Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bold Tropical Butterfly

I simply loved the Lesley's sketch over at Paper players, so I had to do something.  I'm also a little pastelled-out with all the easter eggs around... I was ready for a palette that was a bit more bold.
As it's turned out, it's a bit more bold than usual for me... but I like the result.

I don't yet own a Nesties Label One die set :(
so instead I folded over a scrap and drew a template for the label shape on the right.
Turned out well enough, I think...


These adhesive butterflies are so beautiful to look at, I feel like I'm making a card for someone very special whenever I part with one of them.  Do you ever feel that way about certain supplies?

Here are the challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #64 "Three Different Papers"
Polka Doodles #16 "Three Patterned Papers"
Crafty Creations Challenge #115 "Easy as 1,2,3..."
(i.e., 1 technique, 2 embellishments, 3 papers)
Stamptacular Sunday #108 "PILE IT ON!" - At least 5 layers
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #59 "Butterflies"
Paper Players #44 Lesley's Sketch
Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink, DCWV "Cafe Mediterranean" collection}
Stamp {Basic Grey}
Adhesive Chipboard Butterfly {K & Company}
Turquoise brads {k.i. memories}
Olive button {Fancy Pants Designs "Little Sprout" collection}
Butcher's twine
Zots, Foam Tape, and X-Acto blade
Thank you all for visiting!  Don't forget to enter for my spring giveaway before you leave--
the drawing will happen on May 30th.

Live well and happy crafting on this fine day!


13 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! So glad you were able to play with us this week. This also qualifies for the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room this week, which is butterflies! Here's the link:
    http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-59-butterfly-wishes.html

    And thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

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  2. This is so beautiful! I love your combination if pattern papers with this. such an elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

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  3. Great to see your lovely work at Polka Doodles, thanks!!!

    Saskia :)

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  4. The cards are very pretty and beautiful

    Uhooi.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow! I love the bold colors! Definitely a card that makes a statement with all of its fabulous details! LOVE it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  6. Happy you joined us and that you liked my sketch! Thank you! I love your bold colours and the butterfly is really pretty.
    Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!
    Smiles,
    Lesley

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  7. Love the beautiful, bold colors and how you used the sketch! That butterfly packs a fabulous punch! :) Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

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  8. Beautiful card!!! Love the butterfly and the colors!

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

    Hugs ~ Tine

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  9. How pretty! I love the happy bold colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room.

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  10. Lovely card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

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  11. Lovely card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

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  12. Thanks for playing along in the Polkadoodles 3 dp's challenge - great to see your lovely work! Cheers Claire x

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  13. Really lovely card Kathryn.
    Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles 3 patterned papers challenge and good luck!
    x

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