Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aspiring to Creativity Glimmer Challenge #2 & A Passion for Papertrey

ETA: And do I have a Passion for Papertrey! Aimes suggested I might want to add it to their challenge, so here it is. Thanks Aimes & Kate. I love your blog and check it often for all the lovely inspiration that is shared.

Aspiring to Creativity issued a challenge to"use the following photo as inspiration as well as a supply or tool that you own but have not used before." You can see the information here.

Here's my interpretation.

I only wish my execution could approach my concept. A close up might help.

Those are four stamps from the new PTI Embellishments set that combine to form the butterfly. They really achieve the graceful curve I was looking for. One each - mirror images - on the lower wing and two grouped to form the upper wing. Then those two had to be removed from the block and reversed for the other side. It's just I don't stamp well with white on darker paper. I hope you got the idea. I want to try it with darker ink on lighter paper.

In a drawer I found those beautiful pink pearl swirls by Zva Creative that I've never used. I snipped off one of the smaller ones and used it as the flight trail behind the butterfly. I added some gathered ribbon for the body and colored two corsage pins with Copics for the antennae.

I love the sentiment from PTI Butterfly Dreams for every child and here for Sabrina's granddaughter.

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: Paper Company white CS, PTI 2009 Bitty Dot Basics New Leaf
Stamps: PTI Embellishments, Butterfly Dreams
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, New Leaf, True Black
Other: Zva Creative Pearls, American Crafts ribbon, Craft store pearl corsage pins, Wavy scissors, Score Tape


Aimes said...

Green, Polka Dots - I'm in crafty Heaven! LOL!
Such a sweet card and a great take on the pic! Y'know you could enter this for fun on our new challenge on A Passion for Papertrey seeing as you used polka dots - no pressure though!

Dana said...

Wow!! I love the ribbon "scrunch" butterfly body and the pin antennae!
Thanks for participating!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Linda, your butterfly is FANTASTIC!!!

Terri said...

Great job! Love that butterfly! The pearls and the ruffled ribbon are wonderful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous card! I love the fun design of the butterfly. And your ruffled ribbon with the pink pearls is makes this so beautiful.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great take on the challenge, I like the ribbon treatment. You might want to play along with us at City Crafter Challenge Blog (! This week challenge is "I see stars"

Sharron said...

Linda, this is so creative and absolutely beautiful! LOVE your butterfly! The pearl trail and ruffled ribbon for the body are perfect touches--great design!

Jamie Lane said...

Love the pink against the lovely!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty card, and so creative to use the pins for antenna. The gathered ribbon is such good idea.
Carol x

Merry said...

Oh this is so pretty...