Friday, July 30, 2010

Butterfly


This card was made for the Flutter By Wednesday challenge. The challenge this week was an open challenge - anything goes as long as the card included a butterfly, fairy, or angel. Well, just lookie at what image Paulette at Create with TLC, decided to so generously give away this week! As soon as I saw it, I thought FLUTTER BY!!!



How did I do it? Well, I first printed and heat set the image and sentiment. Next was coloring with my colored pencils and loms. After the coloring was completely done, I scored diagonal lines only up to and around the image parts, leaving the image flat. I went back over the score lines using the large end of my scoring tool to get very deep and wide lines. Note: I didn't try to make my lines even, preferring some a bit narrower, and some a bit wider... Next, I distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, using the direct to paper method until it looked shabby and old. Last, I covered the entire image with Versamark and Clear UTEE, and heat embossed.


I will enter this card here:


Flutter By Wednesday: Open challenge (use butterfly, angel, or fairy)

Mami Doodles: Anything goes

Creative Inspirations: Anything goes
Paper Play Challenges: Anything goes


Hope you like it! It looks like another dreary, threat of rain, kind of day here in Missouri! A good day to stay in and craft!

32 comments:

chatdumpgirl said...

that is so pretty!

Patti P. said...

Patti, what a beautiful card and love all the elements to it. Each one building on the next. Great design.

kssdesigns said...

WOW! This is really something!! It's so beautiful!

Michelle said...

Oh Patti what a wonderful card! So pretty..thanks for the wonderful instructions on how you did it! Now if only I had the time to try it...maybe soon. Thanks so much for playing along with us at FBW - it's a beautiful butterfly!!

Olga said...

This is breathtaking!!!! But then all your lovely creations are......

Rufus said...

It's gorgeous! Thanks for cluing us in as to how you did it. As for the rain, send some my way ~ PLEASE! My flowers are screaming for rain.
R/

Lisa Foster said...

Very Very Beautiful!!! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

Dawn said...

Such a great image and fun technique and loved that you shared the tute with us. Great job sweetie!

Crystal said...

WOWZA Patti this is one GORGEOUS card sweetie, LOVE LOVE that butterfly!!!!

Danni said...

How very pretty!! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Iris said...

That's amazing! I've got to try that some day! Lovely card!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Super cool technique. It looks awesome!

Kim said...

Just Lovely Patti!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Wow Patti J. This is so pretty. What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing the details. It's just breathtaking!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, Patti! Love that background.

Kimberly S said...

What a beautiful job you did with your coloring and creating the background for your butterfly! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Milnie said...

oh this butterfly is gorgeous Cheryl!

hugs

CraftinGranny said...

Absolutely stunning Patti!!! Did you use Vellum? It looks transparent to me so thought I'd ask. I love it!
"Hugs" Carol

Patti said...

Wow Patti, this is amazing! So much detail... gorgeous!

Leanne said...

oooh this is gorgeous!!

Thank you for joining in with my Magnolia candy - good luck!!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh Patti, this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE your fabulous scored BG, thanks for the tips on how to do it, I'd never have figured that out in a million years!
x

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card Patti! Beautiful colouring! I love the way you did the score lines and added the clear UTEE! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Beth Norman said...

Good golly Miss Molly, what an outstanding card. I love how you scored the lines. The UTEE shows up so nice too.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my Patti. This is a glorious work of art. Such wonderful techniques really bring this butterfly to life.

Glittered Paws said...

I think a "play-day" is absolutely necessary!!! I want to do this!!! It is spectactular friend from the coloring to the scor-pal work. I can't image what you will do when you get your scor-buddy.

Sue said...

I love what you did with is card. Besides the beautifully colored image, the lines make it look like lattice. Such a nice idea and executed beautifully. Nicely done Patti, I LOVE IT!

Hugs
Sue Drees

Barb said...

Wow! Beautiful work, Patti! All of those many steps paid off... fantastic!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Play Challenges. :)

Melisa Waldorf said...
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Melisa Waldorf said...

Patti this is genious!! I LOVE it. I have to try this and I promise to give you credit!! I have done the diagonal scoring before, but never thought to put the image on first and then score up to it. Fantastic tip!

Cheryl said...

this really is one stunning card,the colurs the layout,the design love it all bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Curt in Carmel said...

Open mouth gorgeous! What an awesome technique you did with this card. I LOVE how you did the embossed lines and distressing. It turned out simply stunning. This is really an awesome card! Best, Curt