Monday, 15 July 2013

Lia Stampz - Challenge #45 - Your Country's Colors

Hello again, my friends!
Surprise! I'm back again already to share with you the new challenge over at Lia Stampz! The challenge is to create something using your country's colors. Since I'm from Canada my colors are red and white. I used the super sweet image from Lia Stampz called "Lucy Spring". You can find it right HERE. All of Lia's fabulous images are available at Whimsy Stamps.

This card was lots of fun to put together. Since there's a butterfly on the image, I really had to play with some butterflies. The strip across the top is a double layer using the Tim Holtz Butterflight On the Edge die. I backed a polka-dot vellum with red cardstock. The other butterflies are all cut using the Stampin' Up Beautiful Wings Embosslit. They are made with three layers; the vellum, red cardstock, and white cardstock. I split a white doily in half and layered it with a red die cut. I added the pearls, and the sentiment. When it was all put together I edged all the vellum butterflies with stickles, then added more stickles to the image.

So what are your country's colors? Why don't you create something and link it up over at Lia Stampz? You might win a digi stamp...or you might be our "Spotlight Artist"! You really must pop over to the blog just to take a look at the fantastic new blog design! :o)

Here's a close-up showing some of the detail:

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Unknown Vellum,
Image: Lia Stampz - Lucy Spring;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Scalloped Octagons,
Stampin' Up - Sizzix Embosslit - Beautiful Wings,
Tim Holtz Alterations - On the Edge - Butterflight;
Punches: Fiskars 1" Circle Punch,
Stampin' Up - Pennant Parade;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Stamp: CTMH - For Every Occasion;
Stickles: Frosted Lace;
Doily: My Stash.

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Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty Nancy - great take on your card...

Natalie said...

This is so sweet! What a cute image. Love the butterfly border, a wonderful 3-D design! Have a great week!

Susan M said...

This is gorgeous Nancy! The image is beautifully coloured in ! Love the butterfly edge and those sparkly wings ! It's quite hot in UK at the moment so I am wearing my husbands red and white Canada hat when I go for a walk with the dog !

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous card! I love your image and those butterflies all over to tie her in. Your coloring is so pretty. I love the layered butterflies too! Very nice and so sweet.
Hugs Kelly

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Canada, eh? Me too and proud to be Canadian! Beautiful card, Nancy. The butterflies are gorgeous. Sweet image from Lia. Lovely. xx Kathryne

Geri said...

So very pretty, Nancy! The image is adorable, and I love layers of butterflies you've incorporated!

Ira Huberts said...

Lovely lovely card Nancy, love those fine butterflies, a delicate, sweet creation! Hugs, Ira x

Jonia said...

Nancy this is beautiful. Love it. On vacation this week so slow on seeing your new posts.

Jennifer said...

Nancy, this is beautiful! I love the wonderful overlaid butterflies and the gorgeous colouring you've done!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card! What a sweet sweet image and the butterfly are so gorgeous as well ;-)
TFS Nancy~

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, hugs Pops x

Tracy said...

Those layered butterflies look amazing. The image is so sweet. I can just see her chasing those flutterby's. :-) Hugs!

Cely said...

love how you used red but made it so dainty with the doily/pearls/vellum. perfect, my friend!