Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two Challenges -- More Butterflies

I did a couple of SCS challenges in the past few days -- the Inspiration Challenge and the Featured Stamper Challenge. I wound up using a butterfly for both.

Saturday's inspiration website was so full of wonderful stuff. I chose this -- -- because I thought the design on it looked like a butterfly and I loved the colors. I stamped two images of my favorite butterfly stamp, SU's retired Stipple Butterfly, and colored it with Prismacolor and Copic markers. I cut one image out with a Nestabilities die. After going over the second butterfly with a Stardust gel pen to give it a little shimmer, I cut it out totally and popped it up on the first one. It's hard to see on the photo, but I stippled the white circle with River Rock.

* Stamps - Stipple Butterfly and On Your Birthday
* Paper - Really Rust, Always Artichoke, GP White, SU patterned paper
* Ink - Palette Noir Black
* Accessories - Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust gel pen, Nestabilities

Today's Featured Stamper was another unknown to me. As I was wandering through Diane's gallery I found this card --;ppuser=70774 -- that caught my eye. I loved all the butterflies on her card, so I kept them all, as well as the layout. What I changed was: different stamp for the large butterfly; smaller stamps instead of DP for the border; different shape for the sentiment; and eliminated the flourish.

* Stamps - Butterfly of Happiness, It's Your Birthday
* Paper - Basic Black, Summer Sun, Very Vanilla
* Ink - Versamagic Black Onyx, Mellow Moss
* Accessories - Nestabilities, Copic and Prismacolor markers, Stipple brush, Sponge dauber
Both of these cards also qualify for the Stampin'B's challenge this week which was to use a butterfly. If you'd like to play along, here's the link --


Joanne (jojot) said...

what beautiful butterflies, could start your own butterfly farm

Stacy Morgan said...

Both are beautiful Lois, love the butterfly on both as well!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, both of the butterfly card are to die for gorgeous. You got it goin' on here girl. I love the first circle butterfly and the colors that you used and on the second I loved the number and shapes of the butterflies.