Thursday, August 25, 2011

Butterfly, Tulip and Ribbon Rose

This week we are doing another sketch review challenge.  You can choose between sketches 7 - 12.  I look forward to these reviews... I enjoy choosing my favorite sketches and using them again.

I used the tulip stamp from the digi set Bee-loved.   I colored it with copics, cut it out with Spellbinders and added a little bling.  The color is a little more vibrant in real life but for some reason I just couldn't get the true colors to come out in the photos... but that's ok, it's close enough.

The patterned paper that I used was from Spring is Here.  I cute out two of the butterflies from the printed paper and adhered them near the tulip.  In the photo below you can see a little more of the layered butterfly. 

I had a piece of ribbon left over from the bow so I made this little rose.  I've seen tutorials on how to make it and I have been wanting to try it but I didn't really want to do a search for a tutorial so I just winged it.  I first ties a knot at the end of the ribbon and began twisting the ribbon as I wrapped it around the knot.  I realized that I didn't have anything to support it and I remembered seeing a tutorial where they glued it to a round paper while twisting and rolling the ribbon.  I didn't have enough ribbon to make a very large rose and I didn't really want a very large one anyway so I just glued it right where I wanted it on the card as I made it.  I was fortunate to not get glue all over my card but I sure got glue on my fingertips!  Next time I will plan ahead and have a cardstock circle ready for the glue and the ribbon.  edited to add:  I found a great rolled ribbon flower tutorial here.  It looks like a fun one.  If you use it please come back here and let me know so I can go to your blog or photo site to see it!  

This little flower only measures about 5/8".  Cute, huh?

I used MTME Pretty Pattern sketch #12 (MTMEPPS12)  

To see the sketches and play along please go here: My Time Made Easy Blog.  I would love to see your entry this week!

Other challenges:
Stampy Land Challenges: make a square card
Papertake Weekly: use die cuts


Lynn Put said...

Such a pretty card and so cheerful! Your coloring is fabulous and I love all the butterflies!

Stampy Land said...

Nancy what a lovely card! Love the colors and the popped-up little butterfly is just the finishing touch that makes the card! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your work this week on the Stampy Land Square Card challenge!!! ---Stampy Land Susan

Shirley said...

What a beautiful card and what yummmmmmmy colors!!