Saturday, May 1, 2010

butterflies are *FREE*...for NSD!

ok, i know you've been longing to try the fabulous new tyggereye art digital kits i've been showing off the last few weeks, but maybe you're a little nervous about plonking down your money when you don't know if you're really a "digi kinda gal" yet? well then this is your chance, because gina has made a brand new, very special, very cool, butterfly looking glass mini-mini-kit for national scrapbooking day...and it's completely *FREE*!!! just head over to the tyggereye blog and snag it for yourself!

i made a couple of cards with it last night...the first of what i suspect will be MANY...the first one uses kazan's sketch #51 from 2S4Y:

want to see?

i know you'll be shocked to hear that i totally fell in love with the gorgeous vintage butterflies, but just LOOK AT THEM--they're so vivid and beautiful! and the great thing about digi is, you can make as many as you want, in any size you want! i paired them up with some fabulous woodgrain packing tape i found at the ink pad in new york, and some beautiful iron-on applique from m&j trimming! (being too lazy to set up the ironing board at 10pm last night, i attached it with gluedots and added a few staples for good me, that thing is ON THERE!)

as usual, i cut my butterflies out with a few extra layers behind them, so i could layer them on my card. i used DOUBLE layers of foam tape--one piece under each blue butterfly, one piece under each text butterfly--placed near the center of the body, so i could bend the wings up for loads of dimension. here's a slightly better view:

wouldja believe this teeeeeny little (4x4") card has *ALL THREE* of gina's gorgeous papers from the kit on it? the base is made from the soft pink watercolor...the center panel is a slice of the more vibrant print...and the mosaic i printed on a transparency that i cut at the same time as the text papers and the blue butterflies above!

here i've layered the transparency with a piece of gorgeously yellowed vintage dictionary, used another bit of lovely m&j goodness for a body, and placed it on my card with a little more vintage text for a sentiment. the pink and silver handmade paper comes from pearl paint in chinatown...more fruits of my fabulous trip to nyc last week!

i can't wait to see what everyone will make with this super-fun kit, so i am going to stop talking RIGHT NOW so you can go and download it!!!

happy NSD, darlings!


(materials: butterfly looking glass mini-kit, gina cunningham, tyggereye art; additional patterned paper: prima +vintage book pages; woodgrain packing tape: tapeswell; iron-on trim: m&j; inks: colorbox; plain white cardstock & inkjet transparency: staples; photo paper: kodak; adhesives: uhu gluestick, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine; other: vintage lace, dymo labels)


  1. GIRLFRIEND!!! The one with the blue butterflies...OMG!!! Stunning!

  2. I love your take with the butterflies, oh my gosh they are too beautiful! Those extra touches of adding dimension here and the right little color there that you add make your work just sing! That is so generous of Gina, aren't crafty/arty people just the best-est?

  3. WOW! These are gorgeous. I am going to have to try cutting a couple of layers. You rock it.

  4. You star! I love the phrases that you put on your cards Lauren. Gorgeous and unique work yet again, Jo x

  5. wow! i mean WOW!!!!! you ROCK, girl! both cards are gorgeous!! you did Gina's kits proud!!! i LOVE them both!

  6. I saw all of those acquired elements before they were integral parts of these amazing creations ... and your artsy skill took them to a whole new level ... fabolissimo

  7. wowzers!! these could not be more spectacular!!!

  8. These are amazing as usual!!! I mean hello the kit was practically inspired by the Laurenesqe greatness how could you not totally rock it. :) I really love the blue butterfly card. Greatness!

  9. Those blue butterflies are TO.DIE.FOR. Fabulous stuffies you got going here! :)

  10. WOW...absolutely spectacular girlie!!!!



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