Saturday, August 1, 2009

Scrap & Stamp's Friendship Challenge!

Scrap & Stamp's challenge this week is to create a friendship theme, and the sponsor this week is Lizzie Anne Stamps!!! If you want to play along, you have a chance of winning an adorable Lizzie Anne Stamp set! In addition to that we have our very first GDT member......Rose Anne Reynolds of Paper Delightz! (What a rock star she is! And a sweetie to boot!) And the last bit of news? Scrap & Stamp has decided to do weekly challenges! This means more blog candy and more fun! Woot woot!

Now on to my friendship LO! Remember THIS picture? I altered it a bit in Photoshop using a Chocolate Black & White action. (Learned this in Michelle Lanning's Photo Editing Cheats class!) I love how it turned into such a warm black and white photo. The girls suits and background were a bit distracting before! I used Noel's Five Foot Two kit (sold out) for most of this LO. The butterflies are by Sweet 'n Sassy (In His Time set) . I stamped those on a newsprint transparency with Staz on. Then I cut the butterflies out with good scissors and folded their wings up. I then added some itty bitty rhinestones to their bodies. The flowers were homemade. I got the directions from a Martha Stewart magazine. The directions will be found HERE tomorrow. (Sunday, August 2). They were easy to make and I love how they added just a little somethin' somethin!

Love these gorgeous butterflies!

Gotta love Martha Stewart!

I hope you can find time to play along this week! : )
Off to Wisconsin today to celebrate my niece and nephew's birthdays. So I guess I better get showered, dressed, and get the kiddos up!
Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!!!!! : )


Cheryl KVD said...

Awesome layout! Beautiful butterflies!

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful page. I love the altered picture

Chris said...

gorgeous!! love the floweres & i do love the mratha!! have a fun time in WI! >"<

Crystal said...

WOW what a beautiful page and LO, I love that butterfly!! Beautiful!

Virginia said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors you chose here! I wouldn't think to pair black, red, and the pastels together but they look stunning! Gorgeous!

Margie H said...

This is a wonderful layout!! Gotta love the butterflies - great job! Have fun in WI...was up there a couple of weekends ago = very relaxing :0)

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous page Michele! I love those transparency butterflies, the flowers, colors, layout, and everything!

Jocelyn said...

Love the flower and that Butterfly!!!! You did an awesome job with this one!!! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Yes, I remember this photo!! What a wonderful way to bring extra focus to the girls and their friendship! Love the layout and especially those beautiful butterflies ... awesome creation Michele! Happy Weekend to you & yours!

Rose Ann said...

Your page is gorgeous, Michele!! I love how that photo looks in black & white....and your butterflies are incredible!! I love your wonderful flowers too!!

Thanks also for kind words!!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

This is beautiful, love the colours and the flowers look awesome.

Kaye x

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

This is beautiful, love the colours and the flowers look awesome.

Kaye x

Dora said...

This is beautiful!
Love those flowers!! And the butterflies are truly wonderful!
And I want to thank you for those lovely comments on my latest work, I appreciate that!

hugs Dora

Vanessa said...

Love the layout! Especially the butterfly... soo beautiful!


Melissa said...

The joy on their faces speaks volumes Michele! Beautifully done!

Many Blessings,

Leanne said...

THis is gorgeous - that butterfly is stunning!


Banu said...

This is beautiful. Loved the photo and your take on the layout. Awesome.

Chrissy D said...

WOW! This is a BEAUTY! Love the butterfly stamped on Acetate!!!AWESOME!