Saturday, April 21, 2012

All A Flutter!

Irena "Rudlis" Kowalczyk, of Love Life and Crafts is the hostess again this week at Our Creative Corner. Her challenge is based on this  inspiration photo of  "Butterflies". Make a project, card, or tag inspired by the photo. Then tell why you love butterflies, if you do.
If you need inspiration, you will find no shortage on the blogs of all the Design Team at OCC.
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
I do like butterflies! Their bright colors and fluttery way of flying make them fun. Plus, their presence means it's warm outside...yeah for Spring!
I decided to make this project a combination of several things I wanted and needed to accomplish. I wanted to participate in this month's Creative Block - Stamper's Anonymous Yahoo Group ATC swap for something grungy, and I needed to do a step by step on an Alcohol Ink Masterboard for Frilly & Funkie, and then there were the butterflies. So I made this card and 11 other projects from a Masterboard. You can see all the details and other projects at Frilly & Funkie's Saturday Step By Step.
I did not add a sentiment on this card yet, because I am not quite sure what I am going to use it for.
From My Stash: scrap backing from Wonder Tape (butterflies), black cardstock
32 Degrees North: Dresden Gold Lace Trim
Close To My Heart: wooden buttons

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. That is very beautiful, I love the background.

  2. Anita, this is beautiful and very unusual. I have seen how you created your Masterboard and I love it. Amazing that you managed to create so many different pieces from it - gorgeous!

  3. Very cool background. I was a little unsure with the colors you chose to start with. I shouldn't have been!

  4. Fabulous card Anita!! I love the vintage feel to it!

  5. OMG.... Look at that amazing Bg, I have to give this a try Anita, I am so impressed-I do enjoy making my own Bg as you know.
    Your Bg has a dramatic, ghostly and mysterious feel, stamping your butterflies in Black has caused this effect and making all your other colours look bright and POP. The card also has an earthy feel due to your choice of Brown tones; which is warm and wholesome, a unique and contradictory palette, which works extremely well and gives a positive response to any person who views it.
    I have to add here, that I enjoyed your step by step tutorial on the Bg, very easy to follow and wonderful results.

  6. Anita, I was curious to see what you create! and WOW! I love it! the master board that you created is fabulous! I love all the colors and the depth. simply stunning! and the butterflies just elevates it to amazing! I really like how you used text/script pattern paper for your butterflies. It adds a sense of whimsey and intrigue. wonderfully done! Now, I'm heading over to see how you created that beautiful master board. {smiles}
    hope your weekend is wonderful! hugs, sharon w.

  7. Love that variety, Anita! Off to go check out your masterboard....

  8. WOW is all I can say with that background! Just gorgeous with all the layers of color and images. As always your creation is a unique piece of art. Have a great week!

  9. I saw this on F&F and thought it was gorgeous! I love playing with alcohol inks too! Love the tin embellies with this! Hugs, Marcy

  10. Love the card! I have to take a look at your Masterboard. I bet you are counting down the days to Ranger U!!

  11. Love this! Fun creation for the challenge, who doesn't love b'flies!

  12. Love how you brought all these elements together.

  13. Fabulous creation Anita ... I love that alcohol ink background and layered butterflies ... your gold lace trim is super and adds a lovely touch!!!

    Love your masterboard creation over at F&F - a stunning masterpiece indeed!

  14. Wow...Anita, there are so many interesting details on this creation. Love all the elements.


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