Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Our Campbellford Crew Challenge...

We are four creative ladies (and 2 young girls!) who challenge ourselves to make cards.  The month of May was my month so I got to pick the card pattern....this is what I chose....  My only stipulation was that it had to be tone-on-tone - so the same colours but different shades of colours.

I thought it only fair since I posted a hard challenge (a specific pattern and a colour palette, that I should go the extra mile.  I made two different cards.

The first one that came to mind practically made itself.  I knew exactly what I wanted; browns.  I love this feather stamp set from Hero Arts and I did each feather in a different shade; Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap and stamped them on Kraft cardstock.  The little feather I stamped on a scrap of kraft cardstock, cut it out and punched it up.  I used Walnut Stain around the edge of the cards and the oval which was punched out with a Fiskars punch.  Very easy and I love how it looks!
  The second card was a lot harder!  The instructions take up a full page and I can email them to anyone who wants them!
It's white on white and in real life, it is very shimmery!!!!  Basically, I used all white but different white cardstock from different companies to give the butterflies "shades" of white.   I used Shimmer Mist Lace on the cardstock before I even started the card and had to wait for several hours for it to dry before I could start the actual card!  I also used 2 different background stamps from Hero Arts and one from Stampin Up, 8 cuttlebug folders and 3 different butterfly punches.  I dabbled Opalite Pearl and White Stickles (which are very hard to see) on the butterflies.  No two butterflies are the same and I made about 100 of them so I have lots in stock now for other projects when I need them.  And because they are white, I can colour them, stain them or paint them for other cards.  Nestabilities for the white vellum tag and I don't know where the sentiment is from, sorry.  
These cards took forever to do!!!  I reminded the ladies that they better not to expect this level of creativity every time because they drained me.  I had an idea to do the butterflies swooping upwards and once I got started, the idea kind of snowballed.  I know you all have had that happen a time or two in your own creative endeavours.... : )

Here's a closeup of some of the butterflies.....
 Liz will be posting all the other ladies' cards over at Frogs Whiskers this week....I hope (poke, poke :)


  1. Ahem - still waiting for mine, cousin dear. I actually LIKED this challenge - go figure.

  2. Ok so this is my job for tomorrow :)


  3. HAHAHAHA - poke poke WORKED LL.