Saturday, April 23, 2011

Butterfly Wishes

First off, so sorry for the late post. My computer has been riddled with computer viruses that spy ware software never found. My sissy came for a visit and has been working on cleaning things up. I'm frustrated that I bought software and use it regularly but it can't find all the bad things people use to hijack your computer. Three programs later, I think I'm good to go.

So now I can share my Bellariffic Friday creation.

I dappled in some of the mixed media frenzy from the Stamping Bella booth at Scrapfest. Isabelle's Eclectic Butterfly stamp intrigued me. The buuterfly wings were beautifully shaped and I loved the script writting in the background. I decided to stamp it using Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink first and made a tag on ivory cardstock. Then I stamped the image again on another piece of cardstock using Red brick distress ink. I cut that one out and attached it over the antique linen one. A few rhinestones were added to give shape to the body and a Bella sentiment was added using Cocoa Memento ink.

I used three design papers and stitched them together for the background and then added more distress ink to give it an aged appearance. Simple machine stitching brought it all together. It felt good to make a card that didn't require coloring but yet was full of color. There are a few more of Isabelle's stamps on my wish list and I look forward to dappling some more in this cardmaking medium. You should deffinately see what Linda and Paula have been up to using some of her stamps.

Next week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is Mother's Day. This should ensure that you have a card made on time for someone special in your life. I'm so thankful for Dana's planning ...she keeps us on track! Send a copy of your card to Emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday night to be included in the Bellariffic Friday post. And she always has Bella bucks up for grabs for one participant and one commentator.

See ya soon babes!

Cath

6 comments:

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

oh, Cath this is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the pop of red on the softer colors-this is amazing!

Leslie said...

Very elegant, soft and pretty!!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Cath! Love the red.

Dana White said...

Cath this is absolutely stunning - the red just pops off the card

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORRRR-JUS!!!

IsaNorris said...

Love love love you card and how you used my stamp.
Thank you so much for sharing.
isa x