Okay . . . so this time, I've made a card for a challenge organized by Emma on her blog at http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ The challenge was to make something with a bug on it.
Well, my favorite bug (if there can be such a thing) is a ladybug. They are cute, red, and ungross. However, I don't want to "ladybug" myself out, so I thought I would try a butterfly. I don't usually put butterflies on things because so many people use them, but I found the most beautiful butterfly shape I've seen on a Cricut cartridge, and it's on the Hannah Montana cartridge. Who knew???
I need to apologize for the blurriness of the photo. I can't seem to get my new camera operating to my expectations. Could it possibly be the photographer? I'll keep trying . . . anyway . . .
The card shape and mat were cut at 5 inches and 4 3/4 inches respectively from my Art Philosophy cartridge. The card is cut from a multi-colored polka dot pattern (scrap paper) that is white on the back so the inside of the card is white. I used a mat that's a green weave pattern for the cover (using up my scraps here). I cut the butterfly out at 1 1/2 inches (using Coordinations cardstock) and the shadow (in a basic red) is the same size. I inked the edges in dark brown and then I went Stickle crazy. I used the same colors for my Stickles that are on the background paper. The flowers and branch are also out of scrap paper (gotta love it!) and also came from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I used Emma's "Cherish This Moment" stamp from her "Cherish This Moment" stamp set. One of the cool things about her stamps (other than the quality) is the fact that you can curve them on your block. Isn't that just the neatest thing? I love it! Next time, I'll use a darker brown for the stamp, but I think it still turned out beautifully.
Using up scrap paper . . . I have so many neat patterns and pieces that go so well together. Unfortunately, I've cut the name off so I have no idea where or what the pattern is from. Sorry . . .
I think this one is my favorite. I really REALLY like the bling. Hope you like it too.
Ah-h-h-h-h . . . another project down. Gotta love it!
Thanks for looking and I'll be around . . . :)))
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