I accomplished a mission today: creating cards using stamps that have won over my heart!! Just after Christmas, the ever-talented, sparkling and delightful Bev, over at Uniko Studio, had a sale. A most excellent sale. An inviting sale. A tempting, too good to resist sale. So, I didn't resist, especially since I knew how awesome Bev's stamps are, having used her Peace on Earth set several times over the Christmas season.
My order arrived, and I swooned for quite a while, but because the Valentine-athon appeared, I didn't have a chance to do more than gaze at and admire my new family members. This week, however, oh this week...a different story. My Uniko products and I have been developing a relationship, and I, for one, am in love!! I'm smugly pleased with myself for the choices I made back then (and *ahem*, the new ones I made today...resisting? Over-rated!!). Of course, I still need time and practice to do them full justice, but I've made a start.
I have a set of cards nearly done, that I'll share, later. Today's duo, however, are first dabbles with my new butterflies, and I'm entering them into the Uniko Studio Challenge #6, where we were inspired by Gayatri's 'so many possibilities' sketch:
I went with simple, because the butterflies are lovely all on their own. One one card, I used mini rhinestones to fulfill the 'star' portion of the sketch; on the other, sequins (I was feeling 'red' today...). Apologies for the wonky lighting on the photos as our daylight has been cloudy of late. Added to that: I'm such a slowpoke at doing the 'make-and-photograph-immediately process that by the time I remember to bring out my camera, evening has made an appearance. Organization needed at my house, so if you have any to spare...send my way.
Bev, your stamps and dies are AWESOME! Love them x 1000000!!
Oh yes, before I sign off a quick share about a new challenge that made its debut yesterday, and the focus: BUTTERFLIES! The sweet and funny Mrs. A (aka Valery Anne) is the hostess of Butterfly Challenges (love her clarity!), and I know she'd be thrilled to bits and pieces if you shared your butterfly creations on her site. Challenge #1: butterflies and flowers. I'm totally planning to play, because I have Uniko flowers, too!
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