Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rose and Butterfly

     I intended to have this posted yesterday but I'm having internet connection problems for some reason.  So it gets posted this morning instead.   I used one of my newest images which came from Delicious Doodles (challenge theme -- Flowers for Spring), and I used the sketch from A Die for a Sketch, plus I chose the colors from Dynamic Duo this week.


     The image is colored completely with SN markers, and the image is cut with a square die, using the 'out of the box' technique on the butterfly in the top corner.  The tiny butterfly next to the sentiment is a leftover from another project I did where I used a Spellbinders die and the butterfly is one of the cut out pieces.  I'm not sure why it looks green.  It's a deep teal, IRL.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp and I don't remember what company for sure, but I think it was one I chose as a winner at DRS Designs.

     Both dp were in the Linen Closet stack from DCWV, and they are clear embossed.  I used two different ribbons and added pearls to both butterfly bodies for a few little gems.  I thought this made a very feminine and 'romantic' card.  

A Gem of a Challenge -- Add a bow
Color Me Creative -- Color a feminine image
Craft Us Crazy -- Show us Favorites (Linen Closet dp & flowers)
Crazy 4 Challenges -- Texture (ribbon, embossing, butterfly)
DRS Designs -- Plaids
Heck of a Challenge -- Love and flowers
Outlawz Paper Ala Mode -- Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey -- Bingo: Gems, Emboss, Ribbon
Paper Creator's Crafts -- Flowery Delight
Paper Playtime -- Sentiment Stamp
Sparkle and Glitter -- All the things I love (flowers & butterflies)
Speedy Fox & Friends -- My State (CA, Rose Parade)
Sweet Stampin' -- Mother's Day or special lady

     OK, I hope Blogger works and posts this as scheduled.  (Edited to add: It didn't!  Had to post it manually as soon as I saw it hadn't gone as scheduled.)  I'm having a super busy week and don't know how much crafting I'll actually get done.  I'm just going with the flow so look for me when you see me a'comin' down the river!  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Shelia said...

oh your rose is so pretty. great plaid for the background. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week!

Pascale Mitchell said...

This is gorgeous I love the blues . Thanks for joining us this week at delicious doodles Pascale x

~Lady B~ said...

Gorgeous card! You papers are lovely and go so well with the card design and color scheme. The flower and butterfly are colored splendidly. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter with RSD :)

Avril Ann said...

Gorgeous Hun, really do like the blue, xxxx

Benzi said...

Connie, that is a gorgeous blue rose and the paper is sooooo pretty. You did good!! :-)

Linda Simpson said...

I so love this Connie, the different shades of blue are gorgeous and I love the rose.

Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie - a great take on the sketch! You always manage to find ribbons with so much bling to them! They look pretty in contrast to the matte coloring. Sweet little garden card with the prettiest colors (love your DPs, too!) hugs, de

Susan Sieracki said...

Beautiful card NanaConnie. Your coloring is wonderful and that is one of my all-time favorite packs of designer paper. I love it!

Asha said...

So pretty, NC. Love the rose and butterfly. Beautifully coloured!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous creation my dear!! LOVE the colors and pretty shimmer in your papers!! Gorgeous butterflies too! HUGS :)

Chris said...

It's a lovely card. Fabulous colour and design and such a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge this week.

Jenny Engelke said...

So very pretty! Glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Pat Garvin said...

Gorgeous paper. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

NickelNook said...

Such a beautiful card! That bow is so pretty, as are the flowers and butterfly! I'm so happy you've joined us at A Die for a Sketch!...Nancy :o)

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Pretty card, Connie. Love the blue tones and the "Thinking of you " theme. Beautiful images. xx Kathy

Kate said...

Very pretty! Greaty layout & design. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful monochromatic card Connie, love the little butterfly in the corner..

Dawn Lancaster said...

Beautiful NanaConnie!
Dawn xx

Ilonka said...

Ho Gonnie, Your card is so pretty !! Love it. Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch. Hope to see you next time too. Ilonka DT :)

Sonia said...

Wonderful card and gorgeous image! Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge and Good Luck in the draw^_^
Sonia DT member

Alex H. said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colours you've used! Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
;-) Alex H.

jimlynn said...

You already know I love it because of all the blue - but it's actually sensational and would be no matter what color! Gorgeous!

Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful rose card for CA! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card!! The rose is so pretty!! The papers are fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Paper Playtime DT

Julia said...

Beautiful card! Great coloring of the image and a fab LO.
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.

Kelly Neis said...

Beautiful colors of blue! I love the flower and butterfly framing your sentiment. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at A Die for a Sketch.
Hugs Kelly

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a beautiful card! I love your take on the Sketch, your choice of colours is great, and I love all your lovely details. Thank you for sharing at A Die For A Sketch this month. Hope you will join us again next month, we have another great Sketch. Good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

Pamela said...

Beautiful, lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

Helene E said...

what a lovely rose! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick and good luck in the challenge.

Bobbie said...

Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love the image and the wonderful colors you have used!

Shannon White said...

Oooh, so Pretty Pretty Miss Connie!! Love the pretty shades of blue you chose!! And your coloring looks Fabulous on the Lovely rose and Butterfly too! 8-)


kren said...

Wow. Not only is this a wonderful card, it also fit all those challenges. How do you manage to do that? I need some tips. I joined your blog and hope you will check mine out as well! Kren

Have a great day!

Way of Life said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful colours. Love the rose and butterfly. Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch! Willie

Clairebears said...

Such a pretty card :0) I love the blue.
Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Creators - Flowery Delights Challenge this time and good luck.
Love Clairebears x

marjoleincreatief said...

Your card is lovely. I realy like the paper you used and the color combo's. Thank you for joining us at A die for a Sketch!

hugs marjolein

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

Donna x

Amy White said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

Jenny said...

Oooo! I love these blues. Thanks so much for joining in our Special Lady/Mothers Day challenge at Sweet Stampin'. x

Nana said...

Beautiful card, great colors and love the rose. Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime.

Have a great day.
Hugs Nana
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Gaby said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors!
Thank you for sharing at a Die for a Sketch!
Hugs, Gaby