Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tim Holtz Butterflies

Simon Says Challenge says Tim Holtz, you need to create anything you want using at least one Tim Holtz product. We on the DT were lucky to have some products sent to us from Heidi and I so wanted to do something really arty, big mistake. I love arty, I love it watching it demo-ed, I love admiring it but I just can't create it. So with several things not working and the rubbish bin overflowing, I kept to my cute roots, which is what I should've done in the first place.
First the paper is BG Wisteria, the spray of flowers are from Wild Orchid you can blame Bev for them she had a link on her blog but lucky for me they were on desk waiting, for somewhere to put them.
The butterflies and the frame are Grunge board, the butterflies have be painted with Ranger Paint dabbers, I gave them two coats and them embossed them with the cuttlebug and finally very gently sponged some distress ink over them, almost forgot some stickles on the tips of their wings.
The frame was cut out of a piece of Grunge board, added some cut out corners to give some depth but it didn't work that well but I love the crackle paint its such fun to watch it crackle and I just sponged some ink again over the crackle pain to give it a bit of definition.
Phew that was bit long winded but if you are like me and can't do arty, do cute.

60 comments:

Maya said...

Ohhhh my!!!
This is gorgeous,stunning and beautiful!!!!
Love the butterflies,the frame and the details!!
Stunning!
Hugs from Maya:)

Anonymous said...

Stunning creation Debby, those butterflies are fantstic.

Nilla said...

Haha you are just like me, want to be arty but there is no TH in me! However this is a gorgeous card so I can see you've got it! Hugs Nilla

pinky said...

Its a beautiful ARTY creation, I absolutely love it.
Pinky

Willy's creations said...

Wow...beautiful card..I like the colors.

Hugs,Willy

Nannieflash said...

Morning Debby another beautiful and stunning card, I love the butterflies they are gorgeous. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Mephisto said...

WOW, Debby. This is such a beautiful Card! Like it very much!

Hugs
DOmi

Nicki said...

This is so pretty, lovely colour, very pastel and pretty
Nicki
x

Julie said...

This is gorgeous! absolutely beautiful and imho more arty than cute.

Ilonka said...

Whow this card is so gorgeous. All the soft butterfly's so lovely.

Hugs Ilonka

cats whiskers said...

Wow like it I love it, such fabulous colors and techniques you have mnade me want to have a go, not sure I have the nerve though
Hugs Jacqui x

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous Debby. I know exactly how your feel. I look at the lovely vintage cards people make but I just can't seem to re-create the same look and feel - very frustrating!

Marcea said...

I love this, absolutely stunning card sweetie. Love Wild Orchid too - Bev is very naughty, lol. Have a fab day hun
-x-

Unknown said...

Oh my word!! This is such a beautiful card! Very delicate too.

x

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty Debby, The colours, the texture, all lovely. Kim

Swaantje said...

*wow*

Debby, your card is a dream !
Wonderful..
Love colours and details used.

Have a nice day.
Hugs
Swaani

Timcso said...

Really beautiful card! Very much like the colours and the butterflies!

Tímea

Beth said...

Wow! This is beautiful - and I think it's quite arty too! Love the flowers!
Beth ~xx~

RosesMarijke said...

What a beautiful cards!!

Rach said...

gorgeous Debby, so pretty.xxx

Nicola said...

Wowza Debby this is absolutely stunning, love those butterflies and your fantastic detail.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

PS Don´t worry the sun will shine brightly on you when you go to Costa Brava, have a great holiday sweetie.

Trudy said...

WOW!!!! Beautiful Card
Trudy

Lorraine A said...

This is stunning Debby ! I think this is 'Arty Cute' and I bet all the things that went in the bin were fabulous !!! The butterflies are gorgeous and I will definately be having a go at making these, and the frame looks fab too !!

Lorraine x x

Danielle said...

This is fabulous Debby - you do cute extremely well!! The card has a very delicate whimsy feel to it - those papers are just beautiful!
Hugs, Danielle

Jo Nevill said...

I would say this was very arty Debby in fact, its amazing ! I absolutely adore it and as for those butterflies well, you know how much I love those butterflies !

Have a great holiday !

Hugs,

Jo x

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! What a really gorgeous card!! Amazing butterflies!! :)

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Debby wow you've been busy with several makes since my last visit. I am loving this delicate butterly card, its totally stunning! thank you for sharing hunny, hugs Linda x

Karen said...

STUNNNING< STUNNING< STUNNING !!!

Love Karen xxx

Riet said...

Wowww Debby,what a beautiful card,l love the details and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim said...

Debby this is fantastic! Your butterflies are AMAZING hun! I love them! Awesome card!
Hugs~ Kim

Iris said...

Your card is absolut amazing, love these big butterflies, brilliant work.

Hugs
Iris

Kelly Schelske said...

It's beautiful, love the colors!

Hugs, Kelly

Emma said...

Hi Debby
Wow stunning card...really beautiful.
Emma x

Karen said...

I've left something on my blog for you Debby.

Love Karen xxx

nessy said...

gorgeous butterflies ~love it all
vanessa xx

tracy said...

I definetly not arty i do love it but its out of my safety zone don't feel comfortable and the same as you really my rubbish bin overfills!
I think what you have achieved is stunning I love everything about it!
tracy x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is just outstanding!
Wonderful design and superb detail!
Love that paper!
hugs
kim x

Carol said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous Debby! might have to get some of those :)
love what you've done with the card, it's beautifully elegant...

Hugs
carol x

Michelle said...

And it's fabulous Debbie, I love Tim Holtz (and his products) and you have used them beautifully.
x Michelle

Unknown said...

What a beautiful creations you have recently made great Debby beautiful.
Sorry I'm not along for a while but have had problems to respond to blog, but hope now increasingly along tekom.

Suze hug xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, the butterflies are gorgeous.Hugs
Carole x

Donna said...

I think you have done Arty brilliantly Debby, this is stunning, such beautiful butterflies :) Donna x

kelly ledder said...

Hi Debby I love this so much its fantastic!!! xx

Julie said...

Oh this is beautiful Debby!

Julie

Martha said...

This is just stunning!! Love butterflies ;)
Martha

Tab said...

Oh stunning card Debby, those butterflies are divine!
Hugs Tab xxx

Becky said...

WoW!!!! Your cards are works of art..You are awesome, every one of these cards are gorgeous and so detailed. I want to come to your house and play :) :).

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Debby, this is just stunningly creative. Love everything about it and those butterflies just need to spread their wings and lift off. Hugs from Desire

Tasha said...

Wowzer Debby talk about stunning! Its gorgeous - i love the darling butterflies and the frame is awesome
love tasha xx

Jill said...

stunning card Debby I love your butterflys and the embossing and inking look amazing hugs Jill xx

Pauline C said...

Wow this is fab Debby - I'm loving the Wisteria paper at the moment, and your butterflies are fabulous!
Pauline x

Tracey said...

ohhh love your butterflys xxx

Shelly said...

This is stunning Debby, and definately arty as well as cute!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning!!!!

Caro said...

gorgeous card... love the wonderful butterflies.

Caro x

Anne said...

Another stunning creation Debby x

Linda Carson said...

WOW! This piece of art is STUNNING! LOVE IT!

Simone said...

Phenomenal!!! I love your little work of art!
Simone

Gillian said...

Hi Debbie,

Love everything about this card, it's 'right up my street'.

Gill x

Anonymous said...

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