Friday, September 10, 2010

Mariposa Gertie

Thanks for coming along with me on my week of inspiration at One Stop Craft Challenge. As you've noticed, my mom was a very important person to me and continues to help direct my life from heaven. This is my last creation for the challenge and I appreciate those of you who took time to play along. Check the OSC blog tomorrow to see who won the prize from DewDropz Crafts.

Sentimental Sundays #19 ~ Recipe
One solid paper; 2 Patterned Papers; 3 Embellishments
Belli Challenge #99 ~ Old Stamps
ABC Challenge ~ C is for Charms
Every Body Art Challenge #107 ~ Handmade Flowers
365 Cards Day 157 ~ Card Recipe #3
4.25x5.5 Card, 2 - 3x3 patterned paper, 3 rhinestones, 2 Buttons, Sentiment, 1 stamped image
Charisma Cardz #36 ~ Try Something New
I’ve done handmade flowers before, but this was the first time I used paper scraps. The larger flowers are strips of scrap paper scrunched and turned in a circle. The small flower is another scrap paper that I rolled into a noodle and coiled it on a glue dot.

My Creation

Yep, that's the true inspiration for the challenge peeking out next to the card, my mom. My dad is peeking from the other side. I miss them greatly, but am at peace knowing they are reunited in heaven.

Image Detail
I used the feather blending techinique with Copics to color Gertie.
Here's a close up of my hand made flowers from paper scraps.
Ins and Outs ~ Mariposa Gertie
Stamps: Gertie (Stamping Bella), SU Verse
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Mariposa Stack

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (E21, 41; W3; C3; Y15, 17; YR04); Spicas (Black, Orange, Lemon); Uniball White Gel Pen

Accessories: Misc Buttons, Rhinestones, Heart Charm, Pop Up Dots


  1. Fantastic choice of colours and papers, love the embellishment flowers! Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

  2. Love your flowers! Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  3. she's lovely, Cat, and i'm a HUGE fan of using up scraps in creative ways. great job making your supplies STRETCH!

    thanks so much for joining us at Charisma this week!

  4. Totally adorable Cat!!!
    Thanks so much for playing along @ Creative Belli!

  5. love the rhinestones and butterflies in her hair. Cool flowers too.. Your doing a great job..keep it up :)

  6. what an awesome card! GREAT!!!
    your colouring is so fantastic!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  7. oh wow, gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Instyle Stamps color challenge!

  8. Wow, this crd blew me away! I love what you've done with Gertie, and your colouring is lovely! Thanks for playing at InStyle Stamps!


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