Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grateful for Butterflies

It seems that, week after week, I am starting to get into a rut with my butterfly cards. I discovered, much to my dismay and chagrin, that I accidentally used the same butterfly stamp on two different cards! And here I have been trying SOOOO hard NOT to do that!! It was actually on two of the older cards I have done. I remember when I used it the second time going through the process in my head and actually thinking that it was NOT the same one!!! Oh well! I guess it was BOUND to happen!!

It seems I have been using butterflies as the focal image waaayyy more than I had intended, so this week I tried to sneak one in there. I know this butterfly has absolutely NOTHING to do with Thanksgiving, but I think he looks pretty darn good in here!! I cased myself on this card, too!! Remember the "Friendship Fruit Salad" card I did last April (yeaaaaahhhh . . . like y'all are gonna remember back THAT far!)? Here is a link to it:

Friendship Fruit Salad

I love the "quilted" look of this layout! I had some trouble coloring this for some reason. I used Adirondak ink, which I thought would be particularly good for coloring, but it seem to bleed into everything!! I was sorely disappointed, but much too lazy to go back and restamp everything . . . so there ya go . . .

This brings me up to butterfly card #64, by the way, for those of you who aren't keeping track!! (If you have no idea what I am talking about, see the link and/or slideshow to the right!!)

Have a lovely Tuesday!!

Stamps: Turkey Lurkey by Fiskars, Shapes & Shadows
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard
Ink: Adirondak Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" square punches, keytag punch, blender pends, chocolate polka dot satin ribbon (Paptertrey), pop-up glue dots


Anonymous said...

Turkey Lurkey looks great, even the flutter-by!

Jenn said...

WOW - you put a ton of work into this, Wendy. It really paid off, because it looks fantastic!

Jo said...

I love how you got the butterfly on the card but it was not necessarily the focal point. I like following you butterfly challenges.