My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Butterflies & Blossoms

Today I have a card for you made with Fourishes Butterflies and Blossoms Stamp set. This card was made for the Page Maps Blog Sketch Challenge where flourishes is one of the sponsors along with Basic Grey. The prize is to die for. You can never have too many of these gorgeous stamps. I sure wish I had more.
The paers, ribbons, stick pins and glitter gel glitz are all from Close to my Heart. 
The Flowers and Butterflies were stamped with Memento Black Ink then heat embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder to give it a little added dimension. They were then colored with Copic Markers.
The Butterflies were stamped and colored twice, then cut out and layered with foam tape on the wings for more dimension. I touched their wings with stardust glitter gel glitz.
I added some Faux Flower Soft to the centers of the flowers
I had these stick pins fro a few years and never used them before. I thought they aded the finishing touch to this card. I just wish I could get my pictures of my cards to look as good as they do in person.

The Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs this card was made for:
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes - Butterflies
Freshly Brewed - Emboss It
Sisterhood of Crafters - Flower Power 
Truly Scrumptious - Rocked Up Pink
Whimsie Doodle - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams - Pink, Green & Coffee

9 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

This is so beautiful Nancy! Gorgeous work!

Hugs, Kelly

Merry said...

Oh wow this is so stunning. So much to look at.

Stacy said...

I don't know what to say...I can't stop looking at this beauty! Very, very stunning! There is so much detail here and it all came together so beautifully! This is the first time I have seen the new CTMH stick pins, and ohhhh I WANT, I WANT!!!! Wahhh, I need a job so I can get some pretties! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at
FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES!
Can't wait to see what you come up with next week!
Hugs,
Stacy D.

Sheryl said...

Hi Nancy! I can think of so many words to describe this card! Stunning, gorgeous, Rich, work of art! You are very talented and you did an outstanding job on this gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our "Emboss It" challenge!
Hugs, Sheryl
http://butterflykisscards.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Oh this is beautiful! I say ditto to all of the things stacy said :) The stitching and embossing are exquisite and the colors all just pop. The image and butterflies are gorgeous!!!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Emboss it challenge.

Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... this is just GORGEOUS!!
Thanks so much for joining our 'Flower' challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'

sara said...

great card beautiul colouring on those flowers thank you so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Diane Davies said...

What a beautiful card!! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

Elizabeth said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous!