Stef asked me if I would make a sample for this week's Inspiration Challenge. Of course I said yes!! The site Stef picked is http://www.limogesboxcollector.com. I selected the Blue Butterfly on Flower box as my inspiration piece. As soon as I saw this box I thought of my Sweet 'N Sassy Treasured stamp set. I used the out of the box Nestability technique to cut the image with a circle die and allow part of the butterfly and petals to hang off of the circle. I colored in the image with water color pencils and an aquabrush. I then stamped the image again on another piece of white card stock, colored it the same way and then cut out the butterfly and top petals of the flower. These were attached with glue dots over top of the original image for dimension. I blended PTI Harvest Gold Ink on the circle (like the base of the box) and attached two Harvest Gold ribbons to ground the image. I bent the sentiment from the stamp set so it would fit nicely around the circle.
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013 GMT Views: 1963
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11533
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:11 PM
so beautiful....I dont even have to look at that box you chose, I remember it well was so pretty and you did an awesome job using that as inspiration. what a gorgeous butterfly. I must smile at the curved sentiment....great idea...myself...i keep remembering to make it straight, but NEVER thought of curving it on purpose to work like this...right on my friend....works so neat...TFS...:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.