Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I Challenge You - Butterflies

My friend, Christa, picked the theme for this week.  As you can already tell it was Butterflies!
Here are my butterfly creations:
Trying to get the "gears" turning, so I started out simple. This was the first card I made...a quilled butterfly
  • Blue/Pink/Yellow/White cardstock
  • Circle/Scallop Nestabilities
  • Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder
  • Quilling Tool
 Another quilled card -- this time the flowers are quilled and the butterflies punched.
  • Green/White/Pink/Blue/Yellow Cardstock
  • Quilling tool
  • Mini Sewing Machine
  • Butterfly punch
  • Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • ???? Embossing Folder
  • White Fibers
 An extra simple shape card. I was still in "getting started" mode here.
  • Pattern from an old Paper Crafts Magazine
  • 1/2 Sheet Amplified Monster Ballad (American Crafts) -- Who comes up with these names???
  • Spread your wings stamp - Studio G
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Felt tip pen
  • Markers
 I made this card around the sentiment
  • Purple/White/Black/Green cardstock
  • Circle/Scallop/Blossom Nestabilities
  • Script Embossing Folder
  • Patterned Bugs Clear Stamp Set (Inkadinkadoo)
  • Dew Drops
  • Chalks
  • Pink Embossing Powder
 I saved my two favorite for last (as usual!). This was such a fun card to make.  Everything on it is freehand cut, save for the flowers/butterflies which were punches.  It was so fun to design and make this cute little garden gate -- the entrance to the "Butterfly Garden."  Here's the inside of the gate:
Last, but not favorite card....
Another very fun card to make.  I started with the black butterfly base (cut from a pattern) and added a dictionary page to that.  Traced around the edges with a pink marker, added a scallop "flower" to the center, crochet flower on top of that, and heart button (with pink fiber tied in it) on top of that.
The card base is a piece of white cardstock brayered over with pink and green ink.  Then covered with versa mark and Kaleidoscope embossing powder added to the top.
Wide lace, pink gingham ribbon, green polka-dot ribbon across the bottom and a little spring tag (Craft smart stamp) popped up with dimensionals -- edged with dew drops. 
To make the faux stitching I used a paper piercing tool and pierced holes around the tag, then I traced around it with a fine tip felt pen.  So much fun!!!

I really think this theme could be revisited sometime as I ran out of steam before I ran out of ideas!

Now you can visit Christa's blog and see her Butterfly creations for this "I Challenge You" Wednesday.....enjoy!

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