Thursday, January 3, 2013

Shelly's Images Challenge

Today is the 1st challenge at Shelly's Images for 2013 and it's an easy one for you . . .

(Anything Goes)

For this challenge the design team could choose ANY of Shelly's Images to create with and I chose the 'Butterfly Set'.  I recently saw a fun tutorial at StampTV for a greeting card gift box that I hadn't seen before so that was what I decided to make. 
Of course I couldn't just stop at just making the box ... I had to make a set of note cards too.  I love having boxed sets of cards on hand for those last minute gift giving needs.

  This box holds 6 (A-2) cards & envelopes easily and could probably hold up to 8 as long as they were light on embellishments. My set includes 6 different 'butterfly themed' cards.

For the Shelly's Images digi image used on the box, I have colored it with Prisma Pencils & Gamsol ... then used Crystal Effects to add dimension/shine to the butterfly and a couple of the flowers.  The edges were inked with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink to give it a more antique appearance.

A few other challenges to enter:
Crafting By Designs - Colors of Nature Coloring Challenge
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
 Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday's - In With the New + Butterfly (NEW BOX TUTORIAL)

Won't you come join in our fun at Shelly's Images?  We'd love to have you join us and don't forget . . . the Tuesday before each Thursday challenge, we offer Tips & Techniques to you.  These gals are very inspirational so don't forget to stop by every 1st & 3rd Tuesday & Thursday of the month.  

Looking forward to seeing what you create!
As always . . .


  1. Darlene what a beautiful little gift set, which will always come in handy.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Beautful cheery Summery cards! Happy New Year to you Darlene! Hugs, Dru

  3. oh this is just gorgeous hun love it too bits,happy new year hun hugs Cherylxxxx

  4. So pretty Dar, and that butterfly is stunning!!! Have a good day my friend, and guess we won't see each other in the Spring after all...sigh!!

  5. I love this fantastic set Darlene! The crystal effects on the butterfly and some of the flowers really add so much dimension. So very pretty! Awesome work my friend.

  6. Great card Darlene.
    Hugs, Marianne

  7. Gorgeous! Love those butterflies! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  8. Such a lovely creation and I love the bling on it!

    hugs Amanda

  9. Gorgeous! Your flowers and butterflies are amazing - and I love that a few are shiny with CE!! Beautiful!

  10. Wow, fantastic box and I love the cards that fill it too. Thanks for joining Flutterby Wednesdays challenge this week!

  11. What a gorgeous card! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week! :)


  12. Thanks a tonne for playing with us at Divas by design this wk! hugs Rebekah xx

  13. What a beautiful butterfly and wonderful card. Thanks for playing along at Crafting By Designs! :o)


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