Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Butterfly Bricks

Flutterby Wednesday - FBW#112 Open Challenge

I am beyond excited to be the guest designer this month at Flutterby Wednesdays! {huge grin} And I am so glad that the Flutterby Team is back in action. Did that little vacation not seem to go on and on to you? I've really missed the weekly challenges. How fun to kick things off again with a blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jodi's fluttery fabulous blog. If not, be sure to start back at the beginning with the Flutterby Wednesday blog and leave a comment at every stop. There's a special fluttery prize hidden for someone along the way. {wink}

For my card today I decided to try my hand at making a brick wall and I totally {heart} how this turned out! After I stamped the butterfly in black ink on the vanilla cardstock, I sponged some color on it. Then I over-stamped the entire panel with a background stamp for the weathered look. I cut the image into half inch strips and then cut those strips into 1" pieces staggered by a half inch to give it a brick layout. Each tiny piece was then sponged for more depth. That really didn't take as long as you'd think, you've just got to keep the pieces all in the right order. Once that was done, I just taped them all to the burgundy cardstock leaving off a few of the 1/2" pieces to add interest and finished off the card! And I just HAD to go over that gorgeous butterfly with my clear spica glitter pen to make it sparkle too. {smile}

And now it's time for you to hop on over to the blog of our fluttery leader herself, Danni!

Blessings,



Stamps: SU! Wonderful Wings, Weathered, Refuge and Strength (saying)
Paper: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Tag Punch, Sponge, Brad, Kaisercraft Pearls, Clear Spica Glitter Pen

45 comments:

Ola said...

This turned out absolutely amazing!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Your card turned out beautiful. I love your idea with the brick wall. Thanks for sharing your info on doing that.
Very special butterfly..

bobbi

Paula said...

ABsolutely stunnin wall & the sentiment is so true & very real - very meaningful card with so much impact & reality about it.
Thanks so much for a real treat.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Lilacanglia said...

this is unusual and gorgeous,
Hopping on
Hugs
Angie

Nancy said...

Wow, Michelle, this is just stunning!! We are so glad to have you as guest designer!! Awesome work!!

ribenaruby said...

Stunning card, love the work gone into it!

A Cards Delight said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you you did everything for it is gorgeous! Love the brick and the butterfly is awesome!

Bobbi said...

Beautiful card. I love the brick wall and am going to have to try that. TFS

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, this is impressive and so creative! What a cool idea! TFS!

Anita said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love your butterfly. Great work.

Ms. Jen said...

Michelle, this is AMAZING! I love how it turned out!! Way to go!

Kimberly S said...

What a lovely flutter by card Michelle with beautiful coloring! It's great to have you with us at FBW as a guest DT! :)

Danni said...

Oh my word! This is Gorgeous!!! Wow!! I {heart} it!! Glad to have you designing with us this month!!

jan farnworth said...

love your card.

Janis said...

This butterfly looks so intricate. Beautiful.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. I love how you did it. Thanks for sharing the deets.

Doreen said...

What a lovely card,I love the way you can see through the butterflies wings.xxx

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Wow, this is stunning! Thank you for such a great explanation too.

Nicki, :0)

jennruggeri75 said...

This is amazing. You should "heart" it :)!! It is perfect.

Harriet Skelly said...

Welcome as our guest designer this month! Your card is awesome - what a cool idea and thanks for sharing how you did it!

Stephenie said...

GORGEOUS!! Beautiful effect on the butterfly!

Bev said...

Love how you did this. I may get brave and try it sometime. Thanks so much for sharing!

Miesje said...

That is an amazing butterfly - thanks for the explanation on how you did it!

Cheryll AW said...

The butterfly overlay is magnificent. I need to see how you created it. Beautiful card. Love, You.

Marjo said...

Fantastic card, can't wait to see more since FBW is back..Yippee!

Hugs, Marjo

cindy said...

WOW! Stunning card. I like the second post ed card for today as well. Your work is amazing.

Robbie said...

Oooooohhh!!! I like!!!! This is one of my favorite sentiment stamps from SU, too.

Nicola said...

Ooh I love how this worked out too Michelle, super gorgeous creation. Enjoy your month GDT´ing at FBW, these girls rock!
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Annie said...

it's great to have the fluterby blog back and your card is just stunning!
hugs, annie x

Davi said...

Wowzer lots of work and worth it because it gives a dynamite effect!!

Martine said...

What a beautiful card you've made! Are you sure it didn't take you ages! Thanks for the explanation how to do this.

Tracy said...

Love your creation, fab butterfly.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ros said...

Just stunning!! Love it
Hoppin' off again

pinky said...

stunning card and sentiment, just so gorgeous and so great to have you all back again.
Pinky

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very pretty!

Sammibug said...

Woah! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it and for explaining the technique!

Kay said...

Amazing brick wall! It looks fabulous, and it does look like it would take FOREVER!

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! I love that brick wall!

Heather said...

Wow, absolutely stunning, you are truly talented. Hev:)

Suzi said...

This is so lovely, particularly the sentiment. The wall and butterfly are amazing. Fab card.
Hugs
Suzi x

Michelle said...

So glad to have you this month! Your card turned out fantastic - it's so unique and beautiful!

Christine said...

Hi stunning creation lots of work gone into this piece

Hugs Christine xx

Katie Cotton said...

this card is amazing!

Linda said...

This is really a WOW card...your butterfly is just stunning!!!

Stampin and Stylin Earhart Designs said...

This one is really cool to see in person. way to go Michelle. really cool. another must try..