Wednesday, June 1, 2011

City Crafter Challenge #59 And The Penmaker Returns

This will be a long post... I have lots to tell you!
First... I'm so thrilled to be a Spotlight Artist
this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog for my Butterfly Garden card. Thank you so very much girls!!!


Ros, as hostess this week, has challenged us to make a project using paint and recycled cardboard. How fun is that?!!!! LOVE it!


So, here is my entry...


I relied on my Pixie Kits for some of the papers... 
American Crafts Canary, Olive and Kraft cardstock and Secret Garden from their DP Classics Collection.


I tore a flap off a box, peeled off the outer layer and 
gave it a coat of ivory acrylic paint. I inked the entire piece when it was dry with Vintage Photo DI. I embossed a chipboard frame and inked it also. I punched the olive cardstock with the MS Oak Leaves punch and sprayed them with English Ivy Glimmer Mist. Punched another piece of the kraft cardstock with the MS Scallop Dot Punch and inked it.


This pebble butterfly was a Recollections closeout from 
Michaels. I made two stacked butterflies using the Die-namic Butterflies Die and the Secret Garden DP and adhesive backed pearls. I attached the brown one with a Tim Holtz Memo Pin.


I stamped my sentiment onto a Stained Grungy Tag
from Kraft Outlet (thanks, Audrey). I'm really lovin these! Added wrinkled seam binding ribbon and a bow...


a shabby rose from Frog Feathers and Recollections
mini roses. 
Hope you like it... it was fun to make!

Third... I haven't photographed the Penmaker's
creations for some time, so I wanted you to see just a few of the ones he has made in the last month.










He just keeps getting better at it... 
and he gives them all away.

Have a Happy Day!


14 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Congrats once again for being spotlighted at CCCB!
This is another beauty, love how you used the cardboard on this card, that pebbles is a great addition, I have that too! : )
And your pen-maker has been productive as well, beautiful work!

June Houck said...

Linda, your card is wonderful, as ever, and YAY the penmaker is BACK!!!

Lori said...

Your card is gorgeous - fabulous use of paint and cardboard! Those pens are just hands down beautiful!

Tracy said...

Congratulations on your Spotlight Linda! I knew that card was special. :-) This creation is too! So many great elements!
And those pens!!!! Oh my goodness they are fantastic! The colors are so vibrant. Just awesome!

Ros said...

Congrats on your well deserved spotlight ... this is another stunning entry ... who'd have thought cardboard could look so beautiful ... the pens are amazing ... incredibly beautiful ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey Linda!! What an awesome post today! Love, love, love all the photos. Your CCCB card is just amazing! Love all the detail and love all the cardboard. Adds such great texture. The butterflies are just beautiful, and I adore the flowers, too. SO glad you are enjoying the Kraft Outlet tags. :)
And ohmyword, how awesome the new pens are! I just can't wrap my mind around how the penmaker creates these. I know I'm crafty, but it just blows my mind. The woods are so stunning and unusual, and WOW on the colors this time. Just gorgeous!

Linda R. said...

Another amazing card.. I just love all those layers.. I have to say it again.. AMAZING..

And WOW those Pens look awesome.. It so cool how you both have hobbies you love.. And you are sooooo good at..

Hope you have an awesome day!!!

Hugs, Linda

Davi said...

Linda first congrats and that card is fabulous!! I love the colors and beautiful big flower.All the elements are wonderful. AND those pens are awesome:)

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card and congrats on been spotlight artist. Those pens are fab.xxxx

Sharon xx said...

This is so pretty, i love the flowers.
Sharon xx

Annette_Marlow said...

WoW! I love this, I can envision this as a wall hanging as well! Congratulations as the spot light artist as well! This is my first time visiting CCCB and entering as well, I can't wait to see what else you have to share as I am now a new follower ;0)

Paper Boutique said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!!! and those pens are magnificent!

Chris said...

Fabulous card, Linda. Love the butterflies (my weakness) and the flowers. Love the colours - vintage shabby-chic comes to mind.

Just love those pens! Each one is stunning.

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is sooooo BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

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