Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New To Me Digi's!

butterfly blk

I've found another awesome digi illustrator! Sassy Cheryl's! Here's her blog too.

Ok, so I looked at the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast this morning and figured at some point today I'd get around to it. Shortly after, I purchased my first Sassy Cheryl's! Why not combine the two!

Do you ever think one of these days I'll learn to quit...to just put it down and say NO, this is crazy, DO something else! (nah, I don't think so!)

So! I got this hair-brained idea of printing 3 of the same image (Birthday Lift) and doing a whole spotlight card with the sketch! Oooweee!

SC267 Birthday Spotlight

I should have just cut that center panel rather than using Spellbinders for this particular card...but oh well! Hindsight right?

butterfly side

butterfly clsup

But then I also had to have 3 "somethings" on the top panel, duh... I'd have to cover up my picture! Necessity is mother of invention right? Sooooo, I printed, colored AND airbrushed the parts I needed for my 3 "somethings". My Martha Stewart butterfly punch was the perfect size.

3 butterfly I carefully went around the edges with my black Copic marker. Then I embossed them...

butterflyextender

*THIS IDEA IS NOT MINE*... I don't remember where I saw it, but it's brilliant! Just use a scrap piece of cardstock to make a "handle extender". I just put a drop of 2 way glue to hold it, dabbed it with embossing ink, dipped it in clear embossing powder and heat set.

butterfly powder

butterfly blk

I added some Zva bling, and just glued the butterflies down in the center so the wings could pop up some. Oh yeah, all but the base are my Cheater CS technique... a Copic marker.

There you have it! It only took me all afternoon to get this baby done! (Ok, I did have some phone calls and other things I did in between...) I'm no quitter! BWAHAHAHAHAH

Hey, thanks for stopping!

Dawn

5 comments :

Cheryl said...

Dawn,
This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!! I am truly, truly inspired by what you did with this image!!!!!! I have to share on my blog, with your permission!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOWZER, GF, this is breathtaking!!! I so love the coloring and all of those wonderful little details you've added...another MASTERPIECE!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

melv said...

LOVE the butterflies!!! Thanks for the embossing tip. I tried your cloud technique for the first time this week. GREAT tutorial, posted a link on my blog in case some one else wanted to try it. melzart.blogspot.com
Thanks again &
Happy Stamping!
Mel

- dlm. said...

Wonderful card, Dawn! Your colouring is always a joy to see. BTW, thanks for the great embossing tip.

betty benton said...

Dawn, I can see you putting in quite a lot of time on this beauty! It's fabulous!!