Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Fly By ~ Weekend Sketch Challenge #79

I procrastinated by one day on a swap that I'm in. I only need to make one card, but I was a slow poke. Tiffany, if you're reading this, it's in the mail today to you. :)

I did a workshop with this great butterfly set, and when I woke up I wanted to play. I buzzed over to Beate's blog, and saw the weekend sketch challenge and decided to play with that. The sketch came courtousy of Jenn Balcer, and if you want to play along, make sure you post a link there! I stamped with color on the Apricot panel, which I wouldn't normally do. Then i took some versamark and irridecent ice embossing powder and embossed a piece of regal rose cardstock, which I then cut into a butterfly with my sizzix. Then, I was bored.... I tried ribbon for the butterfly body and it just wasnt cutting it. So, I took a piece of celery cardstock and cut a hairline piece, then I just rolled it up, folded it in half, and kept rolling. I pulled out a pretties kit, and added 3 beads. (that took a minute and a stick pin to pull it through the end). Once I had the butterfly body done, i used crystal effects to stick it to my butterfly and glue dots to stick that on my scallop circle layers.

I finished it off with some dazzling diamonds "edging" around the celery cardstock and in the "dots" of the background butterflies. This is very sparkly in real life.

I hope you all have a great weekend. We're getting the camper ready!


SmilynStef said...

Love how you used the sentiment with the butterflies ... gorgeous.

Roz said...

Hi! Just stopping by to see what you have been up to. I really love your blog!

Karen B. said...

Great job Selene, I just love what you did with the butterfly!

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

Wow! I love that color combo! :-) It is so joyful!

Nicole Tugrul said...

I love this card, the colors are beautiful.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Yep, I received this beautiful card in the mail already!!! It is sooooo pretty and sparkly in person!! Thanks Selene for this wonderful card!!