Feb 7, 2010

JAI's 3rd Challenge

Hi Everyone,

This is my entry for Just Add Ink's 3rd challenge. Its the first layout challenge and I really like it, plus you should see some of the cards that have been made - just gorgeous! You can have a look or join in by clicking on my link.

This is the layout:

And this is my card:

Now, I've been sitting with this card for a couple of days as I just couldn't decide how to finish it off.. I've ended up adding a little white grosgrain ribbon and the sentiment is from the One of a Kind stamp set (which luckily justs fits inside my word window punch - phew!).

The butterflies are from Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and have a piece of thread adhered to the back with some sticky strip and have been mounted via a dimensional. And then they have just a little tiny piece of sticky strip on the bottom wing to hold them in place. The dimensional still has its backing paper on it so the butterflies don't stick down but appear to be flying off the card because the thread allows a little movement. Oh, and the butterflies have been glittered via some crystal effects and the dazzling diamonds - I love my glitter!

The 'grass' was really easy - its a 1inch piece of kiwi kiss card that I've rubbed/tapped with the ink pad directly (but gently) and its created a speckly, mottled pattern. Then I've taken a pair of scissors and randomly snipped little lines about half the width of my card and then angled my scissors and snipped the tops off. You'll end up with a bit of paper confetti on your lap but I think the final effect is worth it.

I hope to have a play with this layout again, there's quite a few ideas running through my mind. So we have until midnight (AEST) this Wednesday to enter. Good luck!

 Good Luck

Thanks for looking,


  1. I love butterflies. It sounds very interesting what you have done to make the butterflies seem like they are flying. And there is nothing like adding glitter to add a bit of sparkle :)

  2. wonderful card. Every time I see these butterflies and punch I want them more!

  3. Love the bling on the butterflies and the grass looks great! A great take on the sketch.

  4. Great minds!:)
    Love those butterfly's flying off into the sunset.

  5. Great card! I like your ideas for the butterflies and how to make them seem like they're moving. Thanks! Gorgeous colours too. Thanks for playing!

  6. Very cute! Love the 'sky' and the 'grass'!

  7. Hey Richelle! Sweetest card! Love the grass and butterflies! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  8. Love the sky and grass too. Your colour combo is interesting too..must try it!


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