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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Getting Cricky: Simply Sunday Challenge -- Winged Things!! :)

Happy Sensational Sunday, friends!! :)  Once again, it's time for one of my favorite days!!  It's Simply Sunday Challenge Day over at Getting Cricky!!  This week, the challenge is to create something with the theme of "Winged Things" -- Whether that's a bird or a bee or a butterfly, you can create a card, layout, or altered art project of YOUR CHOICE...  We want to see you use your CREATIVITY and show us your interpretation of the challenge!! :)

For this challenge, many of my Design Team Sisters will be featuring one of Kristal's NEWEST stamp sets -- "Winged Things"  -- However, I do not have this set (yet), so I chose to feature the "Amazing You" Stamp Art Set from K Andrew Designs...  I just love this set for encouraging a friend or reminding someone how special they are!!  :)
This is a "Butterfly Wand"...  When I was little, my dad would cut all kinds of shapes out of wood and attach them to the end of a stick for me -- These would become my Fairy Princess wands, my Valentine wands, and my Anytime wands...  Sometimes I would add curling ribbon that I had saved from a present to the bottom of the star or heart or letter "A" to make it extra pretty.  For me, those wands held something special that no one could take away -- By simply waving that wand, I could turn a not-so-great day into a day of FUN and IMAGINATION...  So when I saw that we were having a "Winged Things" challenge, I had an image in my mind to make a butterfly wand!!  Butterflies are symbolic of change and transformation...  And so I thought having a Butterfly Wand could maybe make some of those changes a little easier -- Just wave that wand and change your attitude toward whatever challenges you have to face!! :)
I cut the butterfly at 3" using all of the layers twice (base, shift, and shadow) on the Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge.  I also hand cut the butterfly shape from some white tulle.  I attached each set of layers at the center only and then attached each SET of layers to either side of my stick (a bamboo skewer) so that the butterfly would be very 3D...
By scoring the butterfly wings where they join the body, I could fan the layers of wings out...  I inked each layer with Stampin' Up!'s Creamy Caramel ink and added some iridescent Stickles to the lavender layer of the butterfly wings.
After stamping two tags (cut at 1" from the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge) with "beautiful" and "blessings", I added some pink flowers with pearl centers, some purple gingham ribbon, and two of my handmade stick pins....

Now that I've shown you my take on the challenge, I hope you'll hop on over to see what all of my Design Team Sisters made for inspiration...  Then, I hope you'll enter this week's "Winged Things" Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky...  We can't WAIT to see what you create!!


Dont' forget to stop by and see Kristal's NEWEST Stamps available (PRE-ORDERS will be shipping SOON!!)-- reserve yours before they sell out!!  There are THREE brand new sets -- "Coffee & Tea for You & Me" (get your Java on!!), "Sympathetic Sayings" (a super-sized set!!), and "Winged Things" (an awesome Mix-N-Match set perfect for many occasions!!)...  :)


 
Coffee & Tea Mix & Match 



 
Sympathetic Sayings (Larger set)



 
Winged Things: Mix & Match (Bonus frame & images)

Until next time, may your today be filled with beautiful blessings....

22 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is amazing. Soo cute. TFS.

Cheri said...

This is a great project. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

This is so absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE the whole concept. You were one lucky little girl. Your daddy sounds amazing. You rock again.
Hugs to you
Brenda
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Rhonda Emery said...

amy I love this beautiful wand. and your story is very heart welming. dads are so great.! hugs

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

What a wonderful memory. Your butterfly wand is so pretty! I would have loved to have this when I was a little girl.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful memory of your Dad making you magic wands, Amy! Your butterfly wand is a perfect tribute to the memory! It is so absolutely gorgeous! All of the little touches you added are just so perfect! Stunning project - I LOVE it!! :)

Lisa
Getting Cricky DTM - Sister
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely childhood story, thanks for sharing x

Your wand is amazing.
I work with children aged from 2 - 4 yrs, & we sometimes make a pretend cake called a 'wish cake', we use a wooden spoon all jazzed up & the children adore the activity.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

L.B. said...

So much fun. I love all the layers and colors.

Peggy Sue said...

Just stunning!! Love the colors and the layers!!

JulieK said...

Super cute Amy! I have made many "magic" wands in my time, but yours puts them all to shame! Great job!

Dee Burns said...

Amy, this Magic Wand is so special and really pretty. I think I will make one to keep in my craft room and think of my Dad when I look at it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Have a great week ahead.

Dee B

Judy said...

Gorgeous! Love how you layered the butterfly.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet! Great details!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

Such a cute butterfly! TFS CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

scrapperbecka said...

WOW Amy! You out did yourself on this one. I love that butterfly and Amazing you is one of Kristal's best sets! Great job it is beautiful
Your DT Sister
Becka

PLEPOMA said...

Your wand is indeed magical. It would change anyone's plain day into a wonderful one.
plepoma@aol.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

This is adorable. My grand daughters room is done in Princess & butterflies. This would make a cute decoration for it. TFS

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Creative Mine by Maria said...

this is a very cute project...I really love it!

Janet said...

Wow this ia beautiful I love the colors and thanks for sharing that beautiful story about your dad.
Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Hey sweet girl,
I am fluttering by to say Hi! Your butterfly wand is beautiful. I can see you running across the yard waving a wand, changing your day into something special. Did you see I have a brand new baby grandson? Kyce Michael:)) There is a picture of him on my blog, go peak. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Kelly S said...

This is so gorgeous, Amy! What a great idea.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

girlia said...

OMG! Amy this is just gorgeous

 
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