Friday, January 27, 2012

Flutter your blues away

We are nearing the end of our "Beat the Mid-Winter Blues" challenge #25 at Sundays with Crissy & we would love to see your creations.  You can interpret the challenge whatever way you want so feel free to join still have time.  For my DT card I chose to use Crissy Armstrong's beautiful "Rose Butterfly" that's available at Whimsy Stamps. I thought I would flutter my "Mid-Winter Blues" away with this pretty butterfly.  Well.........truth be told.......we've been having more spring like weather here in southern California lately.  I want winter!  waaah  lol I know, I know.........we're never happy with what we have. 

I colored the butterfly with my Copics & tried something new that I learned from watching the talented Bev Rochester's Copic videos.  She shows how she uses Prismacolor pencils to add some shading to her colored images.  I just added a bit here & there to the butterfly.  Didn't want to ruin my coloring job since I waited til the last minute to make this.  Geesh!  Don'tcha just hate it when you procrastinate & then the date jumps out at you & you have to move quickly.  LOL  I really need to learn to be better organized.  That's my goal for 2012.  Wish me luck with that!  LOL  Anywho......I really want to learn how to use the Prismacolor pencils with my Copics to get deeper tones in my coloring.  Wish me luck with that too.  LOL  Always sumthun new to learn, huh.  I also added the little dots around the butterfly.  I wanted to add a bit more interest to the otherwise blank white background.

I cut around my butterfly with the "Lattice Rectangles" Nestie diecut.  (I just love my Nesties & they work GREAT with my new Sizzix Vagabond.)  I wove some lavender ribbon thru the lattice openings & added a ton of glitter.  I think I went a little 'heavy handed' with it but oh well..........I just love the bling!  I added some pretty bling bling to the corners as well.  The 'dream' sentiment epoxy sticker was from my stash & the DP was from a paper pad called "Best of Brenda Walton" by K&Co.  Don't you just love hydrangeas.  I have some in my backyard that can't decide if it's winter or spring.  LOL 

I would like to enter these challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge:  #117 Things with Wings
Lily Pad / Simon Says Stamp:  Use patterned paper
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps: #71 Valentines/Love card
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: #92 Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge Blog:  #56 Ribbons (I won)
Paper Crafting Journey:  #1 Floral
My Mum's Craft Shop: #41 Flowers
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges: #51 Anything Goes w/digi
Lollipop Crafts:  #64 Wing It (butterfly)
Stamp &  Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges:  Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays:  #86 Sentiment plus Die Cut

So come on over to Sundays with Crissy & join in the fun. We would love to see how you interpret our theme.  And thanks so much for visiting with me today & leaving some luvin'.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~