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Circled Butterfly

This is crazy simple, and would be a perfect Whip it  Up Wednesday video. But I think that you are all uber smart and can look and see to figure this one out for yourself!

Just punch the little butterfly in a white card stock scrap, then using the circle punch upside down, so you can see what you are punching. Center the butterfly inside the circle and punch it out. Pop dot the butterfly circle over a larger designer series paper circle, and glue to the front of the card. Easy peasy.

This card is made out of Rich Razzleberry card stock - it is such a great color.

A Tree or a Vine

Okay I think I may be able to explain this in a way that you can get a FREE Art Journal lesson here today. If you are a beginner to art journaling this is a great place to start. This is super easy and you can do this, I promise. Just gather a few tools, and start by making a mark on the paper.

You will need watercolor pencils, black permanent marker, pencil, and eraser, aqua painters or paint brush and a little jar of water. Oh and your art journal book, or just some watercolor paper.

Start with using your pencil to draw a tree or vine something similar to what I have here. You can copy if you want, you just can't publish and sale it - okay.

Once you have the tree/vine, be sure to add the "curls" to the branches. Then add a few flowers. I started with the flower middle using a circle, then added the petals. Once you have those penciled in, it is time to color. See that wasn't to hard, now was it?

I colored in my flower centers and then the pedals. How did I color them in, well I used the pencil right on the paper, and then went over it with the aqua brush or use a wet paint brush. Don't make it to set unless you want a really drippy bleedy look. Oh and use your favorite colors.

Then to color in the background I used my aqua painter, or you can use your wet paint brush and pick up the color off of the pencil. Yep you read it right! Do not color on the page like you did for the flowers, use the ink off the pencil by putting the aqua painter or wet brush right on the sharp end of the pencil and then start closest to the center of the vine or tree trunk and color your darkest shade out to the lightest shade moving away from the center of the branch. You will need to add color closes to the branch or center as you go. Be careful to pick colors that will blend together nicely and not turn to mud. You can try mixing colors on a scrap paper before putting on your art work. This way you will know what color works with what color. Once all the back ground is colored in as you like it. Let the wetness dry before moving on to the markers.

Go over your pencil lines using a black marker. You can use different sizes of markers (if you have them) to make the job a little easier. I used a fine tip for the flowers and then a wider tip for the tree branches and curls. You will cover up some of the color using a wider line marker, but the contrast of the thick and thin is nice.

If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will get back to you. I would love to see you work too, so share in the comments if you take on this little art project.

Weekly Deals

I am a bit late getting this posted as my computer just came home from the shop. Yaha, thank you so much SJ Myer for coming through and getting my baby back and running. You are the best!

Here are the weekly deals that will be ending on Monday .. so hurry to order and save a little too!
Blossom Punch
Blossom Punch
Price: $16.95 $12.71
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Circles Collection Framelits Die
Circles Collection Framelits Die
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Clips Essentials Hardware
Clips Essentials Hardware
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Marina Mist 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $6.71
Playful Polka Dots Kit --Digital Download
Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit - Digital Download
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Vintage Faceted Buttons
Vintage Faceted Buttons
Price: $5.95 $4.46

Earn your free Good Greetings Stamp Set now!



Now until Oct. 31,  you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300-that's in addition to the other exiting benefits! That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.
Dates: August 28th- October 31, 2014

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Layer the Butterfly

Yellow and gray are so great together. At card club this month we did cards with windows and layers. I love using my punches. Next to the big shot I think that the punches are my next favorite stampin toy.
To make this card you will need to:
Fold 1/2 sheet of gray c/s in 1/2 for card base. Glue on a strip of yellow c/s down the center of card front and then glue on a strip of coordinating designer series paper to each side of the yellow.. Punch the butterfly in a strip of white c/s just sightly larger then the yellow c/s. Stamp on a greeting of choice in a coordinating ink color. POP DOT the white c/s strip over the yellow. Punch out a small butterfly and pop dot this inside the large butterfly.
Cuteness!

Hot Chicks

This chick is so stink'in cute. Love her eyelashes. 
 Just like I love these two friends from elementary school and their "eyelashes"!
 Oh the glamor of it all! No I didn't try any on.
I had recently had lasik eye surgery and was a frady cat!

Bee Happy

Bright, fun and adorable is what this card is. And a bright, fun, adorable lady, Judi Birt, gave it to me for my Birthday. Thanks Judi for thinking of me on my special day.
 Debbie Bond-Luers sent me this lovely card. I think I may have shared it a few months back as it was a swap card. I do love it, especially the layers of yellow and white card stock tucked into the adorable corners. Thanks Deb for sending me sweet birthday wishes.