Hello I hope everyone is able to be enjoying summer weather, and able to relax and take some time to do what you love to do. It’s time for a brand new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week, and this time, our challenge theme is Add Ribbon and Sparkle. Our generous sponsors this time are Lacy Sunshine, and Crafty Ribbons.
We will also be choosing our Star of the Month for June in the near future, and they will win a prize from the fabulous Nikki Burnette!
I was given the gorgeous Adeline by Nikki Burnette to work with for my card. I had some serious issues with my mojo while making this card I colored the gorgeous image up with my SN markers (3 times, to be exact!). Instead of coloring the wavy strip behind her, I glittered it up, for my first bit of “sparkle”. Like I said, I did this repeatedly, and the coloring worked, and the glitter worked, but when I started assembling things, yuck!!! I am not one to throw anything out, because I know I may be able to re-purpose it at a future date, when my brain is in a different place. Well, this time, I tossed my messes in the trash!! Yes, they were THAT bad!!! After getting a good nights sleep, and some encouragement, I tackled it again. Color, check. Glitter, check. <—-but that wasn’t the problem!! I went through tons of paper before finding this piece of black and white DP. I started positioning things, with a yellow shimmer paper as matting….and it worked!!! I used both black and white ribbon for the bow, and added a sparkly butterfly in the center. More sparkle was added with gemstones on the background paper, using the pattern as a guide for placement. I found some alpha stickers for the sentiment, and I thought I was done…..I thought it needed a bit more…..something…… So I printed off another image, colored the butterflies adding a bit of Wink of Stella, and popped them on for some extra dimension!!! Wish I would have put the image at a bit more of an angle….but whatever!! At least it’s not totally trashworthy, lol
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Robyn’s Fetish – Butterflies
Craft Your Passion – ATG #319
If You Give A Crafter a Cookie – Cookie Challenge #47 ATG