Fluttering Round

Butterflies is the challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week.To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

I’ve used the beautiful   Butterfly and Thistle from Digi Doodle Shop and coloured it with Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils and the spots on the wings were whitened using a gel pen.This image is pretty apt at the moment as when I’m walking the dog I keep getting stabbed in the leg by the ginormous thistles growing along the sides of the fields.OUCH!I’ve used my newly accquired Marianne’s Design Circle Frame Set to create the shaped easel base.I added some definition around the edges with aProMarker.The bottom half has been layered up with some bargain papers at got at my local craft warehouse.I hope you can see the teeny gems and this rather delightful embellishment.It’s called a Craft Stapler by Creative Expressions.I got these in a bargain bin also at my local craft warehouse.I took a risk as I don’t have the tool to set them.All I did was work out where to make the holes either end of the staple,push the legs through and bend the ends over with my fingers.Very luckily!I added some gems to fill the gaps around the image to finish it off.

Supplies :
Image : Butterfly and Thistle from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor & Newton Artist’s Fixative,Inkssentials Opaque White Gel Pen,ProMarker in Orchid
Paper & Card : DP Paper Adventures Fanciful Green Filigree,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Marianne Design Circle Frame Set,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large,Nellies Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : Creative Expressions Craft Stapler Butterflies,Crafts Too Acrylic Stone Gems Wheel Cool Series

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Hooked On Craft : Show Us Your Flowers
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
Scrap Creations : Summer
Digital Tuesday : Bling it up
Bearly Mine : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : I is for insect 
Allsorts : July Long Free & Easy
Lexi’s Creations : A Bugs Life
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
Secret Crafter : Here Comes Summer
The Crafty Pad : Particular Style of Card
OSSAT : Use a Digi
Crafty Catz : Colours of Summer
Stamp Something : July Digi Day
Wags n Whiskers : Summertime
Just For Fun : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Denise
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 11:46:22

    Gorgeous card. Love that deep purple and it goes so well with the green.
    Denise xx


  2. dj
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 12:48:47

    Lisa, your card is gorgeous. I love the purple. And I always enjoy seeing the round or shaped cards. Your coloring is awesome, it looks just like thistle that grows around here. Hugs, dj


  3. Judy
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 15:45:24

    This is just fantastic! Love the design, that’s a given. The colors are just vibrant, and your coloring, of course, is awesome. Well Done!



  4. debs m
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 19:33:58

    great shaped easel card, love the bp’s and embellishments too! x


  5. Donna
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 23:20:53

    Oh I love this design Lisa, gorgeous card hun. hugs Donna x


  6. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat)
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 10:14:52

    This is so pretty Lisa. I love the shape and colour of this awesome card.



  7. Diane Ahlers
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 10:44:45

    This is so lovely. Love the coloring.


  8. Karen
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 11:16:29

    A really gorgeous card and I love the shape/design of your easel hun.xx


  9. Julie T
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 16:22:47

    Beautiful easel card!


  10. Sonia **Sony**
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 13:49:30

    Fabulous card! I’m a fan of butterflies… this image is so beautiful Love the Scallop circle card!
    Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog
    Have fun and Good Luck!


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