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 . . .

SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!
(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 . . .

13 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!!

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  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.

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  6. Great card Darlene.
    Hugs, Marianne

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

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

    hugs Amanda

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

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

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

    Hugs
    Evelina

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

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

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene