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. 

Steps:

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

Elements

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)

17 comments:

  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!!

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  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

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

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  4. Love love love that butterfly!!!

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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