Saturday, September 12, 2015

Music for the Soul

     This is my second card as Guest Designer for the CAS challenge at The Outlawz.  Our theme this week is "Musical" -- and that can have a wide interpretation.  I chose to use a rubber stamp image from Sparkle n Sprinkle, one I've had for a long, long time (before I even started blogging!) but still love.  In fact, this card is overwhelmingly filled with Sparkle n Sprinkle goodies -- embossing powder, glitter, and image.


I started with the sketch from The Outlawz
and colors came from Connie Can Crop.

    

     Before stamping my image, I used chalks to color and blend the background and then I stamped the image with embossing ink, used black EP and heat set it.  I used ProMarkers to add a bit of color to the butterfly in the image.  I die cut it with one of my favorite types of dies (framing) from Spellbinders, making a fancy frame for it.  The three little butterflies are die cut negatives and I added glitter to two of them.  I mounted the image onto a pre-made, colored card front, added the bit of sheer ribbon and the corner brads.  Another lovely, CAS design.

     Challenges:
AAA Cards
Cards in Envy
City Crafter
Crafty Gals Corner (mid row)
Everybody Art
Inspiration Destination
Not Just Cards
Papertake Weekly
Pencil Case
{Pin}spirational
Scrap & Craft
Scrapy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Stamplorations

     Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll have another Guest Designer post in a few hours.  Shhhh, it's a secret until then.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

27 comments:

  1. Very nice card, Connie. I like your added brads in the corners. Nice touch to an already beautiful card.

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  2. You nailed our theme, the sketch and this color palette. Your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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  3. Love the image of the butterfly and the music! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

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  4. Music for the soul - and beautiful! Love the image and know that it shimmers and shines.
    Lynn

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  5. So pretty NanaC! I love the image & your chalked background!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  6. I can see why you like this image so much, it's beautiful, lovely card.

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  7. ooooooo! such a love-er-ly card, Connie! Your golden panel is so pretty, and I imagine it is beyond fantastic with the glitters and EP! Such a dainty little tie on your card - and a great way of using the Outlawz sketch! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

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  8. Very pretty card, Connie. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Melissa - DT

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  9. Great use of the autumnal colours
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

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  10. How pretty! Love the fall colors with the added sparkle. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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  11. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

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  12. Love your soft background colors and your butterfly fits in so nicely with the sweet butterflies! Stunning Card!

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  13. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  14. Great card, love the elegant design. So beautiful.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  15. Beautiful card! I love the background color and the pretty butterfly with the musical notes! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

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  16. Beautiful card and the butterflies are singing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Cards in Envy this week for Inspired By A Son.

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  17. Gorgeous rich colors!! Love the musical theme. You really outdid yourself. Thanks for entering at Connie can crop. Scrappy hugs!!

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  18. Love the idea of the stave of music trailing in the butterfly's wake.
    Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations. :)

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  19. wow, the butterflies and the swirls are amazing. very beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

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  20. This is gorgeous! Love the soft colors behind the image. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. Congrats on being a SNS Featured Artist too!

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  21. Love the way you used Autumn colors on this lovely card. Thank you so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

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  22. Lovely textures going on here! Love the swirl flourish of music:)

    So glad you joined us at STAMPlorations!

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  23. Love the image! This is such a pretty card. Fab job! Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle! Jess

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  24. how lovely
    Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case
    xx

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  25. Love the butterfly stamp. The card is pretty. Thank you for entering the Connie Can Crop Color Challenge.

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  26. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  27. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge.

    Angela ~ DT

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