Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Hits Flutterby Wednesday!!!

Happy Wednesday and April Fool's Day to you!!

I hope your Wednesday is going well so far. Today is April Fool's Day but it is also Flutterby Wednesday!! Today's challenge was to use no designer paper, patterned paper whatever you want to call it!!! ack!!! I have to tell you that when I read this challenge, I was horrified. I am a patterned paper freak!!! I have quite the collection and not being able to use it was just....un-American!!!

But after thinking (quite a bit) about it, I think I found a solution that worked pretty well for me. I didn't use any DP on my paper but I used the cutout cardstock from KI Memories and my cardstock is Bazzill. I think it turned out pretty cute!!

Ann is our featured stamper this week and over on Danni's blog you can get all the information you need about Flutterby Wednesday. We also need to welcome the very talented Nancy to our team this week. I also have exciting news for next week!! Starting next week, you can use butterflies or fairies on your FBW cards!!! Yay!! If you upload to PCP or SCS be sure to use FBW in your keyword box so we can find your lovely creation. You should play this week and try your hand at creating without DP. It's not as hard as it sounds, I promise! Just be sure you have a butterfly on your card and you're good to go!

I used my new Victoria Case stamp called Beema. Is this just the sweetest bunny ever with the little butterflies on her nose and fluttering around. I thought she was adorable and had to have her in my collection. I love her!!

I stamped her on white cardstock and colored her with my Copics. I stamped the Hello sentiment from Inkadinkado and mounted it on cardstock with two pretty hydrangeas. I used foam dots under the image and the sentiment to pop them up off the card.

After doing this challenge, it was actually kind of fun to step outside my comfort zone and create without DP. Thank you so much for coming by today and looking at my blog. I appreciate you!! Be sure to leave a comment so I know you were here. Also be sure to visit the other Flutterby team members (in my sidebar) and give them some love for their beautiful creations, as well! Have a wonderful rest of your day!


Ann Kranitz said...

I felt the same way about the dp!! Your card came out beautiful!! Great job.

Ann Kranitz said...

I felt the same way about the dp. Your card came out beautiful. Great job!

Nancy said...

OMG...what an adorable image! And, I love the "patterned paper" that you created! You did it magnificently!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness, that bunny is sooo sweet. Such a pretty card!

Michelle said...

Cute card, Cathy! That bunny & butterfly image is adorable!

Danni said...

What a sweet rabbit!! Great job on the challenge!

Jodi said...

Very sweet image and great job on the challenge!! =)

Janna said...

Cathy this is adorable!! I love the die cut paper! Genius idea and the image is just adorable! great job of coloring that bunny in!


Heather said...

O.K. Wooo Let me put my Brown Free Glasses on over here come on you should have warned me I mean breathing problems instantly and I do not have my inhailer and phone to call 911 handy!!! LOL!!!!!!

No really I love how you used your die cuts to make the background that was a great idea (although a nice green would have worked great too!!! :-) Your Bunny image is adorable and your coloring is great too!!! Love this card Cathy!!!

Glad you caught back up on my blog this morning I have been missing you around!!!

Seems like we are all so busy these days!!!!


Kristie said...

Your card came out wonderful. I adore that image!

Christine Riley said...

This is so cute! Love that image and what you did with the card. So adorable! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Maria said...

Wow! You did a spectacular job on the challenge! I have a problem not using dps too! It's like I can't do without them! LOL!

I love that you used the cutouts. . .they're perfect for this challenge. Your bunny is way cute. I just want to squeeze his cheeks. Beautiful job with the coloring.

Girl, you've been busy. I've been away for a day and look at all the creations you've done!!


Ashley said...

So cute! I love that brown layer, it's fantastic!

Cindy Haffner said...

So darling, super job.