I am a bit pleased with the end result too :OD
I followed lilians sketch over at the sugarbowl for challenge #36 Lilian is such a tallented paper crafter and this sketch was fun to work with :O)
I am also entering this card for Everybody Art Challenge # 94 - Things with wings.
and Stempel magie - flowers and The crazy challenge - Distress it!
I have used distress ink reinkers to colour the sweet sugar Nellie stamp called 'bird house' by Elisabeth Bell. As you can see i have masked away the actual bird house though because i wanted the girl to be looking at the butterfy :O)
I have used design papers from 'classic Chic' called petticoat, and i just love them!
I wanted to keep the 3 bars from Lilians sketch light and 'dainty' just like the image and the papers so I spent ages searching my scrap room for something to use when my husband suggested using baking parchment! It being light and slightly see-through. I distressed it and it was perfect! so thanks hubby!
I have used distress inks pads to age all the edges and papers after 'fluffing' them up with my edge distresser and then sewing round them with a lovley fawn coloured thread i found in my sewing box. I have drawn on the MS. Butterfly before distressing it. I have used pearl glimmermist on the butterfly and flowers that i coloured with promarkers ( thanks for the tip Wenche, and also the loan of all your lovley reinkers!)
Phew I think thats all I did :OD
Oh and the little bronze dragonfly is from my hobby box.
Hope you like this card, and thank you peeps for all of your lovley comments,
I love reading them :O)