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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Butterflies and Flowers

This is Pam from Papillondigitaldesigns  today on Papercraft Weekend Challenge.
Thank you Allison and Caroline for having me as your designer today.
It's a bit cold in Texas but warm colorful spring is almost here! And nothing says spring like flowers and butterflies. So today on Theme Friday of course I had to make something with both.
Not quite spring yet so I chose not to do very colorful.

This was cut with silhouette sd. and the card is just 4 x 4 inches. For intricate cuts silhouette is the way to go!

A peek at the silhouette file

The card base is just 2 rounded rectangles welded together. The intricate butterfly lace is a design from silhouette online store -
Now I did not want to cut the lace out So I first inserted the mat and used a silhouette pen to trace the butterfly on to a kraft cardstock. While doing this make sure to set the card base to "no cut" (in the scissor or cut window) and just the butterfly lace to "cut" . Then after drawing the silhouette goes back to original position . DO NOT UNLOAD THE MAT. But just change your marker to blade - I used the red blade at settings 3 & 33 (ie depth and speed) - and then cut.
Next I created another file which I cut with white cardstock - again using the marker for just the sentiment "Thank you".

Then I stickled the butterfly lace design on the front with diamond stickles. I colored parts of the  scalloped butterfly doily with copic markers and stickled and blinged them. I also colored just the leaf in the  oval leaf frame  and just a dab of color in the flower corner (butterfly doily - ;  oval leaf frame - & flower corner - ) . I did cut a plain circle out thinking I would mat the scalloped circle but then decided not to.

Inside of the card

To just give an idea about the intricacy of the cuts here is the card next to a bic ball point pen (not the thicker gel pen but the smaller ball point pen - yep ! I am laying it on really thick aren't I ? But I just love the cameo and SD so just had to do it! Impressed ?)

Oh ! I added some pearls both the half pearl sticker and also used the perfect pearl pen apart from the stickles. I wanted to use those Candi that Caroline enabled but decided to save it and go with pearls as candi's were  a bit large for this card.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love Birds - Macaw - Moody Garden

This was during our visit to Moody Gardens - Houston. These pictures were taken with  Nikon d7000 camera using the 50-200mm  kit lens and also I sometimes added the kenko 1.4 teleconverter.
The Macaws gave us quite a pose. 
All the photos were taken in Raw mode and in either mostly program, aperture or  manual mode.
I have edited the photo size and quality for web.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Something So Sweet


This is Pam @ Papillon Digital Designs & The Bug Bytes - your designer today at She's a Sassylady .
I am so thankful to Sheila for not only giving me an opportunity to share here but for being such a great great friend!! Valentine day is approaching soon and many of us are in a rush to make gifts and cards. So I thought I would make it simple on myself and make quick gifts and cards. Last year I had gone to Target and got some mailboxes and decorated them.  (The gypsy file is on my blog if you want to make one of those). This year when I went to pick more of them for myself and my friend -  I found more cute things there -  heart shaped plastic boxes. I also picked up some dollar items - ribbons, heart candy gems, foam sticker shapes and $1:00 paper pack and best of all heart shape doilies which seems to perfect for the box. And of course you gotta have candy!! So I got some jelly beans candy packets and M & M's. I also ( I think I am "also" too many times  but..) had empty washed  Bertolli pasta sauce glass bottle which I thought would make an ideal gift when decorated. Armed with all this plus some bling, twine and different kinds of adhesives I tackled the .. uhh delicately of course as the items are a bit fragile :)..
Now I have joined the copics class my friend Melissa is teaching and I wanted to start practising and get some digital stamps all ready for when the class begins. When I saw this stamp - thanks to my friend Kymberlee of course I had to get it and use it.

Here's my project

Very very quick to assemble. The card is also a quick card with base as an ivory card and envelope from Micheal's or Hobby Lobby and the rest of elements from my target supplies.

Printing and cutting designs like my own, Dover or digital stamps like these -  is why I love my silhouette. I use SD for print and cut  of  standard paper. I cut the stamp with height of 2 1/4  inches as I did not want it to be taller than the bottle. And boy! is that tiny for me to color after coloring up 15" x 22 " watercolor paper!!! Small real estate I tell you!! But I am enjoying coloring nevertheless. Makes me feel like a miniature painter!! :)

Here is the look at the silhouette file

(click on picture to see it enlarged a bit).

My attempt at coloring with copic markers

Closer look

Heart shaped Target box. Don't you love those doilies? just a buck for 25 of them. And I am so happy with my eyeballing of the heart shape - "be mine" which I cut with Silhouette.

The bottle

The card

Thank you & Happy Valentine to all of you my friends and do share your project with us here at Sassy's.

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