Monday, 4 October 2010

Forget the comfort zone!


  
Here I am out of my comfort zone once again, although I suppose that's what a challenge is all about really!

This is my DT card for Crafty Cardmakers whose theme this week is - yes you've guessed it is Step away from the square. For me shaped cards are usually avoided like the plague - I love other people's but usually always plump for square for my own ones. 

I decided to use my latest digi stamp for this week's challenge and printed it out onto card, cut it out, coloured it with distress inks and Twinkling H2Os and added some ultra fine glitter. I then stuck it onto a piece of folded blue cardstock and cut round the butterfly shape again. The flowers are from Petaloo and they are held together with some mini brads which I added some extra fine glitter to, the lovely sentiment is Stampin Up.

I'm entering my card for these challenges:
Cowgirl's Sunday - Anything goes
Gingerloft - All that glitters or blings
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Use a digi, add some yellow, finish with a little sparkle
Stamps R Us - Nature

23 comments:

Melly said...

Gorjuss Jenni
i so adore the shape and the colours are just lush!
hugs Melly xxx

Lynne said...

This is gorgeous - so different - fab!!! thanks for cooking it up with katie xx Lynne xx

Josephine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours, and it's such a pretty butterfly.

Marianne said...

Great card!
Very special shape!
Thanks for playingg along at cowgirl sunday challenge!
Marianne

Min said...

This is just FABULOUS!!!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week for the Bugaboo/Catch The Bug WCMD Challenge. We hope you'll join us again next week!
Hugs!
~M

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card! I love that butterfly!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Sheila said...

Stunning card Jenni - so unlike you! Beautiful image - still thinking about adding it to my ever increasing collection of your fabbie images!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous, love how you did this and the colors are great. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sisters In Christ.

Jane said...

A good challenge, I love your card, especially the colours you have used.

Jane :0) xxx

Cor* said...

I love that you used a butterfly shape! Very cool !

Claire said...

Love the butterfly shape and the colours are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at CSSC and Cooking it up with Katie and good luck!!
Claire xx

Hope Jacare said...

Love your butterfly and the shape is wonderful! Cheers Claire x

Lin said...

Jenni this is gorgeous and one of the ones that made me go WOW when I saw it. For someone who hates shaped cards you have made a fantastic job of this one.

I was too woosy to cut my own shape, going for the nestie route instead. This is brilliant.

Lin xx

Grace said...

Oh this is beautiful!!! LOVE the butterfly shape!!! So beautifully colored!!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

craftybunny said...

Wow,fabulous shaped card.Your cutting is so neat and great colouring with the Distress Ink.Thanks for joining us at CSSC :D
Lisa x

Jack said...

This is stunning. xx

Lovely Linda said...

Awww Jenni - this is just divine! I love the butterfly shape and the goergeous array of colours you have used! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ, we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Gina said...

Absolutely stunning card and sentiment!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card! This is just so unique and lovely.
Lynn

Poppet said...

What a wonderful card Jenni, the colours look fab and I love the extra sparkle.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

Rae Anne said...

I bow down at your card-making altar - WOW!!! :D Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's World Card Making Day / Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Marilyn said...

Great card & sentiment. Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us.

Laura said...

super cute card!!Thanks for joining us at stamps r us.