Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blogger's Challenge 103/A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 55

This card is actually inspired by two challenges, Blogger's Challenge #103 and A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 55. The challenge for A Spoonful of Sugar is to use butterflies somewhere on your card. The Blogger's Challenge this week, #103, is to use this sketch...

...and here is my card...

Stamps: Dragonfly Tilda (Magnolia)
Ink: Memento, Copics, Barely Banana and Regal Rose (sponging)
Paper: DCWV (Garden Party), Taken With Teal, Tempting Turqoise, Bazill Bling (light green)
Embellishments: Lollipop Flower (see below for more info), Martha Stewart butterfly punches, Sizzix Die cut Flower and Vines #2, Beads, Pearls, Stickles, flower brad

I added Stickles and some Copic White Paint to my image to add dimension.

There is a great new challenge blog out there called The Next Level. The above "Lollipop Flower" idea came from their first issue. You can find a picture tutorial here. I used some Stickles around the edges of the circles, and added a flower brad, colored with Slick Writers, and painted with Copic White paint for the polka dots. The butterfly is from the Martha Stewart punch line, masked with another butterfly from Martha Stewart, and airbrushed with my Copic airbrush system.


This butterfly is Spellbinders butterfly die cut, which is also airbrushed. I added some pearls and beads for the body.

I asked my husband if the card was too busy. He said, "it is pretty busy." Nonetheless, I like it. What do you think?

You can click here to check out the other Blogger's Challenge Players Sites. Have a great weekend.



Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

22 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely, come together, beautiful! Tilda is beautifully colored, your Lollipop flower is delightful (I made one too but haven't used it yet)and all your butterfly elements, including Tilda are adorable. Great job...

Jacque said...

Very cute, Julie...love those butterflies and those flowers...Hugs..Jacque

Handmade by Vivi said...

Julie, your card is adorable!
Hugs
Vivi

Patti Chesky said...

This is absolutely adorable. Those Tilda images are so cute!!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is a wonderful take on the challenge. The attention to detail on your butterflies is delightful. I have also made a Lollipo Flower, but haven't used it yet. Your butterfly Tilda is beautifully colored. Great card...

Connie said...

Very cute card...love the lollipop flower!

Katie said...

Very cute!
Fab coloring too :)

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful detail, Julie! I love this card. It is SO sweet! TFS!

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute Julie, love your coloring!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute Julie, love the coloring!

Ida P. Krause said...

What a cute card. I love the details like the punched butterflies and the lovely flower. Thanks for the link on how they were made.

Bridgett said...

You did a fabulous job on both challenges. What a fantastic card. Love the details!
Hugs,
Bridgett

Cami said...

This is a very cute card Julie! I love how you colored Tilda and the MS butterfly! Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Julie, this is a great challenge card. Love the Lollipop flower you did. Very cute!
Hugs,
Cabio

mycardz said...

WOW!! What an adorable card! I LOVE all the details you added, and your coloring is perfect! :)

Rachel Hope said...

Such a fun card!!! Love the flower and the butterfly!

Robin Merriman said...

Wow! Love those cool flowers! Great job!

Lori said...

Cute! I like the embellishments you created for your card.

Norma said...

Awwww, Julie, such a lovely card. Edwin is soo.. cute. I just love your attention to details. Wonderful colour scheme and great take of the sketch. Good job.

Hugs.
Norma

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very sweet! Love all the embellishments and extras.

MJ said...

Ahhh, how cute. This image is adorable. Love your butterflies and flower. Great job.

Kerry D-C said...

This is lovely! I {heart} your flowers!