Saturday, October 16, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #44 - Butterflies

I have always wanted to participate in one Makeesha's challenges, but have never got around to it.  Harry had a birthday party to go to today which meant that I had a card to make and while going through my Google reader last night I came across the latest Inkspiration Colour Challenge and I thought what perfect colours for a little girl's birthday card.

This is what I made

And this is the interior

And a close up of the butterflies

So what do you think of my photos???  I have just finished Jessica Sprague's Photo Editing: Good to Great Workflow, class.  Who knew there were SO many steps in editing your photos.  Well, actually, only the 1st one has all the steps.  I accidently missed a few in the 2nd and whilst I remembered all the steps in the 3rd, I forgot to add my brand new watermark that I got from Karen Giron.  I have go back over the class again so I can take better notes and then I will need to rewrite my notes for it all sinks in.  I'm excited by the results I have gotten so far.

Anyway back to the card - it's pretty simple.  I used my ruler and Stampin' Write Journaler to make the frame and tried to stamp the sentiment in the middle of the gap I left.  I say tried cause this was the 4th one I made and I was SO over it by this time.  The 1stt time I used a different marker and it smudged, the next 2 times the sentiment didn't come out properly.  I was using StazOn and I think it was drying in the time I was taking to make sure the stupid thing was straight and centred. 

On the inside I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (forget its name, sorry) in Pretty In Pink and then went over it with a Clear Spica pen to give it a bit of sparkle.  The butterflies were die cut using the Beautiful Wings Sizzlet and attached to some repurposed acetate using sticky strip and SNAIL.  To make the acetate spring, I cut a 2-1/2" circle of acetate using the Circle Scissor Plus and then cut into it, gradually moving towards the centre, kind of like peeling a apple with a peeler, a technique a saw ages ago on Lauren Meader's blog.

Well, that's all from me tonight, a rather intersting movie has started called Zodiac, starring Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jnr and Jake Gyllenhaal and Anthony Edwards (Dr Green from ER :))  Looks good, anyone else seen this??? 

Supplies Used: Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated.
Stamps:  Birthday Wish (maybe, it's retired anyway), Birthday Basics (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock:  Pretty In Pink, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink)\
Ink:  Pretty In Pink, Black StazOn
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Sizzlet, Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Acetate.


Danielle Daws said...

Oooh! I LOVE this! Your photos are awesome, especially the close-up of the butterflies! Will have to get some tips...

Fiona said...

Just gorgeous love the Simplicity.

Rachel said...

Stunning. The card and your photo editing.

Christine Blain said...

Beautiful card, Jo - what a lucky little birthday girl!

Sam said...

This card is amazing Jo! Love the pop-out butterfly spiral inside...WOW!

I think your photos also look beautiful.


Makeesha Byl said...

WOW Jo, how fabulous! I love your embossed butterflies, and the inside details are delightful! THanks so much for playing.... Love Keesh x

Lee-Anne said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the simple elegance of the front and then what a wonderful surprise you get when it's opened. What a clever way to use the colours, just beautiful.
Have a lovely day.

Renée said...

totally gorgeous, Jo! Love the simplicity of the front 'cause the insides is "WOW"!

Fiona Harrison said...

That card is lovely from the front & amazing when you open it, love those butterflies!

Lee-Anne said...

Congratulations on the honourable mention for this card. Very well deserved, it was really lovely.

Patrice said...

Terrific card Jo - bet the b'day girl loved it! Great photo editing too - I'm with DD, will have to get some tips.....:o)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your card winning. It looks great. Marls