Monday, 28 February 2011

Butterflies and Gems

The challenge at Southern Girls Challenge Blog is “Brads, Gems or Dew Drops” Well I opted for gems as I had some beautiful Prima swirls just waiting to be used  and I even opened up my DCWV Mariposa paper pack which has been stored in the “too nice to use” section of my stash!


I started by inking a paper doily with blue and gold ink pads, distressed the edges of the butterfly paper and cut out the two larger butterflies from another sheet of the paper.  I inked the Tim Holtz birdcage with a gold ink pad and added a few sticky back gems and then added the Prima gems around it. The title is chipboard letters covered with PVA glue and dipped in gold glitter – well, that was messy – I’ve hoovered twice and the glitter is nearly gone – I really shouldn’t craft in the lounge!

I would like to enter my layout in the following challenges;

Southern Girls Challenge – brads, gems or dew drops


Julie said...

Such a Beautiful layout Jeannie,I love those swirly gems,have often been tempted to buy them but I just know I couldn't bear to use them if I did. Thankyou for joining the Southern Girls Challenge. Have a great week,Julie.x

karenw said...

I love that colour!! I know how hard it is to use those wonderful papers but it is well worth it (and we all get to admire it as well..)! This is a really lovely Lo.

thanks for joining us at southern girls., x

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhh Gorgeous LO & Thanks for playing along with Southern Girls

xoxox Deb

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - this really is a beautiful L/O. But then it helps that butterflies are my absolute favourite thing!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls this week. Hope to see you again soon! Marie x

Francine said...

Jeannie, this is a beautiful layout. Congratulations on being selected top 5!

Autumn said...

Gorgeous! The gold letters accent this page wonderfully!! Thankd for joining is at Southern Girls!