Friday, May 2, 2014

Take it apart? Yeah, why not?

For my May My Creative Need project, I am going to use one digital stamp, take it apart, and use it several ways.

I used A Creative Need digital stamp Whimsical Flower and Butterflies.

In addition, I also used the following supplies:  Hero Arts #B4344 Tiny Dot Circle rubber stamp, Kaleidacolor melon Melody ink pad; yellow Staedtler triplus fineliner; Ultra Fine Point Sharpie Markers in Lime Green and Tangerine;  Prismacolor Pencils in PC911 Olive Green, PC930 Magenta, and PC1096 Kelly Green; and a black Sharpie pen.

Working in Microsoft Word 2010, I used the original image and deleted out the butterflies.  I saved the image of the flower.  I used the original image again and deleted the flower.  I saved the image of the butterflies.

Background Papers

For the first paper I designed, I used the image of the flower, reduced it in size, and pasted it into a blank document.  Then, I copied the small flower and pasted it, many times, onto the page.  I then rotated some of the images. Also, some of the images were flipped horizontally.  When I was satisfied with the placement of the flowers, I printed the document.  The flower petals were colored with the yellow fineliner and the magenta pencil.  The stems and leaves were colored with the olive green and kelly green pencils.  I placed three dots in various places among the flowers with the black Sharpie pen.

The second paper used the butterflies.  I reduced the size.  I place six images across and distributed evenly horizontally.  I then placed five additional rows of six images on the page.  I spaced the rows vertically. I placed a line shape behind the images.  The line shape was a bit lighter color than the black that was used for the butterflies.  When the overall look of the page was nice, I printed the page.  I colored every other set of butterflies starting at the top left corner.  I used the lime green Sharpie marker for the bodies of the butterflies that were to be colored.  Please refer to picture to see the color placement where I colored the butterflies. I used the stamp on the Kaleidacolor pad, and stamped around  the butterflies that were left uncolored.

Be sure to stop by and check out the A Creative Need monthly challenge.  This month's challenge is "Mother's Day". 

Guidelines for entry:

Everyone is welcome to join in with a craft creation using any images you like! Of course A Creative Need would love to see what you do with any of the ACN images, and they are happy to share a FREE IMAGE with you every month! Join in the challenge ANYTIME THIS MONTH and leave a link to your creation(s) (card, journal page, jewelry, scrap page, art piece etc.) in the comments and Deena will pop on over to see what you've done. 

If you enter, and have followed the CHALLENGE theme, you will be placed in the random draw for 2 digi images of your choice!

If you are the lucky random draw winner AND you've used an A CREATIVE NEED image in your creation, you will receive a bonus image for a total of 3 images!

LIMIT of up to 3 entries per person please. The challenge runs from the first day of the new month to the end of the month.  Winner is announced on the first FRIDAY of the new Month for the previous month’s challenge.

I will have a couple more ideas for you on May 16, 2014.
Until then, I am ever searching for inspiration.


  1. Lisa, this is a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing and lovely use of the images!