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.
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