Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pink Rose and Butterflies

I found a really pretty sketch challenge this week from Party Time Tuesdays. Skeetch challenges are used as just a guide, however, this one I followered almost exactly as shown.

The papers are from a new collection from Close to my Heart called Sophia. The rose started as a pre-colored Corner Rose Collection from Fred She Said but it was a pretty light pink and I wanted to make it match the colors in my papers. So, I used my Copic Markers and re-colored it to match. I printed it twice so I could layer it for mor dimension and I should have taken a picture of the two side by side so you could see the difference in the coloring, but I forgot until just now.

I then used the Ornate Butterfly Digi, also from Fred She Said, which I printed out a whole sheet of all different sizes so I have on hand any size I need. I colored them with Copic Markers to match the papers. I cut out four different sizes for my two butterflies and coated them with Liquid Glass for lots of shine and added firmness so they hold their shape better. I then added Pink Crystals for the bodies.

The Happy Birthday is from a new Clear Stamp set from Close to my Heart called Card Chatter-Birthday. Do you know what I really LOVE about the Clear Acrylic stamps.....You can cut anc alter them. The Happy Birthday was a stamp with the words side by side. I cut it between the two words and mounted it on my acrylic block the way you see it on the card!

I used the Labels 10 Nesties for the sentiment but before stamping the Happy Birthday, I stamped the matching frame you see using the "Very Vintage Labels 10" clear stamps from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. I also added a few of the pink crfystals on that.

The green flourishes were cut using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die, which I then added tiny pearls to.
I Hand Stitched around the card with matching Embroidery Floss then added a Pink Crystal in each corner.

Other Challenge Blogs with this card:
Card Makin Mamas - Birthday
Charisma Cardz - Spring Has Sprung
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny Happy Cards
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - Sparkle, Glitter, Bling
Lili of the Valley - My Favorite Colors
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Add Shine
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show us what you got!
Copic Creations - Warm Colors
Digital Tuesday - Use a Die Cut
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Bling Bling
My Gtrafico - Anything Goes
I Did It  - Bling it Up!
One Stitch at a Time - Make it Pretty
House of Gilli - 3 dp's,  sparkle, 2 dies


Renee Matarese said...

Oh, how very pretty! The rose and the butterflies are stunning! The stitched border is very unique and beautiful. I've never seen anything like it! Great job on the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you again soon.

Unknown said...

OMGOSH those Butterflies are so Lush!! I love the colours and your flower is rather divine too!! I love it, thanks so much for playing along this week at PaperPlay:-)

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Nancy! Love the butterflies and the stitched border is so pretty!

Vee said...

A really gorgeous card.Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Dana said...

Wow lady!! This is one gorgeous card! It is very elegant and I cannot believe your stitching! It is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Unknown said...

Such pretty depth and dimension.

We are so happy that you shared your project with us this week for our Challenge at Shelly's Images. Please join us again soon!

uksharon said...

This is fabulous - so beautifully done.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us this week at DT.
Best wishes, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love your card. Its so pretty! The butterflies are a beautiful touch. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey. hugs ~ Cindy

Unknown said...

Wow what a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes Challenge and I hope you'll join us again for the next challenge too!

Lisa x

Patchi said...

Gorgeous card! I love your beautiful images and how you worked the sketch.

Thanks for joining PTT this week and we hope to see you again soon!


Unknown said...

Just beautiful! Love your big flower!
You did a great job with our sketch.

Thanks so much for partying with us at PTT. Hope to see you back next week!
Party Time Tuesdays

WeirdCat said...

Stunning card,love the stitching and the swirls, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card so elegant, thank you for joining us at House of Gilli

Stacy said...

Oh gosh, this is so pretty! What can I say? The details are so breathtaking!

Great to have you partying with us at PTT, hope to see you again next week! :)

Hugs, Stacy
PTT DT Member

Becca Fabozzi said...

WOW< this is just absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in on our first challenge at House of Gilli. I hope you will return often.

Unknown said...

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Vivi Casale said...

Great card Nancy!!! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Gilli.

Stop by on my blog, I have a blog candy and as you entered the challenge you get 2 chances to win some Gilli Stamps!!


Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card!! Such gorgeous butterflies!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Birthday Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments