Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Skipping Stones Design sketch #1

For this week's Skipping Stone Design sketch we are going way back to Sketch #1. I decided it was only fitting that I pull out my first SSD stamp set, Healing Wings for the challenge. 

To create the butterfly, stamp your image and color it in. I colored the butterfly with Ocean Memento markers and Tea Dye Distress Ink. Cut your butterfly out. 

Thread twine through two stacked buttons.

Punch a hole in the center of the butterfly and thread your twine ends through to the back of the butterfly. 

Pull the twine snug and you have a butterfly with antenna. Adhere to the card with a pop dot. 

For the background of the card base, I embossed the design with Dreamweavers Butterfly LJ916 onto Coredinations cardstock. To make the butterflies pop, I sanded them a bit to highlight the core color. 

Here is this week's sketch if you'd like to play along. Be sure to link your projects to the Skipping Stones Design Blog.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
CASual Friday- things in the sky
SirStampALot- take flight
Paper Play- layers


Annette said...

gorgeous card...love your coloring on the butterfly..

brenda said...

A really lovely card Wendy and so effective using the buttons for the butterflies thorax.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work and joining in our Wings and Things theme at Stampalot challenge this month.

B x

Katie Gehring said...

This is so pretty, Wendy! I love the double buttons!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is gorgeous dearie!!!!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

pinky said...

Love your card Wendy, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Ruth said...

Beautiful card -I love the different textures. Thanks for joining our August challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

~amy~ said...

super pretty...love what you did with the twine!

Lynne K said...

Very pretty. What a beautiful butterfly! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

Lynne x

Anonymous said...

Wendy, this is absolutely stunning! The embossed butterfly below the stamped one has such an amazing effect!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :D

Francesca said...

What a very beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Absolutely stunning! Adore the sanded embossing and the subtle coloring on the focal image - gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

Lisa A. said...

So beautiful, Wendy!! LOVE your buttoned butterfly, and the butterflies in the background add such a lovely detail to your card:)!!Thanks so for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

Sally H said...

What a fabulously beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing it with us for our take Flight theme at Stampalot this month and good luck!