Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Brand New Challenge

Linda has conceived a new challenge over at Studio L3. We've finished all of the Compendium of Curiosities and have moved on to any and all of T!m's techniques. For the inaugural week, she has chose this lovely creation from 2008 to inspire us:

Along with this challenge, my sister Jennifer and I have decided to challenge ourselves by theming our submissions using Songs as inspiration. She is choosing to limit her choices to the solo and collective works of the Beatles. I'll be placing no such limits on myself, but I will be trying to use songs that mean something to me (altho i may have a random odd choice here and there :) )

My song choice this week is Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind. It's been done by Dolly Parton & Cher, and I'm sure a number of other artists as well. I was fortunate to be raised with a great appreciation of all kinds of music. My mom and dad always seemed to have music playing and they had varied tastes, so I am thankful that I do as well. This is one i remember quite well, but i won't be surprised if you don't!

Across my Dreams with nets of wonder;
I chase the bright, elusive butterfly of love.

I am also submitting this for:

-The Flutter by Wednesday challenge #48 (use a button and a bow)
-Pals Paper Arts PPA#86 challenge (embossing) - correction: I'm 2 late for that one! maybe next time!

paper: graphic 45 and Club Scrap (Poetry & Adobe)
stamps: butterfly/magenta
Sil cuts: inspired by Tim's gears
distress inks: broken china
other: copper shimmer memories mist,
club scrap copper foil embossing powder,
pearlescent watercolors
netting (bath puff!)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! And I love that song, too, even though I could never quite figure it out. Your butterfly is gorgeous and I love the rosette.

  2. Butterfly is absolutely stunning!! Great job on this!

  3. I'm in love with this card Chrissie. Just stunningly gorgeous.

  4. I love the design of your card Chrissie, the colours are totally gorgeous and loving your beautiful butterfly. Annette x

  5. Chrissie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the that you're doing the song-theme for these challenges, and you've picked such a pretty one (song AND work of art) for GM1! I really love your use of the rosette and the gears-- great contrast!

  6. Very pretty! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  7. this is fantastic! I like the use of the gears with the butterfly... which is a spectacular one if I might add! The rosette is a nice touch!

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wednesday.

  9. Beautiful that butterfly, looks patina-ed.