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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Good Morning All! Happy Hump Day!! Hard to believe it is already Wednesday!! Which means it is almost the weekend! Normally I enjoy each day as it comes and I still am but this weekend means the storms and rain here have passed and no more clouds and rain. We shall see. We definitely were in need of rain before this bout of rain but these dreary days do catch up with your mood after a while. LOL!

Today is Wednesday, and it is not just any old Wednesday....It is Flutter By Wednesday. The chance for me to create and share cards made with a butterfly or fairy on it. This week's challenge is to use any SKETCH CHALLENGE of your choice with a fairy or butterfly on it. FUN!! I love sketch challenges so I had a good time playing with this one. The hardest choice was which sketch challenge. There are just so many out there: OCCC, MOJO Monday, SFYTT, Sketch4you2Try, Midnight Madness and the list goes on.... For today's challenge I made two cards, one inspirational and the other just cutesy and fun!!

This first card uses a photo on acetate which was for SC's TLC 224 Coloring on Acetate Challenge and Stampin B's Design team challenge (to use a photograph). You were to take a photograph, copy it in black and white, and then color it in with markers. I used one of my daylily pictures from my garden and incorporated it into this week's OCCC challenge sketch. I also incorporated the challenge from the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge to use bling. Couldn't resist that challenge as I love bling!!!

I love my flowers in my garden and it was so fun to incorporate them into a card. That being said, I must be honest that working with acetate is really not my thing. When I copied the photo onto the acetate, it took FORVER to dry, not a project you can do quickly that is for sure. Of course, my printer is by no means cheap but I wonder if there is special ink you should be using for it. If you use your photo on acetate to soon, it will smear. I found that after three tries! LOL! Slow learner!! When coloring on acetate you need to use copics, Sharpie's or alcohol based markers. You color on the opposite side of the photo which prevents smearing. I used my one of my absolure favorite sets from Our Daily Bread Designs called Scripture Collection 1. I thought this may make a good wedding card. What do you think?
Card 1 Recipe:
Paper: Bazzill- Pink and black
Accessories: photo copied in black and white on acetate, copics, hero arts pearls, slot punch, White sheer ribbon, EK Success Fleur De Lis Punch, Textile and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, SU Butterfly Sizzix Die
Card 2
My second card I made for the Roses on Paper Challenge (to use pink, green and yellow on your card or project), today's SC232, Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge (to use butterflies on your card) and the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge (to use a sketch challenge and butterflies or fairies). I love Magnolias but don't get to play with them much. I am ashamed to say how long it took me to ink this baby up. I had fun paper piecing her (Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to use DP on your card) and using my copics. The back panel of the card is the only cardstock on the card. The remainder is Basic Grey Dp ((Urban Garden, Sultry andLily Kate). I had a great time using my Martha Stewart Classic Butterflies punch to add dimension to the card as well as pearls (notice my little pearl buttons on Tilda's shirt).

Card 2 Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia- Tilda With Magnolias?
Paper: Basic Grey-Sultry, Urban Garden, Lily Kate, Pink and white CS
Accessories: hero art pearls, MS Classic Butterfly Punch, Scallop Border punch for corners, Prima Dandy flower, Offray satin ribbon, MS three leaf punch, sewing machine, Label 4 nestabilities
I hope you enjoyed today's Flutter By examples and this inspires you to create your own Flutter by creation. After all who can resist a sketch challenge or even a butterfly or fairy?!! So what are you waiting for...... LOL!
Oh..... more examples you say! Let me oblige....The awesome FBW team is just loaded with awesome creations and inspiration for you. You will be so glad you took the time to visit my dt sister's blogs: Ann, Cassie, Cathy, Christine, Danni, Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Kim, Kimmie, Lelia, Michelle, Nancy, Nicola, and Stef. This weeks featured DT member is the ever so talented and sweet Lelia. Please click on over to her blog and leave her some love. If you should make a card or project for this FBW challenge, please link it to Mr Linky here. If you upload your creations to SC or PCP, please use the keyword FBW so we can see all the creations in one place.
Since I love sketch challenges, I was wondering if any of you have been playing with any different ones. Can you jot me some good sketch ,if I do not have them listed above, in your comment today?
Thanks for visiting again today! Thanks also for your inspiring comments and your inspirational creations on your blogs. I so enjoy them all! If you do stop by, please leave a comment so I know you were here and I can in turn return the favor and visit your blog. Until tomorrow....Have a great day!!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omgoodness, these are totally awesome. that first one is fantastic. love that embossing and the pink. i love pink.

and the acetate. i'm so afraid of acetate, but i sure like seeing what others do with it and i just love what you did.

i am sending you a PM with a list of places I go for challenges.


Danielle said...

Fabulous cards Chris! You never cease to amaze me with your butterfly creations! Fab Tilda card too - wonderful colours and papers!
Hugs, Danielle

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous creations yet again!!! Love the colours and always such an amazing amount of work in them!
Hugs xx

Nicola said...

Wowee you always blow me away with your fantastic creations Chris, these are such a delight to the eye and totally adorable. Your colouring technique is fabulous and your attention to detail is first class. These are two very beautiful cards.
Thank you for the inspiration on button details - you rock and share your inspiring crafting so freely.
Don´t forget you only have 2 more days to participate on the Purple and Yellow theme for a huge prize, check out my blog and you will see what is up for grabs at the top of my sidebar.
Nicola -x-

Lelia said...

