Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Anne's Butterfly/Spring challenge.

The lovely Anne is hosting a challenge. Her theme is butterflies/spring. As butterflies are a fav of mine, I was in like Flynn.... ( don't know where that saying comes from...). I just couldn't wait.
I started by making a 4 step background ( as seen here on Linda (aka Oz) blog site) I used Antique background in versamark, distressed with Dusty concord and Antique Linen, over stamped in Versafine Sepia the Old French lettering and then 2nd generation stamped Silhouette Burst in Dusty Concord. I then used the Flourish cling to stamp on lilac card stock for the centre. I coloured in with a purple pencil, some of the flourishes and highlighted them in white sukura pen. Heartwinged butterfly was stamped onto a piece of pansy patterned card, embossed and then white dots added ( a la Kathy) Finished with some black scrolls from a Cuttlebug die, and a purple button ( previously white and coloured with Copics.
Sounds a lot of work but it all came together really quickly.
Part of Anne's challenge is to send the card to someone...so this is off to Invercargill ( right at the bottom of NZ) to a work friend who has been hearing all about my card making.... Hope she likes it.
 As well tonight I made another batch of Strawberry jam... total of 7 jars of varying sizes now..  We'll be having Strawberry jam on our toast for the rest of the year!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.  Lots of new challenges to take part in.... and only 5 days till the next holiday - a week on Kawau one of the islands in the Hauarki Gulf.  ( No crafting though :-< )

PS Looked up the saying "in like Flynn"  - very interesting -  here is what I found. 

11 comments:

Godelieve said...

Pretty!!!

paula said...

Gorgeous card Dawn. I will have to check out Anne's blog now ;). I couldn't get the linky thing to work :(. Would love to know if "In like Flynn" has something to do with Errol Flynn. Take care xoxoxoxoxo

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Gorgeous card! I like the white spots you added to the butterfly! And the background is amazing! Thanks for participating in my challenge! :-)

Tiffany said...

Absolutely perfect take on her challenge Dawn, loving all those colors you have meshed onto the butterly, really gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details. The jam sounds delicious! and another holiday on an island yeah!

dustypenny said...

Lovely card, Dawn!

Kathy said...

Woooo wee Dawn...this is so so pretty and so elegant!!!! So funny when I read that comment "ala Kathy" you are just the cutest! The background is beautiful too...sometimes the description and links etc...take more time than the card...lol have a great week! HUgs,Kathy

Vanessa said...

Super card! I love ever detail - wonderful colors, too!! Enjoy your strawberries! Drool.

Hugs,
Vanessa

Diana said...

What a beautiful butterfly card Dawn!

SmilynStef said...

Love that vibrant butterfly ... the dots really make those colors pop.

Arlene said...

Love the colors and this is just gorgeous.