Afternoon all, well stressy day today, have a friends 60th birthday party on Saturday and were are meant to be dressing up.... I cant find anything to wear! I have tried everywhere, fancy dress costumes come up so small, and I dont have time to make one myself! But I will be in town tomorrow so hope to find something!
So in-between stressing I have made my friend a special card, she has been 'using' me as her 'party planner'. I have had so much fun with all the planning, its going to be so much fun! I wanted to make her something a little special, I have tried!!!
This is 'Butterflies and Pigtails' available over at Funky Kits, i think she is so sweet! I haven't finished the card yes as I have lined the inside with paper too and would like to decorate the inside like the front... but I think I may keep it a bit more simple!
The die cut has been done using a marianne die, I love this butterfly, I have covered it with stickles although you cant see that in the picture! I also used my nestabilities to cut out the cloud paper my image is sat on. I cut the red paper slightly larger and rounded the corners off.
Here are the flowers I added too, I felt it needed them to take the harshness from the edge of the die cuts. I tried to keep the colours to the red and blue. I also added some crystals and some white buds that have been sat in my stash for ages! I added a double layer of thin lace that followed one of the challenges that I would like to enter this to.
I also added some self adhesive pearls around the edge of my die cut, mainly because i felt they looked good!
Here is my beauty up close, i coloured her using my pro-markers for her dress and shoes I used all Ice Greys for her shoes and apron and Crimson, Poppy and Cardinal red for her dress, ribbons and parts of her shoes, I lilac to colour in the butterflies. I coloured her hair using her watercolour pencils.
Well I hope you like her, i would like to enter her into the following challenges;
Anita Be Stampin - Pearls and Lace
Bearly Mine - Die Cuts and Lace
My Time to Craft - Use Die Cuts
Pro-Mrker Challenge - use 2 (two papers, two colour flowers, 2 lines of lace)
The Stampin Boutique - Red White and blue
Craft your Passion - Let it all Hang Out
If you have time I would love to know what you think