August 9, 2010

PDCC #41, FTL #102, & Wee Memories 17


Hello there, friends! Have you entered my giveaway yet? If not, be sure to leave a comment on the post here for your chance to win! The deadline is tomorrow (Tuesday) night!

Today's card is for three more challenges. At The Play Date Cafe, they've been touring the globe, taking inspiration from the colors of different regions and this week they are the colors of Tuscany. I paired it up with the FTL 102 at clean&simple, and the butterflies qualify it for the Saturday challenge at wee memories.






I started with a Rustic White cardstock base, so my card looks more cream than white, especially with lots of Chai Tea Dye! I impressed the base with the Book Print impression plate. I used a scalloped circle Nestie to cut the circles from Terracotta Tile cardstock, and an EK Success punch to cut Rustic White scalloped circles.

The large butterfly die and stamp are from PTI. I cut it out from Harvest Gold cardstock and added some shading with my Copics, although I still need to work on blending. The little butterflies were punched from Terracotta Tile cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch and embossed with swiss dots.


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic White, Terracotta Tile, Harvest Gold)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Butterfly Dreams)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Chai Tea Dye), Copic markers
Tools: Papertrey Ink (butterfly die, Book Print impression plate), Spellbinders (scallop circle die), EK Success (scallop circle punch), Martha Stewart (butterfly punch)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (jute twine), buttons

That's all I have for now. My parents are visiting this week, and my daughter's 5th birthday is coming up this weekend, so I'll have to see how much blogging I can sneak in! I hope you have had a great start to your week! Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Lindsay said...

LOVE it! You did a great job incorporating all the challenges! I just love butterflies!

xiumaiyuki said...

This is stunning!!! I love the way you used those colors, and the embossing really makes the butterflies flutter!

Dawn said...

The way you've used the colors here really caught my eye. So fresh and inviting. Love all of the subtle distressing too.

Dana said...

You've combined challenges in such a great way here Christina. I love the impressed BG and all the tea dye inking. SO subtle but with big impact.
Happy early BD to your little one too!

Karen B. said...

Love the colors and the composition, all your elements are divine.

Cass. said...

Simply gorgeous card :) I love everything about it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Just beautiful Christina! I love how you "framed" your butterflies, and the embossing on this card is wonderful!

Marisa said...

Great double challenge card, Christina! I saw that layout and ran the other way LOL! Lovely butterfly and embossed BG.

Nance said...

Great job on all three challenges! I realy love how you've used the challenge colors with all the rustic white--very elegant. The bookprint plate is fantastic and the chai tea dye looks great on it. Fantastic card!

Julie said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous!

Michele Gross said...

Its hard to get that crafty/blogging time in with visitors ;) I've had my parents here all weekend for my son's 9th birthday (today!) and its been tough...but fun!! Right now I am so far behind I can never die! LOL! Your card is gorgeous! Love the colors and your butterflies rock! Glad you could join us at Wee Memories!

Angela said...

Beautiful card! I like all the embossing and the colors are very pretty! Great take on the challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

FAB card, wonderful mix of challenges. The embossed panel looks wonderful under your butterflies. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Ann said...

Beautiful...love the sentiment!

Simone said...

This is simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories :)

Ruby said...

Lovely card! Really pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the PDCC! :o)

Julie Ranae said...

Really beautiful design, Christina...so glad you entered with us at The Play Date Cafe.

Laurel said...

Very pretty, love the embossing! thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love the design and butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for playing at the PDCC this week.

Court said...

I love this! What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories!

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