We're midway in our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge Blog. It's all about BUTTERFLIES--your card/project needs to have butterflies (dragonflies qualify also). You have one more week to join the challenge. This week is Magnolia-licious Team B's turn to show our inspirational cards/projects--last week was Team A's.
I was already working on a new card for this butterfly challenge when during a rare cleaning spree...LOL...I came upon this card. It's a double display card that I made a while back--for a magazine submission, I think. However, it never made it into publication...sigh. I had put the card aside and simply forgot about it. So I've decided to use this card now as it's never been posted...and woo-hoo...it fits the theme of the challenge!
This was also one of occasions when I play around with my coloured pencils. My pencil collection is a mishmash of different brands--Faber-Castell Polychromos and Artgrips, Derwent Softcolours and Prismacolor Premiers. And when I colour I mix and match whatever will give me the shades that I want.
The three Magnolia images here are all from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2012--I luvvv that collection.
These two adorable images are Hello Little Butterfly and Tilda with Straw Hat
and this one is Edwin with Butterfly.
Check out Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious--an excellent source for your Magnolia stamps, both full-size and mini stamps. If you don't see the particular one you are looking for in the store, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.
And newly released from Magnolia is the Special Moments Collection 2013. Check it out HERE. The images are oh-so-adorable!
The sentiments on the two panels read as follows...
They are from a Whimsy Stamps stamp set that I have, but the writings are way too small so I rewrote them on my computer. You can also find this little poem on the internet--it says author unknown.
ABC Challenges for June - O is for Open (anything goes)
Marianne's Design Divas - Get Your Dies Out!
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #47 - Make Your Mark! (2nd entry, this time pencils)
Flutter By Wednesday #242 - recipe: flowers, at least 1 butterfly and diecut/punch
As You Like It Challenge #3 - Favorite Stamp (My favorite stamps are from Magnolia and as I love butterflies, their Butterfly Dreams Collection is a fave of mine, especially Tilda with Straw Hat.)
Allsorts Challenge Week 209 - Here come the girls
Card Makin' Mamas CMM70 - Rubber Stamps
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spot and/or Stripes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
That's all for today. I'll be back tomorrow as it's another Wee Wednesday at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge Blog and I'll be participating in that one.
Thanks so much for dropping by. Appreciate the visit. Have a wonderful day!
Edited--I've drawn up the templates for the card and sleeve and you can find them HERE.
Sentiment and other stamps: JustRite Butterfly Garden Set; Great Impressions trio of flowers
DP's: Recollections Graceful paper pad
Dies: Marianne Design Creatable Designer Doily LR0130; Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Memory Box Butterfly Vine Border
Punches: EK Success medium Retro Flower and Leaves; Martha Stewart Pine Branch and Butterfly edge punch; McGill Baby Blooms; Carla Craft small Cosmos for the flower centre
Miscellaneous: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash
Colouring Medium: Coloured pencils-- Faber-Castell Polychromos and Artgrips, Derwent Softcolours and Prismacolor Premiers