Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flutterby Tea Party

August used a be a quiet-on-the-birthday-front month for me, so when I found out Baby Murray (aka Luana) was due in August I was quite happy (I'm a Christmas time baby - I'm sure you other Christmas babies out there understand!). However, in recent years more bubbies have been born and friends added to our circle who all celebrate in August, so it's now become quite a busy month!! (I'm not going to write on here the ONLY month where there are no special events in our family for fear of a baby boom next year!). Tonight's card has been made for a gorgeous little girl who joined the ranks of Leo babies last year (I've been a bit slack on promptness this year...).

I have used Makeesha Inskpirations Sketch Challenge #12, rotated and with a touch of artistic licence:

The gorgeous birthday girl had a purple butterfly cake, so I didn't need any encouragement to run with that theme!! I didn't actually plan for this card to be a no stamp card, but that's how it evolved. I used Lovely Lilac and Almost Amethyst as the starting colours and added others found in the Tea Party DSP - love the soft colours! The ribbon is from the retired Flirty Ribbon Originals pack, and the oval (aka the number '0') and number 1 are courtesy of the retired Simon On Board Chipboard 0 those big numbers a fantastic. I distressed and inked in Certainly Celery in edges of the '0', as well as adding some light sponging. I used a Lovely Lilac Stampin' Write Marker to run around the edge of the 1 for a bit more definition and popped it up with dimensionals.

My favourite part of this card would have to be the butterflies. I saw these while I was blog-hopping one day, but I cannot remember who's blog it was - please leave a comment if it's you so I can give you credit where it's due!! They're made using the 5 petal flower punch - super easy and super cute!! I drew little circles in a line for the body and added some antennae too.

We took Luana to a butterfly farm today which was so much fun. Ulysses butterflies are just STUNNING but SO hard to photograph... I think Mum and I ended up with some good photos between us though.

Have a great weekend!

Card: Lovely Lilac, Whisper White

DSP: Tea Party
Ink: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac
Punch: 5 petal flower
Other: On Board Simon Chipboard (retired), silver gel pen (non-SU), silver brads, Flirty ribbon (retired)


Genelle Little said...

Beautiful, Natasha - love those adorable butterflies, and what a clever idea to use a '0' as an oval!

Fiona Harrison said...

That's such a cute card. I love the butterfly idea, must remember that one!

Keesh said...

Oh that creation is so sweet! I love how you turned the sketch around, and coverd the number! Thanks so much for playing. Love Keesh x