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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Trail of a Butterfly

.........was more like a trial. I had finished the front & noticed the slightest hint of glue where it shouldn't be so thought I'd cover it with a butterfly trail....... well it looked awful, so awful I decided to try taking off the offending panels.......& you've guessed....... I couldn't & only just managed to salvage my image as everything was rather securely stuck down (I tend to be thorough). One part of Hippie Chick's clothing tore off but I managed to remove the jagged tears & so she no longer has the fold of her dress under one leg.

front of card

close-up of image

close-up showing butterfly 
trail & punched border

close-up of inked & shaped butterfly

inside of card

close-up showing paper pierced scallops
(click on images to enlarge)

Challenge 54 at the Sugar Bowl is a sketch by Lilian with the optional theme of Clean & Simple. I decided not to worry about the CAS aspect but to just limit the embellishments: a tiny bit of Sakura Gel pen sparkle on the sock/leg warmer button, my butterflies (I shaped them using an embossing tool & mat) plus a couple of flower gems.

Stamp Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Hippie Chick.
Inks VersaFine Onyx Black (image), Dried Marigold Distress Ink (for inking most paper & cardstock edges).
Colouring Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Sakura Stardust Pen, Letraset Fine Line Drawing Pen, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
Cardstock An assortment of pink, peach & white in various textures & finishes from stash.
Papers Provo Craft Scrap Pads Bitty Backgrounds - French Country Colours.
Punches Woodware (circle & scalloped circles, floral border, butterfly).
The flower gems are from stash.

Challenge Entered
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 54 - Lilian's Sketch + theme: Clean & Simple (see above)


Erika said...

Hi Paula, love this sassy image and the punching across the card. Thanks for taking part in the Sugar bowl challenge, good luck and happy crafting.
Regards Erika.

Debs said...

Really lovely card Paula. It's so frustrating when you find a bit of glue afterwards and then have to cover it up. Us crafters are quite clever at this though lol. I love your punched border and you have coloured Hippie Chick perfectly. Debs xx

Louise said...

WOW Paula!
This is amazingly beautiful :) Love the butterflies and the stunning coloration :)
Ha en fin kväll :)

Donalda said...

Wow girl this is just breath taking. I so love those butterflys and so love your coloring of Hippie Chic. Just beautiful dear. I do hope you are doing well hon. Hugs dear friend

Linda said...

Paula Whatever did to start with has certainly turned into a lovely card hunni. Well done it`s stunning xxx

saturated canary said...

Paula, she is really beautiful...what a lovely card! The butterflies make it so whimsical. They are the perfect touch. I really love all your layers and details. Great job, Sassy Stamper;)


Lorraine said...

hi huni i love it and although the trail went not as planned the first time it sure went well with this one i love it the colours are so beautiful and your colouring is this is the one sassy i have and she is a fabby one i hope your ok huni take care
hugs 2 you Lorraine xx

weewiccababe said...

Hi Paula,
beautiful - love the attention to detail that you always include. And I think we've all made mistakes and had to pull cards apart with varying degrees of success lol

Giò said...

Hi Paula dear!!!! Fantastic this card!!! I love the image and the colouring but especially I like the butterlies and also the inside of the card, you has so attention for every detail.
Thanks for visiting me hun and have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Giò

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh it makes me crazy when I find a mistake and then make it worse when I try to fix it!! But your's turned out beautifully. Love the butterflies and the inking along the edges.

xxxtglxxx said...

Made me laugh when i read trial instead of trail! :)

What an ordeal. I sometimes drop bits of glue or smudges but I have learned not to panic, and to walk away until its dry (easier to remove quite often when dry). If things go from bad to worse the I just cut out the image, throw the rest away and put it to one side.

Glad you persisted with this though, it would have been a shame to lose all the hard work. Its so pretty in the details Paula. Gorgeous and delicate and matches the sassy image perfectly.

This is a great card, good luck with the challenge.



Anonymous said...

Fabulous take on the sketch Paula and she is coloured beautifully.

thanks for playing in The Sugar Bowl

Ali x

Anonymous said...

Only me ~ the card size was A6 not A5 it wasn't until i read your comment i realised i had pressed the wrong button DOH!

Have a great time tomorrow.

Ali x

Giò said...

Hi Paula!!! Have a great week end dear ^:^

Debgem said...

Paula - it sounds like this one was tough to finish. But it was worth it - the image is just fabulous, your colouring is lovely! Super card. Thanks for your messages - much appreciated. Deborah x