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Friday, March 17, 2017

Bold and Beautiful Butterfly (and a rose)

Butterfly off the page with boarders.
Started out to day wanting to finish some cards i stated yesterday--- --That is not what happened. I did something completely different  Anna said "color till your heart is content" so.... pulled out my new Chameleon markers and go busy.

Here is what I  ended up with ...


Was not happy when I thought I was done the first time, but with these lovely alcohol markers you can just keep coloring over the top or use the correction marker to make your booboos all better.

Anyway I went back in and added a bunch more black and expanded my butterfly a bit.  Still wasn't happy but thought I'd add some boarders from the new Anna Boarder dies.

 Well the left over bits from inside the cut were so pretty that I ran them thru the xyron and popped them on the image.  See the little half sunburst flowers, scalloped edges, and the beautiful antenna -  all the left over tiny bits!

Layered it all up framed in black, matted on violet and add a ribbon.

Still need practice using my new markers but over all not bad for a second try.

Fist try was this rose card - just okay but I  am improving -  I think.

 Butterfly Hanging Art:
Anna Griffin Coloring Cards and Stamps Set
Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Decorative Border Die Set
Cuttlebug and spellbinders Embossing machines
Tombow tape runner
Cards stock, Black, Violet, white (smooth)
A touch of Spectrum Nori glitter pen (but was makeing the black marker smear) 
Bright pink ribbon 
glue dots (to hold ribbon)

Rose Birthday Card: 
Cricut (rose image - draw
Lawn Fawn Lg rectangle dies
Washi tape (grey polka-dot )
Anna Griffin card base
Spellbinder die (Happy Birthday) 
Tombow tape adhesive
Cardstock - black, white (textured), grey

Blogs I am entering this on: 
Creative Knockouts #185 - Boarder - Closes March 22
CAS-ual Fridays #169 - off the edge  - Closes March 20
Alphabet Challenge - Anything with wings - Closes March29
Aloha Friday - (Kitty Bee Designs)  #90- Living things with wings - Closes March 23
Anna Griffin Facebook -  Chameleon markers
613 Avenue Create #195 -  Anything goes (twist - no digi stamps) -Closes 1 April
CropStop  #26 - March Linky Party - (anything goes - spring inspiration) - Closes April


  1. Your butterfly is beautiful. How clever if you to use snippets from the die cut borders to embellish it. Your coloring is quite lovely, too. We're so happy you paid us a visit at 613 Avenue Create c

  2. Stunning color combo. I love the way the butterfly pops with all the black around it.

  3. Beautiful coloring and I love those Anna Griffin dies! Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop!

  4. What a stunning creation, I love that colorful butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  5. Your border is simply stunning and goes so perfectly with your gorgeous butterfly. Loving your inspiration and thank you so much for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week.

    Tamie DT

  6. What a clever use of those leftover bits!
    Thanks for linking up at the Alphabet Challenge.:)


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