Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sparkling Butterfly

Makeesha set another great challenge this week.  Here is the challenge image:-


I love the fresh colours with the crisp white & I really liked the proportions & layering of the colours in the photo, so I pretty much stuck to them.   Here is what I came up with.

The butterfly image is from the Priceless stamp set.  The top pair of wings were stamped with regal rose ink & then rock & rolled in purely pomegranate.  Then they were cut out & covered in dazzling diamonds.  The butterfly body was stamped in purely pomegranate, coated with dimensional glaze & attached over the wings.

The Rose & Turquoise strips are stamped with images from the Trendy Trees stamp set.  These strips, as well as the rose red, have been paper pierced & the edges have been distressed.  The greeting is a rub-on.

The panelling in the bedends inspired the dry embossed lines & there is a feint (really feint!) random stamping of the butterfly image all over the pale pink panel.  Can you see them???

Edited to add:

I was really chuffed  to discover that Makeesha had chosen my card as the winner for her challenge this week.

It was a lovely image to work with & I would just like to say a big "thank you" to Makeesha for all the time involved in setting up the challenges, taking the time to acknowledge everyone's entries with lovely comments & then setting up a slide show of all the wonderful entries.  I would also like to say thanks to the design team for the time they take to provide inspiration to us all & to everyone who takes part in the challenges & shares their work, & to all the sharing, caring people in blogland who take the time to leave some comment love.


Card Components:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red
Ink:  White Craft, Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Sets:  Priceless, Trendy Trees
Other:   Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensional Glaze, Chit Chat Rub-Ons, Grosgrain Ribbon


Lynne Armstrong said...

A beautiful card Helen...and such a beautifully tied bow :)

Chantelle said...

This is such a pretty card - I love the embossing and the butterfly in the frame is just perfect. Great job with the Inskpiration challenge this week.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS. Thanks so much for playing along!!

xx Sarah

Fiona Harrison said...

That is just lovely. You've managed to do what I had in mind, only much, much better. Great job!

Keesh said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Helen! I LOVE everything about your creation, but especially all the stripes you created. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for playing! Love Keesh x

Cindy Major said...

Congrats on your well-deserved win - your card is fabulous and embodies the inspiration piece so well!

Cindy :)

Chook said...

You have done so well with this challenge. I love what you came up with.

Christine Blain said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!! What a beautiful card. Love the crispness of the scored white part, and I LOVE the white stamping on the coloured strips.