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Just Add some Inspiration - JAI 63

Hi there! At Just Add Ink we have an interesting Inspiration Photo for this week's challenge.

I made a very bright 'Button Butterfly' and used an eclectic mix of colours ... but when you feast your eyes on the picture that Delys found for inspiration, you'll begin to understand why I chose this very 'out there' combination.


Bright Button Butterfly



Are you ready for this? ...

The Inspiration Photo



I made a collage of buttons using the brand new Sweet Buttons Embosslits (Autumn-Winter Mini 2011) and then cut out a butterfly from the Big Shot.




Well ... I personally can't wait to see what wild and adventurous projects stem from this challenge. It should make for an interesting week.



Project Recipe for Bright Button Butterfly:
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi (textured), Basic Black, Tempting Torquoise, Real Red
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Square Fire Rhinestone Brad, White Gel Pen, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Sweet Buttons Embosslits, Dimensionals


Happy Crafting,

Comments

Anonymous said…
I really love that card. The butterfly is amazing! :-)
Anonymous said…
Once again you blow me away with your creativity Bron!
Im looking forward to this weeks entries too lol
Mae's Cachet said…
I agree with Delys...you always seem to come up with some new and interesting projects...you WOW us with your creativity! Love the bright button butterfly.
Very clever Bronwyn.
I love the way you've done the ribbon with the rhinestone brad too.
Kathy
Christine Blain said…
Oh, how CUTE! I love this, Bron.
Julie Marshall said…
Fabulous card for the inspiration challenge! Love these colors. TFS.
Karen said…
What a fantastic way to make your butterfly, that is just amazing. Oops another die to add to my wishlist. Thanks for the inspiration
Nikki Spencer said…
This idea has so much potential, would never have thought of it myself though, clever you! love it!
KimB said…
Bron,
this idea is absolutely amazing. Love the effect and it looks fabulous in those bright colours.
Kim
Susan Joyce said…
Fantastic idea to use the embossed buttons Bron, very clever.
Patrice said…
I love that you came up with this super clever idea. Just perfect for the inspiration pic this week.
Sue Bayliss said…
Great idea to use the buttons for the butterfly it is so effective with all those bright colours

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