Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Butterfly Garden

Hello. Happy Tuesday...and oh my goodness, it's almost July! Where did June go? It sped right by me...LOL.

I have this to show you. Do you like it?

Today being the 4th Tuesday of the month, it's time for a new challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog--an inspiration challenge this time. Our very talented Paola is the hostess for June and she has chosen this picture to inspire you.

Of course you can see right away where I got my inspiration, can't you? LOL.

When I first saw this picture, my eyes zeroed in on the that wooden chest of drawers and I knew immediately what I was going to make for this challenge. I've been meaning to make something like this to sort out my stamps--not image stamps...LOL, but postage stamps for mailing out my cards. I've been putting off making it, so this was the push I needed.

I will use this as my entry to the following challenges:

Stampin' For the Weekend - Challenge 11 - My Favorite Things (Magnolia stamps, easel cards, butterflies, hand-made flowers, punches and dies)

All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge - Challenge #11 -In the good ole summer time

Totally Tilda - Challenge #25 - Anything but a card

Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 112 - Butterfly theme

Hooked on Craft Challenges - Challenge 2 - Flowers

Scrap-Creations - Anything BUT a Card

I've used quite a few Magnolia images for this project:
In this scene, this is Hello Little Butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 and
the Shabby Chic Fence from the Shabby Chic Summer Collection 2008. Also the Chasing Butterfly Sign from the Chasing Butterfly Sign Collection 2009.

This is Edwin with Butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011 also and Brick Wall (I'm not sure which collection that is from).

And again from the same butterfly collection, this is Tilda in Lace Jeans and Lazy Summer Days Flowers from the Lazy Summer Days Collection 2009.
All the Magnolia images I've used for this project are available from the Magnolia-licious on-line store. And not to forget that the mini version of these stamps are also available there. Check out the Magnolia Mini-World catalogue.

I've used my collection of Prismacolour Premier, Faber-Castell Polychromos and Derwent Colour Soft coloured pencils to colour these images. But sorry, I didn't keep track of the colours that I used as I was rushing. I admit, with the amount of time I had left to finish this, I was a bit too ambitious...LOL.

I found a little poem in the internet and I've used that as the sentiment here. (LOL...you can blow up the picture if you want to read it.)

That's it for me.

I hope you will join us in our inspiration challenge. There is a prize of $25 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious. Also check out the fabulous cards from my DT teammates to inspire you further. Links to their individual blogs are on my side bar, or on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

And woo-hoo, the mail strike is over!!! Canada Post workers are going back to work and I can send out my birthday cards. They are a few belated birthday cards coming to a few people...sorry, can't be help!

Thanks so much for dropping by. Your visits and comments are always very much appreciated.

Have a wonderful week. Now go and create!

Materials and Tools used:

The chest of drawers was made from cardstock and chipboard.

DP's: K&Company Julianne Specialty Paper Pad, me&my BIG ideas value pack paper pad Fashion District

Tools: Go Create dies, Spellbinder Labels Sixteen, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punches large and medium, Magnolia Doohickey Swirl and Leaf dies, Nellie Snellen Leaf punch and embosser, EK Success Retro Flower punches, large, medium and small, wooden plugs from Michaels

Misc.: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pad Tea Dye


Pat said...

Norma! This is amaaaaaaazing! You are the most ambitious crafter I know!! And so dang talented! I love this chest...and what a cute idea for postage stamps!! Just the most stunning piece of work...and what a fabulous scene you've created! Gorgeous and such fun!! You're my hero, Norma!! Maggie Hugs!! Pat

Miranda de Groot said...

Like it? I just love it.
Hugs Miranda

dolcreations said...

What a way to start my Tuesday...it's better then a cup of coffee!LOL This is amazing Norma. I would love to sit back and watch you create....everything you do is to perfection and I mean perfection. Such an adorable scene! I really like your poem too!

sueincanada said...

That is amazing, so much time and effort goes into this. Your work is always great and you are so creative.

Angela said...

Amazing project Norma! I just love everything about it! You've used some gorgeous papers on your project and created such a sweet summer scene. Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Dawn said...

Wow!!! This is incredible!!!

NancyD said...

I love making drawer box cards! This one is a stunner!!!! Absolutely beautiful, as usual! Nancy

Becky said...

OH My Word...This is incredibly awesome..

Candy said...

