Thursday, December 10, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday: Winter Theme

Good afternoon girls! I have my Flutter By card for you today. This week we were challenged to create a winter theme project, being sure to use a butterfly, fairy or angel (during the holidays angels are fluttering too!) on our cards.

I created a snowglobe first yesterday morning. It's pretty cute ---- except for the fact that there is so much glitter constantly in the water --- you can't really see the picture. My little man discovered it this morning though and was so excited. He couldn't care less if the picture was visible or not!

So after the day full of activities and getting the little guy down (we slept fever free for the first time in I forget how many days - thank you Lord!) I set out to create a second project - this time a card.

I stamped the tree in some Olive Colorbox Chalk ink and then added some Tulip Dimensional paint in all the "open" spots for snow. It is white in the tube and came out white. It took forever to dry which is why I'm just now posting it. As you can see - it dried clear. Hmph. Not the effect I wanted. I did scatter more glitter over it when it was wet so it's pretty sparkly like snow. Then I just decorated my tree with butterflies. My little man declared it beautiful this morning. I have to confess that I agree - I am really liking the simplicity of it. And the idea of it. Imagine lots of pretty butterflies adorning a tree in nature, in celebration of the birth of our King.

I hope that with the busyness of the season, you get to reflect and enjoy the whole reason for it: Jesus' birth.

If you haven't already, take a moment to visit the rest of the Flutter By girls and see their creations. I'm off to do the same myself!

AnnChrisChristineDanni
HarrietHeatherJodiKaren
KrisKristieLeliaMichelle
NancyNicolaPamStef

16 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh how clever Cassie!! Just love the butterflies on your tree!! Awesome!! HUGS

Michelle said...

Oh Cassie - I think it's darling! I would have never thought to put butterflies on a xmas tree. It's so cute!

Danni said...

Love it!! Maybe next year when we have a tree I'll decorate it with flutter by's!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

cassie, cassie! it seems i only see you once a week, but boy you sure do surprise me! this is absolutely stunning! i just love the butterflies all over the tree! absolutely stunning!

hugs,

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooh...this is beautiful! I love butterflies. :)

Pam Varnell said...

Awwww Cassie I just adore this. Love those butterflies as decorations on the tree. Just beautiful. Hugs.

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TR said...

Isn't that pretty.
I love winter and to bring
butterflies into it is just
awesome!

TR

Ann Kranitz said...

How very clever. I love it!!!

Kris said...

This is darling!!! i love the butterflies on the tree! very creative and beautiful!!! hugs, Kris

Randi said...

I LOVE this Cassie!! A butterly tree!! BRILLIANT!! I have a ton of butterfly ornaments and I've always dreamed of doing a tree in nothing but winged creatures!!

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Cassie! I love the butterflies on the tree, and the sparkle, too.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cassie,i love your image and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Jodi said...

Such an adorable butterfly tree!! So very creative!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how CUUUUTE with all the butterflies on the tree!

Tina said...

beautiful - so soft and sweet. great job