May 28, 2010

Sky's the Limit

I just had to play along with the latest Embellish colour challenge.  Ashley's colour choices are always so classy and the ladies that play along are so very talented.  I learn something new with each challenge.  I loved this colour challenge so much that I'm actually in the process of creating yet another card but without the butterfly.  

This card is also to fulfill this weeks CAS-tastic challenge requirements to add a little bit of green.  I also used last weeks Fall-to-layout sketch to help bring the colours together.  The Kraft butterfly was made using my PTI Polkadot background basics I with Old Olive ink.  I also sponged the edges of each butterfly with black ink to give the layers more definition.  The rhinestones weren't adhered exactly where I would have like them but once they were there they were stuck for good.

Hope you all have a fantastic and creative weekend.  May the sun shine upon you. I'm going to try and relax a bit but I'm finding that my nerves are just a little shot with all this wait and see going on with the selling of our house.  Have I told you yet that I hope never to have to do this again?  LOL. 


1) Make A2 card from cs
2) Trim white cs and use embossing folder; mat to black cs; adhere to card
4) Die cut scallop border; stamp sentiment; adhere to card
5) Die cut butterflies; attach layers and button with floss; adhere to card
6) Adhere rhinestones to card


Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White, black cs (PTI), sheet music
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Green button (Making Memories), black cotton floss (DMC), Beautiful Butterflies die (SU!), Perfect Polkadots ef (SU!), large scallop border die (PTI), green rhinestones (Kaisercraft) 
Stamps: Look Up (PCD), Polkadot background basics I (PTI)


  1. Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday "Touch of Green" clean and simple card challenge!

    It's always such a pleasure to come by and see your beautiful projects!!

  2. Be still my heart, Swiss Dots AND butterflies! Love the bling trail and the sponging around the edges of the butterfly are a perfect touch. Lovely card and great use of the sketch :D

  3. What a great card! Love the embossed backgorund, the butterflies... the music sheet... the rhinestones are the perfect touch! :o)

  4. Love love love that butterfly!!!

  5. Great card Laural :) Love the butterfly. TFS

  6. gorgeous butterfly with that music sheet paper :) I'm loving that at the moment :) Lovely details in the embossing, buttons and bling!!! LOL I always laugh when I say that :)

  7. Love the musical notes, what a great touch. Well done.

  8. Beautiful! I love that use of music paper! Thanks for playing along!

  9. Wow, this is stunning. I like your little touches of the embossed background and the dots on the butterfly, the music notes and that touch of green. Beautiful!

  10. Such a beautiful card, love the butterfly trail!!

  11. Your butterfly leaves the most beautiful trail! Lovely work - that musical paper is music to my eyes and iwth the swiss dots and butterflies, I'm reminded of another BC creative star.
    The talent you ladies all have - the sky's the limit!

  12. Oh my goodness, that butterfly is amazing! Love love love the music sheet wings. Every detail is perfection!!!!!!

  13. LOVE this, Laural! Great take on the challenge...I just played along myself! :D

  14. Great! Love the embossing! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!

  15. SO pretty! I love the embossing and the rhinestone trail! :)