PEP tangles - my Zentangle Inspired Art blog

Friday, 18 March 2011

Buttercup Yellow & Spring Green

front of card

angled photo showing sparkle of glittered butterfly bodies 
& buttercup centres plus glittery flowers & corner

close-up of buttercups

close-up showing shaped butterflies
& jewelled glittery floral embellishing

close-up of layered flower

inside of card

close-up showing paper piercing & 
decorative edging of patterned paper
(click on images to enlarge)

For this week's Penny Black Reader Challenge of creating a card using glitter I have used the sketch from the Stamptacular challenge whilst incorporating the themes of Spring & green so that my card is also suitable for the other Penny Black challenges plus Sir Stampalot's challenge. 

I used the twist blade in the Woodware Fingerguard Trimmer to create the decorative edging on the cardstock & paper. The punched butterflies were shaped using a ball tool & embossing mat.

Stamp Penny Black 30-047 Flowers & Wishes.
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image); Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint & Pine Needles Distress Inks (for inking some cardstock & paper edges).
Colouring Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Ice Stickles Glitter Glue (Lemon Ice).
Cardstock An assortment of greens & yellows plus gold in various finishes from stash.
Papers Provo Craft Scrap Pads Bitty Backgrounds - French Country Colours.
Punches Woodware (circles & scalloped circles, leaves,  butterflies), EK Success (Fancy Photo Corner).
The jewelled glittery flowers are from stash. The green flowers in my large layered floral embellishment are Petaloo, the white ones were in my candy from Debbi & the green brad is from a Hot Off The Press Citrus Creative Kit.

Challenges Entered
Stamptacular Challenge 102 - Sketch (see above)
Sir Stampalot March Challenge - Spring is in the Air using fresh greens, yellow and/or blossom pinks ( I have used the fresh greens & yellow option)


Lorraine said...

hi huni wow this is so beautiful love those flowers and it looks great on the mirror card i also love the way the butterflies are positioned round your focal point too it looks fab,hope your ok huni i am thinking of you always
take care
Lorraine xx

xxxtglxxx said...

wow, what a sketch, and what a card Paula! :)

I'm loving your butterfly trails, its fabulous how they just cascade around the image. Great layered flower and glitter flowers too. Love all the glitter and gems on this, and the spring colours.

How do you find the patterned edger/trimmer? It looks really effective, but I have never seen one.

Have a great weekend,



saturated canary said...

love your dancing butterflies:)...and the colors, of course!...lots of lovely elements- and perfect for spring:)

good luck in your challenges!


kath said...

beautiful card all the details..thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC..hugs kath xxx

brenda said...

Good Monring Paula

What a delightful creation.

The colours are so fresh and bright for spring and the kaleidoscope of butterflies a perfect finishing touch.

Thank you so much for joining us at Stampalot chellenge, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

brenda said...

Hi again Paula

I forgot to add my thanks for joining in at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

B x

chris said...

Hello Paula, love this so very special.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge Hugs Chris xx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s and Penny Black @ Allsorts challenges, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

A wonderful spring creation, with perfect colours for our challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

pinky said...

Thats a really pretty creation, love all those little butterflies. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

Shirley said...

It's so nice to see you back with another entry for our spring theme at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Your card is filled with such bright and pretty flowers and just perfect for our theme this month.
Thank you for sharing your card with us and we hope to see you back again next month.


Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful Paula, love all the wonderful details and the pretty inside.

Thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Jules said...

Hi Paula

What a great project you are showing here.

Lots of lovely layers and great use of your image and the sketch.

I love buttercups .. .. but not when they appear in my lawn!!! LOL!!

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts again this month.

Love Jules xx

Francesca said...

What a stunning and beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!