Monday, March 12, 2012

Butterflies and things

It's time for a new challenge at Belles n' Whistles. I am lucky enough to be their guest DT member for this month and next month. How exciting! This month, Audhild is challenging us to use butterflies. Not hard, since I love them. It was harder to stop adding them as I was making the card. After all, it is all about showing off this adorable image called "Ice cream butterfly".

Isn't she cute? I colored her with copics and used chalks to add a light sky behind her (it shows up better in real life). If you want this image for your very own (of course you do!), you can find her HERE.

Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. The shape around the image and sentiment are both from Spellbinders dies. The little cameo is actually an old earring; I just cut off the hook. Papers are Graphic 45 Little Darlings collection. The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I got the lace corner from my friend, Tracy. I'm almost out of them, darnit! I want more! I got the square doily behind the papers from a bulk sale on ebay. I think that about covers it!

Thanks for looking. Now go on over to the Belles n Whistles challenge blog to see what the awesome DT has created. And while you're at it, why not give this fun challenge a shot?

8 comments:

Trina said...

Gorgeous! Lovely coloring, papers, flowers, design!! You rocked it!

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! This is really sweet!! :) I love your colors and the flowers are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us as GDT for Belles n' Whistles!! HUGS

Tracy S said...

Totally gorgeous card, Gina! I love all the awesome pp layers, the doily ( thanks for sending me some )and that cluster of flowers. You know I am digging those with the teal and orange color combo! Congrats on your GDT spot! Can't wait to see what you come up with next month. I may get time to play along on this one even.!

Guylou Beland said...

Truly beautiful! Your embellishments are fabulous and everything goes so well together. That image is soooo beautiful!! Congrats on your GDT spot!! Well deserve!

Brenda said...

So GORGEOUS!!! Love your work Gina. Love the card, you know I love butterflies. Fabulous mix of papers and colors as always!!
hugs, Bren

MommaSaid said...

This is adorable! I still love your cards.

Kim Kelley said...

AWWW this is so adorable. Just got this image myself! LOL Love all the little butterflies! HUGS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Trina said...

You don't have to post this one, but as I was just wishing you a wonderful bday on The Outlawz, I noticed that you haven't been there in forever. Did someone do something to you? Do I need to get 'em?? If not, you need to go smack this card in the AG Greeting Card challenge this week. They've been giving weekly prizes in that group. I don't have anything to do with who wins (so I can't give you the hookup), but you're my girl. I'm always trying to steer my buddies toward all the prizes that I can't win... :D