Friday, November 14, 2008

A little scrappy...

Once again, I've been sidetracked! I promise I'll get back to trying things out with the Fantasy Film (soon! I have a cool idea for earrings!) but for today I have a scrappy card. What's a scrappy card? Well... I used a lot of designer paper - you know, stuff from the scrapbook aisle. Gorgeous paper, sooo sparkly! :)

There were a lot of steps to this card. Wasn't until I sat down to write out my supply list that I realized just how many. Sheesh, no wonder all my cards are one of a kind! Yes, ALL of my cards are one of a kind, even Christmas cards. Only in *very* rare instances will I redo something. Guess I just loose interest once I've mastered the challenge! *lol*
Both the paper at the bottom and the paper in the nestie circle are the designer paper, both are from My Minds Eye (Laundry Line) - aren't they beautiful? I just love the colors. That butterfly is coated in Holographic EP from Ranger. The glitter seems to change color just like the glitter on the paper. When you move the card around you get glints of blue, green, yellow, purple - you name it! I think the hardest part was stamping the sentiment. You can't really tell from this picture, but there are *thick* lines of glitter/glue over the lines - guess what, ink doesn't stick well to glue! Brown pen to the rescue! Hope it lasts....
Here's a close up of the butterfly. I don't think you can really see it but there's a pattern (flourishes of course!) on the left wing that doesn't get inked. I painted that area and the body with Brass Rail Radiant Pearls to match the lighter tone of brown on the DSP (and it matches the skinny Martha Stewart ribbon too).
Even though it's not my usual style (*gasp* no black!) I really like how it came out. Everything from the glitter to the dew drops makes me feel all girly! :) Hope you like it too!
As always, thanks for dropping by!
Recipe: Butterfly from Paper Studio, Dream from Serendipity Stamps, Bazzil Pinecone & Moss solid c/s, My Minds Eye Laundry Line DSP, Twill ribbon, Martha Stewart self adhesive ribbon, Radiant pearls in Brass Rail & Eucalyptus, Dew Drops from Cowboy asst, scalloped circle Nestibilities, Cuttlebug, Holographic embossing powder from Ranger, Versamark, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Zig marker in Cola, Glossy Accents - WOW what a list! :)

2 comments:

CoyoteDreamer said...

Mija,
You did it...no black, and it worked. (chuckle) It is hard to tell what's happening with butterfly. You inspire!

Argyle Cats said...

your cards are wonderful!