Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Digital Tuesday- Butterflies

The challenge over at Digital Tuesday this week is "Butterflies"- nice and easy one huh?
We have a new sponsor this week, Caroline's Creative Stamps who is offering £10 to spend in her store to our winner. Caroline does digi stuff and also rubber stamps and she gave the design team her butterfly duet digikit to use this week. The kit is all pre coloured (great for a quick card when you don't have time to colour an image) and has some pretty plain and patterned butterflies, borders, frames and papers in 6 different colour combos, so there's a lot to choose from in this set.
I was having a look at her rubber stamps and she has some lovely butterfly stamps that have text on them which I love. Think my wish list has just been added to.....again!! lol

So since we had the digi kit to use and I like to support our sponsors, I used a butterfly from the set instead of doing my normal thing and colouring up an image, so this is a little different for me.
I would of liked to print out more of the elements, but I was running low on ink, so I just worked with one of the butterflies from the set.

 Sorry about the rubbish pic! It's so dull here this morning and I just couldn't get any decent pics.
I printed out the same butterfly twice but in different sizes on glossy paper, then used some stardust stickles around the edges and once they were dry, I shaped them a bit and stuck them on with some silicone glue to keep the shape....man I forgot how much that stuff stinks!! lol I'm sure I have some pinflair glue somewhere which is the same as silicone but doesn't smell like it, but I couldn't find it anywhere.
The butterflies printed out really well on the glossy paper and look so pretty in real life.
I will have to print out another one though and swap it for the bottom butterfly as I scratched it with my nail when I was sticking it on! That's the downside of working with glossy paper when you have long nails!! lol
The papers I have used are by Stampin Up which I have had forever.
I used some stickles around the edge of the image mat, stuck on a pretty butterfly and metal corner which I got from my fab blogging friend and dt buddy Ger (thank you hunnie xx) and some ribbon from my stash.

 You can kinda see the that I have used glossy paper in this pic. It's just a pity that I couldn't get some decent pics because they look so much better in real life and I was actually surprised how well they printed!

 Just a pity I messed one of them up with my nail. Why does things like that happen to me just when I am about finished the card? It never happens when I have just started making it, always when I am almost done! lol
Isn't that metal butterfly beautiful? I just knew as soon as I got it that I had to use it for this challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping  by today and I hope you will check out this weeks challenge and also check out Caroline's  blog where she sells her digi stuff and rubber.


Brigitte said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Fantastic card! Hugs Brigitte

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful card! Your butterflies are gorgeous!

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

It's beautiful, Lora...i love the colours