Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Challenges


Over at Wednesday Stamper, the current challenge is to use gesso, while the current Cuttlebug challenge is to create a "simple white card." For this card, I cut a butterfly with a Cuttlebug die, painted it with Plaid acrylic metallic paint (periwinkle blue), then stamped over that with an All Night Media background stamp that I'd painted with Crea Gesso. Then I glued on three Kaisercraft pearl embellishments. I stamped the "Thanks" (from Quietfire Design) with the same acrylic paint I used on the butterfly.
I cuttlebug-embossed the white background with the Swiss Dots
embossing folder, then punched the right edge with the
Martha Stewart lace doily border punch.

THANK YOU so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!

31 comments:

herminesplace said...

Beautiful and elegant.

Allison said...

lovely card and the blue is lovely with the white
Thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

Stempelchaotin said...

Really elegant card.
Love them.

Dawn said...

So beautiful - love the butterfly!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Beautiful card. Love the butterfly.

Silvia said...

Looks beautiful.

Femmy said...

gorgeous card!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is gorgeous, love your presentation. Beautiful!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your card is beautiful! The gessoed butterfly is a perfect accent = Lovely!

Cassie said...

very pretty! love the butterfly, the scallop border and the touch of blue! the swiss dots is my favorite folder!

Faye said...

Deborah, this is gorgeous. I hope you will use gesso more because you handle it so well.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card and it suits both challenges perfectly!

scotspanda said...

love it hun, it is fab :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Shelly Hickox said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love how you used the gesso.

Sija said...

Beautiful and elegant.

Paper Propaganda said...

your card turned out fabulous! i love that :) fab job lady!

evafromca said...

This is so beautiful!!! Thank you so much for participating!

BettyBee said...

This card is very lovely! I really love the periwinkle and white combo, and the butterfly is so pretty. Thanks for taking part in the cuttlebug challenge!

Char said...

Fabulous. Great blue .

Maggie said...

luv luv the butterfly with the spot of blue, luvely card :)
Maggie

Anonymous said...

This is a really beautiful card and presented at just the perfect time for me. Have been brain dead for the past week with no motivation or idea for 35 thank you cards over due. Thanks for sharing this 'cause I'm going to case your card tomorrow. It's exactly what I like and am able to do. MarilynY (yum@hawaii.rr.com)

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful - so fresh!

IsaNorris said...

This is lovely Deborah!! love that butterfly
isa xxx

Alison said...

Beautiful ard, just love these butterflies too. Have a lovely weekend.

Rachel said...

Your card is stunning!

Manja said...

lovely, something different, like the style and how you used gesso

kim_sonksen said...

WOW this is so cool. I love your combination with the blue and I love the use of the border bunch and the swiss dots

Sue McGettigan said...

Pretty card Deborah! I tried to get my hands on that MS punch over the New Year holiday but Mike's was totally out of stock - bummer! Love your white and blue colour scheme :)

Meda said...

It is lovely. I love the punched border.

Shannon said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us this week at Cuttlebug Challenges.

Captain Scrappy said...

Just lovely! Thanks for participating :)
Jenn M