Hello all!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and that spring has sprung in your area!! Spring has finally come to my area of Michigan and I am ever so grateful!! I have a flowering tree right outside my bedroom window that is getting ready to bloom soon!! I think it is a crab apple tree, or dogwood, I don't know!!! I even had to get out my shorts, sandals and summer skirts!!! Oh I am in heaven!
For this week's GCA, you will need to have a butterfly somewhere on your card. It can be a stamp, a die cut, a sticker or 3-D embellishment, you just need to have a butterfly on there somewhere!!
For my sample, I was inspired by a nurses scrub top I saw that was black & white, with butterflies all over it. I tried to do my card in just black & white, but it just wasn't working for me! So I added a touch of Riding Hood Red.
My butterflies are from the Beautiful Butterflies die cut (which I love and can't seem to quit using!!) and the sentiment is from the new set, Sense of Time, from the Occasions mini. I took the basic layout from a card on the front cover of the newest Papercrafts magazine.
In my attempt to try and do more clean and simple cards, I worked very hard to not keep adding more stuff!! Actually, I really like how this turned out. I am always looking for new or different ways to use the spiral punch, so this is great!
I also used the white pin stripe dsp from the Taste of Textiles dsp and the black glossy striped paper from Rockabilly for the small butterfly. The pearls are from the Pretties Kit.
To be entered in the challenge drawing, make a card or project using some type of butterfly image, upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery and post a link to your card to this blog entry as a comment by May 1, 2009 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner through a random number generator and post the next Sunday.
Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenge and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! If you upload your card on SCS, Stampin' Addicts or Paper Craft Planet, please put GCA38(NO SPACE IN BETWEEN GCA AND 38) in the keyword section. That way everyone can look at all of the creations at once! If you've been waiting to join in the fun, jump on in and have some fun!!