Thursday, July 31, 2014

Celebrate with butterflies.

Hello all!
Time Out challenges has got another fabulous challenge up and running for you and this fortnight we're being sponsored by DT member Shery and the wonderful Stamplorations !

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       Our theme for this challenge is "Celebrations" with the optional twist of adding butterflies and  the prizes on offer are  -  1 stamp set for the entry that has the twist (butterflies)
                    - 1 stamp set for the entry that has a STAMPlorations stamp (with or without the twist)

      What more do you need to get you to enter?  

    For my card I decided to create my own butterfly using a variety of heart stamps that I had in my stash.  When you put heart shapes on their side, they look like the wings of butterflies - well they do in my world anyway!  I had been crafting with my 2 nieces over the weekend and they were getting very messy with all my inks and were using more than 1 colour on a stamp.  When I saw how good it looked, I decided to try it out on this card so my inspiration came from a 6 year old and a 4 year old this week!
      I decided to fussy cut around the edge of the wings on one side just to make it stand out a bit more and simply added a stamped sentiment and some black gems for the body of the butterfly.


    Please excuse the poorly composed photos of recent posts but I have yet to make my lightbox and find a good window/light source to take my snaps.  My previous homemade lightbox didn't survive the shipping and I just haven't got around to making another one yet - I'll add it to the list of things to do!

        Entering this into the challenges at Through the Craftroom Door , Addicted to Stamps , Inky Impressions , Simon Says Stamp and Whimsy Stamps.


      Thanks for stopping by!






16 comments:

sandie said...

What a clever way to make a butterfly and what a cute way to get a new idea for stamping the colours. The fussy cut edge really does turn the whole card into a stunner!

Beverley said...

So creative & such a wonderful result too :) Hugs Bev x

Lynn said...

Oh this is fabulous Dawn. I love how you've made the hearts into butterfly wings. Adorable.

Nonni said...

What a fun, creative card, the butterfly stamp is really special, love it! xxx

Lee-Anne said...

So creative and so pretty! Love that butterfly, Dawn! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

jenn shurkus said...

the multi color butterfly is so fun and too clever to have it coming off the card like that :) such a beautiful beach tag! Thank you so much for playing with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Patricia St Martin said...

Really creative, love how you did the butterfly. Love the colors and the perfect simple card.
Hugs, Pat

Sarah Gray said...

Love your butterfly made from hearts - great idea! The multi coloured inking and cut out heart are fab details :)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dawn. Love your "hearts" butterfly ... awesome and creative design. And such fun mix of colors. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

Penny said...

Dawn, this is too clever! Love the way you combined your ink colors and heart stamps to create your 'fly! Soooo pretty! Another very cool CAS design! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Gerrina said...

So beautiful how you faded the colours in eachother (if you understand what I mean...) a beautiful card!
Love the colouring on the card on your newest post; so perfect! Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

Tracy said...

Well aren't you the lucky one having such inspiring crafters working with you. :-) I like the double tones too and it was a very clever idea to use the hearts stamps for wings AND how they hang off the edge. Hugs!

Katie Melhus said...

What a pretty card and that butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

monikaskinner said...

Love this big bold butterfly and how you shaped your card around it. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

nwilliams6 said...

What a cool way to do this image! I love how it is coming off the page and the colors are beautiful. Way to make a one layer card totally rock. Hugz!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty and unique, I like the butterfly going off the edge :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!