Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fluttering into 2011

Welcome to my spot in the "Fluttering into 2011 Hop". The Flutterby Wednesday Challenge is back from our holiday break and you should have fluttered here from Jennie's blog. If not, you'll want to start at Flutterby Wednesday and take a peek at all the fluttery goodness there is to see along the way today! {wink} And we want to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of the Flutterby Team: Kristie, Anna, Peggy and Jennie!

This week's challenge is everyone's favorite, an OPEN one! Just remember to have your butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation. My butterfly image today is from a new stamp that my parents gave me for Christmas. I've wanted to try bleaching an image for awhile now. I embossed the butterfly in black on brilliant blue cardstock and used a small paintbrush to "paint" it with bleach. I just love how the brilliant blue faded to an aqua color that matches baja breeze pretty well. And I painted it a little unevenly to vary the color a bit in the wings.

Now you have one more fluttery stop to make - that of our Flutterby leader herself -
Danni!



Stamps: Butterfly (unknown), Everyday Thanks by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink: Colorbox Pigment Black
Accessories: Lacey Circle Nestie, Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug Oriental Weave EF, Black EP, bleach, paint brush, Basic Grey Aqua Pearls

Challenges: Daily Dare 12 days of Christms DD12days10

30 comments:

Randi WS said...

Happy New Year Michelle!
Wow! I love this card, it's fantastic!! And I really love that sentiment

Lots of love, Randi WS

hellerlittle said...

TFS ... Clean simple and even wonderfull
CU hellerlittle

Vintage Milly said...

Ooh, lovely, such sweet sentiment words too, best wishes to you,
Em.x

Kimberly S said...

Oh, what a beautiful butterfly! Love the ibrant blue in this card Michelle...so pretty! :)

Jennie Reedy - Stampin Up Demonstrator said...

nice card Michelle...love the colors, image is very pretty

cardcrazy said...

Very pretty image and I love the blues!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous colors!! Love that butterfly too! :)

Jenn said...

Beautiful color combo and I love your sentiment!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, this is a great card. TFS.

Tash Daly said...

Hi Michelle, Happy New Year to you, it is great to join you and all the lovely ladies on the FBW DT for not only the first blog hop of the year and the first for four of your DT but on what is MY first Blog Hop with FBW too!!! Haha, loved seeing everyone's wonderful creations. Thanks to all of you for sharing. All the best for 2011. :-)

Jodi said...

Happy new year!! This is a beautiful card with those shades of blues and image!! Great work!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Anna said...

Your butterflies are so pretty! Love the clean lines of your card, and the textured background!

Danni said...

Look at you go...using bleach! Fun technique!! with such gorgeous results!! Awesome job!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Love the colors and the butterflies are gorgeous!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is gorgeous - I love your butterfly, the sentiment and the colors here! happy New Year to you!!

Hannapanna said...

This is beautiful! Love the colours and the image is adorable. Hugs, Hanna

Cheryll AW said...

I love the bleach effect on the color. So pretty on a butterfly. Will have the try that technique, and maybe put a clothespin on my nose to avoid smelling the bleach. ;-) Blue being my favorite color, this card is a real eye pleaser. Looking forward to seeing it "live." Love You! Mom

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle - super cool card! Love the monochromatic color. The embossing is neat...haven't seen that one before.

Colleen Holmes said...

Gorgeous card, I just love the blues and the way you colored the butterfly is so pretty! Love it! Hugz

Tiiti said...

Lovely card. And what an amazing tone of blue!

Theresa said...

Love the color of blu...great card. TFS.

Nancy said...

Michelle, your card is stunning!! I love the blues!! Great sentiment for the card!

Ann said...

Great card.
ann xxx

Kristie said...

Fab card, Michelle!! The blues are all so nice together!

Ginny said...

I love the bleaching effect you got using the embossed image. I have stamped with bleach but haven't painted with it... I am so going to have to try that now. And oooh yay! An open week for a challenge. I should be able to do this one :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours.
Sharon x

Brook said...

Lovely card. Love the embossing.

Mary said...

Beautiful card.

anne said...

beautiful in blue.. that is what i thought when i saw this card... very nicely done.. love the colors and the texture..-anne-

E. Marie said...

Great card. Love the affect with the bleaching.