Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bountiful Butterflies (and a total teaser!)

Today I have a fun card from returning guest designer Libby Hickson with my recent "Make a Statement" ! Libby got so over the top excited when Gina did the sneak peek of this set (I do read all those comments, you know!), I just had to send one out to her to see what she'd do with it LOL! Now she's got some "map" cards coming up, but today she just decided to use the beautiful butterfly, times three! :)

After coloring and cutting out the embossed butterflies, she attached them to this background she made using glossy cardstock and Copics, coloring in circles, doesn't it create a gorgeous mottled-stained glass-watercolory look? The purple was done in the same way. Libby says she'd be glad to do a tutorial if you want, so let her know! :)

She also added some Stickles for sparkle and black thread for the antennae. I love the idea of using thread BTW, adds some fun texture and will hold up better than thin, fussy cut stamped on paper antennae!

Thanks, Libby for the inspiration and sharing this fun looking technique, I think it's just perfect to go with the butterfly wings! :) More fun with "Make a Statement" and Libby coming up!

Now! For tomorrow! Some VERY BIG, VERY EXCITING NEWS!! Can't wait, can't wait to kick off 2012 letting YOU in on my big secret! (No, I'm not pregnant, what's that all about?! LOL!)

PS If you already know or have stumbled across the big secret, you can just leave a comment saying "I know!" or "WINK!" (because I'm curious to know who all knows) but PLEASE please PLEASE let me be the one to tell everyone else, okay?? You only have one more day to hold it in, and if I can wait you can!!!

Hugs!

See you NEXT YEAR!! ;) (2012)

23 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

Yay!! Thank you so much for inviting me, Melanie, I love this fun set so much! And I cannot wait to hear your big news!! (*wink*) :-)

Misti said...

Congrats to Lobby! What a gorgeous butterfly card. I have NO idea what your big news is, Mel, but you can bet I'll be stalking your blog tomorrow!!!!

Patti J said...

Libby's card is so gorgeous! Thanks for posting it. I'll have to check out her blog! Squeal...cannot WAIT to hear your VERY BIG, and VERY EXCITING news! You will be the first place I visit tomorrow morning!!! Prepare to be stalked :)

Cheri said...

*wink* I'm pretty sure I know! I was wondering when it would happen and I've been a good girl, Melanie, and didn't tell anyone - you asked me to ssssssh and I did. Congratulations!!!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous card, Libby! Don't know what the news is but I'm excited to hear about it!

Kay S said...

Oh, now I know, I think! Can't wait for your announcement to confirm my suspicions!

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous and rich colors, love it and Libby too!! I WONDER what that surprise could be? :D

joy said...

Hummm.... I wonder... - Can't wait to hear your good news. Libby did a beautiful job on her card. I love what she did for the background paper with the Copics!

Marsha said...

Don't know so I will have to wait til tomorrow to find out.
BTW, love your new flower set.

Toni Storie said...

Wow, love Libby's beautiful card! You sound totally excited and I can't wait to read what your news might be!

Sheahasu said...

No idea, but can't wait to hear. And yes, I would like a tutorial for the copic background. Love it!

Oneofakind said...

I don't know what the BIG news is but can't wait to read what it is. Beautiful card and yes, would like a tutorial on the copic background.

lisa808 said...

Can't wait for the big announcement! Who will be able to sleep?!?!?

Sharon Jones said...

Can't say as I know anything, either, but SO looking forward to hearing {glad to know you're not pregnant - teehee!}. I adore Libby's card and do want a tutorial...and what a neat idea for the antennae!! So creative! Happy New Year, my friend!

sandyh said...

what a beautiful card! love the mottled background....would like to know more about it.
i don't know your big secret....but i CAN wait until tomorrow! after all, patience is one of my n.y. resolutions....might as well start now! lol!
sandyh

Heather Maria said...

Oh Libby's card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful bg and the the butterflies are so pretty! I'm another one who doesn't know what the big secret is, but sounds like it's very, very exciting!

ntsisterz said...

I love your artwork and creative designs. Good luck with your secret!! I can't wait to have you share it.

Cheryl G said...

Libby's card is beautiful! I hope that she will do a tutorial. I'm wondering about your secret...

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the background and the colors or those gorgeous butterflies.

zehra said...

This is a gorgeous card, I would love a tutorial

MaxineD said...

Wonderful card and a tutorial would be so good.
hangin' out to hear your news.
Blessings
Maxine

Giovana said...

Wink, wink!!

Angel Bobbie said...

would love to see how you made the beautiful butterfly card.
Angel Hugs....