Saturday, June 06, 2015

Butterfly and Bloom


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.

This challenge is being hosted by the wonderfully talented Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) and she has chosen this sweet code word ...





I started by making my bloom.  I punched a white daisy and sponged with three colours of distress inks (ripe persimmon, worn lipstick, picked raspberry).  I cut out one of the petals, folded the flower in half, pulling together the petals on either side of the one I cut out, so that it formed a rounded shape.  Sounds a bit confusing, but easy to do. :)

I then punched four white small suns and sponged the tips of the rays with yellow.  I cut a slit into the center of each sun, and then used my tweezers to roll it up (similar to the rolled flower dies you can buy) into a cone shape.  Four of them were glued to the top of the bloom to create the spiky center.

Here's a link to a written tutorial I did quite a while ago on how to make 3-D daisies, including the spiky center.  I made some changes to make the flower above, but the centers are done just like in the tutorial.  

The butterfly has a sprayed yellow frost background which I cut to fit in behind the black outline layer (cut with my Silhouette Cameo).

We're excited to have Flo (Flos Habseligkeiten) as our Guest Designer this month at ATCAS.  Please click HERE to see her wonderful butterfly card, along with the cards from the rest of the design team.

As always, there's two weeks to join in this fun challenge.  Hope to see you in the gallery! :)








Stamps:  Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Black, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Yellow spray, cut files and silhouette cameo for cutting butterfly, Fancy Flourish die (Cheery Lynn), Large Daisy punch and Small Sun punch (Punch Bunch), sponges

Challenges:
ATCAS #65 - Butterfly

32 comments:

Julie B said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll. Love how you did the daisy. :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Your card is so I pretty Loll love your beautiful daisy

Anne

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Stunning creation, so adore your flower, very clever way to do the spikes in the center and your butterfly is gorgeous too. I was going to say you make it all look so simple but that's the point isn't it lol! All clean & simple!!! Amazing creation.
I have a card in mind to do this weekend that will fit the bill perfectly!

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab card Loll, beautiful flower, great tip!
Val x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, love how you made the flower, Cathy x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Loll, this is just stunning!! I love how you built your 3d flower, the stamens in the center are freaking incredible!! Love the glittery butterfly too, what a wonderful summery card! hugs :)

Hussena said...

What a fantastic take on the code word and your daisy looks beautiful. Thank you so much for the written tutorial. It's such a clever idea!

Lee-Anne said...

Thanks for sharing how you made that amazing flower, Loll! And love that sparkly butterfly!

Laurie Unger said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous! Love the pop of black~

Becky said...

This is beautiful!

sandie said...

Striking Loll, very pretty card and love the sparkle behind the butterfly x

Sue said...

Loll, your flower is gorgeous and I love the fluffy centre. Beautiful butterfly too!

Susan said...

Such a sweet card, Loll - love the 3D effect of the flower and the sparkle on the butterfly.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my Loll, your daisy just glows! No wonder your pretty butterfly is attracted :-) TFS your beautiful and dimensional card. TFS my friend.

Brenda said...

Oh Loll, what a gorgeous card! I love daisies and I love this card. lol I love how you made your daisy dimensional and love the spiky center. That butterfly is so beautiful with the shimmer and sparkle it has, just perfect to go with this daisy! Hugs, Brenda

Pat Jandacek said...

I love your flower and was wondering about the center...have now downloaded your pdf tutorial on how it's made! Thanks so much. I don't comment often but follow you and enjoy your work so much. You make beautiful cards and appreciate you sharing your talents with us.

Barb Ghig said...

When I saw your card on the Admin Blog, I couldn't wait to tell you how much I LOVE it! So much dimension and beautiful blending and sparkle! My fave is the fluffy center on the flower, too! A stunning CAS work of art, Loll!
Thanks for the link to your tutorial :)

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. I love how dimensional your flower is, and your butterfly is just adorable.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dear me, this is the best one yet, Lolly! You kill me with your talented designs and impeccable execution!! Thud!! Hugs, Dolly

Kylie said...

Your flower looks like it can be picked right off my screen. Wow, it is stunning and the butterfly is simply beautiful! xx

Linda said...

WOW! Your flower looks amazing, so dimensional. I love how you've created the centre .... very clever. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Linda xxx

Inkyfingers said...

This is so gorgeous Loll and thanks for the tute on making the flowers.
Hugs
Carol x

Pat said...

I love your prettily coloured die cut flower Loll and the butterfly with the beautiful sprayed background to the wings of the butterfly. What a clever idea for the flower centre too which looks so realistic. x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Loll, love the daisy. Carol x

Bonnie said...

I have been admiring this card and have looked at it several times and realize I never commented about it! WOW! I've got to try this flower! Love the butterfly too! Thanks for always inspiring me!

Karen Mead said...

Stunning card Loll and I love your 3D daisy - so pretty:) xx

maria f. said...

So, so, so, so gorgeous!

Anita in France said...

So delightfully dimensional, Loll ... and completely gorgeous! Anita :)

Deepti said...

So pretty! Love the dimension in the flower :)

Bobby said...

You've outdone yourself this time, Loll. This is the most amazing, three dimensional flower ever! I don't know how you mail it, but who cares. It's fantastic just to look at and admire.

Jaydee said...

Loll, the dimension on your flower is fabulous. I love the little butterfly about to alight on it. Gorgeous
hugs
jaydee