Friday, May 17, 2013

Daisies and Butterflies

     Let me start by saying that I LOVE THIS CARD!  lol  Mostly, I'm crazy about the image -- "Daisies and Butterflies," which is from Delicious Doodles, of course, since this is my DT card for the new challenge starting today.   Our theme is to "Use Lace."

     I'm still in a mood for spring even though the weather has already turned hot.  Those of you in cooler climes, especially those getting rain, count your blessings.  We're hot and dry and our fire season has started already.  Maybe that inspired the colors I chose as much as the color challenge I'm entering.

My sketch came from Digi Sketch, turned 1/4 turn, 
and the colors are from Sparkle n Sprinkle.

 Color Challenge

     I colored the image with Promarkers, then added two different glitters (from Sparkle n Sprinkle) to the butterfly wings.  I used Fire Engine Red and Cyclamen.  The image is die cut with an oval die from QuicKutz and inked on the edges.

     The lace was in my recycle stash and came from an old dress sleeve.  I adhered it on top of red handmade paper, and that was adhered to a layer of white CS.  The ribbon for the bow was also in my stash, and the paper flowers are from Recollections.  I added the gems to the flower centers.  Finally, I dug out two rhinestones for a bit more bling.

Artistic Inspirations -- Flowers and Lace
Cupcake Craft -- Layers
Love to Create -- Flowers
Marker POP -- May Flowers
Mema's Crafts Monday -- May Flowers
Ooh La La Creations -- Seeing red
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop -- Lace
Songbird -- Flowers

     I hope your week has gone well and that you have great plans for the weekend, even if those plans are like mine -- stay home, craft and play, & cook dinner for a friend.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous details and

Teri said...

Loving this one hun! Hope you don't get affected by the fires! xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super card. Love the lace and that image is really intricate and you colored it beautifully! Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge.

Donna Hanley said...

Nice card and it is nice that you are recycling. I'm sorry it is so hot there and you are in a fire hazard area. I'll keep my fingers crossed and my prayers going for no fires. Enjoy your weekend.

Donna Ellis said...

A Charming background for your delightful card, Connie! I so enjoy using lace. Your pretty, glittery card makes me want to do that lace and glitter technique. Wonderful card, Connie! hugs, de

fun stamping said...

Hi Connie - the lace makes your card sooo beautiful!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is beautiful, I love the daisies and the butteflies. The lace looks gorgeous too.

Linda xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

NanaConnie, love this card. The use of the wide lace from the dress sleeve is a wonderful addition to the card and a good use of recycling. Kym xxx

jimlynn said...

I can see why you'd love it!!! Gorgeous! That image is so pretty and the wide lace is absolutely wonderful on here!
Have a great weekend!!!

Benzi said...

Love that gorgeous lace and your flowers are colored in such a pretty color.
Rain and even the tornado sirens went off this afternoon and I had to run for cover. I like my weather HOT and not rainy or stormy. We've had so much rain and cool this Spring. Yuck!

Berni Cuttino said...

Oh, I just love the delicate lace elegance of this striking creation. A very lovely card.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

beautiful card love those flowers.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is beautiful, NC. Love the lace.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love it NanaConnie! The colour are so warm!
Great layout & those flowers are fab!
Dawn xx

Taniaj Scott said...

Love the colours and image you have used the lace really compliments it. Many thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations on our Lace & Flowers challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

Wendi said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Cindy Keogh said...

Great card! I love the lace. Thank you for playing at Sparkle N Sprinkle!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Just adore the wonderful lace you have used. WOW fabulous. Great coloring on that image. Love the sparkle!!!

Mema's Crafts said...

Very elegant card and I just love the lace and how you used it as the background. Works well with that adorable image. I am so glad you stopped by at Mema's Crafts to play with us. Come again soon.

Ciska said...

Great idea to wrap the lace over your DP like that, really pretty! Thank you for playing along with us @ Ooh La La :)

Margreet said...

Beautiful card with a great take of our sketch...thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge!
xxx Margreet

Delphine said...

Beautiful card! I love your choice of colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wow,this is both very rich and beautiful...I love the lace. Wonderful card. joann sassy raggedy

kren said...

Hi, NanaConnie,
Love your card! I see that you are keeping busy! Take care!


kren said...

Hi, NanaConnie,
Love your card! I see that you are keeping busy! Take care!


Amanda R said...

Connie, this is just lovely! That is a wonderful way to use some lace, it looks so elegant!

Amanda Phillips said...

So so Pretty! Love the glitter")Thank you for sharing with us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Ildiko Cseh said...

NC this is fab, love the glitter on the butterflys. PLEASE PLEASE send some heat to us, UK is really nasty at the moment, nowhere close to summer lol
hugs Ildz

coldwaters2 said...

What a gorgeous card that lace looks fantastic over the background of red, the image and clean and simple design make this look so elegant, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
lorraine x