Friday, March 11, 2011

Butterfly explosion

Our Craft Lounge has its Friday challenge up and running.  What could be more fun than to use your "BLING".  Use an OCL stampset (or more) and bling up a project!  At the end of each month, one contributor is picked to win a free stamp set.  Entering in the challenge also puts your name into the "Customer of the Week" pot and this person also wins a button for their blog and a free stamp set of their choice.  Lots of chances to get free stamps and a chance to show off your talent!
I am showcasing the amazing butterfly in the 'Notes of Nature' stamp set.  It is the best butterfly (IMHO) out there.  I stamp, color, cut-out and bling up lots of them just to keep around for embellishments on many of my projects.  On the outside, 'Dandy Days' made the perfect surround for all the beauties inside.
(Lots of photos)

The box is small-about 3.5 inches tall, 1.5 across.  Just love how the colors worked out.  Wasn't too sure about the lime green but it works! 

The larger butterflies are from 'Natures Notes'.  They are colored with copics and then sprinkled liberally with OCL crafty sparkles.  They really shine!   The smaller one is a MS punch.  The flowers are a punch and covered in crafty sparkles and a rhinestone center.  If you look closely, there is a button in the shape of  frog at the base of the box, hiding under the flowers.
The DP, cardstock and ribbon are all from my stash.  I have left the inside panels blank for a sentiment to go with whatever reason I decide to give this away.  I am thinking that it will be one of my Pay it Forward gifts.
Anyway, this explosion of butterflies makes me think/dream of spring and I am SO READY for spring!
This project may be entered in the following challenges:
Our Craft Lounge:  Supply challenge:  Bling
Pals Paper Arts:  Spring/Easter
Paper Play Challenge:  Shades of Green
AiFactory:  Luck of the Irish or use green
Flutterby Wednesday:  Butterfly and photo inspiration
Scrap-Creations: Going green
House of Gilli:  Use green
ECP challenge: Use green
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes
Craft your Passion:  Anything Goes
Miami Doodles:  Greens
Card Makin' Mamas:  Something Green
Ann's creative Nook:  Lets hear it for green
The Pink Elephant:  Springtime
Kaboodle Doodles:  Go Green
Raise the Bar:  G-green, R-ribbon, E-Embellishment (glitter), E-Embellishment (Flower punches), N-Notes of Nature(butterfly stamp set).
Stamp Insanity:  A pop of green

 

37 comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

Lovely exploding box Gale, I love the butterflies. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Ann said...

This is a stunning project! Thanks so much for joining us for the House of Gilli Challenge!

Courtney said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Gale!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Pam said...

So cool Gale!

Regan said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Danni said...

What a fabulous creation!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Hannah Clark said...

Wow! All I can say is wow! I love how the butterflies pop up! Fantastic! Thanks for playing at Penny's!

Sammibug said...

Awesome exploding box! Very cool idea! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Craft Your Passion, in our "anything goes" challenge.

Tammie E said...

Cool box, Gale! I'm going to play along with this week's OCL challenge too and guess what...I used the butterflies from Nature's Note too. Great minds...LOL! I need to download my pics and get working on my post though.

Imke said...

Beautiful Project. Thanks for playing with us @ The Corrosive Challenge

nicoleqmullen said...

What a fantastic project, love the colours used and love the surprise inside the box!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Challenges this week!!

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

VERY CREATIVE!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Yone said...

Hi, Gale !
Awesome project ! Tks for playing with us at the House of GILLI Green Challenge ! Hugs,Yone

Barbara Moore said...

Fantastic Project! What a wonderful surprise on the inside.

Ann said...

Gale this is FANTASTIC!!!! I love butterflies and I just love how you did this!!! And the lime green works great on here!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

Made by Mandy said...

Ooh, what a fabulous explosion of butterflies. They really do look like they are flying. It is wonderful.

Well done xxx

Janet said...

Wow! Your box is gorgeous. I love the colours and the beautiful dandelion stamp. I agree the butterflies are superb. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

**Farrah** said...

Amazing exploding box!!! The papers and colours you've used look great, and what a neat idea with the butterflies inside!!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Julie M said...

Oh I love this, Gale - beautiful stamps and gorgeous colours - you're right about the lime green, it's perfect. And those gorgeous bright butterflies inside - beautiful.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Jen said...

I love butterflies, this is super. Great stamping too. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge this week.
Jen x

Michelle VP said...

What a clever box! :) Thanks for playing at Flutterby Wednesday!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, beautiful butterflies.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Artfully Musing said...

This is great and very clever

Shelley said...

Oh wow, this looks fab, thanks for joining in this weeks AiFactory Challenge. Hugs Shelley x

Mary C said...

This box that you created is so beautiful. I love the surprise of the butterflies when it is opened. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Ren-Yi said...

Oh - this project is absolutely amazing! I love the gift box and then this wonderful spring surprise! Thanks for entering this in our Mami Doodle Challenge.

Ika said...

I love the idea!! it's so smart and soo lovely, Gale! thank you for playing with AI Factory. Hugs, Ika

Shar said...

Fabulous and gorgeous project!

Jane said...

Wow stunning I love this thanks for playing at StampinSanity this week
Luv Jane xxx

craftybunny said...

Beautiful project.Just love the butterflies fluttering in the centre.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Petra said...

Magnificent!
Thanks for joining us at AiFactory this week :)

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is stunning! Thanks very much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week, hope to see you again soon :D

Trinh said...

What a cool project! Love those glittery butterflies hiding inside. Thanks for playing in a Mami Doodles challenge!

~*Joni said...

Gale this is amazing! A butterfly explosion box- brilliant, and just perfect for spring. What a sweet interpretation of our G.R.E.E.N. acrostic, thank you for entering in on our fun Raise The Bar theme this week.
~*Joni RTB DT

Ren-Yi said...

Congrats on your Top 3 win with Paper Play challenge. Hope to see you play this week :)

Gale said...

WOW! This is spectacular. Congrats on your Top 3 win at Paper Play.

From the Other Gale

Kara and Colin said...

I love this one Gale!!! SO pretty!