Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Yea another C84FN challenge! I didn't play last week I tried but one of the main colors was peach. I own 1 peach item.. a bic permanent marker. I for the life of me couldn't come up with a design so I left it alone, can't play them all. I'm excited about this weeks color choice. :D

Here's their color combo:

And here's mine:

I am very happy with how much faster cards are coming together, this practicing stuff really does work. huh.. who knew?

This card had the most interesting forming period. Let me explain. The fortress, where my desk is at, is just on the other side of the garage. I parked, come in, sit down and pull some stamps out. I hadn't planned on getting to serious into crafting as it was almost dinner time. After playing with the Jenni Bowlin paint dabbers from this post, I wanted to use them some more so I decided to stamp with them. I grabbed Hero Arts Stamp set (Leaf Clusters) and stamped... very cool results. Note to self do this more often.

Loving the butterfly stamp set I got I pulled them out, stamped them on scratch paper and colored with Copic's. (V12, V15, & V17) I added some stickles and enamel accents to the butterflies and walked away to let everything dry. Bummer the Stickles don't show up in the photo.

The BFF comes over just about every day :) She came in and said she needed a birthday card and that the recipients favorite color is purple. Sarah, there's a card drying downstairs and its perfect for her. We had dinner and went to work. Who knows what I said but it got Sarah signing .. I want money.. lots of money.. the song is by The Flying Lizards and was in one of my favorite movies ever Empire Records. I put a clip of the part she was signing. To funny at least we thought it was. Anywho that was behind the scenes... back to our scheduled program...

I wanted to frame the painted area and purple seemed to be perfect color however I didn't have the right shade so I took a Hero Hues envelope and cut it down to size and used that. The sentiment was stamped with Memento's Grape Jelly and embossed with clear powder.

We played with 4 different ribbons, none of them worked. I don't own much purple.. not to self buy more P colors. So we made the ribbon. I took white crape ribbon and stamped it with alcohol inks purple twilight with a touch of wild plum. I just adore making my own ribbon. It's exactly the color I want and lots of fun at the same time... messy but fun. I could have made paper with the alcohol ink but I didn't think of that at the time. At least now the envelope color matches perfectly.

Now how do we get that money stuff?


  1. So pretty Katie! Happy you joined along :) Those butterflies are stunning and I love the beautiful bow! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  2. What a beautiful card Katie!!! The butterflies are STUNNING!!! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

  3. Katie, LOVE the GORGEOUS background you created and the BEAUTIFUL butterflies that take center stage! So PRETTY! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  4. Katie, you're so good! I love this one. =)

  5. Gorgeous, just love all the lavender hues on this! The butterfly really shines!

  6. Your card is beautiful! And what a coincidence that it was just what your friend needed! Very cool. Love the butterflies. Your coloring is fabulous and the ribbon turned out perfect.

  7. Stunning!! I love the background you've stamped and the butterfly is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!