Saturday, July 2, 2011

Birds and Butterflies

(WARNING: lots of pictures for you to see what I am talking about >>>big smile, and lots of links for you to check out!)

I know I don't usually post on Saturday, but I just HAD to share with you a new blog and store I found. You are going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. The blog is Nicecrane Designs. WOW, what stunning creations she has, what talent. She also has a store Nicecrane Designs you will not be disappointed when you check it out.
The designs are like no other I have seen and her prices are so fantastic. I could not decide what to buy, since everything is so lovely.

Here I am sharing some of her pre-colored images, but...she has the most beautiful digi stamps I have ever seen and I have seen a lot! After looking at her blog and store, I found my mojo, YEAH. I did not color any of the digis I bought yet because my mother had emergency surgery on her appendix last week. So...I made some simple projects to share with you.
First, I just had to make the pretty butterflies that I shared a tutorial for you >>> HERE. In the tutorial the butterflies are about 1/2". These I made a bit larger, between 1- 1 1/2". So much easier and perfect for adding to paper crafts.

I hope you can see the dimension of the paper tole used for the wings.
These butterflies have such beautiful detail. You can purchase the set of them HERE and make your own. They really are simple and if you have any questions about them you can always email me.

The wonderful thing about these butterflies is the detail they have. Much better than any clip art you would find. Here are some close ups for you to see what I mean.

Next I made some super duper fast bookmarks using the stunning Audubon Bookmarks. All you need to do is print out the bookmarks, cut (of course, lol) adhere to paper and add ribbon. She adds tastles to hers and they are fantastic you can see one HERE. I do not have tastles, so I used silk ribbon. To make sure the ribbon did not rip the holes, I added some of the Aleene's quick dry tacky glue around them.
Aren't they stunning. I simple love the sentiments on each of them. Here are some close ups for you to see the details.
For the base, I used the fantastic Ruche paper from Paper Temptress to add some texture and interest to the back.
 I hope you like these and check out her blog and store, but...make sure you have some time, there is so much to see and you won't want to miss any of it.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.



Elizabeth said...

Wow Sandy those butterflies are stunnning!!! There's an awrd for you over on my blog:)

Susan said...

Very pretty Sandy! I'll have to check that out, thanks for posting the link. I hope your having a great 4th of July!


Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Those butterflies really are stunning. I'll have to pop over and check her store out!

Ellie said...

What gorgeous butterflies Sandy. Love how they are so shiny and the rhinestones looks amazing. Love the bookmarks too. Beautiful images!!

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What a gorgeous article and i love these pictures. all of these looks awesome.

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous butterflies. Love the colors and bling! Also, the bookmarks are very pretty.

Favorite Favors said...

Fabulous butterflies and such wonderful bookmarks! I have and award for you on my blog.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FABULOUS job on the butterflies! Excellent idea and perfect for our cards! Aren't those bookmarkers awesome! Perfect for adding as a little surprise in someone's card too. So glad you're back ... having fun! GREAT JOB!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww, wowwww, wowwwww Sandy,,,,your bookmarks looks great,,,,I love your back paper,,,,,really stunning,,,and thanks a million for your comments......

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG what a neat idea,,,,,,these amazing butterflies,,,,,,,you are really talented,,,Sandi lot of applauses,,,,,,plas, plas, plas,,,,