Sunday, April 26, 2009

And another butterfly

Here I am again. This is my card for the third challenge for Gina K's April stamp release. This challenge was called yummy recipe, which meant that there were certain items that needed to be on the card.

I started by stamping the butterfly (Gina K) with black stazon ink on vanilla card stock, coloring it with colored pencils and gamsol, and cutting it out. Since the butterfly was cut out and none of the card stock color showed through the color, it didn't matter that I ended up pairing this with white card stock on my card.

One of the elements needed on the card was one piece of designer paper, so I looked into my supply for a piece of blue that would match the butterfly. This is a piece from a very old stack (I'm not sure who it's made by or where I bought it).

I like this layout with the partial circle, so I decided to use it on this card. My original plan was to place the butterfly on the circle, but I didn't like how that looked, so I had to come up with plan B. What do I put with a butterfly? Well, flowers, of course. None of the flower sets that I have from Gina seemed to work, so I chose these coneflowers from Paper Inspirations. Rather than do some elaborate coloring, I decided to just leave them blue and go for a monochromatic card.

Another element in the challenge was three eyelets. OK, that was easy. The third element was to use two different ribbons or fibers. This was the hardest part of the challenge for me. I liked the grosgrain ribbon along the edge, but the 2nd one was the kicker. I tried several ideas before coming up with using the yarn as the butterfly body and antennae. I've seen others use ribbon for this, so why not yarn? I attached the butterfly with dimensional tape under the wings.

What's in it?
stamps: take flight (Gina K), brushed coneflowers (Paper Inspirations)
ink: jet black stazon, brilliant blue
paper: ballet blue, brilliant blue, white, dp (stack ?)
other: colored pencils, gamsol, blue eyelets, crop-a-dile, cuttlebug, Bigz scallop circle and clear circle dies (Sizzix), royal blue grosgrain ribbon, blue yarn, foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed.

1 comment:

Starla said...

Oh my!! It is butterfly heaven at your house!! Great take on all the challenges. I think that the Seeing double one is probably my favorite (which is shocking since I"m usually drawn to anything blue!!)