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!


  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:

    And thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

  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

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

    Saskia :)

  4. The cards are very pretty and beautiful


  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!

  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!

  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!

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

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

    Hugs ~ Tine

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

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

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

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

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


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