Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #8

Happy Wednesday! First off, I'd like to thank everyone for the well wishes. I think I'm finally over the bug and am feeling alive again! Today I'm sharing two cards. I know shocker!! But there's more I didn't even use any pattern paper in either card!! HOLY COW, right? If you read my last post you know this is a pretty big thing for me! For the challenge this week, the Flutter By team was supposed to create something using orange and yellow. When I saw the sketch for CPS (#104) this week, I just knew what I wanted to do!

Everything is from The Angel Company except the butterflies. I used a Martha Stewart Punch for those and some scrap pink cardstock. The stamp sets are Simply Divine & Be Still. The colored flowers are paper posies. Here is a close up:

It's hard to tell but there is some Stickles too - turquoise, orange peel and crystal. I think it's a perfect SPRING card and that's what I need right now. Sunshine & warm weather; flowers blooming and butterflies fluttering!! BRING IT ON!! Anyone else with me???

Be sure to visit Danni's blog to see who the guest designer is this week! Also, instead of having a slide show of all the team's creations she will be having a featured designer. You can visit all the designers blogs by clicking on the links on the right. I'm anxious to see what everyone did! If you decide to play along be sure to leave a comment with a link to your creation. If you use an online gallery like SCS or PCP be sure to use keyword FBW46.

Now on to my second card. I have to tell you I'm not liking this one as much but wanted to share anyway. Be gentle with me though! I had left over cardstock so decided to use it. I kept having this idea of using an owl with a diecut of a branch. I also wanted to play with some Dingbats that I purchased and after talking to my friend Janna about digitals and coloring I decided to give it a try. I kept the sketch the same.

Ok I'm not TOTALLY happy with my colors for the owl but not sure what I should have done. I wanted to use Copics and I was really nervous to blend too many colors for fear my image might "bleed". Here's a close up of the owl & branch:
You know looking at it closeup, it doesn't look so bad, LOL!! I printed the owl off my computer and then colored him with my copics (the yellow/brownish part). Next I added some grey fun flock to the black part of the owl to give him some fuzziness and to "lighten" him some. The branch and leaves are a Quickutz die. The sentiment is another TAC stamp What a Hoot.

Well that's it for me today - Abby is at school all day and hubby has to work (he usually has Wednesday's off but not today) so I'm ALONE!!! Oh my gosh I don't know when the last time that happen (and I wasn't sick, LOL). I have a to do list a mile long and I'm hoping to get a lot of it done!!! Keep your fingers crossed!
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Kristie W. said...

I love both cards! Bring spring on LOL!

Cathy said...

Michelle, both cards are adorable!! I really love that flourish on your first card, very pretty! Love them!!

Hugs, Cathy

Janna said...

Oh these are just awesome!! I love the flutterby card with the flowers and the butterflys! So much dimension and I love the way you incoporated the card stock. The owl though is just too, too cute!!! I love the flocking on the owl and the coloring is gorgeous!!! Wonderful job!

Glad you are feeling better and I hope you have a great day today!


Ashley Newell said...

Super cute cards! I love them both!

Danni said...

Oh wow! I didn't even realize it was simply divine stamp until you gave the description!! Wow! What an awesome way to use that set! LOVE IT!!!
Your owl is cute, you worry too much!! lol!!
Hugs and feel 100% better!

Tammi said...

I think both of these are wonderful Michelle! Enjoy your alone time. :)

Maria said...

Wow, you did a fabulous job not using designer papers. . .your cards turned out beautiful. I love what you did with the color challenge too. . .the orange and yellow color is fabulous.

Love that cute owl. . .he is so adorable!!


Scrap with the soul said...

OH this cards is so beutiful, i like the stamps. The swirl with flowers and butterfly is awesome.
I am a new Angel.
Thanks for sharing your creations

Ann Kranitz said...

THis is beautiful. Love the butterflies.

Heather Schlatter said...

Hey Michelle,

Sorry I am so late in coming out to comment. I did come by earlier and saw your two cards and love them, but did not have time to leave an appropriate comment then!!!

I hope you had a fun day with the day all to yourself!!!

I love how you did your owl card!!!! Very Creative and your Flutter By card is so so pretty and delicate!!! I love it too!!!

You did a great job on both card girly!!!

Hope you are on the mend now too!!!


stamperskye said...

Just love, love, love the butterfly card! Gonna copy that idea. Missing you in Memphis,

Anna said...

Oh, that butterfly card is too sweet! I love the way you did the flowers on there, and the dots behind the butterflies!