Saturday, April 7, 2012

Becky Fleck sketch challenge at CropStop for April


We are having a terrific sketch challenge at CropStop to win Becky Fleck's new Spellbinder's die set: Pot Pourri.  Here is my sample of the sketch.

I wanted to get this posted so you can have as much time as possible to play along but since I've been dealing with headaches for the past few days I'm going to get some rest and then come back to share more photos and more information on what I used and how it came together.  I also found an awesome frame that I'm going to use with this "card" - which isn't really a card since it's 8"x10".  This challenge will run through the month of April and will end on April 30th 11:59am.  (I'll check on that and see if it was supposed to be PM instead).  You are welcome to enter up to 3 times!  So head on over to the CropStop blog and get started!

Yay!  I finally have time to add the fun details about my project.  I really wanted to rock the sketch by Becky Fleck.  In case you don't know who Becky Fleck is, she is AMAZING!!!!   Becky is the owner of Page Maps and is now designing dies for Spellbinders.  For the next few months Becky is offering a monthly sketch to CropStop and the prize to one person (chosen at random) will receive one of Becky Fleck's die sets.  The set up for grabs is shown on CropStop's blog.

So back to the deets on my project... which is more than just a card because it's 8x10.

Here is Tilda ready for Easter with her bonnet, basket of flowers and even a bunny!  I paper pieced her dress and colored her with copics.  I added shading to the paper pieced dress using my copics as well.  I used my Matha Stewart score board and a Stampin' Up border punch to make the large rosette and then used

I made these sparkly butterflies using Martha Stewart punches and added Diamond Stickles to them.  I added some clear rhinestones to the center of the large butterfly.  I made the flowers using Memory Box Pinwheel Posies both the regular size and small.  I used a quilling tool to roll the dies after they were cut.  After I rolled up a flower, I took out the quilling tool and glued it together on the bottom.  I then added Diamond Stickles to some of the edges of each flower to add the shiny element, placed pink pearls in the centers and when they were dry, I adhered each of the flowers to the card.  

I found some awesome stamps called Recycled Rubber Art Stamps by ECOGREEN CRAFTS at Michaels.  The set I bought is Butterfly Post.  I LOVE this set!  I stamped the rectangular stamp found in the setwith Stampin' Up's Pink Pirouette ink.  I then used Spellbinders Becky Fleck Office Supplies to cut out the stamp and I adhered another little shiny butterfly to it. It's popped up on pop dots.  

Below is a close-up of the large butterfly.  I thought it would be fun to create a swirl out of Diamond Stickles to simulate a flight pattern for the butterfly.  I must not have made big enough dots because you can't see it very well.  So there's proof below that it's there.  lol

I made these cute flags using pins with heart shaped tops on them.  I first put a bead onto the pin then folded the flag around the pin using strong glue to hold it there. I then added another bead and then a "crimping bead" which I then crimped into place with a crimping tool.  The tool basically crushes the crimping bead against the pin so it holds everything above it in place. 

Here's photo to show you all the great dimensions used in this project.  You can click on this photo to see a larger size.  

Don't forget our CAS (Clean and Simple) for CropStop's weekly challenge.  You can see my card here.   

Other challenges:
CityCrafter - Hats off!  (Tilda is wearing a beautiful Spring hat)
Simon Says Stamp - use your favorite tool (I have so many favorites!) - I chose my Martha Stewart score board & SU's border punch to make the rosette.
AllSorts Challenge:

I used pink, yellow and blue (the dp behind Tilda is yellow with touches of pink and blue).  ALSO, I used pearls as the flower centers, the striped paper across the page and pink. Lots of pink!

CutiePie Challenge: your favorite cutie - Tilda is such a cutie!
7Kidschallenge: Shades of Spring
Just Magnolia - Anything goes!
Flutter By Wednesday's - use a butterfly - I used 4!  :)
Sweet Stampin' challenge: Dies & Doodles - I used quite a few dies on my projects and the doodles part would be the shiny swirl underneath the large butterfly.
Magnolia-licious challenge: inspirations photo:

I wasn't able to get eggs onto the project but it has a lot of the colors and Easter theme to it.  :)

(whew!  I finally had a chance to link up all the challenges I made this card for.)

Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate each and every visit.  Don't forget to leave a comment - they make my day!  And besides, everyone loves comments, right?

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!


sandie said...

wow this card is stunning. So much work gone in to it. I am interested to see how you did it plus I will be interested to copmare this with your one layer card coming up!
Hope the head soon feels better-I know how it can be!!

Ros said...

This is so lovely ... loving the glitter too ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Vicki said...

This is such a beautiful card with so many fabulous details!

Dottie Seubert said...

I love you card it is just adorable would love to win that spellbinder set since my son just got the me the grand calibur today as a Easter gift that would be great... have a very Happy Easter You will be in my prayers

God Bless

brenda said...

What super creation Nancy and all so beautifully embellished.

Thanks so much for joining in my bingo theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Abi said...

Wow, that's a super sized card! It all works perfectly though & is beautifully put together. Lovin' your swirly butterfly trails & your fab rosette. All round gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Linda R said...

Your card is just as sweet as can be. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Darling! ! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Wishcraft said...

So pretty! Sweet image, gorgeous papers and love your sparkly touches. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love that sweet Tilda and all the elements you used!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

This is an incredible card. The colors are awesome!! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing. Gloria

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Natali said...

Beautiful card. Full of amazing details. Great idea with pins. Gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Dies and Doodles” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Bettina L. said...

Wow fab card and I love the colours too. Gorgeous details with flag, butterflies and flowers. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx