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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Butterfly SPARKS



So glad I took a second look at this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! After thinking all week about what kind of colourful, rainbow-y kind of card I wanted to make, I read more closely. Butterflies! Yes, I know it says it right on the inspiration picture, but obviously I was entranced by the psychedelic colours. Might have also been ignoring it because I have no Paper Smooches butterflies (yet?). So I looked through my alternate forms of butterflies, and came up with a little gift tag.



I don't use stickers very often, but once in a while, they seem to be just what is needed, as in the case of this butterfly sticker, layered over watercolour paper painted with some Twinkling H2Os. Of course I accidentally performed an antennae-amputation as I cut around the image, so made new ones with some wire, which then helped me decide on the silver-embossed sentiment, silver accent stickers (why yes, they do cover the adhesive sticking the vellum to the tag) and silver cord. I hope the Paper Smooches sentiment and die cut tag make up for the dearth of PS butterflies. 
With the embossed sentiment, I'm also adding this to the current Playing in Paradise embossing challenge. 



Supplies: Stampin' Up Pacific Point cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, vellum, Paper Smooches Woofers and Tweeters stamps, Versamark, silver embossing powder, Paper Smooches tag zig zag die, Elizabeth Craft Designs butterfly sticker, Stampendous silver dot sparklers stickers, Twinkling H2Os, Fibre-Craft wire, silver elastic cord, Fiskars pop-dot

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12 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Such a pretty tag, Linds! I love how the butterfly looks like a stained glass window!

cardz said...

Your colours are lovely Lindsey and I really like the elements coming over the edges of your tag.

Is your snow gone yet? Ours is usually the last in the street to disappear!
Heather

Larissa Heskett said...

Loving your take on the challenge!! So CUTE!! =)THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Lisa Arana said...

this is so lovely! what a fabulous little sticker, so perfect!

Anita Rex said...

So smart with the butterfly sticker! So pretty! I've also preformed antane loss too many times!

Glenda J said...

Oh my gosh... I love this! The colours are gorgeous and I love your wire antennae!

Jessi Fogan said...

Excellent way to cover your antennae loss :) Love how the butterfly turned out - perfectly whimsical! And awesome strategic embellishment placement ;)

Linda Pekrul said...

I love the way your butterfly turned out! It looks SO effective against the dark blue! Thank you for Playing in Paradise with us this week.

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous tag, your butterfly is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Playing in Paradise this week.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! I love that you had to take a second look at the inspiration! Don't worry--that happens to me too:)

I LOVE this little tag--what a beautiful blue!!! LOVE the vellum!! LOVE it all! YOU ROCK:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Trend Watch: Butterflies Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge last week! Hope you visit the blog and try our sketch this week:) <3

Allison said...

What a lovely creation! Super use of that embossing powder with the gold and blues! Thanks for playing at Scrapbookers Paradise.

Jen W. said...

A dearth of butterflies is a terrible thing to suffer...
Glad you managed to overcome it with this gorgeous creation!