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.

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

     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


Donna Hanley said...

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

Stella said...

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

Lori Kobular said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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}

Anonymous said...

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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

Shona Erlenborn said...

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

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

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

Jackie Scott said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

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

Caryn said...

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

Sandy Trefger said...

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

Kathy S said...

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.

Connie Can Crop said...

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

Julie B said...

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

vicky's scrapping passion said...

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

Anne Temple said...

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!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

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!

LauraJane:) said...

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

So glad you joined us at STAMPlorations!

Jessica K said...

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

Scrappy Scatty said...

how lovely
Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case

Daphne/Scrapsofstuff said...

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

Deanne Saunders said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Angela ~ DT