Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Make New Friends


Remember that old song we learned as children (maybe it was in Brownie Scouts, I can't totally remember)? It went "Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold." Well, that is what we are doing at  Flutter By Wednesdays! We are finding a lot of our "old" friends are returning to the Flutter By Wednesday challenge blog and entering beautiful fluttery creations, but word is out, so we are seeing new friends, too. So this week, we are celebrating friendships as the theme for our challenge. All you have to do is create something lovely honoring friends and add a butterfly or a fairy -- easy peasy, eh?

We are fortunate this week to have a wonderful sponsor. Krista Smith the very talented designer of those adorable big eyed images known as Saturated Canary graciously sponsored this week's challenge and provided each of us DT members with one of her delightful images. My little lovely is called "Picnic." Isn't she beautiful?

Wouldn't it be delightful to share a picnic lunch with a special girlfriend or with girlfriends?  A lovely meadow filled with flowers and butterflies and laughter and special comraderie. Now I'm making myself wistful just thinking about it -- can name several good friends that I'd love to spend the day with (SIGH!).

OK, so I printed my SC image onto Copic X-Press It card and coloured it up with my Copic markers. (I so like those markers -- seldom use any other medium since being introduced to them.) Anyhoo, my base card is white with a layer of brown card framing my DP which is by Crate Paper (6 x 6" pad called Farmhouse). The strip of green DP which is matted with the brown card is from my scrap bin, so I don't remember the manufacturer. The image is cut into a rectangle shape and matted with orange card. The butterflies are punched from a bit of scrap Core'dinations (ha! remembered that one) using two Martha Stewart butterfly punches. To fancy my butterflies up a bit, I used blue tear drop shaped gems (by Recollections). The flowers are some more from my Wild Orchid Crafts stash (which I'm going to need to replenish soon). The sentiment, which I tucked to the side of the image, was computer generated.

Hope you like my little card and that it has inspired you to make a fluttery lovely yourself and then to hop on over to  Flutter By Wednesdays to enter this week's challenge.

Challenges:
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ - Flowers
http://flourishes.org/category/challenges/timeless-tuesday/ - Bees, Butterflies, Insects
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/challenge-27-summer.html - Summer
http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://trulymadlycraftychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Summer Fun
http://saturatedcanarychallenge.blogspot.com/ = Challenge 24

26 comments:

  1. So so cute! love the layout on this and beautiful colourwork. Joey x

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  2. I couldn't wait to stop by and tell you what a wonderful card this is with all the fabulous coloring and DP...it's just plain pretty to look at!
    :Dxx

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  3. This is just beautiful Jenee,gorgeous colouring and papers, and love the butterflies all different sizes, very pretty..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. So cute!! I love the bright colors and the butterflies!!

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  5. This is beautiful Jenee! Lovely coloring, especially the hair, looks so realistic. Great sentiment, too.

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  6. She's adorable and your papers are so pretty - great card!

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  7. Jenee, i love your card and the sweetness about it! Your coloring is awesome...and the highlights in the hair..excellent!

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  8. Gorgeous work, Jenee! Pretty papers and beautifully done colouring....and flutterby after flutterby...wonderful!

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  9. Jenee! Your colouring has totally captured her sweetness! I love the layout and added butterflies!

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  10. Beautiful! and yes, I'd love to meet a friend for a picnic in a nice meadow! :) Fabulous job!

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  11. This is just lovely! Love love love this card!

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  12. This is such a sweet card - your coloring is outstanding - I especially love how you colored her hair!

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  13. Jenee this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Hope you are having a fab Thursday. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

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  14. Totally Gorgeous creation. I love Saturated Canary digi stamps. Great JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
    -Sony LC-DT
    sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

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  15. This is SO pretty! You've colored up your image so beautifully and I LOVE that DP!

    ♥ Laura C.

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  16. Stunning card! Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
    Pinky

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  17. What a beautiful card. I saw it on MIM.

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  18. I saw your card on MIM, what beautiful bright and cheerful design perfect for your friend theme im loving the bright papers sand your colouring is ace, i nee do get some copics to try them out as the colouring and finish is superb. thank you for sharing with us followers of MIM your card made me smile and your post made me think of old friends too..a nice trip down memory lane thank you
    x

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  19. oh this is so delicate and pretty.
    thank you for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

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  20. Gorgeous card, wonderful colouring and fabulous papers, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

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  21. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  22. Beautiful card Jenee! Great use of butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Flourishes for this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge!

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  23. wow this is awesome, your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Tracey

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  24. Oh how ADORABLE is that image!! Thanks for playing along with us at the FTTC!

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  25. I found you! Such a beauty you have created Jenee! I love your coloring. I want to thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my FBW entry. Made my week! Nice to meet you!
    Manderly
    Xxxooo

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