Saturday, February 20, 2010

SSS44 For my Mom

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Our challenge this week for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge had a spin...use flowers.  Well....that isn't much of a stretch for me.....I love using flowers and use them often!  So....I had these little flowers already printed off from Fred She Said so I colored them up using the feathering technique with my copics.  I had several colors I was working with and it took me a while to find the right combo!  I had recently seen a fun tutorial by Julie Ebersole where she took her brads and covered it with a heat and stick product and applied fun flock.  So, I did that with my brads.  My yellow seemed a little dull then I realized that I really hadn't used white brads....duh!  Next time!!  The butterfly image is a digital image from Sweet N Sassy.  So easy to color! 

Now for the info on the background.  The original technique was called Feathered Tie Dye.  BUT in the process of making this background, I had the offcast wax paper that was colored and it was just too neat to through away.  So I had saved it.  I adhered it to white cardstock with my Xyron and that is the paper behind the flowers and the butterfly.  I think it look pretty cool!  I hope that you like it too!  Then BEFORE I added the flowers I added in a little technique I thought of (but I'm sure someone else thought of it somewhere else too!) called Pierced Patterns.  That is the swirl from the butterfly.  I like the added interest it gives the card.  Then a little glitter was used here, plus a little foam tape to make the butterfly more 3-D and voila! a card for mom for Easter or Mother's Day! 

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15 comments:

ottersln said...

Beautiful! Love the color combinations.

Candace said...

This is so beautiful! I love that butterfly. Have a great weekend! :)

Crazystamper said...

This is a soft and beautiful card. Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Vickie Kertz said...

This card is lovely and perfect for the sketch challenge. TFS

Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous Ann! Love the colors you used, and how fun to make your own "faux velvet" brads!

Ret said...

Hi Ann! Wow you really outdid yourself on this one, my friend! I love everything about it. Just gorgeous. yes, I love the background too, very good call to use that!! (You're so clever!)
Beautiful colors, beautiful flowers!

Connie Paxman said...

Oh Ann this is simply divine...and the background is so innovative...if it looks pretty use it...
I am saving this sample...but going to try your AI technique for the background..using mat-board..
Love the paper piercing..that really addes to the card.
connie paxman

redstamper7 said...

I wish I were your Mother. My goodness this is just amazingly lovely. Well done!!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - so many wonderful elements in this card!! Just gorgeous. THanks for all the explanations!
Maria

Sue from Oregon said...

This is flat out beeee uuuuu teeeee fullllllll!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!!!! makes me think SPRING........... Thanks.

Debra said...

Do you realize how very much God has blessed your hands with the ability to create marvelous things? Thank you for blessing others by sharing them with all.
love them...

Julie Masse said...

Just beautiful!! LOVE the pretty paper and colors - beautifuL!! :)

Crafty Engineering said...

So pretty Ann! Love the colors and the pretty flowers! Just beautiful!

Juliet A said...

This is a beautiful card - I love the stained glass look of it.