“Bottles” is the theme this month at
The team came up with some absolutely beautiful ideas
for you last week, with so many different, creative ideas!
You can alter one, add a label, or even use a stamp of one…
as long as the humble bottle is your focal point.
Seeing as we are a stamping challenge, then it must show some stamping of course.
My inspiration this time came from an ad on tv.
It showed bright butterflies flying out of a jar with a black background.
Ok, it looks nothing like the ad on tv…but that is inspiration for you ~ it can come from anywhere and take you where ever!
The idea of butterflies and a jar was well and truly stuck in my head, so I added a face, sat a butterfly on her nose
and one on the jar.
To have a black background seemed a little harsh.
(though, it would’ve looked great and really emphasised the colours…ummm).
Instead I have opted for softer colours, then
lightened the colours on the jar itself so that it was the main focus.
I decided to 3D the butterflies outside of the jar in contrast
to the colourless flat ones inside the jar and add some glitz,
so it looks like they are coming to life.
The background is a marbled look using ranger re-inkers and DI’s.
And finally, to ground the whole picture, I added some
grey swirls to the bottom corner.
When I look at this card I think of my son…and the doctor
who is treating his depression, and her husband
who has given him a job, lifted his spirits and given him confidence.
In a way he is the trapped butterfly that is set free
and the lady is the one who sets him free.
The butterfly on her nose is him stopping by to say thank you.
This is not the reason for making the card,
but it is where it takes me when I look at it.
I think I will give it to her as a keepsake.
I wonder, what do you think of when you see this?
If you pop on over to the Craft Stamper Blog
you will see the challenge details and some more inspiring samples by the DT.
Grab your inspiration from where ever you find it, and run with it
~ and then join in the fun…that is what it is all about.