Happy Monday everyone. This weeks challenge over at the House Mouse Monday Challenge blog is to make a shaped card/project that is not your typical rectangle or square shape. As some of you already know I am still on holidays - having a wonderful time in California. I stopped in to visit Pat and Bubba (The Buckleman) Smethers - whom I met through the fabulous Splitcoast Stampers site. My DH and I really enjoyed their wonderful company and hospitality, Rob and Bubba visited, while Pat and I stamped and then went and did a little shopping.
The cute little image on my Butterfly shaped card is from Pat Smethers - (check out her amazing gallery) , plus the felt flower and the pleated brown polka dot ribbon - thanks Pat .
I had been racking my brain for almost a week trying to figure out what shape to make my card... While in Michael's a couple of days ago I saw this package of chipboard butterflies - (Colorbok - Chipboard book). I used the butterfly as my template - cut out four BF's, two striped (Grandma's Kitchen - simple stripes) and two plain SU more mustard ones. Cut one of the MM BF's into four pieces - I felt just using the striped one was to plain for the front. Ran the BF through the cuttlebug (yes I brought it on my trip :), inked the dots with chocolate chip, went around the edges with CC maker to highlight edges and wing sections. Added the felt flowers and brads.
Coloured the House Mouse image with prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Matted with MM, distressed edges. Pierced holes and hand stitched around edges, added the four stitches on either side of the image, also stitched the Butterflies leash with black thread. Added the mini copper brads for the eyes. I glued the cut out butterflies to the front and backs of two chipboard BF's. Tied the back and front together with polka dot ribbon.
Please take the time to go over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog and have a look at all the other DT wonderful cards, to help inspire you.
Hope you can play along with us, just make sure you use at least one House Mouse, Gruffies or Hoppers image on your card, remember to upload it to the HM site.
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a wonderful day,