Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fluttering with Whimsy

Flutterby Wednesday - FBW116 Use Your Favorite Color

This week's Flutterby Wednesday challenge is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and I've used the image called Turtle's Friend on my card. Isn't it adorable? I love how the butterfly has landed on the turtle's nose and they're looking at each other.

And then I've used all three of my favorite colors on my card, haha. Okay - ever since 2nd grade I've said that my favorite color is red - so that's been my standard answer for years! But I've noticed recently that whenever I'm shopping for myself, I'm choosing blue items. Most of my clothes are blue! When I'm stamping, I find myself using blue on almost all of my cards. And turquoise is my favorite shade of blue. Then, well, green just goes so well with blue, KWIM? And green is everywhere in nature. And I have two boys, one has the favorite color green and the other one has the favorite color blue. I think their preferences have really brainwashed, uh I mean rubbed off on me, haha. {goofy grin}

Anyhow, back to the cute turtle and his butterfly friend. I colored them with copic markers and made them sparkly with my clear spica glitter pen. Then I tried the 'out of the box' technique for the first time where you use a nestie to cut around most of your image, but pick a section to stick out from that shape first. There are good directions for that on Splitcoast here. The blue paper is from my DCWV Butterflies and Blossoms stack.

Thanks for fluttering by today! I hope you'll play along with this week's Flutterby challenge and use all of your favorite colors too! {wink}




Stamps: Digi Stamp Turtle's Friend by Meljen's Designs at Whimsy Stamps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Neenah Solar White, DCWV Butterflies and Blossoms DP
Accessories: Copic Markers C1, R02, R05, R29, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG10, BG15, BG23, Circle Nesties, Red Rhinestones, SU! Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Clear Spica Glitter Pen

12 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, the turtle is just too adorable!! I love the background paper that you used! Awesome job!!

Ronnie said...

Michelle this card is so so cute! I LOVE that turtle image and the way you colored it. This is a terrific card!

Danni said...

Ohhhh so cute!! Love how you colored the sweet turtle and his friend! I still need to try that out of the nestie technique...fun! Fabulous job!

Ginny said...

Super cute card, love that turtle!

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle this is so cute! Love your color choices. I've never tried the nestie technique - will have to go check that out. Awesome card this week!!

Kimberly S said...

Adorable card Nichelle, and I love that you used all of the colors you like too! :)

Noelle said...

I love how happy this card is! I'm very partial to those 3 colors as well!!! :)

Miria said...

Hi, Michelle! Thank you for your lovely comment! This card is sooo cute!the turtle and butterfly are so well coloured! Actually, I haven't got a favourite colour, what I like to do is putting harmony among the different hues. I'll do my best to flutterby again in a couple of days. Hugs. Miria

sari said...

Stunbled into your blog, from FBW...and oh my...what an adorable card!! Love the cute image & the glorious bright colors!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so cute and I love your color combination!!

Jose said...

Lovely card, and excellent for the butterfly challenge

Shelly said...

Darling card, Michelle! I really like how you cut around the turtle's head when you made your circle. Looks great!