Thursday, April 29, 2010

Royal Blog Tour!

Hi stampers! The Royal Blog Tour has finally arrived. I've been thinking and thinking trying to decide on a few projects with the stamp I chose. All A Flutter is a single stamp located on the last page of the new Summer Mini Catalog. (I did, indeed say Summer!)

My first project uses some of the discontinuing colors, Taken With Teal and Orchid Opulence. Don't they look great together! How do you like my azaleas in the background?

I ran the Taken With Teal cardstock through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder. This makes a wonderfully textured background for your card. I used 3 different stamp sets on this card. Of course, it features the All A Flutter stamp, punched out with the Wide Oval punch.
I also used one of the stamps from the Vintage Vogue set for the border around the white rectangle and the Well Scripted set for the sentiment. I layered this on a rectangle of Orchard Opulence and punched 2 slots for the ribbon with the Double Rectangle punch and tied a short length if white organza ribbon through them. The card was so quick and easy that I made 45 of them for the swap at our Stampin' Up Spring Retreat a couple of weeks ago!

I did a stenciled oval for the background of this card. I made the stencil with a window sheet and the oval Big Shot die. You can use several mediums for stenciling but for this I wanted a very soft look so I used the Stampin' Pastels. I left the window sheet stencil on the card after I applied the chalk and stamped the word image from the Charming stamp set so the words would be only in the stenciled area.

I also stamped the pretty flower from the Charming set with Rich Razzleberry ink as well as the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and the All A Flutter butterfly, cut out and mounted on a piece of Old Olive punched with the Wide Oval punch. I love the polka dot ribbons that Stampin' Up carries so I tied some of the Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon around the front of the card before mounting it on a mat of Old Olive cardstock.
My third card features the All A Flutter stamp on vellum and colored with markers. I finally got a chance to try my Gold Glow Smooch Spray on the Whisper White base before stamping another butterfly on it. I cut out the vellum butterfly and didn't have to worry about the antanne, not only does the butterfly on the white add dimension to the vellum one, it has the antenne so I don't have to cut around those little bitty things! You can see some of the dimension in this side view.


I used YoYo Yellow, More Mustard and Really Rust to color in the butterfly, then used Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie cardstock to mat the artwork. The DSP on the left side of the card is from the Bella Bleu collection.
I thought the butterflies would make a nice border for a scrapbook page so I looked for some pictures that would work with them. These pictures of my granddaughter at Easter time seemed perfect. She is 2 and pretty much always puts her shoes on the wrong feet so that is one of the pictures I wanted to include.

The border is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, alternating to the left and right. I used my trimmer and trimmed just to the wing, raised up the blade and moved it past the wing and cut to the next wing. raised it up again and finished the cut. Then I used my Stampin' Up paper snips to trim out the rest of the wings and mounted that piece on a strip of Certainly Celery Cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed "fluttering by" my blog today. Have fun on the rest of the tour!


38 comments:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love those butterflies Elaine!! TFS

A Touch of SOL said...

Beautiful projects. I love the Taken with Teal and Orchid Oppulence combo will definately try that...your granddaughter is beautiful...
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol@yahoo.com

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Elain, I love your creations. congratulations!! My favorite was the scrapbook page. Thank you for be part of this wonderful tour.
Martha Lucia Gomez
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Beautiful butterflies! I wish I could color that well!

elaine said...

Thanks for the compliments everyone! And Jamie, I just scribbled the butterflies in, it was very quick and easy. I didn't even half way try to stay in the lines, it looks like blending between colors and I cut off the coloring outside of the lines when I cut out the butterfly! I made 24 of these cards for a swap, took about an hour to color AND cut out all those butterflies.

stampingmadly said...

Beautiful job with your projects, Elaine. The butterflies are gorgeous.

Betty said...

I really like that you included a scrapbook page. I must admit that I've gotten away from scrapping a bit since I'm hooked on cards, but you may have just inspired me to get some 12 x 12 and pics back out! THANKS.

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas! They are beautiful.

lisa808 said...

Fun stamp! tfs

Mary Campbell said...

Great projects. I love the coloring on the vellum butterfly. I want to try that. Thanks for sharing.
PS: Beautiful granddaughter!

Diane said...

GOSH your coloring on that third Butterfly is beautiful it LOOK REAL! It also stamps a really pretty vibrant image even with just one color! TFS
Diane

Mary Davidson said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed fluttering through you blog. You projects are beautiful and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for inspiring me and sharing your work on the tour.

Cherie said...

Awesome projects! Love the butterfly and the many ways you used it! TFS!

RuthieB said...

Oh man! I can't wait to get my hands on that butterfly now that you've given me such great inspiration!!!!!

sharon said...

Love the flutterbys. The teal and purple and the purple and green are yummy!!
sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

JeanAnn said...

Great coloring on the butterflies. You really got them down. I loved how you used them in your projects. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

Tammy Q Howell said...

Beautiful projects! I love all the different looks for the butterfly stamp you did.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

That one butterfly looks as if it could fly away. Just amazing!

Tea said...

The monarch butterfly is beautiful! What wonderful work. Pluse I love the card you did with Charming. Great posts - I am loving this tour.

njburk said...

I LOVE how you used just ONE stamp to create so many GREAT projects-Thanks for sharing them with us, Nola

CRYSTAL said...

Great job on ALL of these...I especially love the one where the butterfly looks so realistic - wow!! tfs

Tracey Clay said...

WOW Amazing!! Love the cards!! Thanks for sharing.

Vickie Steele said...

Elaine: I love your cards, especially the teal with the orchid!!

Cathleen McSorley said...

Loved your work. What talent you have. I will definitely be back to visit. Take care

Cathleen McSorley
cmcsor9101@aol.com

Sandi said...

Well I for one wish I could scribble like you do Elaine!! Your butterflies are gorgeous and look so real.
S. Dailey
gdailey@concentric.net

Judy said...

Love all of your projects, especially the butterflies, and the way you used your stamps for borders, etc. Great color selection, and just awesome design! Enjoyed being on the RBT with you!

Ola said...

I love that butterfly.... you made it beautiful on each project!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

xoxo
Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Bea Lincoln said...

I love the birthday card and the mothers day card. Very pretty!

Sandy said...

So pretty!!! I love all your cards!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Love these projects and that butterfly, thanks so much for making and sharing them.

Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) said...

Beautiful projects; especially the butterfly. It looks so real. TFS!

Dot said...

Elaine, I just love butterflies!!! I have you blog on my favorites..Love ya and your work

GailPetersonscrafts said...

beautiful butterflies thanks for letting us tour your castle royal princess

Lucia Kaiser said...

Elaine: These are all so beautiful! Thanks you for all your hard work on the committee. I can always count on you!

Lucia

Jennifer Blomquist said...

These are great cards. I LOVE your second card. It is so elegant and yet looks like something that I could do at home. :) And the vellum butterfly is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tina said...

Very pretty. TFS!
Tina
tinataves.blogspot.com

Alice said...

Elaine, I love your blog! What great ideas! I found you through the seminary site, I am from the RC2 Ward & knew you & Steve at Ricks as well. I belong to a SU addicted group here in Northern B.C. & love finding new ideas for our stamps & (year's supply) of paper. I'll be checking back often!

elaine said...

Hi Alice, email me!
wrightplace4@mindspring.com