Sweet Stampin' ~ Team Wends ~ Things With Wings

Hey there my lovely crafty friends, this week has whizzed by double time. I had a job interview yesterday and I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that I get it! Fits so perfectly with my mummy duties! But let's not talk about work. This week at Sweet Stampin', we're kicking off a new challenge with the sweet theme 'Things with Wings'. Any wings will do, so you may choose dragonflies, butterflies, birds, fairies, angels or how about planes?!! I've gone for a rather predictable but none the less lovely option of a butterfly. 

I gave this to my lovely sister-in-law when her grandma passed away. I just feel there is something lovely and appropriate about butterflies at a time like this, especially with that sentiment! I've made very similar before, you can see my previous creations with this design, here

What differed with this creation, was that I added the white page over the base inked page allowing a border for the pretty ink work to show on the edges to frame the design. I used the same ink technique and the same butterfly die, but I love how the inked edge really framed the design. 

The butterfly is adhered just in the middle so the wings are free and can move and be lifted slightly to show the pretty ink work beneath. A very CAS but I think very striking design. I've added touches of glitter to the wings, so that they shine and catch the light when they move.

I hope you'll come and join the fun with us for our 'Things with Wings' challenge. There really is so much scope for interpretation! I can't wait to see what you're inspire to do. Just remember there must be some stamping to be eligible for our Top 3 honours. I'll be back soon with another crafty adventure, in the meantime, head over to the blog to check out what my awesomely talented teamies have been up to with this fab theme. You're sure to leave inspired! Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafting By Designs: August ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment: #233 ~ Animals + A Sentiment
Unicorn Challenge: #46 ~ Fully Loaded or CAS 
Crafty Creations Challenges: #395 ~ Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: #233 ~ Anything 'Feminine' Goes

Update: I made the Top 3 at Aud Sentiments Challenge. So delighted, thank you so much! 


All the best with the job application Wends! Loving this card - the ombre ink work , the fabulous lifted wings on the butterfly, and the border around the white panel have combined to make a stunning card
Chris said…
This is a stunner Wends, love that gorgeous butterfly, the colours and lovely clean design. I's a beautiful sentiment too.
Huge congrats on the new job!!
Sarah said…
This is gorgeous Wends, love the colours you used in the background and the butterfly is so delicate. I am sure you smashed your interview!! xx
Tracey T said…
This is so, so pretty Wends and the sentiment is just lovely xx
Wendy said…
Stunning card Wends, such a beautiful butterfly...fingers crossed you get offered the new job :)
Wendy xx
Such a pretty butterfly. So cute!
Dawn T said…
Stunning Wendy. This is one superb card. Your butterfly dominates the card perfectly.
Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Dawn -DT
Fikreta said…
its gorgeous!
Tristan said…
Love how you've added the die cut butterfly over your coloured panel Wendy. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenege this week. Tristan DT.
Fiona said…
Such a beautiful card - that white extra bit really makes it pop - good luck with the job - I hope it won't interfere with crafting eek! x

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