Monday, September 8, 2014

City Crafter GDT - Butterfly Photo

Hello Everyone!

I'm so excited to be here today and announce that I am the Guest Designer for City Crafter Challenge Blog! I just love this blog, and I am really thrilled to spend the day with them today.

For this challenge - Week #228 - BUTTERFLIES, we were given a photo for inspiration. I will show you that in a second, but first here is my card.


So here is the photograph they gave us. Isn't this just a gorgeous image! Boy, I sure had a lot of fun with this one!



- for the background I first laid down some random splotches of home-made texture paste for dimension and then some DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Tropical Blue and Cherry Blossom swooshed on randomly. While the paint was still wet, I sprtized the panel with water then tilted it to one side and the other until I got the look I wanted.

- then I used a Prima stencil and some crackle texture paste to add some design. Once it was dry, I took some Tim Holtz distress inks Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet (diluted and put in mini misters) and sprayed the textured are areas so it would dry in the grooves. Then I highlighted the raised areas with some dabs of white paint.


- the butterfly is from Kaisercraft, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, coloured with Copics and then I added some pretty yellow glitter (from the dollar store).

- the butterflies were handmade from polymer clay and a Mod Melt mold. I covered them with Ranger Picket Fence crackle paint, then rubbed distress stain Forest Moss into the cracks, then highlighted them with white and yellow paint.



- the die cut panel  is Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, the foliage is Spellbinders Foliage, and the sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations - All Seasons.

- the flowers were handmade with a poinsettia die and coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink Victorian Velvet. The ribbon was coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink Squeezed Lemonade and Memento ink Pistachio.


I will be entering my card into the following fabulous challenges:



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.

78 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Pamellia, I am absolutely without speach! This card is beyond stunning! Congrats on the Guest Designer spot for the City Crafter Challenge :) You scared me earlier today, your blog was gone and I completely flipped out! Not sure what happened, but I sure am EXTREMELY glad you are back :)

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Samra, for the lovely compliment and for being worried!

      Yeah, I received a couple emails about it and I was freaking out too, but by the time I got home, everything seemed fine. I have no earthly idea what happened. Weird right!! anyway big hugs girl :)

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  2. Wow - This is so pretty! Fabulous details too!! Excellent job!

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  3. SUPER STUNNING and very creative, love the gorgeous details and the beautiful display of flowers , love it...xxxThe Journey is the Start

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  4. Beautiful Pam!! I love the matching butterfly! Gorgeous and we love having you this week!!

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  5. This is what I call shabby chic gorgeousness. Beautiful pastel colours, butterflies <3 and a feminine touch. Amazing!
    Congrats on your GDT spot! :)
    Hugs! xx

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  6. Not surprised you are making a guest appearance with this gorgeous creation!! It's so pretty and touchable!! xx

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  7. Hi Pamellia
    Wow ! where do you get your ideas from ? , this is stunning your background looks fantastic , your flowers and ribbon look so shabby and the lovely butterflies are just so gorgeous .
    Congrats on the Challenge
    Take care
    Elaine H X

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Pamellia. Judy x

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  9. Stunning creation, as always, my friend! :) gorgeous colour combination. I love the artsy background here, so pretty! Congrats on the GD spot too! Well deserved! Xxx

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  10. OMG this is AMAZING!!! The image you drew inspiration from is fabulous and you certainly 'hit the nail on the head'!! WOW ... such a beautiful card! And I just LOVE how you did the sentiment on the pins ... how creative and delicate to go with the beautiful floral cluster and butterfly! Awesome job my friend and thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments! Have a fabulous week!

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  11. WOW... This is stunning GIRL... fantastic and really pretty... love the colors... love the layers, love the butterflies, love the ribbon.. did I say I LOVE THIS PIECE??? I do... all of it... those little butterflies are so very precious... love all the details... WONDERFUL my CRAFTING FRIEND... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie! You make me smile! big bear hugs to you! :)

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  12. Very beautiful Pamellia and I love the crackled butterflies. Lovely colours used.
    Hugs Veerle ;-)

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  13. absolutely stunning!! So happy to have you with us this week at CCCB!!

