Monday, April 12, 2010

"Things With Wings" Week at TBS

Edit 4/19: I'm really pleased to announce I won over at Roses on Paper for their "Layers" challenge. Thanks Summer and Mr. Random! *grin*
Hello hello! I'm here, ringing in another Monday with The Beary Scrappy Gals. Who knew I'd love Mondays so much?!

Spring is such a wonderful season - we had another glorious weekend here in Maryland. I hope you did, too! Our temperatures were considerably lower than last weekend's "heat wave", but the yard work was the same. There's so much to do in the Spring! We pulled a ton of weeds, fertilized the lawn, and trimmed up a few shrubs and a holly tree. I'm pretty sure a Robin is building a nest in the holly tree, so I worked quickly. She chirped at me quite a bit!

Speaking of birds, it's "Things With Wings" week at The Beary Scrap. I start the week with Magnolia's Edwin, and Gini will end our week with a great Tattered Angels tutorial. In between you'll be inspired by fabby projects from Patricia and Jamie, and perhaps a bonus from yours truly. *wink* I'm really inspired by this theme!

If you've been reading me for a little while, you'll know I'm obsessed with a new convert to Magnolia stamps. This is Edwin, chasing after these beautiful MS punched butterflies.

Oh my! I was thrilled when Kimm told me about this Monarch punch, so much so that she loaded it onto The Beary Scrap store site while we chatted just so I could order it right then and there. How's that for incredible customer service? Thanks Kimm! 
The bottom butterfly layer is punched from BG Kioshi "Sayuri" and edges are inked with purple. The top layer is purple vellum, and was an adventure to create. I started with "Stickling" the edges... they curled up a bit but it wasn't too bad. After that dried I decided "More is Better!" and Stickle'd one whole wing. Can you imagine the curling from that much glue? Haha! (No, I didn't learn my lesson from the first application.) Fixing this involved a heat gun and a certain amount of contortion to keep it from rolling up as it dried. Good thing I have that third hand... just kidding!

Ok, so here's a better way of Stickling vellum: put a few dots of Tombow Multi 2-way glue on the back of a fresh butterfly and let dry so it is repositionable. Adhere this to scrap paper and Stickle away! Either let air dry or use your heat gun to dry the Stickles. Once dry you can remove it from the scrap paper. So much easier!

I have a special 'Thank You' to our very own DT Patricia for inspiring my pearl butterfly trails. Thanks sweets! :)

Oh, and the neato grass technique is from Paula Tracy's tutorial at Splitcoaststampers. Isn't it cool?


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Lovely Linda said...

Hi Susan - this is just adorable! I love this Edwin and he looks fabulous today! Great DP's and colours! I had a chuckle at the vellum story - welcome to my life my friend! LOL! Love the way you used the sketch! We love having you join us with this weeks Sketch Challenge Midnight Madness, your support is appreciated - and would love to see you again next week! (((Hugs)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Elise said...

my oh my oh my Susan! Edwin is happy as can be chasing butterflies on your card! This is absolutely STUNNING love! And those papers?! Yep! I love em and I'm excited that I ordered them too! hehe! Your flowers and ribbon, pearls ... everything is FABULOUS! You know what? I feel myself slowly converting to Magnolia's too ... I love em!!!! I soooo LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautifuly card! Makes me want to jump right on in there with Edward ... ahem .. I mean Edwin ... and frolick in the grass! lol! See ya when I get back from vacation! :)
Big Hugs Sweets,

Carol Hurlock said...

Susan this is just as sweet as it can be. Your butterflies are simply enchanting. I stickle I am with you my friend on this Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. It was fun to come to see your creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Susan, WOW your blog is full of beautiful art!!!

I wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my blog candy.
Hugs, Janiel

Anita said...

Wowsers Susan...this card is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us out here in the blog world! :)

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Thx sweetie! I didn't even know I won top 5...LOL. Congrats on your top 5 win also! I luv the card you created.

This card is too cute! I luv the monarch butterfly punch. I'm waiting to get it. I luv, luv, luv butterflies!!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is another stunning creation!! I just love Edwin catching those butterflies!! So many eye catching details to behold on your gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness this week!

Scrapishments said...! I'm loving your new blog's so neat - I just LOVE it! :)

Shannon said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD!! Love those butterflies even if they did give you a run for your money - they are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

~Jeri~ said...

Your card is stunning! Love those butterflies, they're gorgeous!!! Amazing work!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

brenda said...

Hi Susan

Really pretty card, the butterflies really add a wonderful finishing touch.

Thank you for joining in my petals and pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Rach said...

A fabulous card, love the colours that you have used.xx

Anita said...

Those papers are just perfect for the adorable image. Love the pearls as well. Thanks for stitching along with us at Sew Many Card Challenges.

Dena said...

Love, love, love it! Great card! I am loving those new BG papers too!
Thank you for joining Just Magnolia this week!
Hugs, Dena

Cheri said...

Beautiful Butterfly

Thanks for joining SMC’s challenges this week.

Lisa said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something-hope to see you back again next week!

Erin said...

Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week. Please come play with us again next week. We love having you.

The Dormouse

Valerie said...

So SO cute!!!

Bev said...

Beautiful card, such wonderful detail and fabulous choice of papers! Thanks for joining us at JM this week x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Your butterfly is gorgeous, and Edwin is coloured beautifully. Thanks for playing along at SMC

Unknown said...

Hey ladie!
I'm so glad that you are not "obsessed" with these. Your work is so inspiring for me! Please keep up the good work!
Have a great weekend!