Friday, October 27, 2017

CropStop Blog - October Guest DT Spot

Hello my friends!

I'm so happy to be back for a second week as the Guest Designer at

If you are not familiar with the CropStop Blog or Store
you owe it to yourself to pop over and check 'em out!

Today's card started out a bit 'inky & messy' but I always LOVE  the end result with using the Ken Stewart  Color Burst to create a background or colorful panel for die cutting as I have done today.
What do you think??

Like I said ... a bit messy (at least I'm messy LOL) so be sure to use a designated Craft sheet when using this sort of product.  I use this same work area when creating with Tim Holtz oxide distress inks.

I first spritz my 6 x 4 1/2"  Watercolor Paper  with water then sprinkled on the color burst of various colors from the set.  Next came more water.  Letting it run, dabbing up the excess with paper towel, heat drying ... this was my end result.  Oh yea, once I had it heat dried, I spritzed again but quickly dabbed with a dry paper towel to achieve the water spots.

Next I positioned my Memory Box 'Dizzy Butterfly' die onto my colorful panel and die cut.  Positioning it in such a manner that I could use the outside edge of this panel as a matting for my focus image.   I also die cut the Memory Box 'Blooming Flower Frame' from teal green card stock to use as a background.

 Once I got started putting my design together, I decided to CUT both of these panels in half.  The frame was cut to extend the size and my Ken Oliver panel was cut in half and attached back together just at the border to make it a smaller panel for my dizzy butterflies.

I punched a few small butterflies from the excess Ken Oliver panel using the Martha Stewart '3-in-1 butterfly punch'.

Product Used:
Memory Box 'Dizzy Butterfly' die
Memory Box 'Blooming Flower Frame'
Martha Stewart '3-in-1 butterfly punch'

Here's another view of my finished card.  Nuvo white crystal drops were also used on the focus panel for added  texture.

Challenges to share in:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #43 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #53 - ATG
Creative Fingers Challenge #139 - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge #43 - ATG

I hope you've enjoyed today's creation!
I'm pleased to tell you that I've been asked to guest design for CropStop again on November 17th.   How exciting!   I'm honored and thrilled! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .


Pamellia Johnson said...

Hello Darlene! It's been much too long since I dropped in to say hello to you. It's been a long year and I've lost track of so many bloggy friends along the way. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Your masterboard is so beautiful, what a wonderful way to colour up that cascading butterfly focal piece! Love the bright blue background and the all the added pearls, so beautiful!! I hope all has been well with you and yours! sending hugs :)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Stunning card, Darlene! xoxo

scrAPpamondo said...

Delightful card!! Love that frame and the butterflies are just stunning with that inked background!

Esther Asbury said...

I love this beautiful card you created to share with us at Cropstop! So happy you were able to guest design - you did a fabulous job on this!

Diane said...

Beautifully created with the oxides, maybe we will mess with these when you come...sounds fun eh?

Leslie Miller said...

Ha! I thought I recognized that die in the background! Clever! I recognized it because I've been loving it online and I received two birthday cards using it this month. Your butterfly die is so pretty cut from the Color Burst background. It's fun to get messy with ink!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful background, so any lovely and delicate dies! Those butterflies are fabulous!

Conniecrafter said...

Great job Darlene, love the background you made to cut out the butterflies, and neat idea to cut your frame too!!

Claudia Rogier said...

Awesome />Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends

DT Crafting With Friends

Jo Nevill said...

So beautiful. Love your colourful butterflies
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week. Jo x

Helen Haines said...

What a great idea. Thank you for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge week 43 Helen DT