Monday, February 21, 2011

Butterfly Inspired Sketch Challenge

Hello again.  Second post for me today.  If you are looking for my Teapot Challenge card, please scroll down one post.

I finally got a chance to participate in a MFT sketch challenge again.  This week's sketch challenge was perfect for pulling out MFT's Inspired By Butterflies set.  After stamping my butterfly three times on MFT white Perfect Panels in memento tuxedo black ink, I pulled out my prismacolor markers to color my images using some Basic Gray Ambrosia designer paper as my color inspiration.  Once the images were colored, I cut two of them out for popping up later to add some extra dimension.

Once my first butterfly was layered, I then stippled Stampin Up! pumpkin pie dye ink around it, and then also around the card.  Before adding my main panel, I pulled out my Jumbo Scallop Die-Namic from MFT and cut two layers of scallops before adding my main image popped up on dimensionals. 

My second and third butterflies were then added with both of them being popped up on dimensionals and then the wings of the top one pinched up a bit.  I then pulled out my Butterfly Trio Die-Namic and cut the smallest butterfly out of pumpkin pie scrap cardstock.  I then stippled some pumpkin pie ink over it and stamped some dots using Stampin Up's retired Itty Bitty Backgrounds set.  The butterfly was then added next to the saying with it's wings pinched as well.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm hoping this post made some sense to you since I'm typing it while dealing with a migraine again.  Below are pictures of the die-namics used.

Stamps: MFT Inspired By Butterflies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: MFT Perfect Panels, White, Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie, Close To Cocoa, Ruby Red, Basic Gray Ambrosia Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals, Die-Namics, Primas, Glue Dots, Brads, Stipple Brush


  1. Oh my gosh, Bonnie!! This is gorgeous. Such a beautiful design and distressing.. and the rich warm colors. Love it!

  2. Bonnie - this is absolutely STUNNING!