Friday, September 17, 2010

Butterfly on a child's hand

My inspiration, my little Jade!
This card I made today. The idea came when the power went out since last night... the transformer on the post blew out argg... lol... I missed my electronics... (ie computer "internet"and my Cricut.) But since I couldn't use my Cricut I went through some of my Arts and Craft books and got the butterfly on hand idea. Well the idea really came from a picture I took of my daughter the beginning of this year when we made a trip to the California Academy of Sciences and something which reminded me of this picture today is from "The Pop-Up Book" page 76, by Paul Jackson. I didn't make it quite a pop-up card like on the book but I did add some dimension by slightly bending the fingers and bending the butterfly. The hand I actually made it by coloring my daughters hand with a Marvy Uchida Brush Markers and used her hand as a stamp. The butterfly I misplaced the cardboard that it comes with the makers name... so I can't really say who made it... but I did buy it from Michael's sorry about that... I also added some foam mounting dots for more dimension.
Here is the card from the side. I didn't want to quite copy the entire thing from "The Pop-Up Book" so I made it into an easel card and got the idea from:
My 3 year old daughter says, 'I love you, I missed you, Bye bye, See you tomorrow!" whenever particular family members are leaving from a visit. I thought it would be really cute on a card for her Great-Granny. Heehee I love her she's so funny. I'll make this card for the other few family members too.
That is a "custome" stamp I purchased from someone on Ebay. I added a little something something on how the card was made too.

Sympathy Card

My Granny-in-law just had a brother that passed away and wanted to make her a card. This is not the card I intended to do but at the last minute after making all of these paper roses [that you'll see at a later post] I changed my mind on the layout and theme so I left them out and put another flower I previously made with the same color paper.
Items used-
*Clear Stamps: Cross, from Spiritual Sketches #99548 by Inkadinkado
and Everyday Sayings CL342 by Hero Arts.
*Brush Markers by Marvy Uchida
*Stickles by Ranger: Star Dust, Green and Yellow
*Cardstock Paper: the Lavender one from the Pastels collection made by Recollections
*Flower: cricut cut from cartridge Accent Essentials- Accnt24s (petals) page 55 and Accnt33s (leaves) page 64

Hello there bloggers,

Well my vacation this week is coming to a finalization... :( [booooooooooooooo!] Even thought I was being a lazy prego chick most of the time I did get to work on some paper crafting. I started and finished a few cards (yay me!!!) and some are still a work in progress... mainly stopping so many times to take care of my kiddies 3 and 1 year old :P, taking care of a few errands/appointments and or taking breaks from back or neck pain (arggg) while crafting BUT I still enjoyed it.

I'll post some pix in a few.... (minutes I hope)

Thanks for visiting.