Wednesday, July 21, 2010

FBW #114 Christmas in July Challenge

Good Morning - thanks for joining me for another Flutter By Wednesday! Today the challenge is CHRISTMAS IN JULY - however you may perceive that. Just remember you have to also include a BUTTERFLY, FAIRY or ANGEL.

When I got the challenge I tried to think which image makes me think Christmas. I kept thinking of Angels but wasn't sure which one I wanted to use. Then I remembered one of my FAVORITE sets from TAC, Just Dream...


Isn't she a beautiful Angel?!? She is my favorite from the set...matter-of-fact, I think she's the only one I've ever used, lol! My friend and FBW founder, Danni told me last week that I can't have too much glitter - well let me tell you this baby is one sparkling beauty! I used a Stardust Clear Gelly pen to outline part of the sentiment and added Cotton Candy Stickles to the wings.

I know red and green are usually associated with Christmas as well. In the last few years though I've really noticed a lot of pink...so I went with that and used one of my FAVORITE TAC paper lines, MIMI.

I love it when things just click! Jen's SFYTT for the week was a perfect match for what I was trying to achieve...and it turned out so freakin' pretty (if I do say so myself, lol). I got to use my new tool, the I-Rock for the gems...love that thing! It's so cool! I can't wait to use it more! You'll notice the gems at the top of the card, in the flower center and the Angel's necklace...I would have used more if I could have figured out where to put them. I'm telling you that tool is AWESOME!

So whatcha think? I hope you'll play along with us this week. Just drop on over to the FBW Blog and link your creation up. Be sure to visit the blogs of my fellow DT sisters as well...I'm sure they'll have some FABULOUS creations to share! I'm also entering this card into CUTE CARD THURSDAY's challenge #121 since it's to make a Christmas card :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

14 comments:

slinkycat said...

Beautiful Christmas card!!

Leanne x

Tina said...

This is a beauty! I love it.

Nancy said...

Wow, Michelle, this is really cute!! I love it, and I think I don't know about the I rock tool (something I actually don't have???) Awesome!!

Michelle VP said...

This is delightful! Love the pinks and that satiny bow. And Danni is right, you can never have too much sparkle on a card. :) I've never heard of a I-Rock, so I'm going to have to check that out now too! {grin}

Harriet Skelly said...

I'd say that angel is perfect for this challenge! Your coloring and choice of papers are perfect! I also love that sentiment - the font is cool!

Barb said...

Beautiful card, my A.O.T.Y. friend :) Love the sparkliness!

Sonia said...

Love the image, the color combo... Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I need that stamp set.


**Sony**
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Patti J said...

Michelle, this is so pretty! I love that angel too. I haven't used the others in that set very much either - she's my fave! Great challenge this week, it will be fun! Hugs...:)

Anna said...

Oh, so pretty, Michelle! Love the sketch, and how you cropped the angel!

Danni said...

Awww, grasshopper, you have learned well!! Hehehe!! Love this!! So pretty and one of my favorite sets and I love all the sparkle!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Jodi said...

Michelle, she is adorable and so pretty! Gorgeous card for Christmas!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Kimberly S said...

So pretty in the pinks and green Michelle! What a sweet angel image too! :)

Tammi said...

I've always loved pink on Christmas cards, this is lovely! Pretty way to do the sentiment and love the paper!