Tuesday, 17 June 2014

ASM - 2nd Birthday - photo ....

.....  Hello everyone! It's time for our new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! And do you know, it's also our 2nd Birthday!!! Go Us!!!  Kylie set up the challenge a couple of years ago.  She has been joined by many talented crafters, and I was lucky enough to join the team last September.

Our challenge this week is Photo Inspiration, the rules for this are that you should take any element from the photo and use it in your card. Do tell us what you've used for inspiration. Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear who is giving the challenge winner 3 digi images up to the value of $10.00. I've used one of the images available at Stitchy Bear - a beautiful butterfly by Delicious Doodles; here's my card:

Sending Sunshine - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: PTI - Doodlie-Do; Delicious Doodles - Small Butterfly
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Copic Markers; Sakura Micron Pen

I've used the sketch from this week's Retro Sketches - RS#119 for the layout and as I've used some "never-before-used schtuff", I'm submitting it to Darnell's challenge - NBUS#1 too!  I've taken the rainbow colours from the photo as inspiration for the card; using bold colours on the butterfly and softer shades on the flowers.  The small butterfly is just gorgeous and is a joy to colour.  I printed it out in various sizes coloured the background of the wing a soft grey, added rainbow colours and then fussy cut them all out.  I adhered the smallest butterfly directly to the card, the largest is attached with dimensional tape and the medium sized one has a bit of a lift at the top wings. I lightly pencilled lines on the card, worked out where to position the images and stamped them with Memento ink.  Once stamped, I drew in the lines with a very fine Micron pen and rubbed out any pencil marks.  I coloured the images with Copic Markers.  I've left the inside blank.

For more cards based on this fabulous inspiration photo, check out the blog to see my Teamies cards and don't forget to leave a comment.  We all like comments.  See you soon.



  1. Soooo beautiful Deborah! Those butterflies look like they are floating around the card. Just lovely. Hugs D

  2. So pretty Deborah, love those colourful butterflies!

  3. Beautifully done! I like how you used the differently sized butterflies. Thanks so much for being such an inspiration to our followers at ATSM xx

  4. Fabulous layout, Deborah. Great use of the images and sketch too! x

  5. This is such a perfect design inspired by delicious doodles, Deborah! Isn't that just what a page in your notebook would look like after a marathon telephone conversation with someone?! I love it and I think it rocks the challenges! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge again!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Hi Deborah. Pure Flower Power! Love how you coloured the butterfly and matched them perfectly to your flowers. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

  7. Deborah! I love the design of this card, what a cool doodle focused card and incredible use of colors :)

  8. Wonderful colouring on your butterflies and flowers, it certainly made me smile Deborah, great card :D Gay x

  9. So very cool, love the colours and background :)


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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