Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Melinda with Bouquet - FBW

Yippee, it's Wednesday - time for another Flutter By Challenge. I look forward to creating my card each week!! One of the requirements to play along is to use either a butterfly or a fairy. To me, a fairy can be just about anything - if it's got wings it can be a fairy. I wanted to create a card using one of my new WOJ stamps, So I choose Melinda with Bouquet.

My card is 5.25x5.25. I used Doodlebug DP and Bazzill cardstock that matches. The challenge this week was to use brads or eyelets along with your butterfly or fairy. I have TONS of eyelets (remember when they first came out, I had to have like ALL of them!) but I'm not very good about using them. Brads are much easier for me. I found this sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches and knew it would work perfectly with my image.

I applied Diamond Glaze to the roses and Stickles to the wings. Here is a close up where you can see that better.

I colored her with Copics (hair & body) and pencils with OMS (outfit, headband and flowers). I REALLY like how it turned out - and I love the colors of her outfit. I hope this cards brings a smile and some peace to a friend of mine going through a rough time - the inside says "to lift your heart".

So what do you think? I'd love to hear your comments! If you have a butterfly or fairy why don't you play along? Just visit Danni's blog for all the details. You can link your creation on her blog. We'd love to see what you create!! While you are there check out our featured team member, Harriet. I haven't gotten to know Harriet very well yet but her work is FANTASTIC and she recently had surgery so hope she's doing better! You can see the other DT members creations by clinking on the links to the side. This week we say good bye to two team members, Heather & Ashley. We hope to see them again in the future - they are both very talented!

Today, Abby and I are going to KC to see our friends visiting from Memphis. Abby is beyond excited - she hasn't seen any of her Memphis friends for over a year!! Hopefully, I'll get some good pictures to share. I hope you have a great day!! Thanks for stopping by today!!


Stef H said...

This is beautiful! I love the papers and the image is just super!

Oh, I can so relate to those eyelets. I think I still have just about all from about 8 years ago. But brads??? I'm constantly buying brads - LOL. Are we are pair or what???

Have fun in KC.


Nicola said...

Wowzers Michelle this is simply stunning. I adore this image and you have coloured her to perfection. Love those papers and your layout is fabulous. Wowee I love this and it will lift your friend´s heart so much.
Nicola -x-

Anna said...

So pretty, Michelle! Love the added fun on the wings and the flowers!

Tina said...

Jeepers, this is adorable.

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! Your coloring is just fantastic! And I love the laquer & Stickles, too :)

Lelia Pierce said...

Very nice Michelle. Love the image and your coloring is wonderful!


Cathy said...

Very pretty Michelle!! I love this image and need to ink her up!! Of course I love the Doodlebug as well!! Have fun with Abby in KC!!

Hugs, Cathy

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

This is so pretty Michelle - love the beautiful image and her sparkly wings! Thank you for you kind words and I'm feeling really well already!
Hugs, Harriet

Ann Kranitz said...

Wow Michelle, this is a beauty!! The papers and LO you used are terrific!!

Nancy said...

Michelle, I love this image...she is gorgeous, and your diamond glaze is perfect!! Love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Michelle!! Love your Whiff of Joy image. You colored her beautifully!! So cheerul!!

Kim said...

Really pretty - love your coloring!

Jodi said...

Very pretty! Love your colors and coloring! I love the background paper too!
Jodi =)

Christine said...

Your card is lovely!!! The added toucjes to the roses and wings is beautiful.


Danni said...

LOVE this!! Seriously LOVE this! Wowzers, girl!!
Your coloring is phenom! and then there is the fun paper and layout and wow...did I mention I LOVE this!!

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Thanks in advance

Doreen Martinez

Tammi said...

Michelle this is beautiful! Love what you did with the flowers and pretty paper used too!