October 26, 2010

MMSCC77 - Butterfly


Happy Tuesday!  Here's my card for today's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC77).  The sketch this week (which you can find HERE) can be fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in between.  My lovely butterfly image is from the "priscillastyles" Store.

I used some creative license and turned the sketch on its side.  The four panels surrounding the butterfly started out as 4 plain panels of metallic cardstock -- 2 gold and 2 silver.  I dry embossed the panels with a Sizzix embossing folder;  then rubbed with different shades of metallic rub-on paste and sponged with distressed inks.  All 4 panels were heat embossed with clear embossing powder/dazzling diamonds before they were adhered to the card base.  The butterfly was colored with Copics, pencils and Spica pens before coating with glitter.   The card was finished off with gold metallic stickers and rhinestones.  IRL, the colors of the butterfly match the colors in the 4 panels.  Don't know why I  couldn't get the camera to cooperate... perhaps the shine and sparkle distorted the colors?  

Qualifying Challenges:
Flutter by Wednesday #127 -- Open Challenge -- anything goes as long as it has a butterfly, fairy, or angel on it.
Speed the Cat's Friends Challenge #26 -- Use die cuts or a punch on your card (Faith, congratulations and many thanks for bringing us 6 months of wonderful challenges!) 
Stamp Something -- October Digi Day Challenge -- Use a Digi.  It can be an image, paper, sentiment, etc.  I used a digital  butterfly image.
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #53 -- Sparkle -- bling, glitter or anything that sparkles -- I used both and then some.
2 Sisters Challenge #10 -- Anything Goes

So glad you were able to stop by and take a peek at my card today.  Thank you and have a great day!
Supplies:  Stamps -- Large butterfly from The Butterfly Set available from "priscillastyles" Store; Paper - Recollections metallic silver and gold cardstock, butterfly printed on lavender cardstock purchased at Walmart, GP white, generic white base: Ink - computer, Copics, pencils w/gamsol, Spica pens to color image, various shades of metallic rub-on paste by Craft-T Products, Tim Holtz distress inks; Accessories - Spellbinders plain & scallop rectangular dies, Sizzix embossing folder, clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds, matte fixative, Stampendous metallic stickers, and rhinestones from my stash. 

35 comments:

  1. Wow, your background looks absolutely amazing! The whole card is very beautiful :-) I always use my metalic paste for edging, will have to experiment with other things like this :-)

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  2. This is gorgeous..love the embossing and the metallic ink

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  3. Fantastic background. Great card.

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  4. Pat this is magnificent. I love how your did your background. It really highlights your focal point. What a beauty of a card. What an awesome job you did with the "priscillastyles" butterfly image. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team
    PSDT-Coordinator

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  5. Pat, this is beautiful. I love these colors, and the super awesome job with the metallic. Your butterfly is stunning. Nicely done!
    Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
    Denise
    MMSC Design Team

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  6. Where do I begin? The butterfly is beautiful as well as the background. All the bling and elements work so well together. Fantastic!! TFS

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  7. I love your sparkly butterfly backed that that amazing embossed background! What a gorgeous card, Pat!

    Thank you for sharing it with the Friends for Speedy the Cat in this week's die cut/punch challenge.

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  8. This is gorgeous and so stunning! Wow! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  9. Beautiful bfly! WOW! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  10. Beautiful bfly! WOW! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  11. Wow Pat, I am so impressed with the effect you achieved on this background. You really put this gorgeous butterfly in superb surroundings! The overall effect of this card is totally breath taking, it is definitely "drool" time!!

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  12. Breathtaking!!!! Jaw dropping gorgeous, have I said how beautiful this is? This is a keeper, what a great job you did on this.

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  13. This is just stunning! Wow!! What an amazing technique on the background. The colors and the sparkle on the butterfly are beyond beautiful. This is a gem! :)

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  14. Wow, this is such a stunning card and I can imagine it's simply awesome IRL!
    Don't you just hate it when you take a photo and the colours appear different.
    Thanks so much for all your comments on my blogs :-) it's nice to know that someone appreciates my work.

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  15. WOW!!! This is stunningly beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

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  16. Wow, wow and wow!! I love that border you created, it is beautiful. Kind of reminds me of ceiling tiles in older homes. Wow. Great card. I have some of that rub on past and have never used it, I am going to have to look for it!

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  17. Love that blinged-out butterfly! Great job!

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  18. OG, Pat...your sparkly butterfly is gorgeous!!! I love the colors you used, too, and what beautiful texture in the background!!!

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  19. Hello Pat - this is a favourite with me already - I love the embossing and the shimmer - your colours are almost decidant and so rich! Love the butterfly and the gorgeous warmth you have created! You are one amazing artist my friend - I am loving this! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

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  20. Oh my! the gold, bling and shimmery butterfly are just beautiful on this Pat!

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  21. WOWZERS!! This is just amazing!! I absolutely LOVE the elegance of it all!! Don't know what to say..but WOW! TFS! HUGS

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  22. This is beautiful and I love the rebel in you that turned the sketch. Very clever, love the fun swirly colors

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  23. I love this image! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something for our Digi Day challenge!

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  24. Hi Pat!
    I have a hard time beliving what you did with this card! It looks so amazing - it reminds me of decorations you could find in old churches and castles. The richcolored metal and the gold looks sooo good!

    Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)

    Hugs
    Gunn
    MMSCDT

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  25. Pat, now this is worth a WOW! Your background is so detailed, it makes me want to touch it! The depth is just gorgeous! Beautiful colors on your butterfly too, I know Priscilla will love this with the purple! Stunning creation! Thanks for playing along with us again this week.
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    MMSC DT

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  26. What a stunning background, Pat! Just awesome!

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  27. Wow Pat, this i just spectacular! Your embossing and metallic paste gives this such an "old world" deep luster. This is the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!
    Hugs,
    Marsha
    MMDT-GD

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  28. oh WOW Pat, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Your creations are always so amazing!!
    hugs & blessings!

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  29. Oh wow...SUPER pretty! I love the gold accents too. Perfect!

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  30. Oh my, Pat! This is just stunning! Love your beautiful PS Butterfly, and the wonderful frame you created! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challege! Hugs!!

    Connie
    MMDT

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  31. I am speechless...this is just amazing.
    Wowza..Pat your work is over the top :)
    Priscilla

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  32. Oh wow! I love the back ground you created!

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