Friday, February 19, 2010

Just Add Dimension - Challenge #5

Well, it's time for the next Just Add Ink challenge already. The challenges have produced so much inspiring work! This week the challenge is to add dimension. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - it really opens up a lot of possibilites. Here is my project for this challenge:

As soon as I found out about the dimension challenge I know what I wanted to do. I have been decorating my daughter's bedroom and needed an artwork for one of the walls. I have already made some canvases, which you can see here, and wanted something that will coordinate with them. So, I took a shadowbox frame and made background from one of the fabrics used in the canvases. I then used the SU butterfly punch to punch out 9 stamped cardstock and DSP butterflies. Decorating each butterfly was fun. Some have been topped with the small butterfly image from Flight of the Butterfly, others with some tiny pink rhinestones, and the rest with buttons tied with linen thread. The butterflies are mounted with dimensionals but because the background is fabric I needed to add a little glue to help them stick properly. Overall I am thrilled with the result and can't wait to hang it.

I'd love to know what you think of my butterfly wall art. Thanks for looking!

Stamps - Flight of the Butterfly, Great Friend, Ink - Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Cardstock - Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Accessories - buttons, linen thread, dimensionals, butterfly punch, (non SU - shadowbox frame, fabric, pink rhinestones)


  1. I love this project. I wish I had a girl that I could do it for. I have boys (even the dog is a boy) ;-)

  2. Wow, nic, i love your blog, i just came across it. I would love it if you would join us on top 50 card making blogs, please email me at
    for the details, it is free to be on there and its great advertising for your blog and your beautiful cards.

  3. I think your project is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Love, love, LOVE this! I've had quite a few customers ask me about your project! Maddy must be thrilled with it. xxx

  5. This is really beautiful! My daughter would love this too - I'll have to make one for her! Now I'm off to browse the rest of your blog!

  6. I love the colours. Such a great project

  7. Beautiful, Nicole. But I'm here to say "Congratulations" more than anything. Hope you're feeling great, and enjoying getting to know the newest member of your family! xx