Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Open Challenge for FBW #117

I have every intention of posting on Monday and Tuesday and something comes up...SORRY! Next week, school starts for Abby so I'm hoping to get in a new routine. One that allows me just a little more creating time. This last week I've been spending as much time as possible doing all the things Abby wants to do - call it a Mother's guilt...I just want to make sure I've done everything I can while I can!

So since it's Wednesday you are probably here to see a Flutter By creation! This week is a favorite among our participants - OPEN! Yep, ANYTHING GOES as long as you have a BUTTERFLY, FAIRY or ANGEL on it!!

I used one of my favorite sets from The Angel Company, Happily Grateful along with some cardstock and pattern paper from our Miss Moxie line. LOVE the bright happy colors in this collection!
I was inspired to make my card from a seminar trade I received. The layout is an old Taylored Expressions Sketch (TESC120). I stamped the vine using Landscape Palette Pad on to green cardstock. The butterfly was stamped on pattern paper using VersaMagic Midnight Black ink and then embossed with Black embossing powder. It REALLY makes it pop! I then cut it out and applied just a little Scor-Pal tape behind the body so that I could bend the wings and give it more dimension.

Do you likey? I would LOVE to hear what you think! I hope you'll play along with us this week - just stop by the Flutter By Wednesday Blog to link your creation. Be sure to visit my fellow DT's blogs to see their wonderful creations this week as well (links are in my sidebar).

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow for Softpencil Thursday :)

Paper: Miss Moxie SWIC and Cardstock, black cardstock, green cardstock


Nancy said...

What stunning colors, Michelle! Beautiful stamp! We too are doing all the last minute things before my girl goes to kindergarten...sigh!!

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful job Michelle! Love the color blocks and that you used the black behind them. It really shows off those colors, and the lovely butterfly!. :)

Anna said...

Oh, love the brightness of the card. Very pretty!

Danni said...

Wow!! So vibrant and beautiful!! Love the color of the butterfly!! Awesome!!

Tina said...

So beautiful! I am loving the striking color combo.

Unknown said...

Michelle, this is gorgeous! I love the color combo for sure!


Harriet Skelly said...

Michelle this is beautiful! I love that layout!

Michelle VP said...

Oooh, so pretty! I love the close-up shot so you can see the embossed detail better. :) My boys don't go back to school until Sept. 7 here, but I'm still savoring every summer day I have with them. :)

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card!