Thursday, 1 July 2010

Butterfly Beauty

Just a quick post to show the card I sent to my Bah! Humbugger buddy Ann for her birthday yesterday.  The stamp is a really pretty Butterfly Fairy from a set by the well known artist Ruth Morehead, whose cutesy images are instantly recognisable worldwide.  I had no idea that any of her images were available as stamps so I just had to snap up this set and couldn't wait to get home to have a play.
She was coloured with Promarkers and sprayed with Crafter's Companion Iridescent Spray and Sparkle, before being cut with the largest size Nestablilties Labels One die.  This spray glitter gives the most gorgeous sparkle effect I have seen for minimum effort - just make sure you either go outside or spray it into an old shoebox as it is a little bit whiffy at first and would probably go everywhere if not contained.  If you click the image below for an enlarged view you will see how sparkly she really is.
I had to draw an outline onto textured blue and pink card, around the outside edge of the label one die shape,  to get the larger shapes I needed for matting and these were cut with scissors.   As you see I used scalloped scissors for the pink layer and turned it 90 degrees before adding some adhesive pearls for decoration.
The beautiful pink silk damask background card was placed onto an 8" square card blank and I matched it with some pretty blue floral paper from My Mind's Eye Pretty Please pad.  A couple of clusters of paper roses in diagonally opposite corners, along with a strip of pretty pink ribbon and a stamped sentiment, provide the finishing touches.
The decoration inside uses the last remnants of the silk cardstock matted onto blue textured card and pink ribbon conceals the joins.   
I went on to use my Bind-It-All to make a slim Birthday Book from textured cardstock in similar colours for Ann to keep a track of those all-important dates that come around so quickly.  
I did add a friendship sentiment below the ribbon before posting it as it looked a little bare but unfortunately, I didn't have time to take more photo's.
Now ... I wonder if they are eligible for any challenges.  Had a look at Challenge Mania and they seem to fit the bill for these challenges. 
Flutterby Wednesday - Fluttery Creations 
(just a taster before the official return on 7th July) 
Crafts and Me 7 - Birthdays 
Pollycraft - Pinkalicious

Tomorrow is Bah! Humbug! Challenge Day ... and we have a brand new Guest Designer for you, as well as our Monthly Prize Draw ... so make sure you don't miss it.

Like many other parents of school age children, my posts may be rather infrequent during the School Summer Holidays, especially if the weather is kind, when we will hopefully be out and about having fun and spending time together as a family.   I will keep up with things at Bah! Humbug! if nothing else so I'm not disappearing completely and will be popping by to leave comments as much as possible but everything else will be 'hit'n'miss.
Hope you all understand and thank you in advance for your patience.


jackiescrafts said...

Your card and notebook are gorgeous Max
I hope you all have a good summer

Hugs jackie x

Tertia said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I wish it was my birthday and you were my friend. LOL

Ann said...

This card and notebook just blew me away. It's looks good on the photos but oh believe me in real life it is just stunning. One of those you take out of the envelope and just go 'aaaaaaaaaaah and oooooooooooh' . Totally gorgeous Max - you made my birthday extra special this year. Thank goodness for friends such as you - Ann xxx

tiggertastic said...

Max all your cards on here are just amazing, i love the collection of vintage style birthday cards in your flicker at the top. and your recent colouring of stamps is excellent.

Sarah xxx