My usual pattern is to either play with papercrafts OR play with beads and wire; not both at the same time though... until now. It was my daughter's 42nd birthday (and she's my baby, egad time flies) anyway, I always make my own cards, not a problem but I wanted to surprise her with a piece of jewelry because she knows I haven't been making any for quite some time.
There are 2 blogs I follow because the gals are so darn creative in soooo many areas. Now I love altered art but Bev at Flamingo Toes takes it to a whole new level. Check out her altered dresser, it's awesome!!! Well, she and her blogosphere friend, Michele, at the Scrap Shoppe decided to do a "Jewelry Week" where for each of 5 days each one had a jewelry tutorial to share and honestly it was so much fun to follow them, especially when on the first day Michele had an incredible necklace that I really wanted to make (if only I was in my playing with beads phase, LOL). Well, not too long after that I realized Drea's birthday was fast approaching... I had to give that necklace a try... here is the result. Drea loved it and Michele, I hope I did you proud...
But, hey I loved how her birthday card turned out as well. It started with my playing with Fantasy Film (y'all remember that right?) I loved how the butterfly turned out (even though I burned it just a bit... LOL) I ended up building the card around that butterfly using a background technique video I found on Gina K's blog (this link will take you directly to the video). In my photos, I was trying to capture the sparkle of the butterfly (not an easy thing), so here are a couple of pics:
Whew long post today... thanks for taking the time to stop by!