Thursday, 20 May 2010

Caged Butterfly

Firstly I chose five challenges from Wednesday's challenge list to create this card. Color Throwdown where the colours to use are pink pirouette, melon mambo and baja breeze. Stampavie and more want you to use flowers. Flutterby Wednesday challenges us to use flowers with a butterfly, fairy or angel!  Fab 'n' Funky challenge us to make our own embellishments and Gingersnap Creations have asked us to create our art around our favourite quote. I knew I wanted to play with the TH birdcage again and this is what I ended up with.
I heat embossed the cage with a sparkly embossing powder and decided that I would put a butterfly in the cage rather than a bird. Quite inspiring for me I thought!! I made and added my own charms from beads and I made my own flowers.

 The swirl and quote are also by Tim and I printed out a tiny bird to add to the overall effect with another small MS butterfly.






The coloured papers fitted the colour challenge and I have used more of my music paper, sewing them all together. The card and baja breeze backing paper were edged with copper Adirondack acrylic paint dabber, the pink paper was distressed and edged with cotton candy stickles and the quote was distressed and edged with stardust stickles. I added glossy accents to both butterflies and the bird, and sprinkled some glitter into the glossy accents on the large butterfly. I have also used the Sakura glitter pen in places.




We are off to Walsall tomorrow to stay with some friends and I am so looking forward to going to see Rod Stewart on Saturday night. Can't wait.


Have a wonderful weekend yourself. The forecast is good for the UK so hopefully we will see some extended sunshine.

Love and hugs. Brenda xxxx





Other challenges
Papertake Weekly - Say it with flowers
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Your favourite colour combo and glitter
Digi Doodle Shop - Sparkle, glitter, glitz

23 comments:

Danni said...

Such a beautiful card! Love how you did the butterfly! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Melissa Craig said...

Wow! This is really pretty - a lot of work. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

hayward69 said...

What a delightful card you have made. I love the gems dropping off the bird cage - a really great idea. Love those flowers too.

Thanks for joining in with us on Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Jayne xx

KymKreates said...

What a sparkler! It is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
KymKreates

Karen said...

Lovely Brenda, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Judy said...

Awesome card. Love the cage idea, and great sparkling. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Brenda!

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card.... I love the bird cage and butterfly..... thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week and we look forward to seeing you again.

Harriet

Katja of Katzz said...

Really beautifull!!! My compliments it looks amazing! Thanks for joining the challenge at DDSB!

Greetings,
Katja

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card! Thanky ou for joining us at DDSB!

Amy said...

wow..your card is beyond super cool..i love all the sweet loving details. the tiny birds and butterfly with the cage and beading..is all amazing..who ever gets this card will cherish it forever...

Karen Howard said...

Brenda, this is beautiful! Love that the butterfly is in the cage and the bird out!!!

Michelle B said...

So pretty! Love that sparkle!! Thanks for joining us this week at DDSB.

Hugs,
Michelle B.

Monika Reeck said...

Ooh that birdcage is so lovely and love all the sparkle on there....GREAT CARD dear...thanks for joining us at DDSB challenge this week, hugs, Monika

jo said...

This is so lovely! Thank you for playing along with us at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Dan said...

Wonderful card - Thanks for taking part in this week's Gingersnap Creations challenge!

Theresa said...

Great card! Hope you enjoyed your concert...I've seen Rod a couple of times and he's a great entertainer.

Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Theresa, DT

Jill said...

gorgeous card Brenda thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Pascale said...

This is so beautiful Brenda I adore the bird cage and the beads are perfect. THanks for sharing with us at digi doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Lynn Stevens said...

very sweet , Love those beads hanging from the cage. Thanks for joining us at gingersnap!

Amber said...

Wowzers Brenda! Your card is fabulous! So elegant, I love it.
DDSB Hugs
Amber

JeanFB said...

Wow, stunning card! Love the sheet music in the background, and that great quote! Thanks for playing in the Gingersnap challenge!

Georgie Hughes said...

Another beautiful card Brenda, I love the way you put your creations together. You are so very talented.
GeorgieX