Dazzling Diva #73

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This will be our final Dazzling Diva challenge, and our theme is spring/new life:

 

All good things must eventually come to an end and after much consideration Monica Weaver from Add a Little Dazzle has decided to close the Dazzling Diva Challenge. The blog and boutique will continue being open offering unique creations and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. I invite you to continue following the Add a Little Dazzle blog.

Many years ago, I walked into our great room and look out the window into our backyard.  Two of our large ornamental crabapple trees were covered in Monarch butterflies.  You could hardly make out the trees for the Monarchs!  It was an amazing sight, and one that I shall cherish forever.  Sadly, my camera was out of commission at the time and I have no pictures to share...but I retain that amazing scene in my memory.

So with that thought in mind, here's my final Design Team card:



A simple design with a whole lot of butterflies :)  I've die cut the butterflies with my Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy die and then placed them in an embossing folder.  Instead of running them through my Big Shot Pro, I've just used a brayer to emboss them...works like a charm!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Amy Tangerine Stitched and Neenah Solar White
Ink:  MFT Hybrid Black
Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, MFT Fishtail Flags Layered STAX, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched circles die, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rectangle die, Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy Sizzlit Decorative Strip, Ectasy Crafts embossing folder, brayer, adhesives

Challenges entered:
Uniko Challenge #20:  things with wings

Please check out what the rest of the Dazzling Diva Design team has created this week.  And please join us for our final challenge:


Back soon with more my sweet friends...




8 comments

  1. This is spectacular. Thanks for sharing your monarch story. Monarchs are very special messengers. You have done a wonderful job depicting them. They look glorious in orange...but I am thinking they should consider being blue. Of course love, love, love the shiney metal.

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  2. I love all the butterflies! You tree must have been spectacular!! Thanks for the Brayer tip.

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  3. Lee Ann, thanks for having been part of the Dazzling Diva Design Team. It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. Your hard work and dedication is very much appreciated. Best wishes! Hugs. Monica

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  4. Pretty bflies! Lee Ann its been awesome! I KNOW I will see you around blogland and even over at SCS!

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  5. Ahhh! One of my favorite color combos! Lee-Anne, I have so enjoyed getting to know you, our conversations, and seeing your amazingly creative work each week. Hope we keep in touch, I know I will see you around blog land and hopefully can be on a team together again. Blessings!

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  6. Inspired by nature again!! The colours mix here is stunning. Thanks for joining Uniko x

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