Monday, May 2, 2011

Flowers and Butterflys....

Spring Break is officially over and my kids are back to school today ~ I love having them home all day and sure will miss them!  It is also time for this month's release at Claudia & Company.  Today we have two new images to show you by John Grutta.  

I colored this image with copics and added some stickles to the flowers.  The dew drops were also colored with a copic to match the papers.  
I think this one might be a first for me....I started coloring the butterfly and like how it was highlighted against the black and white so I didn't color the leaves ~ I don't think I've ever not colored an entire image before.  I colored the butterfly with copics and then colored over it with a Spica clear pen for some subtle shimmer.  To border the image panel I used a Copic multilner to trace along the inside of the nestie.  The papers are from the Lily Bee This & That collection.  I added a satin ribbon and a trio of brads to finish it off.  I also followed the sketch over at Papertake.

I would also like to enter this card in these challenges:
CCEE - add a butterfly
AI FActory - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Use any sketch (Papertake)
Digi Doodles - anything goes
Moving Along With the Times - anything goes
Stamp Something - Something with Wings
Wags & Whiskers - Use a die or punch
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - 1,2,3 your choice - 1 Image, 2 Embellishments (ribbon & brads), 3 papers
Catered Crop - I used the following from the recipe:  Pattern Paper - polka dots; Colors - Yellow, White; Stamps - Leaves; Color Mediums - Copics; Embellishments - Ribbon; Tools - Die cuts
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Try something new (coloring only small portion of image)

Pear Tree Designs - anything goes
Stamp with Fun - Lace or Ribbon

We are not having a blog hop this month, but please stop by the Claudia & Company blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has cooked up for you using these new images.  While you are there be sure to leave a comment because one lucky commenter will win these two images.  

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful day!


Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both just gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card! Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

WeirdCat said...

2 very pretty cards, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Both very pretty cards. Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss. Hope to see you back on Saturday. Marianne x

DesignerDiva said...

Two great cards well done on both. Thank you for joining us this week at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Fiona said...

this is pretty, the image looks great in the way you have coloured it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


lindyloo said...

Thank you for sharing with us at the pear tree design this week good luck linda x

Vanja said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colours.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)


Zoe said...

Two gorgeous cards, thanks for entering them at Sweet Stampin this week x

Kat said...

What lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with us at TG this week.

Kat x

Susie said...

Great cards, I love the colour combos and I love the colourful butterfly against the black image. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Val said...

Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at MAWTT.

Linda McClain said...

Oh, I love that yellow and black combination. Such a pretty card.

Val said...

This are beautiful cards. Thanks so much for joining our 'Tray Something New' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Ann said...

OMG ~ These cards are so gorgeous; I love the designs and dp!

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