Friday, January 28, 2011

Flutterby Mojo & Sailing Away

Here's another all white except for the main image card, this time for the Flutterby Wednesday challenge.  I used copper EP on the butterfly, cut out between some of the design, then curled the wings and attached it.  I really like how this turned out.  Lots of pretty shimmer without being over-the-top.

Flutterby Wednesday:  All white except for main image.
MojoMonday175:  Sketch.
Sweet Stampin:  Brown and one other color.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado Mindscapes.
Paper:  The Paper Studio, unknown glittery CS.
Ink:  Versamar
Accessories:  Spellbinders circle, Cuttlebug lattice dies, Sizzix embossing folders, embossing powder, homemade flowers, rhinestones, Glimmer Mist.

My second card today is a card I made for Father's Day.  My dad has been gone for 20 years (he's actually my step-dad but the only father I ever knew), but he was my hero and I still miss him terribly.  There are times when his passing seems so much more recent.  Every year on his birthday, Father's day, Christmas I take flowers and a card to his gravesight at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetary.  He was a Korean War and Vietnam Vet.  He loved sailing, so this set is perfect.

I used Flourishes stamps, colored a bit on the ship with Prismacolor pencils and added Stickles to the waves.  Cut out image with Spellbinders deckled oval, sponged Distress Ink around the ship. Used a corner punch on the base CS and DP.  Flourishes challenge is to use hardware.  I have had these anchor buttons for many years.  I snipped off the back, gave them a "patina" with a Copic marker and attached them.  The ship's wheel is a Tim Holtz gear.  I had some flower stamens and I colored them with a Copic marker and attached them to the back of the gear, then attached it with a brad.  Looks like a wheel to me. : )

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 102 - Use hardware.
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Stamp With Fun - Blue and Brown

Stamps: Flourishes Antique Map and Guiding Light.

Paper: HOTP, The Paper Studio, Neenah Solar White,
Ink: Copic marker, Memento, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Spellbinders die, corner punch, Stickles, foam tape, button, Tim Holtz gear, flower stamens, brad.


Tania said...

Stunning cards, Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Shults said...

This is gorgeous! I love the white on white! Thanks for participating with us at Flutterby Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards Nancy; both so different but equally beautiful. I love the way you have interpreted this week's PTW sketch. Thanks for playing along with us thuis week. xx

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful card - love the shimmer and the gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week - keep fluttering!