Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #9

Yippee it's Wednesday!! You know what that means right? Time for another Flutter By Card! I got a new stamp set, True Beauty, from The Angel Company and really wanted to use it. It's a beautiful set and is full of butterflies which is why I got it! When I started working with it though I hated what I did. I had to leave to go run Abby to all her functions so I took a break. I just let my mind wander with ideas and because my card needed to be done in a few hours I had decided to use another stamp set. BUT when I got home, I kept looking at the stamped image and I challenged myself to SAVE it. I'm SO glad I did!


I used Mojo Monday #76 sketch - isn't it AWESOME?!?! I love that the sketch allows for large stamped images! I'll definitely be using this sketch again! I stamped the image on white cardstock using blank ink. I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS to color the leaves and flowers. I did not like how I colored the butterfly so I stamped it again using purple ink and then shimmered the wings. I then cut it out and used my pop dots to adhere it. I also used a little bit of wire to make antennas. Below is a better picture of the butterfly.

I took my sponge & brown ink and sponged the sides of the image to take some of the white brightness out and to make the butterfly "pop" more.

Isn't it funny how it all works out in the end? I had other paper picked out to use and just wasn't feeling it so went back to my stash and found the perfect paper that match beautifully! Then I was ready to throw the image away but did some tweaking and like it even better. Plus I found the perfect sketch to use and I was able to meet TWO deadlines - Mojo Monday & Flutter By Wednesday - YEAH for me!!

Hope you enjoy my card and thank you so much for looking! Remember to visit the other team members blogs to see their creations. The links are on the right. I'm sure you have some butterfly paper, stamps or die cuts so why not play along - we'd love to have you! No special challenges - just create a card using a butterfly. When you're done link your creation to Danni's blog or if you upload to an online gallery be sure to use FBW47.

19 comments:

Tina said...

This is so pretty!

Kimmie0270 said...

I LOVE how it looks like a giant stamp! So cool!

Anna said...

So pretty! I love this set! It makes such pretty cards! I totally dig this layout too!

Tammi said...

Wow Michelle, this is gorgeous!! I love it when a card comes together after so many things don't seem right. :)

Heather said...

Oh My word Michelle this card blew me away!!! I love love love love it!!!!!

Wow girl I am loving the colors and the layout and the Flutter By is so pretty!!!!

You rocked it girl!!!! I know this one is my favorite FBW card of yours so far!!!

Love it!!!

Heather

Ann Kranitz said...

SUper Super Spectacular!! Love your take on the Mojo Sketch!!

Cathy said...

Michelle, this is really beautiful!! Love the butterfly!

Tasha Hickert said...

I love your card! Crazy how sometimes we struggle for a beautiful card and sometimes it just happens!!

Jodi said...

Just a beautiful card!! Love the colors, how you colored it and so glad that you were able to use one card for 2 challenges!
I look forward to getting to know you better too!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Barb said...

This is just beautiful, Michelle! Love the coloring and how the butterfly is popped up :)

Cassie said...

when i saw this on danni's blog michelle, it took my breath away! i love the colors and i love the layout - really frames your gorgeous butterfly so beautifully!

Danni said...

You already know I love this but I'll say it again, LOVE this!! So, so very beautiful! Wow! Just an awesome creation!

Maria said...

Awesome card, Michelle. Love the purple and green color combo. . .such gorgeous colors!! Love the pretty dps that you used too! wow,that butterfly is stunning. . .great idea to color the edge. It does make it pop!

Maria

Ashley said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the colors and the layering!

Janna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow, wow, wow!! I am so blown away by this! That butterfly and stamp are so pretty and the colors and how you used the stamp are amazing! This is a perfect card! I couldn't possibly pick one thing I like the best! Everything is just amazing! Great job!

Smiles,
janna

Kristie said...

This is gorgeous Michelle!

Shelly said...

What an awesome card! It's gorgeous.

Maria Gurnsey said...

gorgeous color scheme! thanks for playing :)

Bev said...

Fabulous card - love the image and gorgeous colours