Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fluttering Again

Happy Wednesday to you! Time for a Flutter By creation, yippee! I have to tell you that it felt really good to create a card - one that I'm very happy with. This week, our challenge was one that you probably already do on most of your cards, it was to add a sentiment or quote to your butterfly or fairy card. I really wanted to participate in the photo challenge last week so I also used that as my bases for my card this week.

I'm skipping ahead though. I need to first welcome two new team members, Lelia and Christine. I've added their blogs to the list so be sure to stop by and say hi! Also, Kristie will be leaving us for a while but plans on returning later in the year. She will be missed!! The featured team member is Nicola. She is so very nice and comes up with some beautiful creations!

Okay on to my card! As I mentioned, I used Danni's photo from last week's challenge for my card this week. I just LOVED the colors and how the flower and butterfly were the main focus. I learned that Danni is not only a very talented card maker but also an awesome photographer!! I pretty much duplicated her photo completely!

I LOVE the gerbera daisy stamp from TAC. The butterfly is a retired GWP stamp from TAC. I inked it with orange and rolled a little black ink on the edges. After stamping it, I covered it in Diamond Glaze and added a little glitter to it. Once it was dry, I cut it out and layered it. Below is a better look at the butterfly.

I wish you could see the glitter. It's not a lot but enough that it stands out IRL. So what do you think? Be sure to visit Danni's blog to see her creation and to play along. You can link your card there so we can all check it out! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for looking!!

Details: Watercolor Pencils, Dove Blender Pen, Gerbera Daisy & Ordinary Greetings stamps from The Angel Company, MME DP, Diamond Glaze, corner punch and Judikins fine glitter


Patti J. said...

I love your card! The background is pretty behind the daisy (which is one of my FAVE Tac stamps!!! Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

So pretty Michelle, the colors are amazing. And, that flower is incredible.

Stef H said...

This is gorgeous! Love that BG too. Glad you're feeling better.


Nicola said...

Ooh what a delight to the eye, fabulous creation Michelle, you have come up trumps tying both Flutter By themes into one and your flower is awesome. Loving the gorgeous detail on the butterfly and wow such beautiful paper too.
Nicola -x-

Anna said...

Very pretty, Michelle! I love that daisy stamp too! Glad you're feeling more like yourself too! Loved what Abby made you for Mother's day! And yes, you need to grab that snowman set! Such a cute set!

Nancy said...

Michelle, it is so great to see your creations again!! I hope you are well!! Your card is exquisite...Gerbera daisies are one of my favorite flowers! Beautiful!!

AmethystCat said...

oh my gosh - that's fabulous! I'm so stealing this idea!!! :) love the butterfly with the crystal lacquer effect!

Tammi said...

Oh wow Michelle, stunner of a card!! Your butterfly is gorgeous, love how shiny it is. I got your images too, thanks SO much!! ~Hugs

Ann Kranitz said...

Hey Michelle the diamond glaze on that butterfly really makes it. I love your choice of dp also. Great card!!

Cathy said...

Hi Michelle,
So glad to see you back!! I love your card!! Of course you know these are my colors!
Again, I'm glad you're back. I've missed you!!
Hugs, Cathy

Christine said...

I love your card! Especially the treatment on your butterfly. I'm really excited about my new adventure with FBW!!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Michelle! I am glad you used last weeks inspiration challenge as well! Love your take! Your colors and design is beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I forgot to tell you how happy I am to see you back!!! You have been missed!

Kim said...

gorgeous colors!

Jodi said...

Your card turned out sooo pretty!! Love it!!
Jodi =)

Danni said...

YAY!! You're back! YAY!!!
I love this card! Seriously {LOVE} it!! So pretty! and I really like how you did the butterfly, I have that stamp but never would've dreamed to use it like this! Very nice!!

Kristie W. said...

Your card is so pretty and very fitting for the inspiration challenge! I love the shiny butterfly!

Ashley Newell said...

So glad you are back! :) GORGEOUS card!

Heather Schlatter said...


So your card is totally amazing!!! I love that plaid paper with the plaid Butterfly and the glassy look so cool!!!

I am so glad you are feeling better too!!!

I think I may just now be up to making some regular rounds again!!!

I had my Gallbladder out when my first born was 3 months old after a C-Section so I totally get it!!!!

Thank you for your sweet comments this week I appriciated them more than you know!!!


Shelly said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors. It's nice to have you back, Michelle.