Saturday, March 25, 2017

JUST US GIRLS #386 - Photo Week

Good morning and welcome crafty peeps!
It's Photo Week over at JUST US GIRLS! Vicki is your hostess
this time around and she's picked this super adorable teapot image
for you to be inspired by.
Here's my take on it:

and the inside:

I started by sprinkling Magenta Nuance dye powders in turquoise and grass green onto some water color paper and spritzed with water. Dried and repeated to be sure to get a big enough area to die cut the butterfly from. To follow the colors of the butterfly image, I tapped some orange and yellow powders onto my craft mat, sprayed with some water, and painted those sparingly along some of the edges. Dried again and outlined everything with Crystal Stickles. While that was drying, I die cut the solid butterfly and body from black card stock, and the circle frame from white. For the card base, I lightly sponged some green ink through a stencil to add some interest. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto a vellum banner and adhered everything to the card base, Another sentiment
finishes the inside of my card.

Now it's your turn! What about this photo grabs you? Why not make something and
link it up at Just Us Girls?! We'd love to see it. For more ideas, please visit the blogs of 
my teammates and our Guest Designer, Nance Salkeld, and leave some bloggy love!
Sadly this is Nance's last week as our GD. Thank you so much for hanging out with us and lending 
your amazing talent to us this month!

Thanks for popping in!

Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - New Sprout
CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE; scrap
Accessories: Magenta - Nuance powder dyes; GC; MFT - single stitched line round frame die; Poppystamps - Lydia & Sorona butterfly dies; STAMPlorations - Dots all over stencil; Recollections - vellum; Inkadinkado - black EP; heat gun; Ranger - Crystal Stickles; MISTI; water mister; paint brush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - Thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - scrapbooker's glue; Glue Dots


  1. Gorgeous card, love the details and the vellum banner.

  2. Your butterfly is wonderful, Chris, and I love the subtle inking in the background.

  3. You duplicated that butterfly perfectly! WOW!!!!

  4. Oh wow, this is just stunning, Chris. Your butterfly really pops against that gorgeous green, and the Stickles are the perfect final touch. Simply beautiful, I love everything about it.

  5. What a gorgeous card!!! LOVED the glitter too!! <3
    Suchi xx

  6. Great minds Chris - my butterfly was done in a similar fashion. Love the soft background.

  7. Wow! Chris, this is amazing, that butterfly is gorgeous! Love the subtle polka dots on the background of this beautiful design.

  8. Yes, amazing! I love that sparkly butterfly and the crisp CAS of your card! So thrilled to have been able to Guest Design this past month with all of you lovely ladies! Thank you!

  9. Wow, did you ever nail this! Gorgeous!


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