Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Birthday Butterflies

 This card was time-consuming yet fun to make. The double-layer butterflies look almost real, don't they?
They are all stamped images from 2 sets of Cindy's StampingScrapping Design stamps, Tab Basics 1 & 2*. The rhinestones on them are from Pizzazz Aplenty, and the Magnolia image* is called "Edwin Chasing". I've colored the butterflies and Edwin with my new Spectrum Noir markers*...and one Letraset Promarker (the blue). The DP is Paper Studio and Generations Stackers, the "Pastel Color Collection".
All of these *'d items/brands can be found at http://www.stampingscrapping.com/
The border of little butterflies matches the other ones so nicely! Helped to carry through my butterfly theme. The Edwin image I colored while traveling last week. We went to Gulf Shores for about 6 days and spent a couple days on the road each way. So I took along my markers and several images so I could practice. I think I'm getting a little better! One image I actually threw away because it looked like I couldn't stay in the lines...the ink bled really bad...I think the paper was the wrong kind. I'm learning!
I am entering this card in 3 challenges:
http://dutchcardlovers.blogspot.com/ - Challenge #129 "Butterflies"
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ - Challenge #63 "A Sketch"
Here is the sketch:

12 comments:

Papercraft By Carole said...

This is gorgeous - I love that you used the butterflies as the three items round the oval. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

Paula said...

Oh my, this is cute! I love the butterflies, they look fantastic. Edwin is so handsome, great looking card:)

Margot said...

great card! thanks for joining the dcl!

cathylynn said...

WOW this is tooooo cute!! Love all those butterflies.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

M@rjan said...

Lovely butterflies and card! Thanks for joining us at DCL.

Groetjes, Marjan

Sharon said...

I love the butterflies! Your coloring looks very nice!

rosalien said...

Fantastic card. Edwin is just perfect for this Challenge, I love all the butterflies all aroun the card. Thanks for joining the DCL.

Hugs, Rosalien

José said...

Wat a lovely card! Great butterflies Sandie!
Thanks for joining us at DCL.

Danni said...

What fun butterflies!! Great card! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Ellen said...

Fabulous card and beautiful butterflies.
Thanks for joining us at DCL.
Ellen

Anja (scrappie) said...

Beautiful card love it. Thank you for joining us at DCL.

Susie Little said...

Beautiful card, thank you for playing along with my Sketch at Crafty Cardmakers! Good Luck! xx