Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Chasing Butterflies :)

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Morning lovely  peeps and sorry about the unimaginative post title today - the old brain has turned to mush it would seem :(

But onwards and upwards as they say and it’s time to get transatlantic and head over to see what’s happening with the girlies at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. I say girlies but this week out GD is male – he is Alberto and is 15 and he does the most amazing work :)

This week our theme is

Use Dies Or Punches

so self explan really :)

As always there is a …..

 

… which you get to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store

So, what did I do then???

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I got a bit bright that’s what lol!!!

I really like zingy colours with lots of white on show – you may have noticed,  heeheee

I decided to do something a little bit different and I wanted it to look like she was chasing the butterflies so I punched a few out and attached them to strips of acetate which I hope you can just about see. Now if I did this again I would make the strips a little thinner perhaps. I also made a boo-boo I think re the number  of butterflies and would possibly add one more on the left hand side ….. but maybe I am just getting picky in me old age :(

Perhaps I should rename the blog Pink Picky – what do ya think lol!!

The base card was made using Spellbinders Grand Nesties and the image is Capture Each Moment Jolinne – it’s an MFT image (all the DT have used MFT products this week) and I coloured her with these Copics -

E000, E00, E21, R11 (skin), E50 (hair), BG0000, BG01, YG000, YG01, YG03 (the rest).

The shading here and there was done with polychromos pencils.

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Isn't the paper pretty?

It’s from a My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 Life Of The Party Paper Pad. I also used it to make the butterflies and the rolled rose in the centre of the bloom as well.  The large bloom is from a Prima Craftable Flowers pack and I just coloured it to match with the Copics.

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Quite right too :)

And you can just about see the good old  Tilda Lace Die and Hero Arts Gems trying to hide away there.

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So there we are all done.

I was so glad to see that I am not the only one who objected to the shenanigans at Dale Farm peeps.  But enough ranting from me for one week I think!!!

Now it isn't often that I make a card and look at it when it’s done and really like it – you see, Miss Picky Knickers again!!! . But that actually  happened yesterday so I’ll leave you with a sneaky peek of it and show you  the the rest in the morning.

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I’m off to Hobbycraft now (oh deep joy, not!!) as I am all but out of the lovely white card I use for my card bases. I am so fussy about it as it HAS to be brilliant white and they don't often have it in so I am expecting the worst. But you never know and I will remain cheerfully  optimistic.

But there could be tears if I can’t get any (and then I will go and try and get a life lol!!).

Before I go I must just tell you that we are almost out of spaces for the forthcoming Copicific Retreat on 22nd October. But there are one or two places still available so go on and treat yerselves to a a whole weekend of pure crafty bliss - the programme is awesome and class sizes are deliberately kept small to give the best possible value for money. So you will learn lots about these amazing pens and how to get the best out of the little blighters :).  

You can see all the deets on Wendy's webpage here

Enjoy your day peeps and see you tomoz.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

 

11 comments:

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Well I think its fabby loads of gorgeous colour and the shape with the wee butterflies is awesome ! Perfect ! My local hobbycraft is getting refitted thank goodness as they have had the same papers for ages ! Lol can't wait . Kitty :D

Debs M said...

gorgeous card x

Joy said...

This card is a masterpiece Dawny, love how she is trying to catch the butterflies...gorgeous! hugs

Fluffles said...

... So pretty. Love it! jx

Lorraine A said...

I absolutely LOVE this card dawny !the butterflies really look like they are flying ,, awesome !!!

I wish I could come to the retreat ,, if I lived there I would def be adding myeself to the list :-/ ,,,

Luv
Lols x x x

p.s good luck with the card ,, hope it's in stock :-)

analia cristina said...

Hi,I love this flower and the butterflys,fantastic!!!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Dawny,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rebekah said...

Adorable card Dawny so fresh and bright! Lol at you going to hobbycraft (sealand I guess?!) I'm never that thrilled with the place either, overpriced and full of folks who actually have no idea about what they are selling! Hugs Rebekah xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the shape, the image and the gorgeous bright and cheery papers. Love the butterflies too. (Hobbycraft is a swear word in my house lol!!!)
Lyndsey xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous work, Dawny! I love the fun shape of the card and the pop up butterflies are perfect!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Dawny.
luv
Debby