Sunday, 7 April 2013

Butterflies and Bling

Time for another challenge at One Stitch At A Time and it's our most popular theme - Anything Goes! No restrictions - you can make anything you like, using anything you like! :D
 
For my card this week I chose to work with this lovely Butterfly Frame image by Floppy Latte Designs:
 
 
I love this image so much, it's so versatile! Every time I look at it I get another idea for how I want to use it. :D (I'm currently thinking of cutting around the aperture and layering patterned paper behind it! :D).
 
For this card I printed the digi stamp 3 times in the same size and used my Promarkers for colouring. I also printed the stamp again on copy paper and cut out a mask for the section of leaves/butterfly inside the frame and masked that area while I stamped my sentiment (a Tim Holtz stamp) inside the frame:
 
 
I coloured one image as the base image (and stamped my sentiment onto it) and then with the second image I coloured just the butterfly and leaves, and cut them out, and finally I coloured and cut out just the butterfly from the third image. I then bent up the leaves/wings for a bit of dimension and layered the sections on top of each other:
 
 
I decorated my card (a cream card blank) with some gorgeous paper from DCWV's Mariposa stack and border punched a sqaure of orangey-gold card using Martha Stewart punches.
 
 
I finished things off with lots of lovely bling from some gemstone flourishes:
 
 
As ever, you don't need to use a Stitchy Bear product to enter the OSAAT challenge - but if you do you'll be entered into the draw to win the main prize of a bunch of fabulous Stitchy Bear stamps! Entries without a Stitchy Bear product will have a chance to win a $3 gift voucher for the Stitchy Bear digi outlet. :)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Spring Fever
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spring Into Spring
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Think Spring
Allsorts - Spring Has Sprung
 

13 comments:

Claireliz said...

This is stunning Ali.
C xx

Mimi said...

Wow Ali, this is totally awesome, love everything about your card especially the gem flourishes, every time I see you card my eyes home in on them . Hugs jane

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW just love how creative you are totally wonderful.

Hazel said...

It's beautiful, Ali. Not much else I can say, it's all gorgeous. Hazel x

Josephine said...

Gorgeous, Ali. I love how you've combined frames here - it works really well.

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous!! I love the swirls! I love the image.. your design is WONDERFUL!!! Absolutely fantastic!!

MiniOwner said...

Such a fab card, Ali. I love that sentiment.
Sue x

CraftyGirl said...

Stunning card and I adore all the bling.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
Your Sister OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Edie said...

Ali, thanks for sharing your beautiful creation here with us at 613 Avenue Create. I love your paper and color choices.

Lexie said...

Gorgeous card Ali. Fabulous attention to detail and great layout.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.
xx

scrapclose2theheart said...

This is beautiful. I absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing with us at our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing more of your crafty goodness. Hugs~Patti

Chana said...

Beautifully done project! Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Ali. The butterfly is so pretty and I love the sentiment and design.

Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Challenge this time.
Lorraine x

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