Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Butterfly OR Any Winged Creature

This week at Flutter By Wednesday, we are giving a bit of leeway to allow a little more creativity. This week, your creation may be a butterfly, fairy OR any winged creature (that means birds, bees, or even termites -- ok, so I exaggerate a bit with the last one, but it does mean you can use an angel or winged dragon or anything with wings). Our sponsor this week is SCACD stamps, and this week the prize is a $25 gift certificate to SCACD. How fun is that?

My image, a SCACD exclusive rubber stamp, is a beautiful southern belle (just like me - HA! Well, the southern part is true!). I've stamped her onto Cryogen card and colored her in with my trusty Copic markers. She has the prettiest face (as do other SCACD stamps; you've really got to see them).

I started with my usual white card base and layered aqua card on top of that. I then used two papers from "The Whimsy Stack" by DCWV. The bottom piece is striped, and the top piece is a pattern which included glossy glitter birds. I used peach ribbon which I wrapped three times around my card, and created a triple loop bow to which I added a small peach rose (Wild Orchid Crafts). I punched two butterflies from the aqua card using a Martha Stewart punch, and I brushed on Waterfall Stickles to the wings. I added two aqua colored rhinestones (Recollections from Michael's Crafts) to the butterfly bodies. Lastly, I added a small red rhinestone (Recollections) to the center of the rose on Belle's hat.

I used the sketch from this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches (turned sideways) for my format.



Sadly, this is one of those cards that is really much prettier in real life than in the photo. I was quite pleased with the overall effect, and I photographed it a number of times trying to capture just how pretty it really is, but to no avail. I keep practicing, but I have not yet found a reliable method for photographing my samples so that they actually show up as well on the screen as they do in my hand.

Do take a few minutes, if you can, and go over to our Flutter By Wednesday blog to have a look at all the beautiful cards that the DT have made for your inspiration this week. You will not only see a lot of lovely cards, but you will also see a lovely variety of the fantastic SCACD stamps. You will want them all; they are that pretty.

Challenges:
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/ - Weekly sketch
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ - Ribbons and Bows
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ - Glimmer and Bling
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ - Anything Goes

14 comments:

  1. This is a sweet card!! Your belle is beautiful!! I love the gem in her hair and butterflies!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! { I'm so proud of myself... I remembered to add that the first time! :) }

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  2. Jenee, if you're from Georgia you just HAVE to be a Southern Belle!!! LOL!
    This image is so pretty and your card is beautiful! I love the aqua colors on here - so delightful and lovely!
    Fantastic card!
    Lynn

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  3. Beautiful card, love your design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

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  4. Stunning color combo of aqua and peach. Beautifully colored as usual Jenee! Love everything about this one!

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  5. Gorgeous color choices and gorgeous coloring! Everything about this card is stunning....it's a joy to stop by your blog!
    :Dxx

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  6. Oh! Jenee, this is so adorable, gorgeous image and colouring, so pretty.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. Such pretty colors and your coloring is wonderful! A beautiful card!!

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  8. How lovely is this
    Thank you for joining us this time on
    Crafty Sentiments
    Love Jan
    xx

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  9. absolutely love your card...those colors are just scrumptious together...as is that beautiful image! and such elegant 'winged creatures'!

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  10. Oh she is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    Please join us at our Pink Birthday party, you have until the end of the month to play along.

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  11. What a beautiful card. Great image and DP. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    I also have blog candy if you're interested: http://theresa-mycards.blogspot.com/2012/10/major-milestones-and-blog-candy.html

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  12. Beautiful card...your coloring is amazing! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches...hope you come to play again!

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  13. Beautiful, love the colour combo, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

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  14. So cute and such pretty colors!

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