Your project is perfection in all ways.
You have made your drawer beautifully - with the DP and with your talented hands.
You use so many images on your work - Bravo.
I can't imagine the time it must taken to make this wonderful piece of art!
It's awesome and I can hardly take my eyes off of it.
What a great idea for your postage stamps. Yea - they are finally back to work!
Hugs, Candy

Drea´s World said...

Oh my God Norma so beautiful very sweet I love it!!!Hugs from Germany your drea

Mandy said...

Wow this is just amazing,I love it,fabulous work...Thanks for sharing with us at hooked on Crafts....
Mandy x

cabio's craft corner said...

Wowzer Norma, what a stunning creation you did. Endless beautiful details to go through and so many lovely colored images to see. Bravo work of art girl friend!!

lamanuelle said...

Superbe, j'adore ce style de scrap! Bises. Nadine

Rene said...

Oh my goodness NORMA!!!! This is the most amazing creation I have ever seen! I need to run back through it...I'm sure I missed a ton of beautiful little details! Just STUNNING!!!!!!
Rene :O (see, even my little face is amazed! LOL!)

Beth said...

Norma, this is FABULOUS!!!!! What a beautiful work of art this is! Love it!

Anonymous said...

How Clever! This is just Gorgeous Norma!
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

STUPENDOUS! Absolutely stunning, Norma! You are so amazingly awesome! There are so many details on this delightful chest of drawers and easel card. Your coloring is amazing and your attention to the smallest detail is breath taking! Stunning work! Just stunning!

Christina C. said...

OMG....Norma.....this is PHENOMENAL!!
I AM SPEECHLESS!!!! What a magnificent project you created..I am in awe of your talent!
WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so darling. I love the dresser and those stamps are the cutest.

Debbie Pamment said...

OH MY - I just don't have words Norma - this is WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Yup - you've made me speechless - a feat in itself - LOL

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Eulanda said...

OK.....do you do anything half a--'ed?? LOL!! This is just over the top gorgeous!! WOZERS! Love the clouds but the whole thing is just stunning!! Hugs!

Judy K. said...

This is soooo pretty Norma, just beautiful!!! Love the colors and all the detail!!!

Judy K.

Silvie Z said...

wow Norma, this is such a fantastic project!!!So many beautiful details! Love all the drawers and the easel card on top! Your are amazing, Norma!

angel4031 said...

OMG this is truly stunning xx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is amazing Norma.

Wanda said...

Hi, Norma!

Another gorgeous creation! You continue to inspire and amaze me with your creativity!!


Elle said...

I love the scene you put together and your chest is simply divine!

Susie Sugar said...

Wow what a masterpiece I can see you put your heart into this
Thanks for joining us girls for the "Totally Tilda Anything but a card challenge"
Hugs Susie Sugar, Liz Marsden & Lynne xxx

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Lovely project Norma, nice coloring, bye mascha

Mary C said...

WOW Norma this is so gorgeous! All the time, work and creativity that must have gone into it. I am in awe of your work and talent. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Mummylade said...

I absolutely like it, it's fantastic. Thank you so much for playing along at SFTW and good luck!

Cami said...

AWESOME! You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations, Norma. What a great take on the inspiration pic. I love how you create your scenes and color them. This is absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs, Cami

Jani said...

Wow Norma, your creations is simply gorgeous!
If you like to,ho over to my blog, I have an award for you!
Jani x

Cricket said...

Norma, not only is this brilliant - it is absolutely gorgeous!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

WOW, Norma! This is amazing! Love it! Love every inch of it. Wow! You amaze me with your talent!
Huggies ~

Danielle said...

OH!!!!!!!!!la la Norma, this is AWESOME, magnifique! LOve it all. I am amazed. I salute your patience, your work is a work of art. Your images are perfect together, the little poem touched me, and is so well chosen to complete your scene. Your coloring of Tilda and Edwin is beautiful. GORGEOUS! TFS. hUGS.

Frances said...

Norma, this is fabulous. a very beautiful project. Love your coloring its awesome. Thanks for playing at Scrap Creations. hugs, Frances.

Kathy Gerace said...

Your cards and projects never cease to amaze me! What a beautiful piece you've created. Your coloring is fantastic. Wonderful, great job on everything!

Kate's Makes said...

This is absolutely breathtaking - it's amazing!!! I would love to own it!!! Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us over at SFTW and good luck! Kate x

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous Norma! I have to admit... I'm partial to your Edwin sitting on the brick wall! So handsome! lol So glad you linked up to the All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge! Thanks for playing!

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