Thursday, September 6, 2018

Butterfly Days

     Here it is the first Thursday in September and our latest challenge is starting over at Crafting with an Attitude.  Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and our theme is the usual "Anything Goes."

     Bugaboo Stamps generously provided images for the DT to use and I chose one from Floral Set 2.


     I had such fun coloring this image in lovely autumn colors and I went a little bit crazy with new ideas.  I started with my usual ProMarkers, then added Stickles to the butterfly.  While I was waiting for that to dry, I did a very light spritz of Heidi Swapp Amethyst mist.  I printed the sentiment, spritzed it, hand cut it, and inked the edges before adding it.

     Once the Stickles glitter on the butterfly was completely dry, I fussy cut the image circle, leaving the flower and one leaf  "out-of-the-box."   I still had the scrap of white CS on which I had laid the pieces for spritzing and I decided to cut it with one of my Amy Designs dies.  I wasn't sure that was going to work but I actually loved the way it looked so I layered on the image piece and added loose, "Grape" glitter to some of the tiny butterflies in the die cut, leaving others just spritzed.

     That entire thing went onto a Harvest Gold piece of CS, cut to the size of the card front.  As the final embellishment, I added three lavender pearls to diagonal, top and bottom, corners of the card.

     Challenges:
Butterfly Challenge (electric yellow and embellishment)
Catch the Bug
Crafting by Designs
Creative Inspirations
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
I {heart} ProMarkers
Paper Shelter
Scrappy Land
Sisterhood of Crafters
Work It Weds.

      I hope we're going to see you playing in our challenge this month.  You can't lose with an Anything Goes theme so join us and inspire us with your creations.  :-D  NanaConnie

16 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Wow, such detailing on this card which I love the result of. Really pretty. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Lori Kobular said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors you colored it and the sparkle on the butterflies!

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Connie, love the gorgeous colours and sparkle. The butterflies are beautiful.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Darlene said...

OMG this is so, so pretty Connie!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh Wow! How beautiful is this! I loved reading about your process creating this masterpiece! The image is lovely and your artistic flair has added something unique and wonderful to your card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter!
Linda

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! What a gorgeous design Connie! Really LOVE the beautiful image and colors! Every detail with the coloring and sparkle are perfect my friend! HUGS

Rene said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!
Rene

Lisa Lynn said...

Great butterfly die to go with this wonderful image. Gorgeous coloring. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Ellibelle said...

How beautiful! Love the sketch, gorgeous flowers and fabulous fall colors!
Thank you so much for playing along at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday this month!
xEllie

Donna Ellis said...

Another beautiful card! It’s gorgeous and your colors defy words, Connie! Beautiful!

Marsha Reed said...

Beautiful card, Connie! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Craters Challenge. Marsha DT

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Hi There, NC. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni DT
scrapyland.

Sharon Noble said...

Great Card Thank You for joining us at I Love Pro Markers hugs Sharon DT

Sheryl said...

I love your colour combo. The image is beautiful and your design sets it off perfectly.
Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Lisa said...

This is so stunning!! The flowers are gorgeous!! I love the die you used!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

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