Thursday, March 15, 2012

Butterfly Keeper

Hey gals,

So happy to have something to share today.  There hasn't been a whole lotta crafting going on at my house.  The kids are doing better, but still on breathing treatments.  I have also been dealing with a bum knee from a fall and had to get my knee drained.  Fun stuff...  Today though, I got out my glimmer mists and glam, Adironick alcohol inks, and Stickers and got messy.  The layout of the card is a take on the sketch challenge over at Ribbon Carousel challenge.

The stamp I used is a new one to me called Butterfly Keeper from Hannah Lynn.  I just love the fantastical, dreamlike image.  The background paper is from DCWV Once Upon a Time Stack and I added some blue rhinestones to it.  I colored the stamped image with Copic Markers, then added Chandelier Glimmer Glam and Stickles to her hair for a little sparkle.  I also added the blue tiara bling from Heidi Swapp.  Every girl should have a

  I cut out the circle in the background from my Cricut and sprayed it with Glimmer mists.  I then added the Purple felt butterfly and added a few purple rhinestones to it.

The chipboard mannequin is from Kaisercraft and was originally wood colored.  I rubbed the mannequin in Silver, Stream, Sailboat, and Wild Plum Adirondack alcohol Ink to give it some color.  Then I added a beautiful blue and turquoise ribbon around the waist that I got from my bff Stacy and added a few purple rhinestones to the neckline.
The turquoise ribbon along the back of the card, flowers, and metal butterfly charm were all from my stash.
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafts and me challenges - Circles
Ribbon Carousel challenge - sketch
Cropstop Challenge #63 - butterflies
Papertake Weekly - For girls or mum
Crafty Sentiments - Things with wings
Celebrate the occasion - Any occasion
Simon says stamp and show - Anything goes
Our creative corner - Tic tac toe (Blue, Ribbon, glitter)
Paper Sundaes - Feminine Flair
Let's Ink It Up - Show us your flowers
PanPastel UK Challenge blog - Girly or Mother’s Day

Thanks for taking a look at my card :)



Judy said...

Ths card s very beautiful. I love that stamped image and how you colored her!! The butterfly, flowers and paper is so gorgeous. Love it!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card! That is a fabulous butterfly. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Adrian said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love the tiara-i agree every woman should have one.
So glad to see you posting sweetie and everyone is mending.Take care of yourself

girlia said...

Such a whimsical and magical card with the butterflies. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Candy C said...

Your card is beautiful! Love how you finished out the Kaiserkraft mannequin. Great color for the rest of your card. Your female image is colored to perfection! Love your design! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Candy

Sue said...

Many wonderful elements on your card.
Thank you so much for joining us this week at OCC.

SuzanneK said...

Great attention to detail, lovely work. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is gorgeous! Love all your details!! Hope you and the kiddos are feeling better! :)

Crafty_Fairie said...

Super pretty card love all the detail you have put it.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Denise this is stunning, the colours are gorgeous, that image and the butterfly are so beautiful, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week.,
Lorraine x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, love the colours and the butterfly and the image are so beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Susan Hogan said...

So much detail - hope you had a happy time making it - it looks super! Hope all is better in your household soon and the knee isn't hampering you too much. Thanks for joining us in the fun at LIIU this month.

Amy said...

Pretty card- great image & coloring!Thanks for playing at CTO this week!
Amy's Crafting Space
Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

Stacy H-W said...

This is stunning girlie! You did such an awesome job! I hate that you are still in pain and the kids are still sick. Hugs!

Angi said...

WOWZA...this is so beautiful and artistic. Love it.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really sorry to hear about your troubles, I hope everyone is returned to full health really soon. Although you have managed to channel all of that into creating an amazing card, it's really lovely.

Thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Lisa said...

I hope you and the kids are doing better, Denise. Your card is stunning!! Wow, all of the details are just fabulous!! I love the sweet image and how you colored her!! What a gorgeous card :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Jenny said...

Such gorgeous colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Esther said...

Fabulous card!
Love the colors and all the pretty sparkles, jewels and tulle!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How pretty! Love the sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge!!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such a lovely girly card! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Nancy said...

what a pretty project! I love that butterfly and all the shiny elements you included. Thank you for joining us at Cropstop. Hope to see you again soon!

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a pretty image and the sparkle with the embellishments are beautiful! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our "Any Occasion (must use metal)" challenge :)

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Amazing stamp, just love it. The card is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

CropStop said...

Pretty - Taking lovely flight! Thanks for joining in the fun at

madebyKarla said...

Hi Denise! It's been a while!
This is sooo pretty! I love the coloring and the little gems :)
Totally inspiring!