Wow, Chris! Your inspirational card was, just, WOW! The Tilda is fab too! I love the DP you chose! Thank you for the kind means a lot! :O)


Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! These are just gorgeous creations!! I really love the added bling on the butterfly trail!! ;) The mag card is colored so gorgeous!

LINDA said...

OMG!! These are both just stunning..Love the detail on both.Very Lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

coldwaters2 said...

Two wonderful creations Chris I love the first one and the Sepia tones that butterfly is fabby and the second is gorgeous Tilda looks so sweet among all those lovely summery colours.

Lorraine x

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,what a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Danni said...

Goodness! Every time I see one of your cards I think, that's my favorite, and then bam, you make even better ones!! These are just stunning!! Amazing job!!

My Paper Adventures said...

That first card is GORGEOUS, Chris!! Your acetate work is fab!

You second card is uber adorable!! I love me some Magnolia!

Connie said...

Chris, these are stunning! Your first card is just amazing! Love your acetate work!! Your second card is just too cute! Great image with this sketch!

Kim said...

Wow Chris, those are absolutely gorgeous - you blow me away with your creativity!

Jill said...

wow Helen they are both absolutely stunning I love the elegance of the first card and your layout and stitching detail on the second is amazing , thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Grace said...

Hi Chris! Wow oh wow!!! I love your photo of that day lily!!! Your gardens must be spectacular!!! I love how vivid everything is with the alcohol markers and love the sketch too! Tilda is just adorable! I don't own any yet but I hope some day soon to rectify that! These are both fabulous, as are ALL your creations!!! You are such an inspiration to me! Hugs!

Crystal said...

Chris I know I always tell you this, but your cards are always sooo beautiful, there is so much beauty to look at its hard to tell you exactly what I like about them cause I always love everything about your cards!!! Beautiful work today girl!

Jodi said...

Both of these are just fabulous!! Love your details on these cards. You are just an amazing crafter!! How cool that you were able to use these cards for more than one challenge too. Hope you have a great day!
Jodi =)

Barb said...

Wow... these are both just amazing! Love the elegance of the first, and the soft-but-bright colors of the second :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!

Carolyn said...

Your cards are both so wonderful, Chris, but that first one is soooooo gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it. It seems to happen to me alot when I visit your blog :)


Nancy said...

Chris, gorgeous creations!! I love the did a fabulous job!!

Jackie said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous Chris and love that textured butterfly on the first one! I think I can definitely play along with the Flutter challenge again....tfs!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Chris, you rocked that SCS Sketch Challenge. What a beauty!!

Becky said...

These two card are awesome, The first one is just elegant, even though you had so much trouble :), and the 2nd one is just gorgeous, all the details you put into your creations are just fabulous. Thank you so much for your warm comment.

Christine said...

Your cards are great. I especially love the Tilda!

Do you know about this site: (I'm too lazy tonight to create a link for you).

They list each of the challenges on a daily basis. I haven't looked at it for a long time but when I used to it seemed complete to the ones I use. I'm in the process of moving my challenge bookmarks on to a new blog. I'll have it done by Saturday. You can take a look at the ones I sometimes participate in their.

About printing on acetate. I've heard you make transparency with them before it dries. Never tried it though.


Christine said...

Oops I forgot to give you the address of my links blog.

Jamee said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful cards, Chris....your eye for design and color is amazing!!!! I love the butterfly and bling trail on the first one and your coloring in Tilda is FABULOUS!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Such gorgeous creations Chris, love the pretty papers and your beautiful colouring. Hugs Nikki x

Silli said...

Hello Chris, the cards are so very pretty. I love the colors and the images... Great work... Hugs and happy day!

Tina said...

Goodness lady, these are incredible!

Kerri said...

These are both just beautiful, Chris! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and signing up to be a follower! You truly made my day because I am a big admirer of your work! I signed up to follow you too : ) Have a wonderful day!

Risa said...

OH Chris....both of your cards are STUNNING! I am in love with the first card...the DP and embellishments are totally awesome!
Your second card is so pretty and the colors are so bright and pretty. Tilda is beautiful!!

Deb Neerman said...

Simply. Stunning! Love these cards, Chris ... both so lovely!

Heather said...


Wow this is just great I love it!!! Well them they are both great!!! I love the Monotone effects of the first card and the 2nd card is so bright and cheery!!!

You always drop my jaw to the Floor and make me smile and stare in awe of your amazing tallent!!!

Have a great Thursday girl, Oh and I finally just got my Flutter By Card up yesterday was just too busy!!! But it is done and up now!!!


Cathy said...

These cards are drop dead gorgeous!! I love them both!! Wow is all I can say!! Sorry I'm late visiting!

Hugs, Cathy

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!!! Two very different, and yet both equally gorgeous cards!!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful Flutter By cards!! Both cards are so beautiful in two totally different ways! Sorry I'm late in posting - finally getting back to somewhat normal after a rough week!

Stamp and Smile said...

OMGosh... both of your cards are PERFECT in every way! Love the butterfly treatment on the first card and your CHEERY olors on the 2nd is divine! SMILES! Michelle :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - I love these cards and have been inspired to do two scrapbooking pages for this challenge...they are:


Thank you for once agin inspiring me with you gorgeous work! God bless you!

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