Monday, March 21, 2011

Lollipop Crafts Challenge 31-Butterflies

Hi there!

We are just starting Spring Break Week here and the girls are busily playing Barbies. So, I thought I'd take this opportunity to share my take on the latest Lollipop Crafts Challenge, which is to add butterflies. The sponsor is Robyn's Fetish. I really liked the cute little girl images I received. 

Like this one, called Christie Angel
I had a blast coloring her up with my Prismas and OMS. I got all excited when I chose to use two cuts from my Cricut to make a monochromatic frame(I forgot to note the cartridge I used, but I think it's Lacy Labels). I thought it was cute to add the wish sentiment all around the edges. All in all, I was quite pleased with my efforts on this card and sent it off to Alanna. Then I realized there isn't a single butterfly on the card! I completely forgot about that part of the challenge!!! Ooops! I didn't know how I could add one without it looking plunked down. So, I tried again.

I decided to start from scratch using this image called Flowers for Mom. I had a lot of fun again coloring the image with Primas and OMS and I decided this time to make my card a butterfly! Covered myself well on that decision, right? Can't forget the butterfly that way. LOL 

Here's how my second attempt turned out.

I had seen a card on a blog somewhere (I made this card a few weeks ago and didn't note the tutorial I used, so sorry!) with a neat shape and thought, ooooh I can do that with a butterfly cut. So, basically, I found a butterfly image on a cartridge (I think I was Paisley....must make notes to myself), cut it out, then traced it onto a cardbase, so that it would be a butterfly shaped card. Then I folded up the bottom edge, basically where I thought it would work to attach the focal shape. Then I cut out my image and made her the "body" of the butterfly. Not extremely clever, but I covered my bases on the butterfly part, right? LOL 

It was a lot of fun and Robin's images are very sweet. Head on over to the Lollipop Craft blog and try your hand at this challenge. You could win! Oh and you MUST see Barb's card. I adore it and think you will, too. 

In the short time it took to write up this post, one of the girls got annoyed with the other over some part of their Barbie game and stomped off. It looks like my playtime is done for the moment. LOL Could be a long week if that keeps up. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great start to your first week of Spring!


Jena said...

What fun cards - you're really on a roll lately! I especially love the second one, so unique and I love the fold. Have a great spring break with the girls! My girls go back to school tomorrow - it's gone by too fast!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh My, Jeanne! The butterfly girl is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! Wow! Your card is wonderful too. You are amazing.

Have fun on spring break.

Barb said...

These are so fun! Jeanne your coloring on these is GREAT!! And that actual ''butterfly'' card is darling!! Thanks for giving me a shout out, you are very sweet!

Barb ;D

Carolyn said...

Love the butterfly card! I know too well about play time coming to an end. :)