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:
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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