the end of August my bushes will be covered in Monarchs and it's amazing to watch. When they come for a visit this year I will take some more pictures of them to share with you. Yesterday this beautiful yellow butterfly came to visit and I just had to capture a few pictures of it. This in turn inspired me to make this card in an attempt to "re-create" what I saw. I don't have any actual stamps of a Butterfly Bush so I used the next closest thing; lilacs from my SU Blossoms Abound set! The butterfly is from another retired SU set called Wonderful Wings. I added a little sparkle to the card by applying just a little Stickles onto the butterfly wings and lilacs so that I can participate in SCS's Dirty Dozen Challenge this month which is named "All That Glitters". They will have a drawing for all the participants and you could win some Just Rite Stamps and umm, I could really use some {free} stamps! Especially those. I don't have any yet! ;-(

12 comments:

Alexandra said...

This is beautiful!!!! I totally love butterflies so maybe I should plant some of these as well! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow how amazing is that beautiful.

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous--i love the glitter!!!

Kimberly said...

Very beautiful! I think I need to plant some butterfly sttracting flowers/plants.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is just gorgeous, I love the beautiful butterfly, Hugs, Nikki x

delilah said...

That's great. We just bought a new house and I've been looking into the same kind of plants. I want to attract humming birds too though.
The card is lovely. Great job!

Charlene said...

This is awesome!! You did a fabulous job of interpreting your photograph.

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, it gets better n' better!

LOVE this; TFS!

Deborah said...

Stunning card! What a fabulous bush you planted! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a nice visit today, I sure do appreciate ti! Deb

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Oh my word! I've wondered many times about one of these bushes. Wow! I guess the name truly is appropriate!

Shirley said...
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Shirley said...

Whoops! I got so wrapped up in the butterfly that I forgot all about the card, LOL, which is just as lovely.