Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Butterfly, butterfly, fly away

      It's butterflies galore for this week's challenge at Papercraft Star.  Rilly recently added these gorgeous Flowers and Music images to The House Across the Bay shop and I thought they would make the perfect backdrop for my little flutterbys.  Those little beauties came from another digi sheet called Nature Book Plates.  I printed them out, cut them out, sprayed them with Glimmer Mist so they would sparkle, and then covered them with Glossy Accent.  IRL they look like porcelain!
     The card itself is a faux book card that measures 4.5" x 5.5".  I hadn't made one in a while and it gave me the chance to use almost all the images from the first digi sheet.  I printed them out, distressed the edges and inked them too.  For the cover I created a little envelope pocket for one of the music sheets to fit into.
      The inside cover is another musical sheet as well and so is the background of the faux page section.  It's hard to see, but all the images are layered on top of a mat that's been edges with gold ink.  I used the same ink on the faux pages to give them a gilded look.
      Another one of the beautiful flower images covers the back of the card.  The next pic is a close up for the front cover.  I was trying to capture the porcelainized look of the butterflies but it didn't show up all that well. :-(
     Everybody loves butterflies and I bet you've got a stamp, die, Cricut cartridge, or embellishment somewhere in your stash that would make a perfect butterfly entry for our challenge.  Link 'em up and let us see.
     Happy Wednesday!


  • Papers:  Recollections
  • Digital Image:  The House Across the Bay "Flowers and Music (221)" and "Nature Bookplates (153)"
  • Ink:  Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart score board
  • Miscellaneous:Glossy Accents, Prima Flowers, Martha Stewart ribbon


NickelNook said...

So GORGEOUS, Tracy! I love your faux book design! (I still have that on my "to do" list) The images are all so beautiful! Really, really lovely! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow!! This is SO gorgeous, Tracy! What stunning detailing! LOVE the faux book design. You so rocked this one, my friend!

Ros said...

Tracy this is beyond beautiful ... a real treasure for sure

Sylvia said...

This is a gorgeous project, Tracy! I love what you did with these digital images! Love, love, love it!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is AMAZING, Tracy! I love it and those papers are gorgeous!!

♥Jan♥ said...

I just knew everyone would flip over this incredible "book" - you just keep getting better and better every post you make !!!

Jennifer said...

Exquisite! I just love the charm this has with the tag and the lovely papers!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Tracy this is just GORGEOUS! I love your creativity and how you rocked the digital images! The backgrounds made the perfect home for those beautiful butterflies!


Lynne Armstrong said...

STUNNING project Tracy. Beautiful images and your little butterflies are gorgeous. It's so frustrating trying to capture the effects in a photo!! If you work out the secret to this could you please share it with me lol
Hugs xx

Marlies said...

Oh Wow, how gorgeous this is!! A fantastic creation I love the vintage look and the papers are fantastic!! hugs, Marlies

Ira said...

It's as if I'm looking at one of those stunning paintings in an art gallery! Your book really turned out stunning, those papers and colours are awesome and the little envelope a neat detail! Well done you! Hugs, Ira x

Cindy said...

OMG GORGEOUS job with your BEAUTIFUL project!I LOVE all the great details,AMAZING!:)

Natali said...

So magical project.. Like in some tale story..

Tracey T said...

Wow, wow, wow! And Wow! again! What a stunning design - the papers are just gorgeous and I love the way you've put this all together. xx

ferrellgraph-x said...

At first I thought it was a beautiful card, then I was totally wowed by the inside!!! What an incredible faux book! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Kindest regards,