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  14. I am beginning to have a problem with you Pamellia.....you are testing my use of the English language to describe your creations!! Wow and stunning and beautiful are not enough anymore. This is sooooooo perfectly pastel and floaty,you are some artist girl,seriously. I hope you are proud of this one...and yesterdays one....and all of them!!

    By the way,after seeing those leaf stamps yesterday,I loved them so much I went and tracked them down over here and ordered them....see,you are the inspiration :)

    Big hugs

    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, Donna you are going to give me a cavity with all of your sweetness!! I'm so glad you got the stamp set! I was really excited when I got mine! I didn't have a single thing in my collection for autumn, so I was tickled to get my hand on that set! Can't wait to see what you do with yours! Big hugs girl! :)

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  15. A stunning mixed media piece Pamellia. Love the pastel colours and textures. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Lorraine DT

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  16. Great card, Pamellia! Your project will be featured on the 613 Avenue Create Facebook page today at 2:00 pm EDT US. Really quite lovely.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

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    1. Thank you so much Chana! What a lovely surprise! hugs :)

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  17. Congratulations on your Guest Design spot Pamellia. Your card is gorgeous, I always love the texture you create on your cards and fabulous dimension and details.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! You're so sweet! hugs :)

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  18. A gorgeous card love the design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  19. Congratulations on your CCCB spot and so nice to learn more about you. Your card is absolutely beautiful, especially the arrangement of flowers topped with the butterfly.

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  20. A beautiful card, the gorgeous butterfly is so like the one on the sketch.
    Yvonne

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  21. This is gorgeous Pamellia! I love the pastel colors and all of your beautiful butterflies, the sparkle looks fabulous! Congrats on your GDT spot too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy, for the kind words and the congrats! big hugs :)

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  22. Stunning. The birthday greeting on the pins is awesome. xx

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  23. Just one word Pamellia - STUNNING!! Anne x

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    1. Aahhh, it's a great word Anne! Thank you so much! hugs :)

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  24. Beautiful, soft pastel colours, dainty rosebuds and the butterflies look so realistic, gorgeous Pamellia, Ruth x

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  25. beautiful card Pamellia, thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge! good luck, Mary x

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  26. Stunning creation, love it! Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment too, much appreciated,
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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    1. Thank you Sandy and it was my pleasure, I adore your work! hugs :)

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  27. Hi Pamellia
    Another vision of loveliness. The butterfly looks almost identical to the photo, how cool! Also, love how you've attached the sentiment to the stick pins. . . genius!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

    PS . . . . .tulips from a poinsettia die? Who'da thought?

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    1. Thanks Ang! I just didn't have a flower die that worked as well as this did, whatever gets the job done, right! lol. hugs :)

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  28. Absolutely stunning I love to check out your blog I love the techniques you use,soft colours and beautiful embellishments-and congrats on your GDT spot
    Carol x

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous, congrats on your GDT spot, they picked well, your blog is amazing and inspiring!

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  30. Just had to add that you are very special... just had to say that to you.. Love your cards... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Bonnie! big bear hugs! :)

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  31. I couldn't be happier to see you guest designing for City Crafter. Your card is very special, and full of detail. Love it! Hugs.

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  32. oh this is somptuous!!! what a gorgeous project!!! so glad you entered our "let's fly away" challenge at love to scrap!

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    1. Thank you Shuly! I love your profile pic, what a cute kitty! :)

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  33. Wow, you are certainly on a roll with all of these GDT spots - congratulations! :) Another beautiful creation, I love the pretty colours and your interpretation of the photo. The butterfly looks fabulous!
    Rebecca.

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  34. Love this pretty card with its soft colour tones gorgeous take on the Summer chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this wk.

    smiles Christine x

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  35. Wow! Gorgeous card! The background you created is gorgeous! Love the soft colors with the crackle effect, gives the card a vintage look and beautiful added texture. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  36. I am in LOVE with your background, Pamellia and your butterfly is just GORGEOUS! FAB ribbon treatment, too!

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  37. oh wow that is just stunning, so delicate and so much detail i LOVE it, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place

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  38. This is so beautiful. I love the pastel colors and all the fabulous elements of this card.

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